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Effect Heart Racing
Clavamox: Tachycardia is not a usual side effect of clavulinic acid and amoxacillin. ...Read more
Palpitations: See your doctor! If you are having episodes of heart racing, and you are 55 yrs old with sleep apnea you may have cardiac arrhythmias. There is a higher incidence of arrhythmias in people with sleep apnea, and it could be serious if untreated. You should have your blood checked for your electrolytes and thyroid function, and tests of your heart including an ecg, echocardiogram, and holter monitor. ...Read more
LOTS of reasons: Tachycardia (fast heart beat) can be caused by stress, anemia, infection, fever, dehydration, medication, low blood sugar, hyperthyroidism and many many other causes. Some causes are problems with the heart, others cause your normal to beat too fast. Time to call your doctor and get checked out! ...Read more
Exercise: Productive exercise causes the body to need more blood flow to the tissues to cause induction of increased exercise capacity. An increased heart rate during exercise indicates this is in play. In general if the exercise isn't enough to elevate heart rate, it isn't enough exercise. The heart rate target is usually 120 to 150 but higher rates are appropriate for some people. ...Read more
I was awakened with my heart racing it lasted for at least 5 min. I've never been awakened by it before or had it last that long. Is this a major?
Sometimes you will have a bad dream that will result in your going into the "fight or flight" response, which then awakens you. Of course, you don't remember dreaming, or remember the dream.
I agree with doctor hazlett that a cardiac workup is a good idea, but if it show that you are healthy and this does not happen often, great.
If it happens too often (your decision), see a therapist. ...Read more
Why do I feel like my heart racing, but its not actually fast? It's around 80bpm and regular, but strong. Only last for 30mins. Cardio test fine.
Arrythmia: Even though you are counting the heart rate at 80 the rate may be fluctuating --this is called an arrythmia--you may need a monitor to check for an arrythmia ...Read more
See your PCP: A headache that is mostly in the morning may be caused by sleep apnea, bruxism, anxiety or depression. In the early morning hours (between 3 and 8 a.m.) our body has its lowest levels of endorphins so most primary headaches may present. See your PCP for consultation, tests and possible referral to a headache specialist. ...Read more
Stay hydrated: Most of these complaints are due to normal reaction of the body with position adjustment after a prolonged period of rest. However, early morning headache may indicate elevated blood pressure. You need to be evaluated. Also, stay hydrated-headaches are often a symptom of dehydration that happens even in colder climate due to dry air. ...Read more
Depends on: The medicine. But hopefully you won't have any. Usually these drugs are monitored periodically by your blood tone sure everything is ok. If your heart goes too fast too long it can cause a heart attack so the medicine is really needed. Never stop a med without talking to your doc. ...Read more
On a night whilst resting I get fast rapid heart racing and only seems to be at his worst at night time. Why could this be!?
Could be PAF: Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (paf) is seen in some young persons, especially athletes, after alcohol consumption. It typically occurs late in the evening, at rest or during sleep, but not with exertion. If it fits this pattern, it's called "vagal atrial fibrillation" because it's due to increased activity of the vagus nerve. It is quite benign and usually self terminating. U need a heart monitor. ...Read more
I woke up with my heart racing and numbness in my left side. I have never felt such a thing, no other symptoms and now feel ok. What to do?
Arrhythmia: You may have a supraventricular arrhythmia or rapid heart rhythm coming from the upper portion of the heart. You probably should be evaluated to exclude structural heart disease, thyroid disease of abnormal blood chemistries. Then if the rhythm abnormality is found it can be often treated with medications. If problems become very frequent or severe the disturbance might be curable with radiowaves. ...Read more
I keep waking at 3 or 4 am every morning and lie away for an hour. Sometimes I feel funny. Like my heart racing and a bit nervy. I'm not stressed?
Probably 'begnin': The electrical system of the heart sends regular pulses to the heart muscle to signal it to contract. Many things can disturb this natural rhythm eg electrolyte abnormalities (low potassium or magnesium), excessive stimulants eg caffeine, alcohol, nasal decongestants, certain asociated conditions such as mvp (mitral valve prolapse), anxiety, hormonal fluctuations, dreams etc. ...Read more