- I've found that caffeeine, such as coke, coffee and tea, often agitate my palpitations. I've gone to the doctor a few times about it, and they did order a 24 hour monitor, but of course, there were no palpitations at the time. Their 'possible explanations' included an adrenal disorder, but no reccomendation of hormonal testing, and 'more testing'. The palpitations feel like my heart skipps a beat, then lurches hard, and I can't breath for a few moments. There is no physical pain, but in a way it does hurt. Often, this only happens once, but a few times I've had this lurch happen several times, followed by my hear racing for several hours after. When they first started, I was very worried about what was going on. Though I still realize something is not normal, I am no as worried about the condition right now, even though I am not currently under a doctor's care about it. I'm 20, and have had these palpitations for about two years now, with a slowly increasing frequency.
- —Guest Kristen
PALPITATION AND THEY HURT TOO!
- I started having palpitations in 2005. I have had many, many tests ~ nothing found. Had a Holter and Event Monitor done recently ~ (negative). These palpitations hurt with each beat of my heart. It feels as though my heartbeat is skipping beats and that is when it begins. Now, just within the last two weeks, I have begun having slight “buzzing and dizziness” in my head. Sometimes, it will turn into a “head-pain.” I started taking four coated baby aspirin. That “calms” the painful-heartbeat down a bit. It does not make it go away. My doctor has been looking at me as though “it is all in my head”, which upsets me. My husband listened one day to my heart beating, and he said that it appears as though my heart is skipping a beat and pausing for a split second. This is when the pain begins occurring. Strangely enough, it does not occur when I am sleeping. I get relief at night or when I nap in midday. I am on Crestor 5 mg. My cholesterol is good; my high blood pressure is un
Worried, Scared, Anxious - Palpitations
- I am at 28 year old male, and I have experienced these heart palpitations on and off for the last couple of years, but just recently - within the last week or so, they have become worse. I will admit - I am under "high" stress. I am working 2 jobs, 1 of which I may be loosing due to a massive reconfiguration for the non-profit company that I work for. I don't know if I will loose my job, but its a possibility. While driving here today to my job, I had 3 different palpitations - in the car - which may have been a panic attack. I felt all tingly, flushy, like my legs were jello. I started flipping out and went right for the Ativan pills in my bag. I took 2 of them (.5 mg each). I am at work now and feel a bit more relaxed. I do like coffee, but recently I have switched to decaf. My total cholestrol level is 146, and I have excellent blood pressure. I am overweight though - could loose at least 75 lbs. I also am totally stressed out with my family too.....other personal issues
Lots and Lots of Palpitations
- I've had palpitations (PAC and PVC based) for three years now. I average 10-15 per minute, every minute of the day, 7 days per week. I had an ablation for dual AV node physiology last year, and it helped for a couple of months. Now, they are back as frequent as ever. I've learned to live with them because my heart is relatively healthy. I've gotten to the point that I usually don't even notice them anymore unless I make it a point to sit quietly and think about them.
- —Guest Arizona Jim
PAINFUL HEARTBEAT IN CHEST
- February 15, 2010 I have been to my doctor many times and have undergone three colonoscopies over a period of twenty years. I had at the time, plain heartburn for which my gastroenterologist prescribed Protonix 40 mg, which works pretty well. However, lately, at night around 2:00 p.m., I have been experiencing excruciating pain in my chest and throat, as though I am on fire inside. I would jump out of bed before the acid literally came out of my mouth and would make myself a very weak cup of tea with lots of sugar and some 2% milk. I had complained to my doctor that I was having what I called “painful heartbeats” that would go on for hours and would actually hurt. My doctor sent me for dozens of bloods tests, CAT Scans, X-rays of my chest, Sonograms, two stress tests and three colonoscopies over a period of 20 years. It got so bad, that I was hospitalized with serious painful heartbeat about four months ago. The hospital found nothing. I wore a Holter Monitor for 48 hours ~
- —Guest Deedee
Nice to know i'm not the only one
- i have been having some type of palpitation since i was 17. brushed them off for many years. After my second tour in iraq i decided to go to a dr to find out what it was. i wore around an event monitor for a month recording the event every time it happened. they also preformed an echo/sonogram on my heart and i was told everything was fine, as long as i didn't have any side effects i would be fine. so i left it at that. however a few weeks ago i was standing around in my shop and i pretty sure my heart stopped. i felt really weird and go a very weak sinsation throughout my body and then this started going black. right before i feel my heart hit so hard i thought it was going to blow right out of my chest and my heart sky rocketed. After awhile the rate slowed down. This scared me so much that i went into the VA. They ran blood tests, did x-rays, had another echo done and wore a holter monitor around. I was told 2 weeks later that this was more than likely caused by high
- —Guest Brad
- I have 6 faint heart beats followed by a long pause then 2 beats followed by a short pause then 2 beats. Sometimes they are painful. If this rhythm continues for too long find that I feel slightly light headed and "weird"
- Well im in the same boat as all of you. Ive been having palpitations since i was 18. Back then im sure what started them was the stress and anxioty which the doctor told me was panic attacks. But over the years ive stopped having panic attacks, but the palpatations continue. I can be feeling fine, no stress or anything and start getting them again. Its very strange, i can go months without them, then the suddenly come back. It feels like a thump THUMP. Dont feel dizzy or anything, just the thump THUMP. I regularly exercise on my bike so i do a ton of cardio. I guess ive just learned to live with it and to take it easy when they come back. But ive been trying to figure out why they come back it seems every other month.
