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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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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Should Zoloft (sertraline) be taken with a beta blocker? I just started getting my heart palpitations back again. I have been on Zoloft (sertraline) for almost 2 weeks 12.5mg

Should Zoloft (sertraline) be taken with a beta blocker? I just started getting my heart palpitations back again. I have been on Zoloft (sertraline) for almost 2 weeks 12.5mg

Zoloft (sertraline) side effects: 12.5mg of Zoloft (sertraline) is quite a low dose, particularly if treating anxiety. The palpitations may be related to your underlying condition. The best thing would be to follow up with your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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This is my second day on Zoloft (sertraline) and I feel restless and tired. I'm as well.having heart palpitations will this go away soon?

This is my second day on Zoloft (sertraline) and I feel restless and tired. I'm as well.having heart palpitations will this go away soon?

Yes it will: It may take a couple of weeks for your body to get adjusted to the antidepressant. Initial symptoms Include an increase in anxiety, nausea, diarrhea and restlessness. If you stick to your prescribed regimen those initial symptoms will go away. Good luck with your treatment and remember it may take about 4-6 weeks before you start to see changes in your mood with the antidepressant-don't give up! ...Read more

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Can Zoloft (sertraline) increase heart palpitations? Is it dangerous? I've had pvcs for years but noticed an increase when starting Zoloft (sertraline) a week ago

Zoloft/ palpitations: At least 1 in 100 people taking Zoloft (sertraline) will experience palpitations so you could be having more on the drug. To determine the significance of the increasing palpitations, I'd contact your doctor to examine you and see if a Holter monitor is indicated (24 hr. continuous monitoring of one's heartbeat with a symptom log kept to correlate palpitations to actual heart rhythm when they occur). ...Read more

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My anxiety symptoms went down SO much with Zoloft (sertraline). If I still have lil heart palpitations sometimes, does that mean It's a heart problem & not Anxiety?

My anxiety symptoms went down SO much with Zoloft (sertraline). If I still have lil heart palpitations sometimes, does that mean It's a heart problem & not Anxiety?

Heart palpitations?: Regardless, could be only muscle pain, anxiety, heartburn. However, pain in your chest with the symptoms you have described is a serious medical condition. It is always a red flag and appointment with your PCP or a cardiologist is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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My body temp was 101.5 and I had sweating and heart palpitations 1.5 months after epidural steroid injection with 8 year history of Zoloft (sertraline) use. Is this serotonin syndrome?

My body temp was 101.5 and I had sweating and heart palpitations 1.5 months after epidural steroid injection with 8 year history of Zoloft (sertraline) use. Is this serotonin syndrome?

No.: We doctors have a saying: "when you hear hoofbeats, don't think of zebras." in other words, common things occur much more commonly than rare things. Serotonin syndrome is rare, and typically occurs immediately after taking a drug, not 1.5 months later. The most likely cause of a fever and palpitations is a viral illness. Let your doctor examine you, to put your mind at ease. ...Read more

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What can cause heart palpitations?

What can cause heart palpitations?

Palpitations: Palpitations have many causes from anxiety through anatomic and physiologic abnormalities. The feeling of bounding usually relates to the volume of blood pumped with each palpitation. There is no simple single answer for the question. If you're bothered by the feeling should consult a dr. To see if the problem can be clarified. ...Read more

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Can robaxacet cause heart palpitations?

Can robaxacet cause heart palpitations?

Not likely: Lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, urticaria, pruritus, rash, conjunctivitis, nasal congestion, blurred vision, headache, fever, seizures, syncope, flushing are known side effects. ...Read more

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What could be the possible cause of heart palpitations?

What could be the possible cause of heart palpitations?

If indeed your: Heart that is palpitating, there are a number of dysrhythmias both benign and dangerous that could be the cause. Would be best to see your doctor for an ekg and if needed a holter monitor. ...Read more

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Could soy cause heart palpitations?

Could soy cause heart palpitations?

I suspect not: I know of nothing in the medical literature that says soy causes palpitations. There is some evidence that soy can help some menopausal women with palpitations. ...Read more

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Could msg cause heart palpitations?

Could msg cause heart palpitations?

