• 1 month ago

    Palpitations and shortness of breath

    So lately i have been experiencing increased heart palpitations and the thing that worries me is that they often times are preceeded and coincide with shortness of breath.
    I used to have palpitations throughout puberty but they didnt cause me shortness of breath.
    I am male, 22 years old. I was on testosterone replacement therapy and used testosterone at a dose of 500mg (increased dose, trt was 125mg per week) per week from march to june. Recently i have been trying to come off the trt and my natural production is slowly kicking in. I must say that these palpitations coincide with the period of low testosterone.

    The thing is, i did a thorough heart check in july, so after my "cycle", ecg , ultrasound and wore 24h holter monitor. They said my hearth is healthy. I have been to the ER multiple times because of shortness of breath and panic attacks and during the period of low testosterone (which reached its climax during the last week where i felt as i havent slept for days and was getting
    Palpitations throughout the day i am starting to feel better in the last few days, testicles have increased in size) so i assume low testosterone had a lot to do with anxiety.

    I have done more than a few ecg's post my cycle and they were all good however this last ecg showed signs of early repolarization but the doctor didnt seem concerned about that.

    I have a feeling that these latest palpitations are more sinister however i would like to hear your opinions.

    The fact that worries me the most is the shortness of breath that accompanies those palpitations. Could fluctuating hormone levels (my natural testosterone increasing) cause this?

    Or is there something more sinister at play?

    One more thing, i seem to get numb hands much more often lately. And i do get chest discomfort from time to time but i am not sure whether it is the heart, anxiety or digestion.
    My hematocrit is normal, 0.453.

    Looking forward to your responses


  • 1 month ago

    RE: Palpitations and shortness of breath

    Hello there, I just singed up to this website because of your story. I have a similar situation. I will share it on a new post and just follow this one. I'm very interested on seeing your progress. Hope everything works out well!
      • 1 month ago
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