I've been discovering a lot about myself lately. not only am i still getting acquainted with this strange looking hands, theres also the frown that's refusing to go away.. even when i'm not frowning!!
[Dang, smile creases dont look half as bad as this]
Anyways, thats not the end of it.
I'm a little prone to bouts of lightheadedness but nothing really alarming. it's usually a fleeting sensation and has never gotten severe enough for me to keel over
Usually, i'd just put it down to another of those menopausal changes my body's going thru but the possibility of passing out (however minute) on one of my runs is pretty daunting so i hauled my ass over to the doc's for a check-up.
And to cut the story short, i now have to set up an appointment with a cardiologist (which i should be doing right now!!). the doc found my pulse to be irregular and the preliminary ecg shows that i have arrythmia - something's not quite right with my heart's electrical system (sheesh, a broken-down heart now is it?).
But she's also saying i shouldnt worry too much. my symptoms were mild & the irregularity shown by the ecg wasnt too great.
But of course i had to look it up for myself (google, what else lol) and true enough out of a long list, i'd noticed only 2:
Symptoms of arrhythmias include
- Fast or slow heart beat
- Skipping beats
- Lightheadedness, dizziness
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath