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Fast heart beat, insomnia, shortness of breath, anxiety, feeling weak while taking welbutrin. Is this normal?

Fast heart beat, insomnia, shortness of breath, anxiety, feeling weak while taking welbutrin. Is this normal?

Side effects: For wellbutrin (bupropion) do include insomnia and a few other nervous system symptoms. If you have only recently been started on the med and are feeling these symptoms, you should contact the prescribing doctor and inform them. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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28f resting heart rate 117 EKG norm shortness of breath not happening during exercise it happens while resting dizzy feeling?

28f resting heart rate 117 EKG norm shortness of breath not happening during exercise it happens while resting dizzy feeling?

Check your thyroid: At the very least, you need to have you thyroid checked and get an ekg. This is abnormal and should be properly evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Hearinrg my heart beat while laying down at night?

Hearinrg my heart beat while laying down at night?

Tinnitus: Hearing your heart beat in your ear, called tinnitus, is often benign however there are rare disorders that you should discuss with your doctor to determine if a specialist check-up (ENT) is in order. Some people are more sensitive to the rush of blood through the blood vessels near the ear and this is what causes tinnitus. Some may also just hear the heart beat at quiet times & this is benign. ...Read more

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Dizziness, blured vision and rapid heart beat while exercising.. Heart beat during rest is 89-100bpm blood pressure 117/84..Is it normal?

Dizziness, blured vision and rapid heart beat while exercising.. Heart beat during rest is 89-100bpm blood pressure 117/84..Is it normal?

Discuss w doc: One expects a physiologically appropriate increase in heart rate with exercise. This could be magnified if your volume state is low (intravascular dehydration) . Symptoms of dehydration coupled with the normal sympathetic stress of activity could explain this--but if you are still symptomatic after assuring adequate hydration you should see a cardiologist for monitoring/echo-stress study. ...Read more

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Heart palps while sleeping. Slow heart rate. Feels like skipped beats (thumps). Chest discomfort. Have had all cardio tests. Any ideas?

Heart palps while sleeping. Slow heart rate. Feels like skipped beats (thumps). Chest discomfort. Have had all cardio tests.  Any ideas?

Maybe OSA?: People with undiagnosed sleep apnea can have slow heart rates with pvcs paroxysm of atrial fibrillation etc a sleep study may be just the test to see what and why your having nighttime palpitations. ...Read more

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Are heart palpitations and chest tightness that occur after drinking caffiene dangerous?

Are heart palpitations and chest tightness that occur after drinking caffiene dangerous?

It may be: We can not say, it depends on how fast your heart rate is and if the rhythm is regular or irregular caffeine has stimulant effect on heart rate bur chest tightness is unusual you should have it checked by your doctor and may need an ekg to check the rhythm and blood test to rule out overactive thyroid as well. ...Read more

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Can pvcs cause fast heart rate while drinking?

Can pvcs cause fast heart rate while drinking?

Not necessarily: Pvc (extra heart beats coming from the bottom chambers of the heart) can be felt as palpitations, may lead to shortness of breath and dizziness. These symptoms don't have a relation with eating or drinking. ...Read more

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Heart fluttering and skipping beat when masturbating?

Heart fluttering and skipping beat when masturbating?

You're human: Most people have occasional flutters, flipflops, and skipped beats, especially when they're doing something exciting and fun. If you have more than five per minute while you're not loaded with caffeine. If your heart suddenly starts racing and stops as suddenly, or if they take your breath away, or are accompanied by chest pain, a physicain office visit is in order. ...Read more

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Are heart palpitations common while taking prednisolone?

Are heart palpitations common while taking prednisolone?

No: While Prednisolone itself doesn't cause palpitations, Prednisolone can cause a low potassium level which definitely can lead to palpitations. Potassium can be checked easily with a simple blood test. ...Read more

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Can water pills cause heart palpitations?...........and fluttering heartbeat..................

Can water pills cause heart palpitations?...........and fluttering heartbeat..................

