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Heart Feels Like It Drops
I can not figure out why I have anxiety. I do not feel stressed etc. I have numb/dull ache in left arm shoulder.MY heart feels like it drops. Any idea?
Effects on the heart: Anxiety can affect the heart and heart related problems can cause anxiety. For example, stress can cause palpitations, the feeling of skips, fluttering or extra beats of the heart. Also, irregular heart rhythm can lead to feelings of panic. See your doctor and address b ou th the anxiety and the potential that you may be having an irregular heart rhythm. ...Read more
What's the best way to relax my body while trying to fall asleep? Without having bad anxieties
Such as heart feels like it wants to drop while sleep
Meditation: You can easily learn technique. Hypnosis sessions similar. Cognitive behavior therapy very effective. ...Read more
Palpitations : Get an EKG. Then if that is normal consider getting a Holter examination after discussing your situation with a cardiologist. ...Read more
Several things: Certainly anxiety and caffeine can cause this, but we also worry about certain heart rhythms that can also cause it. It can be something simple like premature ventricular beats, or other more important heart rhythm problems. This can be evaluated by your doctor, usually by ordering tests like an event monitor, which is worn for up to a month, and can record when you feel the racing. ...Read more
Palpitations see Doc: If you have other symptoms like sweating, shortness of breath, dizziness or chest pain with the skipped heart beats, you should seek immediate attention. Otherwise, see your primary doctor. Palpitations are often benign and typically we don't feel our heart beating at all. The hard beat occurs after the pause as the heart has more time to fill and squeezes harder to empty the extra blood. ...Read more
Heart feels like it's not even beating at times because it's not beating hard. Should i be concerned?
No: It doesn't need to beat hard to pump the blood. Most of the time we are not aware that it's even working. I won't be concerned about this. ...Read more
My heart feels like it stops then beats real hard only once after that. It's happening several times a day.?
PVC: What you are having is a premature ventricular contraction (PVC) where the heart has an early beat then a pause as it falls right before a normal beat so the normal beat doesn't occur. Then the next beat takes a little longer to occur. During that time the heart fills just a little more so the next heartbeat is stronger and that's what you are feeling. It is called starlings law, heart beats harder. ...Read more
Question: Heartburn is actually a gastroesophageal symptom, not a heart symptom. There is no particular heart pain that is typically described as 'burning'. That said, there is a lot of variation in how people describe what they are feeling and some doubtless describe real cardiac discomfort as burning. ...Read more
WHY?: Are you having chest pains? If so, or you feel that terrible with your heart, you should seek emergent help to get your heart evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more
Muscle twitch: You are probably having twitches of your chest wall muscles. Generally not a cause for concern but talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more
Go to the Hospital: Please sign off of the internet and get to the doctor's office or er today. ...Read more
Heart disease: Not possible for the heart to itch like skin. Don't know what you are feeling. ...Read more
The sensation you experience is normal. Try to keep yourself occupied with activities, specifically with your studies.
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Go to the ER: If you passed out, and are experiencing such symptoms afterwards, you need to be evaluated by a physician immediately. It could just be dehydration, but there are many other much more concerning causes that should be ruled out first. This includes an issue with the heart. Best wishes. ...Read more
When I lay down at night my chest feels heavy I get real hot and my heart feels like its misbeating. Why?
Unsure: See your physician for evaluation & potential treatment. ...Read more
What if your heart feels like it is vibrating from time to time for 2 days and you sometimes cough due to the vibration?
Palpitations: By vibrating, you probably mean sudden onset of rapid heart rate which starts and stops suddenly, it can cause shortness of breath and cough, it should be checked out by your pcp / cardiologist. It needs work up including lab / holter monitor / electrocardiograph, etc. See your md asap. ...Read more
Sometimes my heart feels like it skips a beat, and has to catch up with the skipped beat, is this normal? It's been happening for about a year now
Probably is: Sporadic cardiac irregulararity is common in people with no heart disease. But you need to get checked by your doctor to determine that there is nothing else causing it. ...Read more
Whay could make me keep getting like an excited feeling in my chest? My heart feels like it beats diffrent then normal again. Could it be axniety?
Sure can: However, I'd like to know your age, smoker or not, alcohol drinker or not, are you taking meds or over the counter products? How long have you been having these symptoms? Any heartburn? Do you feel winded or lightheaded when you have this sensation? In other words, there is a bit more to this job than taking a good guess. I don't like guessing when it comes to the best advice I can give you... ...Read more
I have noticed that when I wake up my heart feels like it is racing fast panicy like, worried because this never used to happen. What could it be?
Panic attacks?: It is possible to have panic attacks in sleep, that wake you. In that case you'd have typical symptoms when you wake up. It's certainly treatable if you see a psychiatrist for an evaluation. If you haven't had a full evaluation of your general and cardiac health, please do that as well. ...Read more
Sometimes my heart feels like it stops, a pressure builds up like it is going to explode, it can beat really hard right after or just restart, help?
Palpitation: Sounds as if you experience a rhythm disturbance; insufficient information given to help you further ...Read more
Unknown. : It could be a variety of different things, including heart related. You should discuss these symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more
Went to ER heart feels like it stops then big thud and goes to normal. Happens throughout the day. All tests are normal. What can it be?
Felt beat: While you might or might not skip a beat now and then, you likely are having an occasional PVC (premature ventricular contraction), which is originated from a different spot on heart and often out of phase with pulse, so you notice it. Stress, CAFFEINE, tobacco and other stimulants can bring them on. Cut back on these, sleep enough (7+hrs/note for most folks) and they should tame down. ...Read more
Sometimes I get so angry that my chest hurts and my heart feels like it's going to explode. I am afraid that I have caused irreversible damage to my heart.
Effects of anger: Anger and stress are not healthy for the heart, but a cardiologist would have to evaluate you to determine what, if any, damage there is. Seeking help for the anger (whether it's by therapy, medication, yoga, or anger management classes) would be advised to help not just your heart health but your overall physical and mental well-being. ...Read more
It's been 8 hrs and my heart feels like it is fluttering out of my chest. What should I do? ER? Its pretty constant.
Ekg: Yes have a doctor see you and do an ekg ...Read more
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