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Fast Heart Rate And Shaking
I took 300 mg of caffeine in Feb. I reacted badly with fast heart rate and shaking. I did not go 2 ER. I still feel bad. What possible damage occurred?
Unlikely: It would be very unlikely that any damage has occurred based on what you have described. Other over the counter products such as pseudofed can have similar effects as caffeine. as well as foods and beverages can also have lower doses of caffeine that could be contributing. Hope that helps ...Read more
I have episodes where I experience sudden dizziness, fast heart rate, shaking and then urge for bowel movement.
This combination of: Symptoms is consistent with an autonomic dysfunction. Perhaps POTS. You should see a health care provider for evaluation. I would suggest you see a cardiologist or electrophysiologist as many primary care doctors do not have experience with autonomic dysfunctions. ...Read more
I'm experiencing a fast heart rate, I feel light headed, feel faint, a bit sick too and my hands are shaking? What is it?
PALPITATIONS W/U: Palpitations that are symptomatic deserve a prompt W/U: exam/labs especially CBC/CMP/VITD/VITB12/MG/FOLATE/IRON TFTS/EKG/Event Monitor/ECHO andThe discussion of treatment options with your doctor. While you are waiting eliminate caffeine focus on staying hydrated. If palpitations worsen or syncope develops go directly to the ER stick to a GF diet WholeApproach. Com gutbliss. Com ...Read more
Hi, I have been suffering with what seems like anxiety for 12 months, the symptoms are:shaking legs, nausea, loose stools and fast heart rate? Anxiety?
Probably: The physical manifestations of anxiety include symtpms such as nausea, cramps, butterflies, diarrhea. Symptoms dizziness and lightheadedness, shakes or tremors, blurred vision, dry mouth, sweating, hot falshes, chills, wobbly weak legs chest tightness ANS shortness of breath, tingly sensations and vomiting. One has to be medically evaluted by psychiatrist to rule out other medical issues. ...Read more
Rate 100+ per minute: Tachycardia can be normal or abnormal, depending on the cause and source of the arrhythmia. If this is a persistent finding, then talk to your doctors to sort out the cause, and that will tell you the significance and direct you and your doctors to the optimal management. ...Read more
Who said that it is?: There is nothing intrinsically beneficial about a rapid heart rate. The heart increases the amount of blood it pumps through 2 mechanisms: stroke volume (blood pumped with each beat) and heart rate. It speeds up to meet the demands of the moment. An inappropriately fast heart rate can be a sign of illness and prolonged very rapid rates are harmful. ...Read more
The opposite is true: It is bad not to have a fast heart rate if you're a runner. ...Read more
Depends.: If the fetal heart rate remains above 160 beats per minute for over 10 minutes, then fetal tachycardia is diagnosed (unless the pregnancy is in the first trimester). This can be due to maternal fever, or fetal hyperthyroidism, cardiac defect, circulatory compromise, excessive fetal activity (benign, transient), or fetal tachyarrhythmia (atrial flutter, fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia). ...Read more
Not really: It can be handled. During surgery, the surgeon and anesthesiologist have IV access and control of respirations - they can do practically anything to your heart rhythm safely including electric shock and a variety of drugs. Please understand that sinus tachycardia (normal fast heart rate due to stress) is normal during surgery and requires no treatment. ...Read more
See your Dr.: Needs to be seen soon by either their pediatrician, or a pediatric cardiologist. ...Read more
Depends.: If the fetal heart rate remains above 160 beats per minute for over 10 minutes, then fetal tachycardia is diagnosed. This can be due to maternal fever, or fetal hyperthyroidism, cardiac defect, circulatory compromise, excessive fetal activity (benign, transient), cardiac failure, or fetal tachyarrhythmia (atrial flutter, fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia). ...Read more
Possibly nothing: There are many causes of anemia, and if the anemia is severe enough, it may be associated with a fast heart rate as a normal compensatory mechanism to maintain adequate cardiac output and provide sufficient oxygen delivery to tissues. Once the anemia is treated or resolves, the fast heart rate usually normalizes as well. A doctor's visit may be necessary to determine the cause of the anemia. ...Read more
