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Haven't exercised in 4 weeks because of virus. When i stand up my heart rate goes up by 30, i'm tired and out of breath and weak. Should i work out?

Haven't exercised in 4 weeks because of virus. When i stand up my heart rate goes up by 30, i'm tired and out of breath and weak. Should i work out?

No exercise now: Under these circumstances the answe should be no until you feel better. Hr that goes up this much with standing implies dehydration--exercising right now will only make that worse. See your doctor and push fluids and nourishment. If still short of breath get an echo to make sure that the virus has not affected the heart or pericardial sac. ...Read more

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Went up some stairs, heart was beating heavily, I could feel it. WAS NOT OUT OF BREATH. Had eaten maybe half an hour ago. Have not been sleeping well.

Went up some stairs, heart was beating heavily, I could feel it. WAS NOT OUT OF BREATH. Had eaten maybe half an hour ago. Have not been sleeping well.

How do you feel now?: There is a long list, but how you feel now effects the answer. Irregular heart beat (SVT), reactive lung tissue to an irritant (bronchospam), hiatal hernia and even a lot in your lungs called a PE. Was it short lived and go way with rest? Any heart history in you or family? And chest pain? Dizziness? If it only occurred once and was short, and you now have no symptoms, probably nothing scary ...Read more

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When u dream fear, was it real during sleep? I dreamt i put my hand over my heart & felt it palpitating, but didn't feel weird. Should i be worried?

When u dream fear, was it real during sleep? I dreamt i put my hand over my heart & felt it palpitating, but didn't feel weird. Should i be worried?

Just a dream: You can experience anything in a dream. It has no special significance. I see you are taking xanax (alprazolam) and zoloft, which suggests that you are being treated for anxiety. If so, see a psychologist for psychotherapy. Medication alone is not good treatment. Psychotherapy should address the causes of your anxiety (not just the symptoms) and help you overcome it. ...Read more

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For what reasons when i wake from a deep sleep i'm taking short quick breaths and heart beating fast?

For what reasons when i wake from a deep sleep i'm taking short quick breaths and heart beating fast?

Breathing changes: Sleep and breathing is a huge topic. Breathing does change and get more shallow during deeper sleep. Also, though, sleep problems from breathing and heart issues become more apparent. If you gasp or wake up with breathing problems at night, see a specialist. Can be very common even in young people. ...Read more

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What is random heart flutter with tickle sensation, random attacks of breathlessness in day and while sleeping, all started after pain in chest 1 time?

What is random heart flutter with tickle sensation, random attacks of breathlessness in day and while sleeping, all started after pain in chest 1 time?

Atrial fibrillation: There are a number of possible explanations, but an irregular heartbeat called "atrial fibrillation" is the most concerning. An electrocardiogram (ECG) is needed, but your symptoms suggest the presence of an irregular heart rhythm, which usually is found to be atrial fibrillation. You should consult with your physician soonest to have this issue evaluated. ...Read more

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Can I have really bad chest pain out of nowhere? My chest is the only thing that hurts. Not out of breath or fast heart beat. I'm 17

Can I have really bad chest pain out of nowhere? My chest is the only thing that hurts. Not out of breath or fast heart beat. I'm 17

Yes: While at your age, it is more likely that this pain results from a muscle, joint or ligament in the chest, it is reasonable to get a check-up! See your doctor soon! ...Read more