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I have panic dis/sometimes when im sitting I get sinking feeling in chest like my heart stopped. Have had EKG and is normal. Is this anxiety related?

I have panic dis/sometimes when im sitting I get sinking feeling in chest like my heart stopped. Have had EKG and is normal. Is this anxiety related?

Sinking feeling: Though panic disorder can cause chest symptoms any new occurrences should be evaluated, an extended ECG monitor such as 24-48 hr Holter ECG or a 30 day event monitoring device should help clarify matters. If not recently performed a few basic lab values should be checked.Anxiety as a cause is a diagnosis of exclusion so see a physician ...Read more

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What could be the cause of a sinking feeling in the middle lower chest be? Its like my heart skips a beat but only when laying on my back and if I change to my side its doesn't happen

What could be the cause of a sinking feeling in the middle lower chest be? Its like my heart skips a beat but only when laying on my back and if I change to my side its doesn't happen

Anxiety: I admire you for your concern for your Health.
“Sinking feeling like my heart skips a beat but only when laying on my back and if I change to my side its doesn't happen” indicates that you have normal functioning heart.
It is due to Stresses of relationship, school, work and finances causing Anxiety
See a Psychiatrist for Therapy.
Do Tai Chi, Breathing and Music Relaxation, Yoga, and Meditation. ...Read more

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In the past 2 days, I've had heart palpitations (?) (a sudden sinking feeling in my chest), about 15x a day. I've never had this many in a day before.

In the past 2 days, I've had heart palpitations (?) (a sudden sinking feeling in my chest), about 15x a day. I've never had this many in a day before.

Palpitations.: We need to know what your heart is doing during these episodes of palpitations, and the best way to know would be to wear a Holter monitor, which records your heart rhythm for a day or two. We can catch episodes this way and see what your heart is doing, and by that infer etiology. Mention this to your doctor. ...Read more

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I have palpitation, shortness of breath and heart sinking feeling at times. My BP is generally low. What could it be?

I have palpitation, shortness of breath and heart sinking feeling at times. My BP is generally low. What could it be?

Premature beats: A sinking feeling is commonly felt by persons who have extrasystoles (premature beats). In general, it's healthy to have a relatively low blood pressure (for example, a systolic blood pressure as low as 100), so long as it does not fall further when one stands up and provided one doesn't feel dizzy with a low blood pressure. The shortness of breath and palpitations merit a careful medical exam. ...Read more

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Every hour get this strong thud in my chest like heart sink / drop feeling, then pause and then normal heart rhythm resumes while sitting, PVC? Nrmal?

Every hour get this strong thud in my chest like heart sink / drop feeling, then pause and then normal heart rhythm resumes while sitting, PVC? Nrmal?

It could be: Pvc or atrial in origin. See your doctor. You nee 24 hours holter monitor attached to your body to determine what kind o rythm disturbance you have. You may need also an echo. ...Read more

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Pain in chest, no pain in heart and also feeling havyness in chest?

Pain in chest, no pain in heart and also feeling havyness in chest?

Rule our angina: The pain from the heart is actually manifested as chest pain "or pain in chest". When accompanied by heaviness, it is considered to be from a cardiac (heart) source unless proven otherwise. The er doctor will do an ECG and run some labs which is recommended without knowing more. Other things can cause these symptoms, but the rule of the artery is supreme. ...Read more

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Could the feeling of your heart feeling like its beating out your chest be caused by anxiety?

Could the feeling of your heart feeling like its beating out your chest be caused by anxiety?

Absolutely: In fact that would probably be a pretty common cause of that feeling. Talk to your doctor, and get some help and an assessment of what is going on. ...Read more

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Feeling like I'm full and want to burt all the time and I feel sometimes like a strong heart beat I'm my chest?

Feeling like I'm full and want to burt all the time and I feel sometimes like a strong heart beat I'm my chest?

Anxiety?: Burping may be associated with hiatal hernia and gerd but more commonly from air swallowing. The presence of strong heart beats at your age is likely from anxiety as well. See your doctor if this problem continues since an overactive thyroid can also cause anxiety leading to air swallowing. ...Read more

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Feeling a strong beat out of my chest (to the right of my heart) every few beats. Had tests - heart is normal, but heart rate is fast.

Feeling a strong beat out of my chest (to the right of my heart) every few beats. Had tests - heart is normal, but heart rate is fast.

Heart rate: If you had tests the "strong" beat should have been identified. I am not sure what you mean by a strong beat. Is your heart rate regular or is the strong beat an early or skipped beat? The fast heart rate, if always present, is another issue. All these questions can be answered fully by a cardiologist if you have not seen one. Though you have had "tests", your testing may have been incomplete. ...Read more

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From my anxiety, for the past couple days I've been getting this feeling of my heart dropping in my chest a lot. Is this dangerous for my heart?

