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Heart Pounding Or Racing
I woke up last night because my heart was pounding and racing, why? Took about 20 mins to return to normal. Doctor said my heart was good last time.
Arrhythmia: Normal hearts can beat out of rhythm sometimes. If this is happening to you often, ask your doctor to monitor your rhythm with a 24 or 48 hour or 30 day event monitor (depending on how often it occurs) to see what's up. Meanwhile, you can help yourself by: avoiding nicotine, caffeine, alcohol, decongestants, other stimulants, and trying to get plenty of sleep/avoiding stress where possible. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
I statreted taking Armour Thyroid and after few days I started getting numb in my face , lips and arm.. I quit taking it and i'm still having this problem .. Also i've noticed whatever I eat my heart starts pounding and racing . I'm very sick anyways with
Thyroid issues: Sounds like your doctor diagnosed a thyroid problem, but you are not taking your medicine. Your symptoms may be caused by abnormal thyroid function, but could be due to a myriad of alternative problems.. You need to see your doctor and agree on a common pathway to provide treatment, and work closely together in a cooperative fashion. ...Read more
My heart is pounding hard but not racing and it hurts to breathe. Feels like I should cough to make it go away but that doesn't help. what's happening?
Go to the ER: a lot of benign medical condition can cause the heart pouding the urge to cough is your body way to try to convert the heart rate to a slower rate, you need to see a doctor or need to go to the ER right away if it is happening now. many condition could become serious and life threatening so do not ignore it and see your doctor. ...Read more
Just suddenly woke up coughing and heart racing. Feeling heart pounding in neck! Hands shaky. It's so cold maybe that's why? Phlegm now in throat
Reflux?: U may have had nightmare? U may have had reflux which activated your awake system &U came out of deep sleep. The Heart pounding, was it fast? Good to have a watch nearby to meas rate. A hard beat can be from activ of symp nerv systom from reflux or dream. The phlegm in throat may have been reflux. Make sure not to lie down w/i 2 hours after a meal. Tell MD about it, if it happens again: Holter ...Read more
Palpitations: Palpitations are the sensation of an irregular heart rhythm. They are often caused by such things as lack of sleep, stress, caffeine, stimulants, alcohol, tobacco, and other medications. Avoiding these may help. See your doctor, to screen for hypertension and signs of heart disease and to discuss referral to a heart rhythm specialist. ...Read more
Lots of causes: Tachycardia (fast heart beat) or palpitations (being able to feel your heart beating) can be caused by stress, anemia, infection, fever, dehydration, medication, low blood sugar, hyperthyroidism and many many other causes. Some causes are problems with the heart, others cause your normal to beat too fast. Time to call your doctor and get checked out! ...Read more
Took first three pills of day 1 of methylpred 4mg and I stopped cause I am shaky anxious heart pounding. How long till it wears off? How to stop it?
Shortly: Shortly, 6-24 hr max.Get a more detailed answer ›
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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