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I was just sitting on my couch and my heart start beating hard and fast and I became very tired like I've been running my I have palpatations everyday?

I was just sitting on my couch and my heart start beating hard and fast and I became very tired like I've been running my I have palpatations everyday?

Tachycardia: See your doctor. Depending on the frequency of symptoms, further evaluation with a montior 24, 48 hours or 30 day can be very helpful in evaluating your symptoms. ...Read more

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I was awakened last night to the sound of my heart beating hard and fast. I have a history of hypertension and am on meds for same but no past cardiac?

I was awakened last night to the sound of my heart beating hard and fast. I have a history of hypertension and am on meds for same but no past cardiac?

Anxiety.: Forceful regular beating heart in the middle of the night suggest that your heart is normal and that you have anxiety. Irregular, weak or very rapid pulse suggest something else. If you can exercise without any symptoms it is unlikely that you have any significant coronary artery or structural heart disease. ...Read more

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I have pulmonary embloism my heart is beating hard and fast. The beat is so hard I feel in my neck is this part of the symptom or is this palpatation?

I have pulmonary embloism my heart is beating hard and fast. The beat is so hard I feel in my neck is this part of the symptom or is this palpatation?

Go to hospital now: If you're not feeling back to normal after starting treatment for pulmonary embolism (pe), you need to seek medical attention immediately, whether at your doctor's office or at the hospital. Pe is a medical emergency and can kill if not appropriately treated quickly enough. It's impossible for me to tell you what's going on in your body so it's imperative that you seek medical attention now. ...Read more

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My 4 year old son has started saying his heart is beating really hard+fast+that it sometimes hurts him. He could maybe be walking for 5-10mins?

My 4 year old son has started saying his heart is beating really hard+fast+that it sometimes hurts him. He could maybe be walking for 5-10mins?

Likely Normal: Palpitations ("my heart is beeping") and transient chest pain are very common complaints in 4 year olds, and odds are strongly in favor of this being normal. If it seems to really affect children, a visit to a pediatric cardiologist can be helpful. ...Read more

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Why is it that my heart now beats slow, really hard, and sluggish, but several months ago it was beating fast and in rythym, feels diff, any causes?

Why is it that my heart now beats slow, really hard, and sluggish, but several months ago it was beating fast and in rythym, feels diff, any causes?

Heartbeat: There is daily and even hourly heart beat variation. Emotion, exercise, stress, illness can all effect heart rate, as can medications and thyroid status. But sometimes even when we think our heart is beating fast, it s really isn't. Check your pulse at the times you think it is beating fast. May consider EKG f/u w/doc urgent care. ...Read more

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I've had this 7-9x.I weren't excited, angry, or tired but suddenly my heart beating so fast, hard & very noticeable on the shirt. Should I be worried?

I've had this 7-9x.I weren't excited, angry, or tired but suddenly my heart beating so fast, hard & very noticeable on the shirt. Should I be worried?

Think thyroid: You are in your early 20's. Think of issues with your thyroid - Hashimoto's thyroiditis; pheochromocytosis; thyroid storm. Get thee to a good internist right away for workup and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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My heart is always beating fast and stong/hard. It always jas for as long as I remember. I'm a 20 year old female. Is this normal? Is it okay?

My heart is always beating fast and stong/hard. It always jas for as long as I remember. I'm a 20 year old female. Is this normal? Is it okay?

May b not: Depends. If u feel them only while resting or sleeping that may b normal. But if u feel them occasionally causing irregular or regular fast rhythm which goes to normal within seconds or mins, this could be abnormal. ...Read more

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I have had episodes where my heart was beating irregularly in the past week. I felt like it was hard to breathe. It beats so fast that I feel like I can't breathe. What should I do?

I have had episodes where my heart was beating irregularly in the past week. I felt like it was hard to breathe. It beats so fast that I feel like I can't breathe. What should I do?

Arrhythmia: You may have an abnormal heart beat called an arrhythmia. There are several different types. You should make an appointment with your doctor who might order a heart monitor to wear. ...Read more

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My heart rate increased now my whole body is skaking with every rapid beat? I Can feel it beating? Its beating so hard/fast my body is shaking too?

My heart rate increased now my whole body is skaking with every rapid beat? I Can feel it beating? Its beating so hard/fast my body is shaking too?

Go to E.R.: You should go to E.R or urgent care to be checked out and at least have an E.K.G. The doctor over there then can arrange for you to be either admitted to the hospital or arrange for a cardiologist for more tests like Holter Monitor to check your heart over a period of time to check for the type of abnormality and treat it. ...Read more

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I usually feel my heart beating really fast, but it's actually just 70-100bpm. But makes it hard for me to catch breath. At times, I feel stabbing pain.

I usually feel my heart beating really fast, but it's actually just 70-100bpm. But makes it hard for me to catch breath. At times, I feel stabbing pain.

Anxiety: You may be having anxiety attacks. However, you need to make sure you do not have any underlying heart or metabolic condition. You may need thorough history physical, thyroid test and ECG before saying it is anxiety. ...Read more

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I feel like my heart is beating a fast and hard but I had a cardiac checkup a year ago this month and all was ok what can it be?

