Turn on thread page Beta
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I'm 17 and for about a year or two, I've had this strange ticking noise in my chest, almost like a fluttering/ticking/clicking, whenever I shower or mildly get my heart rate up (from walking up stairs to running extremely fast).
    I've been to a cardiologist and I have to wear a 24 hour ECG thing some time in October to check on my heart rate, as previous ECGs have shown nothing.
    I also occassionally get chest pain, sharp pains in the neck when breathing heavily or quickly and shortness of breath.
    I've always thought it was some sort of irregular heart rhythm-type-thing (yes, I'm very scientifically minded as you can see :p:) but would I already have been diagnosed with one by now?

    October is far away for me to wait to find out, so I just wondered if anyone had any similar problems or ideas?
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    If the cardiologists don't know it's unlikely anyone here will know.

    Maybe it's nothing to do with the heart?
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    is it like a fluttering sensation? do you get dizzy when you stand up quickly?
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by This Is Not A Username)
    If the cardiologists don't know it's unlikely anyone here will know.

    Maybe it's nothing to do with the heart?
    I'm obviously aware no-one's going to diagnose me online, but some people here may already have irregular heart rhythms and I'm just wondering what symptoms they had...

    And what else would it be to do with?
    Offline

    20
    Sounds quite similar to what I get. I went to my GP about it and it was put down to 'stress'!? :rolleyes:

    I want to go back and be seen again by someone else, but im giving it a few months as so far I have been to the Dr for a variety of things every month and I don't want to be seen as a pain in da bum.
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by munchie_rox)
    is it like a fluttering sensation? do you get dizzy when you stand up quickly?
    Yes, and yes most of the time
    Offline

    12
    ReputationRep:
    could be low blood pressure? Have you had that checked?
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    Could it be a heart murmur? My cat's got one. It's not a ticking, but it might be similar? I'm no expert, and I'd have thought they could diagnose a murmur fairly quickly, but you might want to look into it.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Howells)
    I'm obviously aware no-one's going to diagnose me online, but some people here may already have irregular heart rhythms and I'm just wondering what symptoms they had...

    And what else would it be to do with?
    Maybe it's something in your blood not the actual heart.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I've heard of something called an ectopic heart beat during my work experience, which sounds loosely related..

    Basically this is pretty much an 'extra beat', it's not serious at all, usually an ECG can pick them up or sometimes just taking a pulse but they can become uncomfortable during excercise

    i've got a link for you
    http://www.pennhealth.com/ency/article/001100.htm

    But i mean as long as it's not causing you any extra uncomfort, breathlessness etc just ride it out till october, or maybe go private for the tests?? (less waiting times)
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by HCD)
    Could it be a heart murmur? My cat's got one. It's not a ticking, but it might be similar? I'm no expert, and I'd have thought they could diagnose a murmur fairly quickly, but you might want to look into it.
    Yeh, I've always wondered if it's something like that, but I think there's a lot of fainting with a heart murmur, though don't quote me on that

    And my blood pressure is always spot on
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    Could you be more specific about the "clicking" sound? Is it like a mechanical clock? What sort of pitch is it?

    (Original post by Howells)
    Yeh, I've always wondered if it's something like that, but I think there's a lot of fainting with a heart murmur, though don't quote me on that

    And my blood pressure is always spot on
    My cat's never fainted, but I doubt human-cat physiology will be particularly transferrable! :p:
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by anna_spanner89)
    I've heard of something called an ectopic heart beat during my work experience, which sounds loosely related..

