Heart & Cardiology/pounding heart
Hello, I am 59 yrs old and recently filed for divorce after 39 yrs of marriage. On the day my husband was served the papers, I was so terrified,(he can be abusive) that my heart felt like a fish out of water inside my chest. I also had skipped beats. It lasted all day long for over a week. I couldn't stand the pounding I felt and it was driving me crazy. I had one trazadone in the house and last night, I took 1/4 of it. Today, my heart feels normal again. What is this? Is it medical or just stress and anxiety? I did have a complete heart evaluation a couple yrs ago cause I had a blip in my ekg during a yearly well visit. My heart was healthy, it just has a strange beat to it. Thanks for anything you can tell me. Oh...I take Bystolic as my blood pressure was in the 150/80-90 range last year.
It is unlikely to be serious, but you may want to consult your doctor if these palpitations return. Meanwhile read this (it includes recommendations for testing etc.):
Hope this helps,