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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Can't answer: that with the available info. Medical causes would need to be ruled out before it could be attributed to anxiety.

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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Webber
31 years experience in Cardiology
See someone: See a cardiologist or a primary care physician. They can place a 24 hour holter monitor, a device that records your heart beat mechanism for 24 hours. ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Arrhythmia?: Got a funny heart rhythm? See md, get exam, likely a heart monitor. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, heavy late night meals, recreational drugs, energy drinks ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mathew Chengot
42 years experience in Cardiology
Need evaluation: You may have fibrillatation need evaluation and treatment.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
Arrhythmia ?: Holter or event monitor may be indicated.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Bress
49 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not in your case: In the absence of advanced heart disease it would be extremely rare. In a young female with no cardiac risk factors (diabetes, high blood pressure, ci ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience in Cardiology
Possible PSVT: may have an arrhythmia called PSVT . Short runs of fast heart rates. Labs, echo,Event recorder should be done. Avoid stimulants,caffeine, decongestant ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
13 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Therapy?: After all physical causes are ruled out, have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
Get a Holter monitor: It sounds like atrial fibrilation.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
Anxiety: Chronic stress and anxiety will lead to interrupted sleep which will result in arousal with tachycardia. Reducing chronic and anxiety will help.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes , yes and yes: Heart function, valve issues and poor heart function can all be looked at and evaluated with an ultrasound.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jorge Cheirif
39 years experience in Cardiology
Many reasons: There can be multiple reasons, including overactive thyroid, anemia, fever, dehydration, pain, abnormal heart function.
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nazhat Sharma
57 years experience in Ophthalmology
PVC: It's best you consult your primary care or a cardiologist , specially if it's been going on for some time When heart beats too fast, too slow, or ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Smith
17 years experience in Family Medicine
See your doctor: A rapid heart rate could be a sign of heart disease. See your doctor for a full work-up.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Irregular heartbeat: An irregular pulse is usually due to irregular heartbeat which in turn is often due to benign variation in electrical activity of the heart. This is ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Claude Parola
39 years experience in Internal Medicine
Maybe not: If you are obese and has this episode of waking up catching your breath often, it may be a sign of sleep apnea.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anne Dibala
45 years experience in Psychiatry
Review the situation: Sounds like u believe or have been diagnosed with gad, and have noticed some new anxiety symptoms. Sob and tinnitus are common with gad. You might wan ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience in Cardiology
Tachycardia: Rapid heart rates can be either physiologically appropriate or inappropriate (pathologic). Examples of physiologic appropriate sinus tachycardia migh ... Read More
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A 74-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience in Anesthesiology
Depending how: Fast your heart is beating, you may want to get it checked out. Caffeine in tea can cause tachycardia, so eliminate it from your diet. If things don' ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience in Cardiology
Discuss w doc: One expects a physiologically appropriate increase in heart rate with exercise. This could be magnified if your volume state is low (intravascular de ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Heart pounding: Your normal ekg and echocardiogram are reassuring that you have a normal heart although coronary arteries are not evaluated in those studies. In your ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
No!: that's never normal, pregnant or not. If you think it's just allergies or congestion you can see how it goes, if worried see your doctor soon.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Sleep apnea: Although these symptoms are suspicious for sleep apnea - a sleep study would be needed to diagnose your problems. I would talk with your primary care ... Read More

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