    Basically this is pretty much an 'extra beat', it's not serious at all, usually an ECG can pick them up or sometimes just taking a pulse but they can become uncomfortable during excercise

    i've got a link for you
    http://www.pennhealth.com/ency/article/001100.htm

    But i mean as long as it's not causing you any extra uncomfort, breathlessness etc just ride it out till october, or maybe go private for the tests?? (less waiting times)
    Ooh, thanks for the link, that sounds quite similar actually

    I'm rather impatient you see. And I'm one of those people who loves to know exactly what my body is doing and why (even though I despise science generally), so I get frustrated when I have to wait :p:
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by HCD)
    Could you be more specific about the "clicking" sound? Is it like a mechanical clock? What sort of pitch is it?
    It's sort of like a swooshing noise that crescendos almost.
    It tends to be one big swoosh as I breathe out then it peters out into smaller swooshes.
    I really do have a way with words
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Howells)
    Ooh, thanks for the link, that sounds quite similar actually

    I'm rather impatient you see. And I'm one of those people who loves to know exactly what my body is doing and why (even though I despise science generally), so I get frustrated when I have to wait :p:
    Noo i understand where you come from
    when i was doing my WE with the ecg's LOADS of the diagnosis were ectopic heart rates, and it was really common, some people just notice it more, or have it more.

    But like i said, any more symptoms get it checked. You're a healthy young female, so not necessarily 'high risk' so im sure it is something simple.

    Unfortunately i cant help as much now until i finish my degree :cool:
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Howells)
    It's sort of like a swooshing noise that crescendos almost.
    It tends to be one big swoosh as I breathe out then it peters out into smaller swooshes.
    I really do have a way with words
    You're not my cat are you? :p: Seriously, after some intensive exercise (chasing t'other cat :p:), she often lies down and pants and it's a bit like that. So I wouldn't rule out the murmur just yet. Nor would I assert that it is a murmur, I've no clue. :dontknow:
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    Hi,
    You might have pcs, Last week I lay on the bed on my front is a funny way and when I got up I couldnt even breathe in without feeling an immense pain, I searched the internet to find something that not many doctors seem to know about but what has happened to alot of people
    I dont know if this is the same but here's a link to see if you have the same sypmtoms
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Precordial_catch_syndrome
    Better link
    http://www.ehealthforum.com/health/topic32580.html
    (Original post by Howells)
    I'm 17 and for about a year or two, I've had this strange ticking noise in my chest, almost like a fluttering/ticking/clicking, whenever I shower or mildly get my heart rate up (from walking up stairs to running extremely fast).
    I've been to a cardiologist and I have to wear a 24 hour ECG thing some time in October to check on my heart rate, as previous ECGs have shown nothing.
    I also occassionally get chest pain, sharp pains in the neck when breathing heavily or quickly and shortness of breath.
    I've always thought it was some sort of irregular heart rhythm-type-thing (yes, I'm very scientifically minded as you can see :p:) but would I already have been diagnosed with one by now?

    October is far away for me to wait to find out, so I just wondered if anyone had any similar problems or ideas?
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by HCD)
    You're not my cat are you? :p: Seriously, after some intensive exercise (chasing t'other cat :p:), she often lies down and pants and it's a bit like that. So I wouldn't rule out the murmur just yet. Nor would I assert that it is a murmur, I've no clue. :dontknow:
    Damn how did you know! :p:
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by HCD)
    You're not my cat are you? :p: Seriously, after some intensive exercise (chasing t'other cat :p:), she often lies down and pants and it's a bit like that. So I wouldn't rule out the murmur just yet. Nor would I assert that it is a murmur, I've no clue. :dontknow:

    a murmur is a leakage of a valve within the heart

    it DOES produce an audible noise, and its also constant, meaning a doctor probably would've heard it (via stethoscope) and picked it up..resulting in an earlier ECG, if not furthur tests

    some have symptoms though, such as chest pain, fast heart beat, breathlessness, fatigue..i doubt its a murmur actually
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by anna_spanner89)
    a murmur is a leakage of a valve within the heart

    it DOES produce an audible noise, and its also constant, meaning a doctor probably would've heard it (via stethoscope) and picked it up..resulting in an earlier ECG, if not furthur tests

    some have symptoms though, such as chest pain, fast heart beat, breathlessness, fatigue..i doubt its a murmur actually
    On that last point, look at the OP: "I also occassionally get chest pain, sharp pains in the neck when breathing heavily or quickly and shortness of breath."
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
Turn on thread page Beta
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: May 31, 2009
Poll
Black Friday: Yay or Nay?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.