- I have these feelings in my chest and throat like my heart is. Gonna explode and it is really uncomfErtable it annoys me. I started getting them while I was preagnant wit my first child once I had him they went away for about 4 years then I got prego with my daughter almost a year ago and ever since then I've had them again I'm really nervouse because I went to the drs they did a 24 hour test on me and never gave me results or called me or anytjhing so I need to kno if this thing with my heart is seriouse and what can honestly cause these palpetations
- —Guest nichole
A Little Young
- I was lying on the couch, heart beat nice and slow as it would be when one's near the verge of sleep and then BAM! It feels like I'm in the middle of running a 5k, heart near beating out of my chest. It takes my breath and leaves me with a dizzy feeling and then it takes a good 6 hours before I can fall asleep. Going to talk to the doctor about it today. It's been happening for about 6 months, and though It's slacked off, it's still concerning me.
- —Guest Lauren
Lived with this for many years
- It seems I've been aware of palpitations my whole life, though it's never been terribly bad. When I was 35, I had a particularly nasty episode and finally saw a cardiologist. I had the EEG's, wore the Holter monitor, and even had an ultra sound on my heart. The doc said everything looked normal and that it was probably stress. I didn't particularly like the word "probably" used in regards to my health. After my tests, the palpitaions eased up some, but they recur occasionally. If I stay relaxed about it, they usually don't last too long, but still it's somewhat of a worry. I should mention also that when I have them, I have no other sumptoms (chest pains, dizziness, shortness of breath).
- —Guest kat260
- I'm 44 and have been having these since I was around 25. They go away as fast as they come. Lately they have been lasting more that a week at a time. I've had an echo done and multiple test on the heart -all negative. Caffeine seems to aggitate them so I try to limit my drinking no soda's and just occasionally tea. If your palpitations brings you to AFeb, you need to go to the emergency room since you might have a stroke due to the irregular heart beat. If your heart skips it might be due to gas which an anacid might help. Some web sights say to start taking Magnesium and Zinc but I think you have to take them in high dosages. Vitamin D is supposed to help your heart also. My heart started missing for around two weeks straight and then it stopped for 3 months and started up again. I think they are also caused by stressed related activity.
- —Guest Larry
Only happens when full
- I've been having palpitations for about a year, and wore a 24 hours monitor, but nothing showed up when I had it on. Lately I've notice that if I'm full they would start if I continue to eat after that. Or if I am eating something rich (which is rare.) Not sure why it's happening, the doctor thought stress was the cause. But since it happens more around food, I feel it may be something else. Also, sometimes when I sit at my deskjob all day and forget to use the restroom, I get a pain in the left side of my neck. I'm not sure what other tests I can have done, but I'm hoping to find out something soon.
- —Guest Amber
Pacemaker and Palpitations
- I am 31 years old and have had a pacemaker since I was 3 yrs old for congenital heart block. In the last 2 days, I have been experiencing palpitations or what feels like my heart missing every 4th beat. I took myself to emergency as I have never felt anything like this before, even with my congenital heart block. The Dr's took blood, many ECG's, a chest x-ray and an echocardiogram and all were normal so I was sent home, still with palpitations. Now I am waiting to see a cardiologist who I hope has some answers for me. I honestly thought I might die! After being discharged from hospital, I went to see my GP for cardiologist referral and was told I have high cholesterol. I wonder if this has anything to do with it?
- —Guest Corinne
Irregular Hear Beats
- im a 59 yr old lady have been seeing a cardiologist for 25 yrs with irregular heart beats im on isoptin40mgs 3 times a day 6 weeks ago i had a dental scaling of teeth done with an ultrasonic scaler, u cant have it done if u have a pacemaker inserted tho ever since then, but cant prove the scaling did this, and docs and dentist doesnt think so either, ive had irregular beats, missed, extra, palpitations several times a minute all day long, was quite anxious and concerned about them, cardiologist recommended 1gram of fish oil capsule a day, 1 capsule, said in some cases it can help them, been on them for 4 days he did say i may need a pacemaker later but not passing out with them im one of the few who feels everyone of them , its very frustrating aone, heart echo was essentially normal with only minimal valve leakage but halter monitor picked up up irregular beats but was told not to worry about them unless i actually passed out, easy for them to say if they not having them cathy:)
Diagnosis at last (sort of)
- I am 27 years old and I've been having palpitations for 8 or 9 years now, and they've been getting more and more frequent as time goes on. After 3 years of seeing a cardiologist, including dozens of ECG's and blood tests, they finally managed to capture something on the ECG! Apparently, I have Sinus Tachycardia, which is thankfully quite a minor problem. Now they want me to take Beta-Blockers, but I'm a little concerned about taking them. Off to consult with my GP later to see what he recommends, but at least I finally know it's nothing serious!
