I hope it's nothing too serious. (hugs)
I know thyroid issues can mess with your heart rate and cause palpitations. Maybe that's something to look at too? Just throwing a thought out there.
Hang in there. I think those of us who research health issues and actively search out health solutions have the problem that we read what COULD be wrong and scare ourselves with worst case scenarios. We have read how bad things can be, but we usually are not the worst case out there. I was personally pretty convinced that I had lupus, but it turned out to be celiac complications - so still annoying but not as life changing. Recently I was worried about acromegaly as my growth hormones were way off the charts but it seems to have been a blip of some sort, and I still have no idea why it was high.
Chances are it's not a life threatening thing. Try not to worry too much right now when you don't know what it is.... I know, I know. That's much easier said than done, isn't it?
Hang in there.
I was just curious if you could share what was going on that you thought you had lupus but it was celiac related? The reason I ask is that I was diagnosed with Celiac in April of 2012 but my mom refused to get tested because "she's never had any problems with her stomach" which I tried explaining that doesn't have anything to do with it but she wouldn't listen. Now she's breaking out in splotchy redness all over her face - big red spots - and the dermatologist told her she might have lupus. She noticed that when she ate bread it was worse so I told her to watch what she was eating and when the break outs occurred - but then she avoided bread for a day and still had a break out so now she doesn't thing bread/gluten has anything to do with it. I am insisting she get tested for Celiac because she might have it or DH. They are going to do a full work up but they leaning towards Lupus. Anything you can share would be helpful for me to share with her. I appreciate it!