Before this thread gets started I have to first say: Yes, I am going to the doctor. My appointment is Monday morning.
Over the past few weeks (3 or so), my heart has been acting very very strange. At random it will begin to beat extremely fast. I don't mean just a simple increased heart rate like I had just run up some stairs. I mean heavy heard beating out of your chest. Sometimes it will cause an instant shortness of breath as well. When it happens it only does it for 5-10 seconds, but over the past week it started to give a stinging sensation in my chest when it occured. Now I know I should have gone to the doctors sooner but...well I am an idiot. I can be doing absolutely nothing and this will happen. Sitting down watching TV completely relaxed and then BAM, my heart is doing the macarena and trying to burst out like the movie aliens....then stop.
I did some reading around and it sounds like it might be Atrial fibrillation? No idea.
So I go to the Doc. on monday, but does anyone have an idea as to what it may be? Just so strange to be having such a problem. I thought I was rather healthy for my age. (21)