Chrissa, I am not a doctor, and I don’t know what your problem is, but if you have what I have, I’d like to reassure you it is not life-threatening. Frightening, YES! I have had episodes of “PAT” – paroxysmal atrial tachycardia. Simply put, it is a “short circuit” in the electrical wiring in the heart, and the heartbeat just races. It lasts about an hour, then goes back to normal. Afterwards I am very weak and tired. Medication can control these episodes, they are called “beta blockers” or “calcium channel blockers”. I haven’t had any episodes since I started medication for it, about 3 years ago. It is hereditary, and my daughter gets them, too. A minor surgical procedure (requiring only sedation) can “zap” the spot in the heart where the short circuit originates, but I’ve not had that done.
I am praying for you, Chrissa.