Hello, I am 45, female, have been active, don't smoke or drink, no drugs or caffeine, cook most meals from scratch, vegetarian and drink at least 2L water daily. I caught a cold three weeks ago and then felt strong heart
palpitations and chest pain after that kept worsening. On Dec 22 I was in emergency, they did chest x-ray, several ECG, a thorough blood test incl. thyroid, and all came back good. I was relieved but the symptoms kept coming back. I could not exercise or feel back to normal. I monitored my heart and found that my heartbeats increase more than 30bpm when I stand, I thought it might be POTs, and so I increased salt in my diet and I also eliminated wheat, soy and processed food that might have msg, just in case. I also started a mild exercise routine. Two days and I improved, only 10bpm increase when I stand, the pounding or palpitation feeling subsided and chest pain was gone. I was almost back to normal. Then last night, the pounding sensation was so strong it kept me awake all night, checking my bp it was 70/40 (I've always had a bit low bp but never that low), but after moving and getting up it was good quickly. The minute I close my eyes, it pounds so strong (not fast) it's burning in my chest and scary. I also started urinating to frequently, I cannot remember laying in bed longer than two minutes at a time. Today all day the pounding was there, just tolerable because I'm busy but I feel it, now my chest is burning. My bp was good all day long. And increase between sit and stand is between 10 to 20 bpm. No swelling anywhere. Please help. Thank you.