I am new to heart palpitations. I'm a tiny 66-year old lady and have had continuous heart palps for about a month. Initially, they were pretty wild and I became alarmingly out of breath. But that hasn't happened to me again to any great extent. Right now they're causing my left breast to move up and down very, very slightly. There's also a faint, detectable stirring in between my breasts.
For years I have been drinking too much caffein. Also, I smoke between 3-7 cigarettes a day. Since these palps have started I've been weaning myself off of them. I'm down to between 3-4.
In reading some of the messages on heart palps, I note a connection with hypoglycemia. I have experienced that jittery feeling that stops a lot quicker if I stuff myself with protein, usually cheese. Several months agao the paramedics were called because I was feeling extremely lightheaded. My blood pressure was a little bit high. I was given cookies and milk and told to eat a cookie every day. Which I do.
What I would like to know is, does this sound like I am in a lot of trouble?