My Name is Peter , I have Been taking Diltiazam for about 4 years following 2 abrupt episodes of runaway Heart beat I managed to get to hospital in time to see it run past 205 before control was gained . 2 episodes 6 months apart. I am an avid cyclist My BP PRE Episode 1 is a consistent 120 /70 it is still 110/70 CONSTANT I have my own Meter Checked by my physician as consistent. I was put on Diltiazam following the First I am On 600 mg Day of Theopholine for 35 years and Normally My heart rate resting would be 80 -86 BPM ON DIltiazam It is 68 BPM CONSTANT Thus it is Controlling the Natural effects of THeopholine. As an Avid Cyclist I find it hard to Climb hills I used to have a heart rate range of 140 to 175 for exercise without pains or Oxygen deprivation ( I am COPD) and able to cycle very spiritedly NOW ion Diltiazam I can Barely cycle over 20 KMH at a max 140 BPM. NO MATTER HOW HARD I TRY My HR is limited to 140 B PM and I cannot cycle Faster than that level allows me or climb the lowest grade of hill Walking is spinal injury limited to no more than 35 meters Then I have nerve impingement CYCLING IS SAFE and EVVECTIVE and the ONLY exercise I can do beyond the boundary of my WHeel chair. Diltiazam is limiting me from keeping healthy CAN I STOP TAKING DILTIAZAM It is more of a health deterrent than Health protector yes it works but negatively in my opinion. It did not Stop the second AF attack
Hi I am 17 years old, and recently my heart has been acting strange. For a few years now I would suddenly feel my heart pound very heavily sometimes to the point of where it makes me cough rather hard. But it would only happen say...once or twice a year if that. So I didnt pay much attention to it. Recently this year (2011) my heart has done it many times, so often that it doesnt take me by suprise, I just stop what im doing and take a few deep breathes and try to really work on breathing steady. WELL, now this year, not only has my heart done that many times, but now it flutters? I think thats how you would explain it. I feel it like...almost tripping over itself so-to-speak. And a few weaks ago it did it for like a whole 20 seconds. I was in the car talking to my bf, so there was no stress, i was not driving. And especially within this month (may) it has done it countless times, also, last night it did it and i felt very short of breath so i layed down and sort of just waiting for it to quit. I know this is long but i wanted to tell all the details. My grandmother has cardio myopathy, her left vintricle valve did not completely form as a child. She says its like a sponge? where when blood passes through it sucks it up and so it prevents the proper amount of blood to go through. Heart conditions run in my family. So ya. pls help? I am going to the doctors when I can.
Hello, I am a 24 year old female and I have been suffering from heart palpitations for 2 days now, this is the third day. I ve stopped drinking tea and coffee because I thought perhaps I had had too much caffeine. I ve really not been able to sleep well, I am very aware of my heart beating so very hard throughout the night and I have been unable to sleep on my side as I feel my heart restricted and beating in a way which frightens me. I do suffer from anxiety but I have not suffered an attack for around 6 months. this feels like a physical problem as opposed to one related to stress. I have never before felt my heart beat this way and for so long. Can you help? I m very worried.