My name is Brooke and I am 22 years old. I was diagnosed with Wolff parkinson white syndrome after my second pregnancy. I was experiencing dizziness feeling a fluttering in my chest and nausea and almost passed out at work so I went to the ER and then was referred to a cardiologist. I had an echocardiogram and did a 48 hour holter monitor which confirmed WPW. My doctor then referred me to a larger hospital so I could have a Catheter ablation. I had the ablation done 6 months ago and post operation EKGs showed that it was successful. I went about my life as a normal 21 year old and up until 3 months ago I felt fine. Here is where I get confused and in all honesty a little concerned.. it started like I said about 3 months ago, I was working a fulltime factory job and I noticed I was getting sick a lot.. nausea mostly but sometimes actual vomiting. I blew it off as a virus like a stomach flu type thing.. then new symptoms kept adding to the nausea every few weeks. Dizziness, lightheaded, just a general sick feeling. I still thought it was some kind of bug. I lost my apetite, lost about 20 pounds and Now about 3 weeks ago I started feeling really weak. I would be folding laundry and my arms would just give up. They were sore like I just did a bunch of push ups or something. My legs are so weak I can barely go up the stairs without needing to sit down, I am out of breath after doing hardly anything. My heart feels like its pounding so hard I am going to have a heart attack and whenever I do anything physical my chest hurts like a dull ache feeling. I went back to my doctor and he ordered another echocardiogram and another 48 hours wearing the holter monitor I haven't gotten those results back yet. All my blood tests came back normal. Not pregnant. Normal thyroid levels. Has anyone with WPW Syndrome felt this and even after a supposed successful ablation? Please share your experiences. Could there be something else wrong with me?
It would appear that there was a substantial amount of time that passed between the time you had the successful ablation and the onset of your more recent symptoms. The new symptoms include nausea, periods of vomiting, dizziness, lightheadedness, and "general sick feeling." This was followed with loss of appetite, weight loss and weakness, shortness of breath and heart pounding and dull acing in the chest.
If I interpret your history correctly, there was a period of some months between the time of the ablation and the onset of this new set of symptoms. My concern is that this new set of symptoms has nothing to do with the ablation for WPW syndrome. In that case, it would be appropriate to do studies that relate to your general health, rather than just those related to the heart. Such studies would include a complete blood count, urinalysis, blood chemistries, etc. Do discuss this possibility with your physician, particularly if the echo and Holter studies are normal.
Please be aware that I am unable to diagnose medical conditions online.
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