Indirectly, yes.: Water pills can cause dehydration which may make the blood pressure drop and the heart rate rise that you might sense as heart palpations. Most water pills can also cause potassium levels to drop which can then cause heart rhythm disturbances. REGARDLESS, these are SERIOUS symptoms. Please seek immediate emergency medical care. Dr. Anne ...Read more

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Friend 32male is overweight with skipping pulse beat, loud heart beat and skipped heart beat. What's wrong?

Friend 32male is overweight with skipping pulse beat, loud heart beat and skipped heart beat. What's wrong?

Irregular heartbeat: An irregular pulse is usually due to irregular heartbeat which in turn is often due to benign variation in electrical activity of the heart. This is particularly true if not accompanied by other cardiac symptoms, progressive nature or exertional symptoms. However, an ekg is appropriate and required if any other symptoms are present. ...Read more

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Is resting heart rate and sleeping heart rate the same?

Is resting heart rate and sleeping heart rate the same?

Not exactly: Your heart rate tends to fall lower, than resting, when you are sleeping. You may also be prone to faster heart rates, during different stages of sleep or dreaming. It's not unusual for someones, otherwise healthy, heart to go slower when you are asleep. ...Read more

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I am experiencing rapid heart rate and difficulty sleeping (quality: difficulty staying asleep) . Being awakened by heartbeat. ?

I am experiencing  rapid heart rate and difficulty sleeping (quality: difficulty staying asleep) . Being awakened by heartbeat. ?

See your Dr: If you are having a sudden onset of rapid heart rate for no apparent reason (for example exercise or fear), then I recommend seeing your Dr as soon as possible to determine the cause. If it doesn't occur during the day that is good, but to be safe let your Dr know what is happening, frequency, duration, and any associated symptoms & if you are taking any supplements/meds then show them to Dr, ...Read more

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Heart palpitations every day, but worse at night. Shortness of breath, dizziness, coughing, loss of balance and panic attacks, but normal heart rate?

Heart palpitations every day, but worse at night. Shortness of breath, dizziness, coughing, loss of balance and panic attacks, but normal heart rate?

See a doctor: You have to be evaluated by your personal physician. You need physical examination and some tests to rule out possible heart and lung disease. ...Read more

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Why does acid relux cause heart palpitations and skipped heart beats? Thanks

Why does acid relux cause heart palpitations and skipped heart beats? Thanks

Heart as an organ: The heart is a sensitive organ and as such likes a certain mileu. Acid reflux (heart burn) is not a comfortable condition with acid in an otherwise alkaline mileu (esophagus), hence can cause GI pain and/or masquerade as chest pain. This perturbs the heart and has been associated with atrial fibrillation and/or simple extra beats. This is the explanation that is believed presently. ...Read more

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Tired, shortness of breath, sweating while sleeping had lyms before?

Tired, shortness of breath, sweating while sleeping had lyms before?

CONSULT MD: You should consult your doctor what is the cause of your shortness of breath at night and sweating you may have esophageal reflux or some respiratory or cardiac problem. ...Read more

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Heart probs? Heart beating fast at random time, antsy,unease, chest tightness, nose blocked but no mucus..just rapid heart beating and chest tightness

Heart probs? Heart beating fast at random time, antsy,unease, chest tightness, nose blocked but no mucus..just rapid heart beating and chest tightness

Possible PSVT: may have an arrhythmia called PSVT . Short runs of fast heart rates. Labs, echo,Event recorder should be done. Avoid stimulants,caffeine, decongestants etc ...Read more

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Dx'd sinus tachycardia, harmless but I experience severe fatigue, lightheadedness, dizzy, palpitations, shortness of breath, while relaxed everyday.

Dx'd sinus tachycardia, harmless but I experience severe fatigue, lightheadedness, dizzy, palpitations, shortness of breath, while relaxed everyday.

Sinus tachycardia: Sinus tachycardia can cause symptoms of fatigue, shortness of breath, etc. Talk to your MD about your symptoms. Is your thyroid normal? Why are you on Plaquenil & Methotrexate? Consult with us to help you find the best plan for you. Don't forget diet choices can make you feel fatigue so eat a low inflammatory diet as well. ...Read more

Dr. Warren 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


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