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My body temp was 101.5 and i had sweating and heart palpitations 1.5 months after epidural steroid injection with 8 year history of Zoloft (sertraline) use. Is this serotonin syndrome?

My body temp was 101.5 and i had sweating and heart palpitations 1.5 months after epidural steroid injection with 8 year history of Zoloft (sertraline) use. Is this serotonin syndrome?

No.: We doctors have a saying: "when you hear hoofbeats, don't think of zebras." in other words, common things occur much more commonly than rare things. Serotonin syndrome is rare, and typically occurs immediately after taking a drug, not 1.5 months later. The most likely cause of a fever and palpitations is a viral illness. Let your doctor examine you, to put your mind at ease. ...Read more

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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Palpitation (Definition)

Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also ...Read more


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How do I make heart palpitations go away?

How do I make heart palpitations go away?

Palpitation treat: Treatments include not using caffeine, alcohol , street drugs, smoking and other stimulant substances. Try to learn meditation and other calming techniques, cut out herbal substances, cough and cold medicines, nutritional supplements, see your doctor to be sure no direct heart problem and for treatment if the basics above don't help. ...Read more

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How much time do heart palpitations last?

How much time do heart palpitations last?

Secs to days: seconds to days, depends upon what is going on. technically the definition of palpitations is "awareness of the heart beat". often due to a "not normal" heart beat or arrhythmia of some sort, but sometimes general anxiety cause heighten awareness of the heart beat. ...Read more

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Can korean ginseng cause heart palpitations?

Can korean ginseng cause heart palpitations?

Yes.: Ginseng can also cause nervousness, anxiety, agitation and high blood pressure. Several other herbs have a similar effect, like ephedra and ginkgo-biloba. ...Read more

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How can I get heart palpitations under control?

How can I get heart palpitations under control?

See a doctor: You need to know what is really going on before any treatment can be recommended. Cutting out caffeine is a good idea while waiting to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What do I do to get my heart palpitations under control?

A doctor evaluation: What's causing the palpitation? That is the key to your symptoms. Do you have hyperthyroidism, anxiety, atrial fibrillation, ohter heart dysrythmias, severe anemia, fever, excess alcohol use (binge), energy drinks etc. ...Read more

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How come i get heart palpitations during strenuous exercise?

How come i get heart palpitations during strenuous exercise?

Find out why,: If at all possible...You may benefit from a session of multifunction cardiogram. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/multifunction_cardiogram. ...Read more

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What could cause heart palpitations when lying flat on my back?

A few : Some times simply changing your bodies postion will shift the hearts position closer the the chest and make the pulse more palpable. Lying flat can cause reflux which that irritates the heart and causes palpitations. Especially pts with a large hiatal hernia. Simple diagnostic evalluations such as a n upper GI study and a holter. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have heart palpitations without exercising?

What does it mean to have heart palpitations without exercising?

With exertion or not: Your age, weight, cardiac and respiratory status needed to respond appropriately. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of heart palpitations if all of these test have been normal for me?

What could be the cause of heart palpitations if all of these test have been normal for me?

Palpitations: You need to get an ekg, holter, event monitor and loop recorder in sequence to diagnose cause of your palpitations. If everything is normal, then it simply anxiety disorder. Consult your physician. ...Read more

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Can low estrogen cause heart palpitations?

Can low estrogen cause heart palpitations?

Uh-uh: Low estrogen does not cause palpitations. If it did, every woman over the age of 55 would be troubled with them. Low estrogen is, of course, physiologic (normal) in all women as they age, all men, and all children. If your estrogen level has recently become low, you may be troubled with a number of symptoms including palpitations but there isn't a cause and effect. ...Read more

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Can or does running help ease heart palpitations?

Can or does running help ease heart palpitations?

In most cases yes: Most palpitations are early beats from the top (pac) or bottom chamber (PVC) of the heart. They are usually harmless, are actually suppressed by exercise. If your palpitations increase with exercise, see your doctor, as this may be a sign you need further evaluation. ...Read more

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Should I worry about my heart palpitations? Went off estrogen

Should I worry about my heart palpitations? Went off estrogen

Palpitations: You should tell your doctor of you are having palpitations, or if they are accompanied by lightheadedness, chest pain or shortness of breath. There are many causes and the evaluation is easy. ...Read more

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Should i be worried? Heart palpitations, funny feeling in the chest?

Should i be worried? Heart palpitations, funny feeling in the chest?

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

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Pounding Heart (Pulse) (Definition)

Pounding heartbeat is a symptom in which a person senses that his heart is beating very strongly, such as during exercising. Pounding heartbeat, without other chest or heart symptoms, can be normal if it happens only during exercise. Otherwise, a medical problem may be the cause. ...Read more


Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Palpitations (Definition)

Heart palpitations are a clinical finding in which a person feels his heart beating strongly, feels his heart beating fast, or both. This can occur with anxiety disorders or heart conditions including ...Read more