Other Symptoms?

I was told I have Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome about a year ago. I was referred to an electrophysiologist for a few different symptoms.
I'm not sure when I started having episodes, I never quite knew what they were. When I'd tell my pcp about them he'd just say it must be anxiety. Of course it never happened in his office. Once I had an episode in Walmart so I went and sat in one of those blood pressure chairs and my heart rate was 180! I have maybe a few episodes a year at most and they only last minutes. Th longest lasted about 20-30 minutes and lately they're coming more frequently. I've had 2 in 10 days.
My episodes generally start when I lean over as if picking something up. I feel my heart "catch" then it starts fluttering so fast it's hard to count the beats. It causes me to cough for some reason and breathing feels awkward. It's not a painful experience but definitely uncomfortable. Yesterday I actually felt it right itself for the first time. Always before it would just slowly go back to normal I thought, but yesterday I was feeling my pulse flutter and all of a sudden it clicked back to normal beats. I'll usually have a tight feeling headache after an episode but no other obvious symptoms.
I'm curious if this disorder causes other symptoms in day-to-day life when not having an episode. I've read a few stories on here of exercise in-toleration, is that linked? I get very frequent headaches as well, is that common with WPW?
ibepatience ibepatience
36-40, F
1 Response Jan 9, 2013

Yes, weakness, headaches, sometimes vertigo, moody blood pressure. Eating right is super important, and knowing yourself and your triggers (they can be really small things, like blowing up a balloon).