I had the strangest thing happen to me at work today.
Before I start, I want to note that I have been checked by EKG 4 times in the last year, so the docs think my heart is great. In fact, they say that it is really healthy...
So, I am sitting down, piling through some paperwork, and I feel like my heart just... well... stopped. It started going again, but it was like a car with no gas. That happened for a second or two, then my chest felt warm.
I breathed deeply, then my heart began racing. Now, I have a heart monitor watch, and I took my pulse. It was at 155 BPM. I immediately checked my blood sugar, and it was 4.2 mmol.
So, I get up, and I am shaking a bit, and my heart is beating like crazy. I go to the washroom, relieve myself, meanwhile trying to deeply breathe and calm my racing heart.
I washed my hands, and dried them and took my BG again. 5.2 mmol. I had no pain, just a rapid heartbeat.
After 5 minutes, my heartbeat went down.It was a little fast, but good.
I read somewhere that when you have a hypo, you could have palpitations. Is that maybe what happened here?
I am not afraid of a heart attack - that has been ruled out so many times. I have no risk factors (other than being diabetic) and I keep tight control.
I also wanted to note that I did feel really hungry about 1/2 hour before this incident. I ignored it, and I didn't check my BG at that time.