Palpitations – Parkies Paranoia?

Recently I have had palpitations quite regularly. I have had them in the past, have had heart monitors and checks but no real concerns expressed that they were likely to cause me any harm. But suddenly over the last few weeks I have had them start up again. They are more frequent and worse than I can remember having. I have had one today that made me need to sit down, for fear I might faint and my heart was racing. It was very disconcerting!

My question is, is it just that life is stressful right now – which it is for a number of reasons – or is it a Parkies or medication thing? I don’t want to get into the habit of blaming everything on my diagnosis and maybe missing other health issues.

So, I’ve done two things. One, I have posed the question on a Facebook Page for Parkinsons and got feedback that it can be a Parkies ‘thing’ possibility bought on by anxiety, a common thing in those with the diagnosis. And two, I have emailed the Parkinsons Nurse to ask her professional opinion whether this should be looked into. One way or another, I should get some sort of clarity, but know that I need to be aware that not all health issues can be put down to Parkies.

Published by kiwipommysue

I work in health and have been with the same supportive team for over 7 years. They are all aware of my diagnosis and this helps tremendously especially while I get used to the idea of my diagnosis. My parents both had Parkinsons, so I guess my odds were higher than most.

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