I feel like my heart is beating a fast and hard but I had a cardiac checkup a year ago this month and all was ok what can it be?

Symptoms then?: Did you have these symptoms when you have the workup? You may want to inquire about getting a 48 hour EKG monitor put on to see if they can pick up the times when you feel this. ...Read more

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I can feel my heart beating really hard in my chest. It's not beating fast, it just feels like it's pounding. What is this? I do have anxiety

I can feel my heart beating really hard in my chest. It's not beating fast, it just feels like it's pounding. What is this? I do have anxiety

Anxiety: Anxiety can cause a release of adrenaline (epinephrine) into the blood stream. One of the functions of Epinephrine is to increase the stroke volume of the heart - that is how hard the heart pumps. The problem with anxiety is that this may have happened just once or twice but now when you "notice" it you are worried and that prolongs the whole cascade! ...Read more

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I was laying down in bed and out of now where my heart was beating hard and it was slow but fast. During that I had trouble breathing. No heart prob.?

I was laying down in bed and out of now where my heart was beating hard and it was slow but fast. During that I had trouble breathing. No heart prob.?

Your symptoms are: Too vague to identify an issue. Many different things both serious and benign could account for this event. Given your age it is highly unlikely to be serious but get checked out by a health care professional just to be sure. ...Read more

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My 8 yr old daughter complains her heart hurts when in pain her heart is beating very fast and hard as if it wants to get out of her chest serious?

My 8 yr old daughter complains her heart hurts when in pain her heart is beating very fast and hard as if it wants to get out of her chest serious?

Needs to be seen: She needs to be checked for a problem with the conduction in her heart, especially if these episodes occur at rest. More information is needed, however. I would recommend going to your pediatrician. It may not be anything worrisome, but it warrants further evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm very dizzy and my heart is beating fast and hard should I go to the er?

I'm very dizzy and my heart is beating fast and hard should I go to the er?

PALPITATIONS: Regarding your heart rate, try to measure how fast it is actually beating. Count the number of heartbeats you have in 15 seconds and multiply x4 for your heart rate per minute. Also try to determine if the rhythm Is regular or irregular. If your heart rate is greater than 100 bpm and/or the rhythm is irregular, then yes go to the ER. ...Read more

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Will your heart stop if it's beating to hard and fast because of the blood cloy in mu lung. Is it safe to excersie?

Will your heart stop if it's beating to hard and fast because of the blood cloy in mu lung. Is it safe to excersie?

IT CAN: Clot in the lung a very serious condition and needs to be treated in hospital with blood thinners and close observation, if not treated it can cause heart to stop.
It is not safe to exercise if you have a clot in your lung. ...Read more

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My heart rate seems to start beating really fast and hard even after walking a couple of feet. Accompanied with occasional chest pain.?

My heart rate seems to start beating really fast and hard even after walking a couple of feet. Accompanied with occasional chest pain.?

Chest pain: You don't say your age, but anytime I hear of someone who has chest pain accompanied by palpitations, especially with exertion, alarm bells ring in my head. You need to see your doctor immediately, or if you are having more chest pain go to the emergency room. Do not delay. Good luck. ...Read more

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I get really hot for no reason & my heart starts beating really fast. I start to panic as I find it hard to breathe. My neck and face go bright red?

I get really hot for no reason & my heart starts beating really fast. I start to panic as I find it hard to breathe. My neck and face go bright red?

From Panic ATTACK: You have written that you suffer from panic attacks. Your symptoms of feelong hot, heart beating fast and had to breathe may be due to panick attacks
but I will suggest that inspite of my opinion, you should consult your doctor to rule out any medical causes of your symptoms including physical examination, blood test for thyroid disorder and ekg to check your heart rhythm. ...Read more

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My heart rate is beating fast, tightness of chest, and hard to breathe. What do I do? I took diphenhydramine 4 times this week last night was 600mg, night before was 700mg, others were 500.

My heart rate is beating fast, tightness of chest, and hard to breathe. What do I do? I took diphenhydramine 4 times this week last night was 600mg, night before was 700mg, others were 500.

I: I don't know the cause of your symptoms. It could be a heart attack, an asthma attack, a panic attack etc. With the limited info provided - recommend that you call 911 and request an ambulance. Symptoms of a mycocardial infarction (heart attack) can include: chest pain, tightness, squeezing or fullness. However the pain can also present in the upper back, the upper middle abdomen, jaw, head, teeth or in the arms (left more than right). One could have nausea, vomiting or it could feel like indigestion or heartburn. Feeling short of breath, sweating and just feeling out of sorts can also occur. About a fourth of people have no significant symptoms during a heart attack. ...Read more

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Fluttering feeling in heart, beating fast and hard also. I felt light headed and really warm, was shaking, felt like I was going to die. Panic attack?

Fluttering feeling in heart, beating fast and hard also. I felt light headed and really warm, was shaking, felt like I was going to die. Panic attack?

Panic attack: You are a Precious Human Being!
I understand your distress.
These symptoms indicate Anxiety/ Panic attack.
Alcohol, Cocaine, and Amphetamines can cause or make symptoms worse.
Please go to ER for Diagnosis and Treatment. ...Read more