MSG: Monosodium glutamate (msg) is a fda approved flavor enhancer- added to chinese food, canned products ; processed foods. Adverse symptoms r noted but none have a definitive link. These r usually mild -not requiring rx — just avoid food w/ msg. Symptoms are: ha, nausea cp, diaphoresis palpitations, facial pain/numbness generalized weakness. ...Read more

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Does claritan d-12 cause heart palpitations?

Palpitations: The decongestant in Claritin (loratadine) d is pseudephedrine. It is known to act like a stimulant in some people that may cause rapid heart rate and palpitations. May cause insomnia as well. Not everyone gets these side effects. ...Read more

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What causes heart palpitations and sudden cough?

What causes heart palpitations and sudden cough?

Arrhythmia : Sometimes skipped heart beats knows as premature ventricular or atrial contractions (pvc, pac) cause these symptoms, these are benign. There other causes of palpitations like a supraventricular tachycardia, or ventricular tachycardia, these are more serious and should be investigated. I recommend that you discuss this with your doctor and get a holter monitor to find put what is causing them. ...Read more

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What causes heart palpitations when lifting weights?

What causes heart palpitations when lifting weights?

Need recording: Hard to say without seeing the rhythm. If the palpitations are reliably reproducible, your doctor can get you a holter monitor which you wear for 24 hours. Then go lift weights and make it happen. If the episodes are less frequent, get a 30-day monitor. ...Read more

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Could overeating cause heart palpitations?

Could overeating cause heart palpitations?

Yes: Overeating does increase physical stress on the heart. It is not normal to have symptoms, which would include palpitations, when the heart is experiencing increased physical stress. Further evaluation including possibly a stress test is indicated in this setting. ...Read more

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Why would epinephrine cause heart palpitations?

Why would epinephrine cause heart palpitations?

That's it's job: Epinephrine is supposed to increase heart rate, blood pressure and the force of contraction. That's what palpations are. ...Read more

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Does flu cause heart palpitations?

Does flu cause heart palpitations?

Yes and no: Influenza (the flu) does not directly cause palpitations, but conditions commonly associated with the flu can lead to palpitations. Common reasons why patients with the flu develop palpitations include fever and dehydration. The best way to manage palpitations associated with the flu are bedrest, fluids and medications. Prevention of flu with vaccination of high risk individuals is also important. ...Read more

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Does the flu cause heart palpitations?

Does the flu cause heart palpitations?

No but: Being ill does. Fever, dehydration, diminished appetite with electrolyte imbalance and some over the counter remedies can all lead to irregularity of the heart rhythm. ...Read more

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Why could gas cause heart palpitations?

Why could gas cause heart palpitations?

The vagus nerve?: The association between GI activity (e.g. Gas/bloating, acid reflux) and palpitations exists, but we aren't sure why. It may involve the vagus nerve, which controls GI tract as well as the heart, especially the electrical properties of cardiac tissue. Alterations in vagus activity, triggered by GI feedback, may alter conduction properties in heart muscle, leading to fast or irregular heart beats. ...Read more

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Could heart palpitations cause a miscarriage?

Unlikely: Palpitations have been described sensation of irregular heart beats, fluttering or flip flopping of the heart. They are common during pregnancy. They should be discussed with your doctor as testing such as an EKG or holter monitor may be needed to rule out other conditions. Some rare conditions which cause palpitations like thyrotoxicosis may contribute to miscarriage. ...Read more

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Does chest congestion cause heart palpitations?

Does chest congestion cause heart palpitations?

Generic symptoms: Palpitations is a very non-specific or generic symptom which means anything in theory cause it. Whether the palpitations are something pathologic like an abnormal heart rhythm requires more careful evaluation by your doctors. ...Read more

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Does heart palpitations cause frequent urination?

Does heart palpitations cause frequent urination?

Not directly: Typically, palpitations would not be expected to cause frequent urination.
It may be, however, that another cause may result in palpitations and frequent urination- one thought would be a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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Does wellbutrin (bupropion) cause heart palpitations?

Does wellbutrin (bupropion) cause heart palpitations?

Sometimes: Palpitations are listed as a side effect of welbutrin occurring in up to 2 to 6% of people who are treated with that medication according to lexi-drugs a commonly used drug referrence. ...Read more

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Could a pinched nerve in my neck cause heart palpitations?

Could a pinched nerve in my neck cause heart palpitations?

Pain related: If there is severe pain — yes. Otherwise, they are unrelated. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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
668 doctors shared insights

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