- —Guest Kyle
- I'm 34 years old and reasonably fit I guess. But I've had palpitations, really, as far back as I can remember. I certainly remember having them in my early teens. Sometimes I get a little nervous about them, especially if they last more than a minute or so. But then I figure I've had dozens of episodes over the years and I'm still here! besides, as far as I can tell, the best way to get rid of them is, relax and breath deeply... The strangest thing about them to me, is that you can feel them in your lungs, and even hear them as they cause a slight fluctuation in your rate of breathing for a moment... - similar to what happens when you receive a light blow to your back, only even less...
- —Guest jamie
- My 17 year old son has been to the ER twice now in a week for this. He would get a severe headache then the heart palpitations right after that. They have done blood work, chest x-rays, Cat-scan, and holter monitor. We have not gotten the results from the holter monitor yet. Right now he is doing a 20 hour urinalysis. They are thinking that he may have Pheochromocytoma. He shows some of the signs of that. The urine test will let us know if it is that or not. I hope you all find out the cause of your heart palpitations.
- —Guest Lisa
- In primary I started to notice palpatations occasionally, but ignored them , even though they slightly panicked me. Now in Year 11 they have returned. After my friend dying two years ago from heart problems, these palpatations have worried me greatly, causing sleepless nights. Today I found this website after haivng a palpatation, and I am glad that there are hundreds of people out there who have the same problem and all those doctors who are not concerened. In my case it seems to be a noticable heartbeat, almost as if it is struggling to beat, and then a shortness of breath for a short time afterwards. I hope through time I can start to lower my panic about them, and I hope that you guys can too :)
- —Guest Katie
- feels like my heart goes into a spasm my heart skips a beat, then becomes heavy. I get them several times a week, sometimes several times a day. I've had them for over 2 years now, havent seen a doctor (no health insurance) never had this problem before. Most likely caused by my anxiety and stress from school.
- —Guest Evie
PVC and SVT what the heck?
- I havent' had this until my 40's. My heart feels like it's playing drums but when the SVT happens that really concerns me. I have gone to the ER, and my doctor just had me on a avent monitor and it showed up. What do you do when this happens. I begin praying and crying out to the lord. Yes, I'm a christian but even in those times my faith is tested. Is there anything I can do to stop these? Is it from stress, weight what someone please talk to me and help me to understand this better. In the meanwhile, I'm praying for God to heal me and I will be praying for you too. Blessings, Jacs
- —Guest Jacs
- hello, I am 30 years old 5.10 and 215lbs. I have these palpitations on and off over 15 years now. It used to appear 1 time every couple weeks. As the years have gone by tho i am experiencing these palpitations more often. At least 1 time a day and lately when they appear they stay with me for a few hours. I have had an EKG and echo thing done this past summer and the doctor said i have a totally normal heart. Why can't i believe him tho? i have been diagnosed with anxiety and panic attacks as well but the palpitations do not appear while i have anxiety (i think). Just wanted to throw my few words in. thanks. f
- —Guest Gerasimos
- I've experienced times of lightheadedness and feeling just not right, when I sit down, I notice that my heart is "skipping" a beat and being somewhat intermittent...
- —Guest Kate F.