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I had a steroid injection a week ago in my hip for bursitis, have been getting palpitations heart rate 43, last time had tachycardia how long will las?

I had a steroid injection a week ago in my hip for bursitis, have been getting palpitations heart rate 43, last time had tachycardia how long will las?

Steroid injection: Steroid injection should not increase your heart rate for more than a few minutes usually. How long did your tachycardia last the previous injection? Are you having chest pain of any kind? Please let us know to see if this needs ER care. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Epidural Injection (Definition)

Epidural injections treat either acute or chronic pain. The most common epidural injections are to treat labor pain and usually include an indwelling catheter that provides continuous treatment until the baby is delivered. The medicine is a local anesthetic +/- opiod. Epidural injections also include single shot injections to treat chronic back pain. These usually include ...Read more


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Sometimes get a fast heart rate after eating especially breakfast and lunch. Can be up to 130. Had holter done Dr said everything was normal rhythm?

Sometimes get a fast heart rate after eating especially breakfast and lunch. Can be up to 130. Had holter done Dr said everything was normal rhythm?

See cardiologist: If you are having accurate measurements of heart rates of 130 several times a day then something is wrong. I would suggest that you ask your doctor for a referral to a cardiologist. ...Read more

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I got a fast heart rate after drinking alcohol how can I slow it down and why does it happen?

I got a fast heart rate after drinking alcohol how can I slow it down and why does it happen?

The fast heart rate: Probably occurs as a physiological response to the vasodilatation caused by the alcohol. It should slow down naturally as the alcohol metabolizes out of your system. You could try hydrating significantly before drinking or drinking less alcohol. ...Read more

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I experienced heart palpitations and a fast heart rate after taking a nasal decongestant (otrivine), is this normal?

I experienced heart palpitations and a fast heart rate after taking a nasal decongestant (otrivine), is this normal?

No: Here is reference from drugs. Com:f any of the following side effects occur while taking xylometazoline nasal, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible: Blurred vision. dizziness. headache or light-headedness. hives. nausea. nervousness. pounding, irregular, or fast heartbeat. Rash. ...Read more

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I would like a doctor to explain to me why I sometimes get a very fast heart rate after eating a meal particularly if its large.

I would like a doctor to explain to me why I sometimes get a very fast heart rate after eating a meal particularly if its large.

Endothelial Problem: Heavy meals can cause the cells covering the interior wall of arteries to become sluggishly and sticky, a condition called endothelial dysfunction. This leads to decreases blood supply to the organs. In your case, the heart. The heart rate increase due to the increased demand without the appropriate supply of blood. ...Read more

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I get so fast heart rate after minimal cardio exercising that I have to stop. Can you please tell me how to overcome this problem?

I get so fast heart rate after minimal cardio exercising that I have to stop. Can you please tell me how to overcome this problem?

Fitness evaluation: If you have symptoms with exercise that you think are abnormal, you should see your doctor to make sure you are otherwise healthy (not anemic, no evidence of systemic disease, etc.) then, if that is all normal, consider having a fitness evaluation that includes an exercise test to see what your response is to incremental exercise. A common cause is simply being out of shape. ...Read more

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Always fast heart rate although my BP is always 120/80 but hr is always in the 105-120 range. What could be wrong with me?

Always fast heart rate although my BP is always 120/80 but hr is always in the 105-120 range. What could be wrong with me?

Would first see: If hr is low when asleep or if always high and regular. Psychological causes would be very limited in when they occur.
Then, what meds/other conditions inc drugs of abuse and caffeine intake.
cannot say in your particular case, and would need more info in any case. ...Read more

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How to deal with a fast heart rate of a 12 year old?

See your Dr.: Needs to be seen soon by either their pediatrician, or a pediatric cardiologist. ...Read more

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I have an unusually fast heart rate for unusually long periods of time. What is wrong with me?

I have an unusually fast heart rate for unusually long periods of time. What is wrong with me?

Not sure: That depends on how fast the heart rate is and exactly what the rhythm is as determined by an ekg. There may be nothing wrong with you. Maybe your thyroid is overactive. There are just a lot of possibilities so you need evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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If the heart feels fluttering without fast heart rate is this most likely anxiety? Just felt groups of flutters today, my heart wasn't racing though.

If the heart feels fluttering without fast heart rate is this most likely anxiety? Just felt groups of flutters today, my heart wasn't racing though.

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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I take lisinopril20mg sertaline50mg wellbutrin150mg metprolol50mg nexuim50mg im29 the metproplol is for fast heart rate pvcs can I live long taking te?

I take lisinopril20mg sertaline50mg wellbutrin150mg metprolol50mg nexuim50mg im29 the metproplol is for fast heart rate pvcs can I live long taking te?

Lifestyle: To maximize your life expectancy make sure you:
1. eat a low-sugar high protein diet
2. no smoking, minimal alcohol consumption
3. see your doctor regularly
4. daily exercise for 30-60 mins (discuss with your cardiologist)
5. check your blood pressure and heart rate at home once or twice a day and keep a diary of the recordings. ...Read more

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Can a panic attack cause a fast heart rate?

