Hi There, There are some days I wake up have a shower then go down for breakfast. I notice that I start getting a bloated stomach and then the missed heart beats. I have had all the tests available including the 24 holter monitor. I was told my heart was structually normal and not to worry so much. I was diagnosed with paramoxall atrial fib back in 1997 and was on fleccinide for 8 years. I have now been put on 25mg atenalol recently and they have helped to some extent but i still get these beats. They make me feel awful like i am dying. On top of the bloated stomach I find it hard to breath and have to constantly burp to relieve the skipping heart beat symtoms. They do go away and feel better but if I do something excessive they tend to come back. I have lost my twin brother 4 years ago to skin cancer and I have had several jobs which turned out to be not what I wanted. I have a new job with a big firm and love it but there is that feeling that if I dont do well I may lose it. I am in sales!! I also look after the folks and spend the day working and then working at home to feed them and shop so I dont stop sometimes. I also like a clean house so I am a perfectionist and have been for many years. Can these skipping heart beats due to STRESS..... Please let me know
Quite a few people have skipped heart beats apparently and the important thing is for you to ensure that you have regular visits to your cardiologist. Stress can cause us to have unusual physical reactions - no question at all about that. Let's assume you are stressed - the obvious response is to learn how to manage the stress. You have a full plate - looking after the folks, new job, shopping etc. Do you have time for yourself? Do you have non-work relaxation activities? Do you have a good life-work balance? Have you seen someone about your overloaded life and your anxiety?
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