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I’m not saying don’t worry about it but I have had chest pains for days after this stuff.
I bought a cardiac monitor on amazon and everything is fine.
This is a six lead EKG so about as good as you can get at home. And I think it’s the only one FDA approved.
AliveCor® KardiaMobile 6L | FDA-Cleared | Wireless 6-Lead EKG | Works with Smartphone | Detects AFib or Normal Heart Rhythm in 30 Seconds https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RQW6SD5/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_8KJLEbX27N1GJ
If you're insured/can afford it, go on and see a cardiologist. It wouldn't hurt, especially with your apple watch results. They'll most likely give you a Holter monitor, echocardiogram, and/or a stress ekg test. Very standard workup that's not an inconvenience and helps rule out alot.
If you're particularly worried, you can get a Kardia device that can help you see if your heart is in a weird rhythm when you feel these episodes. I use it when I feel my heart rate spike inappropriately and you can send the readings to your cardiologist.
I’ve also had health related anxiety. Are you able to exercise? Do you feel worse after exercise? If not, then you’re likely just fine. You can take an ekg and get an automatic interpretation with this device: https://www.amazon.com/KardiaMobile-Personal-Device-Heart-Monitor/dp/B07RQW6SD5/ref=dp_prsubs_1?pd_rd_i=B07RQW6SD5&psc=1
I'm going through something similar. Randomly triggered an Afib attack a few years ago during a basketball game after i had some energy drink. I will now experience palpitations and arrhythmias during periods of high stress and anxiety, especially if I have been trying to compensate for poor sleep by drinking more coffee.
For what its worth, caffeine irritates me far more than alcohol does, and I have switched to decaf and generally cut out caffeine altogether. I try not to drink on consecutive days, and keep it to 1-2 small pours when I do. Lately however, I tend to drink barrel proof stuff so it adds up fast.
If you do have a heart condition like I do, I highly recommend getting one of these. I use it to record my heartbeat when I am feeling off, and it saves into a PDF that I can send to my cardiologist in real time.
As others will say, keep seeing a doctor instead of the internet but...
It may be worth a small investment in a AliveCor KardiaMobile 6L or a similar device. Then you can take your own EKGs at home and possibly catch something that is intermittent. There are certain heart issues like a Left Bundle Branch Block (LBBB) that will cause the device to be unable to classify an issue but at least you'll have a history of EKGs to show your doctor at your next visit.
If you are concerned about heart issues, this this is supposed to be really good AliveCor KardiaMobile 6L | FDA-Cleared | Wireless 6-Lead EKG | Works with Smartphone | Detects AFib or Normal Heart Rhythm in 30 Seconds https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07RQW6SD5/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_JuAqFbRPQFAGE
Great advice from WiseChoices. Something else you could add to your shopping list is a 6-lead EKG. It'll help rule out heart palpitations/AF -> https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07RQW6SD5/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1#customerReviews Does not replace the ER's 12 lead EKGs, but it does help the anxiety of thinking it could be something heart related.
I also bought myself the BLATN air quality meter to test my air at home. PM 2.5/10 (so dust/pollen/dirt/etc in the air, plus TVOCs like mold, chemicals, etc).
Also try to get yourself seen by a pulmonologist ASAP (it took me like 3 weeks to be seen for similar symptoms... also went to the ER several times myself. "Not a heart attack, not covid, go home." So I feel your pain and frustration). I suggest you go to a minute clinic tomorrow if you can, they'll likely give you an albuterol inhaler with your symptoms. That'll hopefully help with any excruciating flare ups while you wait to see a lung doc.
It also wouldn't hurt to do an assessment of your work and home air quality. When were your air ducts last cleaned, any signs of mold or do you live in a high humidity environment where mold could thrive? Mold can thrive and hide underneath carpet if your home's humidity is high. They have some good options on Amazon for HEPA filters with UV lights to kill germs/potential mold spores.
Best of luck OP. Always feel welcome to share what's going on. I found being on here really helped me mentally, knowing there's people here who know exactly how we feel and care.
Deal link: Amazon
this device on amazon appears intriguing, though. not positive about the accuracy, however