Can a panic attack cause a fast heart rate?

Yes: Panic attacks cause increased heart rate, shortness of breath, excitement, a sense of fear and panic. They are usually eliminated by SSRIs, and the symptoms can be reduced by using beta blockers. You want to rule out cardiac arrhythmia as a cause of the rapid heart rate. ...Read more

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Can exercise treadmill cause a fast heart rate or would you just collapse?

Can exercise treadmill cause a fast heart rate or would you just collapse?

Maybe both: The purpose of an exercise treadmill is to elevate your heart rate up to your target heart rate to test the pump and electrical system. The object is not to make you collapse although that does rarely occur. We generally stop the test if there is a sense of impending collapse. ...Read more

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I get a fast heart rate when taking prednisone (90bpm) sometimes. Should I stop taking it?

I get a fast heart rate when taking prednisone (90bpm) sometimes. Should I stop taking it?

Medication: Actually 90 beats per minute is still within normal range. Please don't stop your medication unless you have discussed this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why causes irregular breathing, drowsiness, and fast heart rate?

Why causes irregular breathing, drowsiness, and fast heart rate?

See doctor: For a thorough examination and history. There is no way to diagnose the vague symptoms over the internet, ...Read more

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Does holding the bladder (to pee) for longer causes fast heart rate?

Does holding the bladder (to pee) for longer causes fast heart rate?

Yes.: Holding our urine is a function of the sympathetic (fight-or-flight) nervous system. The hormones of that branch of the nervous system can also raise the heart rate. And blood pressure. And breathing rate. ...Read more

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Fast heart rate and diarrhea. Took caffeine pills over 10 hrs ago. Go to ER?

Fast heart rate and diarrhea. Took caffeine pills over 10 hrs ago. Go to ER?

Yes, if...: Feel faint, chest discomfort, lightheaded, sweats, abdominal pain, vomiting, can't keep anything down, feel like you are jumping out of your skin, panic, etc.
Caffeine can cause or aggravate arrhythmias ("funny" heart rhythms), especially in setting of certain other meds, or baseline disorders.
Caffeine pills and "energy" drinks have caused some significant problems for some people-not reccomended. ...Read more

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Will very very mild mitral valve leakage cause a fast heart rate...Or not related?

Will very very mild mitral valve leakage cause a fast heart rate...Or not related?

Mitral valve: Minor degrees of leakage actions the mitral valve is very common making it unlikely as the cause if palpitations. ...Read more

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Will fast heart rate cause mitral valve leakage or are two if those not related at all?

Will fast heart rate cause mitral valve leakage or are two if those not related at all?

Compensation: Asymptomatic mitral valve regurgitation may compensate by having a faster heart rate. The body can compensate two ways. Either a faster heart rate or more blood per beat. If you are active then your body may compensate for the regurgitation by having a resting heart rate above normal. Follow with a cardiologist. Also ask to see a surgeon so that if you need surgery in the future. ...Read more

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I was told that because of the vagus nerve that GERD can cause a fast heart rate. Is that true?

I was told that because of the vagus nerve that GERD can cause a fast heart rate. Is that true?

Endothelial Problem: Heavy meals can cause the cells covering the interior wall of arteries to become sluggishly and sticky, a condition called endothelial dysfunction. This leads to decreases blood supply to the organs. In your case, the heart. The heart rate increase due to the increased demand without the appropriate supply of blood. ...Read more

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Can a migraine cause my BP to go high? Take atenolol for fast heart rate. Normal BP for me is 106/60. Now is 145/75.

Can a migraine cause my BP to go high? Take atenolol for fast heart rate. Normal BP for me is 106/60. Now is 145/75.

BP and pain: Any kind of severe pain, including migraine often will elevate the blood pressure. The level that you report is not worrisome in this setting but if it should remain elevated after pain resolved, please have that evaluated. ...Read more

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Hipertiroidism since 5 yrs ago, TSH actually normal under methomazole, is it normal to still feel symptoms as fast heart rate, and some more?

Hipertiroidism since 5 yrs ago, TSH actually normal under methomazole, is it normal to still feel symptoms as fast heart rate, and some more?

Hyperthyroidism: When tachycardia is due to hyperthyroism, the heart rate should be normal if your thyroid function test is normal and a beta blocker is used to control heart rate, but if these symptoms continue, you should let your doctor know to evaluate you for other possible causes of tachycardia such as atrial fibrillation, flutter, tachy-brady syndrome, anxiety etc... ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Epidural (Definition)

The epidural space is an anatomical space just outside the fluid filled sac that contains the spinal cord and brain. Anesthesiologists and pain physicians are skilled at placing needles or catheters (tubes) into this space in the spinal canal to administer medications. These medicines can treat the pain of surgery or labor. These medicines can also be used to treat chronic ...Read more


Heart Rate (Definition)

Heart rate is a measurement of the number of times a person's heart beats in one minute. Normal heart rates vary with a person's age and with excitement and exercise. Abnormal heart rates are too slow, too fast, and/or irregular (too much ...Read more