Hey guys I’m feeling A LOT better now, just finishing up my antibiotics (they leave a bad taste in my mouth >.<).
So when I went to the doctor’s last week I finally took the chance to mention that I frequently get dizzy/shortness of breath spells at karate. Two Thursdays ago was kind of my main motivation, because I got so bad that I needed to sit down during kata class. I really should’ve had more to drink that day, but I never feel *that* bad.
Anyway, she ran an ECG on me and noticed that I have a slightly abnormal heartbeat, so she thinks it’s related to that. It kinda goes *beat,beat,beat,pause,beat,beat,beat,pause”. I have an appointment to see a cardiologist on Friday just to make sure things are alright.
I’m not really worried or anything, but I think I agree with her that this could be the root of my issue. I’m borderline anemic, and that was originally why I was having trouble in karate. I’ve been taking iron pills since I found out (I’ll admit probably not as regularly as I should, but taking them too often makes me feel worse) and making sure I take them within the week following a dizzy spell usually does the trick. Lately though it hasn’t been working, even though I’m taking them more regularly.
Yesterday I was having a hard time breathing more than I was dizzy, and I kinda noticed that my heart was racing even though I didn’t think we really did anything to warrant it.
Maybe I’ll just skip karate tomorrow and go Thursday and Friday.
Just kinda venting a little. TL;DR: I’m getting my heart checked out and hoping that it won’t cause future issues with my karate studies.