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Could i be having lorazepam withdrawl after taking. 5 mg up to 1 mg a day for 9 months? I am having heart palpitations 24/7. I have had heart tests.

Could i be having lorazepam withdrawl after taking. 5 mg up to 1 mg a day for 9 months? I am having heart palpitations 24/7. I have had heart tests.

Unlikely withddrawal: Did you stop the Lorazepam abruptly? If not, the cause is most likely continuing anxiety. The second most likely cause is cardiac. I suggest an electrocardiogram to begin the cardiac investigation, and possibly a doppler ultrasound echocardiogram to determine cardiac output ; flow through the valves. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Heart Palpitations (Definition)

Palpitations is the symptom, not the diagnosis. They are the 'abnormal awareness of the beating heart'. This can include the heart going to fast, too slow, too hard, irregularly, skipping a beat. The causes are varied eg electrical problems (both sinister and not sinister), extra beats (mostly harmless), anxiety, thyroid problem. If persistent or worrying then get checked for ...Read more


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I am having heart palpitations along with dizziness, nausea, shaks, and i also had my period seven days ago and now I am on it again along with joint pain all over my body with weakness and tiredness what is going on I am only 30

I am having heart palpitations along with dizziness, nausea, shaks, and i also had my period seven days ago and now I am on it again along with joint pain all over my body with weakness and tiredness what is going on I am only 30

Hello. : Hello. I don't know if those symptoms just came on. The combination of palpitations, chest pain, dizziness, nausea and dizziness is worrisome. I realize that you are a young woman. These are some of the symptoms of a mycocardial infarction (heart attack). Chest pain, tightness, squeezing or fullness is the most common presentation. However the pain can also present in the upper back, the upper middle abdomen, jaw, head, teeth or in the arms (left more than right). One could have nausea, vomiting or it could feel like indigestion or heartburn. Feeling short of breath, sweating and just feeling out of sorts can also occur. About a fourth of people have no significant symptoms during a heart attack. Although your symptoms could be caused by a number of things and you are young, i none the less recommend that you call 911. It is important to determine if you are having a cardiac event. ...Read more

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What to do if I am having severe heart palpitations- but hospital can't find anything wrong?

What to do if I am having severe heart palpitations- but hospital can't find anything wrong?

Palpitations: You need to discuss this with your doctor. Depending on what workup you've had, you could have many things going on. If you've had the appropriate cardiac workup and nothing is documented, you may have anxiety or else are calling something palpitations that is not a heart palpitation. People use words that may be understood differently by other people. ...Read more

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I am having severe heart palpitations mostly when i work a lot or do not get to sleep at night. After any physical activity i get drained ?

I am having severe heart palpitations mostly when i work a lot or do not get to sleep at night. After any physical activity i get drained  ?

NEED MONITORING: Palpitations can be a benign effect of poor conditioning or panic/anxiety, worsened by caffeine and other stimulants. They can also be due to an abnormal heart rhythm which needs to be evaluated with an ekg and monitoring, a holter monitor or longer term telemetry. A stress test is helpful in the evaluation. See a cardiologist. ...Read more

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I started taking wellbutrin (bupropion) sr yesterday and I am having constant heart palpitations starting in the evening. I have a mitral valve prolapse. ?

I started taking wellbutrin (bupropion) sr yesterday and I am having constant  heart palpitations starting in the evening. I have a mitral valve prolapse. ?

MVP: It is not unusual to get palpitations when you have mitral valve prolapse. This make your heart more 'sensitive" to outside triggers and may make symptoms worse. Talk with your doctor to see if you can change from welbutrin to something else. ...Read more

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Why am i having heart palpitations jut sitting at my desk at work? It happens about once a day for about 30 seconds.

Why am i having heart palpitations jut sitting at my desk at work? It happens about once a day for about 30 seconds.

Need info: Palpitations are universal. There sometimes is a reason for them, often not. Consider: are you using stimulants (caffeine, nicotine, decongestants?) are you well rested? Are you under particular stress? Generally, an evaluation would include and echocardiogram to exclude structural heart disease, lab tests for potassium, magnesium and thyroid hormone, and a 24 hr rhythm recording as a minimum. ...Read more

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Why am I having heart palpitations after an asd closure?

Why am I having heart palpitations after an asd closure?

Very common: It is quite common to have palpitations following any type of cardiac procedure. It is important to diagnose them properly, however, so i would go see your cardiologist so they can investigate it more thoroughly. ...Read more

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I am having what feels like heart palpitations, like flopping?

Sure: Palpitations are a sensation of skipped heart beats -- sometimes there is an electrical problem or arrhythmia, and other times it is something else causing this sensation. Seeing your doctor will help. ...Read more

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Why am I having so many heart palpitations during my retail job?

Why am I having so many heart palpitations during my retail job?

Stress!: Stress can yield palpitations. These usually consist of extra beats called PVCs or PACs, annoying but innocuous arrhythmias. They feel like skipping or flip-flop sensations, last merely seconds although can string along for minutes at a time, and can give the impression of temporary breathlessness. ...Read more

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I am having fast heart rate and palpitations. Ekg says non spec st changes, st junct depression. Is this ok? I have extreme panic. And i'm so worried

I am having fast heart rate and palpitations. Ekg says non spec st changes, st junct depression. Is this ok? I have extreme panic.  And i'm so worried

Unclear yet: Time to see a cardiologist or internal medicine specialist. They may or may not order a "holter monitor" to check your ECG over longer time frame. Xanax (alprazolam) is not always the best option for panic disorder, especially if you take it irregularly. Consider seeing a board-certified psychiatrist for the most current treatment options for panic. ...Read more

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Are heart palpitations benign?

Are heart palpitations benign?

Some are,some aren't: The presence and severity of underlying heart disease and the type of arrhythmia causing the palpitations will determine if they're benign. It's customary to examine the heart with echo and record the heart's rhythm with ekg and/or prolonged recording devices to determine the nature and safety of the symptom. ...Read more

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What causes heart palpitations?

What causes heart palpitations?

Many things: Stimulants such as caffiene, energy drinks, decongestants such as psuedophedrine. Thyroid disease , anxiety, hormone imbalance are just a few causes. ...Read more

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What causes heart palpitations?

What causes heart palpitations?

Heart rhythm: Irregularities of the heart rhythm cause palpitations. Everyone has them sometimes. If you're bothered by them, seek further evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do I have heart palpitations?

Heart flutters: Heart palpitations could be caused by a physical or mental condition. You should get checked out by your local physician. If there is nothing wrong with your heart, you may be having panic attacks, for which there is effective treatment available. But first, don't take any chances with your heart. See a dr. ...Read more

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Can heart palpitations be normal?

Can heart palpitations be normal?

Yes and no: Particularly as people get older, the heart can beat prematurely or rapidly causing palpitations. That is so common and usually benign so that you might say it is normal. It partly depends on what you mean by normal. Is it normal to have grey hair or wrinkles? ...Read more

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Are heart palpitations inherited?

Are heart palpitations inherited?

Abnormal rhythms may: Palpitations are sensations that there is some abnormality in the heartbeat. They are subjective. Certain heart rhythm problems have genetic causes. Some may be benign and others life threatening. It is best to record the heartbeat at the time of symptoms and get a baseline ECG for evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Palpitation (Definition)

Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also ...Read more


Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Palpitations (Definition)

Heart palpitations are a clinical finding in which a person feels his heart beating strongly, feels his heart beating fast, or both. This can occur with anxiety disorders or heart conditions including ...Read more