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I hve anxiety. I experienced heart palpitations lately while sleeping. It wakes me up from sleep &my heart beat really fast. Is that normal? I am diagnosed with anxiety & depression and I was feeling ok few month before. Start to hve that in october.

I hve anxiety. I experienced heart palpitations lately while sleeping. It wakes me up from sleep &my heart beat really fast. Is that normal? I am diagnosed with anxiety & depression and I was feeling ok few month before. Start to hve that in october.

Palpitations: Can be a symptom of anxiety but you need to see your doctor to rule out medical conditions. Then see a clinical psychologist who can teach you some strategies to deal w/your anxiety. See www. Relaxationrespose. Org for some self-help too. Peace and good health. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Heart Palpitations (Definition)

Palpitations is the symptom, not the diagnosis. They are the 'abnormal awareness of the beating heart'. This can include the heart going to fast, too slow, too hard, irregularly, skipping a beat. The causes are varied eg electrical problems (both sinister and not sinister), extra beats (mostly harmless), anxiety, thyroid problem. If persistent or worrying then get checked for ...Read more


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What might be causing me to feel heart palpitations while sleeping?

What might be causing me to feel heart palpitations while sleeping?

Not sure: I would need much more information. Is it when you lay down then I would think hiatal hernia. I am confused about the "while sleeping" unless you were being monitored. ...Read more

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For the last week I have had substantial heart palpitations, keeping me from sleeping at night. Can anxiety do that? For that long?

For the last week I have had substantial heart palpitations, keeping me from sleeping at night. Can anxiety do that? For that long?

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

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I feel heart palpitations at night, when I check my heart it's 82bpm, but it's like beating harder, I feel anxiety and difficulty sleeping. I went to the cardiologist, normal ECG and blood tests as normal too.

I feel heart palpitations at night, when I check my heart it's 82bpm, but it's like beating harder, I feel anxiety and difficulty sleeping. I went to the cardiologist, normal ECG and blood tests as normal too.

Anxiety: You said you are anxious. Anxiety can cause all these symptoms. It's good you already were checked out by a cardiologist. A good CBT (cognitivr behavioral therapy) therapist canbe very helpful. If necessary there are medications your FP or a psychiatrist can prescribe. ...Read more

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I'm 25, and fit. For a month I have tingling sensation in my head and left chest, trouble sleeping, heart palpitations, throat heavy, what's wrong?

I'm 25, and fit. For a month I have tingling sensation in my head and left chest, trouble sleeping, heart palpitations, throat heavy, what's wrong?

Multiple symptoms: You should try to examine your own life to see if there have been any recent changes in diet, stress level, supplements, medications. Next, please see your doctor for a thorough exam and blood tests. My greatest suspicion is thyroid dysfunction, but other concerns such as anemia or liver disease or exposure to some toxins might be considered. If it all checks out okay, consider anxiety. ...Read more

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Trying to fall asleep. 10 min of palpitations w/ fast heart rate. No other symptoms. Doc says heart ok. Can anxiety really appear in while relaxed?

Yes: In fact, people can have panic attacks in their sleep. What you are describing is pretty much the definition of a panic attack. Short period of time, intense, physiologic response w/o real medical probs.
What were you thinking about at the time?
Pas are very treatable with therapy, where you work to find your triggers and retrain your brain. I do not recommend just medicating them, tho meds help. ...Read more

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Can you wake up with heart palpitations? Is this normal?

Can you wake up with heart palpitations? Is this normal?

Yes: Palpitations in the morning is not uncommon. The body is gearing up for the day and catacholamines are on the rise to prepare you for the day. The GERD can also do this. While lying flat reflux of acid irritates the esophagus and causes palptitations. A holter, echo, upper GI all can help determine causes. ...Read more

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Having on and off heart palpitations since last week. My heart races when I walk and when I wake up in the morning and when the weather is hot. Cause?

Having on and off heart palpitations since last week. My heart races when I walk and when I wake up in the morning and when the weather is hot. Cause?

Time to see a doctor: A young woman who feels palpitations should be checked by her primary care doctor (family medicine or internal medicine, not Ob-Gyn) to make sure her body is ok from a general check-up point of view, and to listen to her heart. It could just be that she is out of shape and trying to exercise herself back into shape. But, it could also be that her heart is beating irregularly for another reason. ...Read more

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Is it normal for Buspar (buspirone) to give you extreme heart palpitations? Been on it for years and has been increased recently. It wakes me from sleep sometimes

Is it normal for Buspar (buspirone) to give you extreme heart palpitations? Been on it for years and has been increased recently. It wakes me from sleep sometimes

Can cause insomnia: Buspar - buspirone - can cause insomnia, including waking up during the night. But causing palpitations is unusual. I wonder if the palpitations are part of the anxiety that you are probably being treated with Buspar? If anxiety is not managed it may seem like Buspar is perhaps causing it? ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience anxiety as a start up effect for venlafaxine? Heart palpitations upon waking up. Dry mouth. Just started 75mg last night.

Is it normal to experience anxiety as a start up effect for venlafaxine? Heart palpitations upon waking up. Dry mouth. Just started 75mg last night.

Heart palpitations: Dry mouth and anxiousness are potential side effects of the venlafaxine however it would be rare to experience these after a single dose. Call your health care provider to see if he/she wants to continue the medication for you or stop it. ...Read more

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I sometimes wake up in the middle of the night, and develop racing heart palpitations with left arm tingling/numbness. Anxiety or cardiac issue? 25y/o

I sometimes wake up in the middle of the night, and develop racing heart palpitations with left arm tingling/numbness. Anxiety or cardiac issue? 25y/o

Palpitations: When your heartbeat feels unusual & rapid, we call that palpitations. If you have chest discomfort, shortness of breath, lightheadedness or fainting that's worrisome. Start by seeing an internal medicine or cardiology doctor; depending on what else turns up, some tests are in order. ...Read more

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I'm always waking up with throat pain and I had a throat culture and it came out negative, I'm always very tired and I have heart palpitations why?

I'm always waking up with throat pain and I had a throat culture and it came out negative, I'm always very tired and I have heart palpitations why?

Throat;fatigue: It is possible you may have sleep apnoea;discuss this as a diagnostic consideration with your health care provider ...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?

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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I'm 38 yrs old and why do I get heart palpitations?

I'm 38 yrs old and why do I get heart palpitations?

Heart palpitations: Many reasons. Anxiety, thyroid disorder, medications, . Abnormal amino / neurotransmitter, abnormal adrenal function, bad sleep, . Anemia, bad digestion. ...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?

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

Dr. Mark Pack
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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


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