Varies.: High resting heart rates 100+bpm may be a sign of illness and are associated with cardiomyopathy when sustained for very long periods. High exercise induced heart rates 130+bpm may be conditioning and beneficial. Extremely high rates such as seen with some tachycardias 220+ may be suddenly fatal as forward flow fails due to inadequate pump fill. ...Read more
Heart condition?: We need more information. Does the young person have a diagnosed heart condition? What is it? How fast is the heart rate? Does it occur at rest, with minimal or marked activity? Does he/she become faint or dizzy with it? How long does it last? Are there accompanying symptoms? Are there other medical issues? On any meds? ...Read more
COLD MEDICINES: Have meds that can make your heart race. Several of them matter of fact. ...Read more
See cardiologist: Depending on your stress level, such as awakening during a disturbing dream, your heart rate may rise well into the 100's bpm; however, "arrhythmias", such as supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) can also occur and awaken you from sleep. SVT is an abnormally fast heart rhythm, due to a short circuit in your heart. See your doctor, cardiologist, or heart rhythm specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more
Maybe: Depends on the cause of the fast heart rate. If the rhythm is normal but fast, the rate will simply slow and come right back (no net effect). Same for atrial fib and flutter. But if the fast hr is due to pat/svt (atrial tachycardia), the vagal maneuver may break the rhythm and restore normal rate. It's worth a try. Vagal maneuvers will have no effect on ventricular rhythms. ...Read more
My regular heart rate is usually low 50-60 and I wake up feeling drained with a fast heart rate 90-100 what could cause this?
It is: Higher than ur normal HR and hence something worrisom. Normally hr should be normal or low when u get up. Is it u get up early become nervous then it is anxiety. if it is 90 right on waking up it is called abnormal HR variability which is sign of or leads to ht disease and u should see an MD. Normally we dx this by doing 24 Holter Monitor but u r already giving abnormal finding. ...Read more
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
My arrythmia nurse says that I've got a normal heart rythem but have a inappropriate fast heart rate I'm a mystery he hasent seen this before 30 f?
Prob. Normal, but...: Depends on your heart rate over a 24hr period. Maybe it is only high when you are in the medical office, . A 24hr holter monitor can be quite helpful to assess this. Other causes can be dehydrated status, high thyroid, or anemia. Sometimes people have a condition when they stand up that their heart rate markedly increases (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome- pots). ...Read more
Does using Controloc (pantoprazole, cause extra systol and fast heart rate and if I stop using the drug for long I will suffer form it is side efect?
No: I answered this question already. The answer is still no ...Read more
I take 10mg inderall for fast heart rate resting rate is usually over 90 bpm, would it be ok to take 2 pills at once? I don't think 1 pill helps much.
Yes you can, but...: The dosage must be determined by individual titration by increasing from 10 mg to 50 mg per day when used alone. Rec.: see your prescribing physician for a medication adjustment. Do not self medicate to prevent future complications. ...Read more
Had a holter done, nothing abnormal found just a fast heart rate now and than nothing higher than 120. Still scared my hearts just gonna stop? I'm 33.
Prescription meds: There's nothing you will find in your home medicine cabinet to take for a fast heart rate. First, you need a diagnosis. Not all fast heart rates are abnormal or need treatment. Secondly, different classes of medicines are used for different rhythms. Third, there may be a correctable problem so that medication isn't needed at all. 4th, the fast heart rate may be the tip of the iceberg. See your md. ...Read more
Atypical: Yes, anxiety can cause one's heart to speed up, but a quickly beating heart all day sounds a bit unusual. Go to your local urgent care center, or your local emergency room and explain the situation to the nurse in charge. Ask for a Full work up to see what the physical issues might be. If all test proved negative you may have an anxiety disorder treatable by meds and psychotherapy. ...Read more
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