- —Guest Leah-anne W.
- I have palputations on and of for many years mine come and go, my doctor is sending me to a cardiologist this time,I guess so he knows he isnt over looking something. They went away last time after he ran several test and said all was well. I have panic attacks and anxiety, so maybe my stress level is up agin I dont know. I just wish they would go away. I can feel mine even in my throat and it can take my breath away for a second or two. It can be kind of scarey. Sorry you all have them if anyone figures it out let us know. Maybe we can all relax then.
- —Guest christie
- when i read this is my semptmes and i went to doctor's they give me the same 24 hour monitor and at that time there is no pain it comes sometimes per week or month
- —Guest tigist
- This is exactly what happened in my case..I turned out to be in good condition..I still have the palpitations.. I donot even want to appear at the doctor`s door step..Just totaly, fed up with the situation..Nothing works and I as write the palpitations accompany me..
- —Guest AHMET YUCEL
Such a weird thing!
- I am 41 and have had these palpatiations for less than a year. I wasn't sure what they were until just recently when the Dr told me. She said I need to see a cardiologist and have a monitor put on me to track them and see what is going on. They feel like someone is punching me from inside my chest and then I get this weird need to take a deep breath. After they do this for a few hours I am exhausted and can barely keep my eyes open. I aslo get horrible chest pains if it does it very much. I have even experienced sharp pains up the side of my neck in the artery I suppose. It really scares me, especially when the Dr said it could kill me!!! Thanks Doc! I wish I could get some serious info on all this and maybe find some natural remedy for it all. I have no insurance and don't know how I will ever be able to get to a Cardiologist. But glad to know other folks have this too, after all...misery loves company!!!
- —Guest Carmen
I'm glad I'm not the only one.
- I'm 26 and have had heart palpitations for 5 years now. I use to be very active running about 7 to 8 miles a day. Then one day I had bad chest pain and thought I was having a heart attack so I went to the hospital they did an EKG and ran blood tests and nothing came up. But since then Ive had these palpitations. It's made me scared to run like I use to, currently I work a full time job and I'm a full time student and I have major anxiety issues when I get anxious it seems to happen more. I don't drink any caffeinated beverages because it seems to make it worse
- for the last 10yrs iv been suffering electrical impulses. i could be sitting at home relaxed or even asleep and like a light switch my heart starts racing to around 200-250 beatspm. im due to have an ablasion but read how dangerous it is for my heart to beat so fast. i was on flecanide which never helped. im 27 with 3 small children and startin to suffer from anxiety attacks over this. iv been given exercises to do when they accur to stop them and sometimes they work but everyday i wake up in fear of havin this attack and its now startin to ruin my social life incase im out and this happens.
- —Guest kelly clarke
They are the most vile things
- I have been having palps since I was born. I have had all the tests, ECG's, 24hr Holter Monitor etc and nothing has ever shown up, I dont seem to have the palps when they are running tests, which leads me to believe that it prob is down to anxiety. I get all different types of palps. Sometimes it can be where my heartbeat speeds up so much you cannot feel my pulse at all, I will get a terrible migraine like headache with it and my eyesight will deteriorate. Other times it can be the skipped beats or the really heavy THUMP beats. There is no rhyme or reason to them, they can happen at any time, when I am exercising, sleeping, sitting etc. They do not seem to be caused by any one food or drink (although I do not drink anything with caffine in)or event in my life. I have been told by my mum of being a toddler and screaming with the pain in my head becuase my heart was going so fast. I absoloutrly HATE them, I am terrified that I am going to die (even though I have lasted 28 years!)