From my anxiety, for the past couple days I've been getting this feeling of my heart dropping in my chest a lot. Is this dangerous for my heart?

Palpitations?: This type of sensation in the chest is called a palpitation. It is often caused by an extra heart beat (also called ectopic heart beat).
It is best to get an EKG done to find out the true nature of this ectopic as there are two distinct type of ectopics, one considered entirely benign, the other not always benign.
You should also cut down on caffeine in your drinks (soda and coffee both have caffein ...Read more

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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?

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

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I've been having chest painfor4months!!!!!! I've been having these weird feeling n my chest like it's a force, when I eat like my heart going stop?

I've been having chest painfor4months!!!!!! I've been having these weird feeling n my chest like it's a force, when I eat like my heart going stop?

Dysautonomia - MVP: You may have dysautonomia which is associated with mitral valve prolapse syndrome - neither are usually life threatening but both cause patients anxiety about their symptoms. Read dr. Richard hoffman's book on mvp on amazon. Com. Increase fluid intake, try magnesium supplements. ...Read more

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I have a 2nd degree av block type 1 and for few days I've had a fluttery feeling in my chest & stop and start feeling. I'm scared my heart will stop?

I have a 2nd degree av block type 1 and for few days I've had a fluttery feeling in my chest & stop and start feeling. I'm scared my heart will stop?

NOT TO WORRY: If you have been told that you have a normal heart (the conduction defect is fairly common and generally not harmful as a "stand alone" finding. You still have a POWERFUL heart beat producer in your VENTRICLES if complete heart block ever occurs!

Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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I feeling like a strong heart one beat on my chest, just one like my heart wants to come out of my chest? What can it be?

I feeling like a strong heart one beat on my chest, just one like my heart wants to come out of my chest? What can it be?

Palpitation: This sounds like a "palpitation." some patients may be aware of their own heartbeat at times which can be completely normal or a symptom of anxiety. Other times a palpitation can by a signal of an abnormal heart beat. The best way to find out is to have your primary doctor perform an ekg to assess your heart function. ...Read more

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Hi. For a few days now, I've been feeling a weird cold sensation on the left side of my chest/around the heart region. I am 26, female.

Hi. For a few days now, I've been feeling a weird cold sensation on the left side of my chest/around the heart region. I am 26, female.

This is unlikely to: Be cardiac in nature. It may be related to your skin or nerves. If the symptoms persist you should see a health care provider who can examine you. ...Read more

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I'm 27 and 250 lbs all my tests came back good so they said my heart is great. But I have a pinchy feeling in my chest on the left side. Help?

I'm 27 and 250 lbs all my tests came back good so they said my heart is great. But I have a pinchy feeling in my chest on the left side. Help?

A time bomb.: Though u didn't give ur height, but still u r obese, and it is only a matter of time that u will start having medical problems e.g. fatigue, knee, hip and ankle arthritis, HT, DM, Metabolic syndrome, CHF, CAD, Hyperlipidemia and so on. U can't prove that u r obese and u r ok. So loose wt.

ur pain in not indicative of any disease. ...Read more

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For several days now I have a nervous/scared feeling in my chest by my heart yet im not nervous or scared? Does anyone know what this could be? Thx

For several days now I have a nervous/scared feeling in my chest by my heart yet im not nervous or scared? Does anyone know what this could be? Thx

Hyperventilation?: The person doesn't realize that they are breathing rapidly. Rebreathing into a small brown paper bag freq solves the immediate problem. It is frequently brought on by stress or anxiety. ...Read more

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About an hour ago I started to get a pinching and prickly feeling in my chest, mainly on the right side, could this be something wrong with my heart?

About an hour ago I started to get a pinching and prickly feeling in my chest, mainly on the right side, could this be something wrong with my heart?

Maybe: It is hard to say what your symptoms are from given a short description and not knowing your age -- so the most honest answer is maybe. In general terms, however, heart related pain is often described as pressure rather than prickly, and often occurs in the setting of exertion. Having said all that, we always take chest related symptoms seriously; I would suggest getting it checked out. ...Read more

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Feeling of my heart jumping inside my chest while I lie down. What could this be?

Feeling of my heart jumping inside my chest while I lie down. What could this be?

Pounding heart: Usually this is a benign condition. However, ifyou are having any pain associated with the pounding or jumping then you need to evaluated. If you feel that you heart is skipping then you need to be seen as well. Caffeine is notorious for causing palpitations. Also thyroid disorders can cause some palpitations. Hope this helps. ...Read more