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Heart speeds for no specific reason. Hands go numb with dizziness and dry mouth. Cause?

Im 29 years old and For the last 2 years i have been going to drs and cardiologist and still dont have an answer .. My heart speeds up out of no where at times i feel a constant pressure in my cheast right under my left breast ..i get pain down my left arm and my hands go numb , i get dizzy and very dry mouth ..all my blood work and test have been perfect they want me to take a beta blocker but i disagree cause i dont like the way it makes me feel so i just dont take them . what could be causing all this
Asked On : Thu, 2 Aug 2012
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Hello and welcome to HCM
I don't understand why you refuses to take beta blockers. According to your history you have given your are suffering from either Atrial fibrillation or PSVT. These are caused due to problem in the conduction system of the heart. The only non surgical treatment for these are to take beta blockers or Calcium channel blockers. As you don't like beta blockers you can try calcium channel blocker like verapmil.
The other method to stop these episodes are to get a surgery done in which the part which is causing this fast heart rate is partially burned by a device. But this is a little bit complicated procedure because all surgical procedure has its own complications.
My personal advice is to take medication and get rid from your problem. No other method can help you out. Hope you understand and start medication as soon as possible.
Best Wishes
Answered: Thu, 2 Aug 2012
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