Sarah, isn't it? I just replied to another of your threads - hope I've got the name right - I'm horrible with names.
I would say you should definitely go to your doctor and tell him/her about your symptoms and ask him/her lots of questions. I have Dilated Cardiomyopathy, most likely caused from a flu virus attacking my heart. It damaged the heart and one of the 4 quadrants is stretched and floppy so before I got my pacemaker, I could feel it flopping when it tried to keep up with it's normal function. Because it couldn't function properly, my heart rate was irregular and often felt like it was right in my throat. Now with the pacemaker, I seldom feel the pounding or the flopping, etc. There are many reasons why yours could be acting up but your own doctor's advice and opinion should be sought.
I don't know much, if anything, about your mania being triggered by your dieting but as in all things, moderation is the best and perhaps you need to slow your weight loss program down until your system is comfortable with it? We all want to lose and lose quickly but they keep telling us that slow loss is the best. I lost a great deal very quickly and quickly became overmedicated. As a result, my kidneys acted up and decided they'd had enough and were going to take a holiday. I had to go off several meds for about 6 weeks which really messed up my heart issue and my diabetes. I've been able to stay off some and have less of others now because of the loss but it will be awhile before my system catches up with the changes - something we always have to watch for if we are on medication. Stay in touch with your doctor particularly while you are dieting and bring these changes to his/her attention - the mania and the issues with your heart and ask the whys and wherefors etc.
Lin from Peterborough, ON., Canada
10 STEPS TO SELF-CARE
- If it feels wrong, don't do it; Say "exactly" what you mean; Don't be a people pleaser; Trust your instincts; Never speak bad about yourself; Never give up on your dreams; Don't be afraid to say "No"; Don't be afraid to say "Yes"; Be kind to yourself; Let go of what you can't control; Stay away from drama and negativity as much as possible. (unknown)
Lost 18 lbs. in 2012 plus figure on ticker below in 2013:
| Pounds lost: 24.4