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How do you treat rapid heartbeat from cocaine or ecstasy?

How do you treat rapid heartbeat from cocaine or ecstasy?

Depends: That would depend on the exact heart rhythm. But the most important answer is to stop using dangerous drugs which can kill you. ...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


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Used to have strong, normal heartbeat but for the past month been weak and faint. Went on a cocaine and adderall binge together recently. EKG was fine?

Used to have strong, normal heartbeat but for the past month been weak and faint. Went on a cocaine and adderall binge together recently. EKG was fine?

Cocaine & Adderall: Glad to hear your EKG was ok but there are a lot of other things to measure and consider in terms of health and your future. You probably know that you are living dangerously. Please consider seeing a drug counselor and going to NA meetings. Please continue to see your doctor. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Did cocaine about 3 months ago while I was on a lot of adderall. Ever since then been fatigued, short of breath, and have had a faint heartbeat?

Did cocaine about 3 months ago while I was on a lot of adderall. Ever since then been fatigued, short of breath, and have had a faint heartbeat?

Not good 4 your hear: This combination isn't good for your heart. Depending on how much & how long you have been mixing these drugs, you could be developing "contraction band cardiomyopathy", a form of heart failure (heart isn't beating efficiently). I would suggest you see your doctor / cardiologist as soon as you can make an appointment. If you pass out / faint, get to an ER / hospital. Use HealthTap Prime otherwise. ...Read more

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I ate chinese food, im young but feel dizzy, heart beat is high, is this treatable, should I worry?

I ate chinese food, im young but feel dizzy, heart beat is high, is this treatable, should I worry?

MSG: You likely had the FDA approved poison, MSG, added to your food to intensify the taste and now having the typical reaction. Yes, it is temporary and will not cause permanent issues, but next time request no added MSG. ...Read more

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Is rapid heartbeat a withdrawal symptom?

Is rapid heartbeat a withdrawal symptom?

Yes tachycardia can: Occur when you are withdrawing from various agents. It could however be related to hundreds of other diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can smoking cause an unsafe, rapid heartbeat?

Can smoking cause an unsafe, rapid heartbeat?

Cigarette & tachy.: Many of the ingredients in cigarettes are stimulants, not to mention the 42 carcinogens of course. The stimulants can raise your heart rate, and can trigger rhythm disturbances in those prone to such otherwise. ...Read more

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Could anxiety be causing me to have a rapid heartbeat?

Could anxiety be causing me to have a rapid heartbeat?

Yes, possible: Anxiety can cause many physical symptoms including rapid heartbeat. ...Read more

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What is the reason that I wake up with a rapid heartbeat?

What is the reason that I wake up with a rapid heartbeat?

Need a monitor: It is difficult to tell why you are having this kind of response. The early morning cortisol levels are increasing. That is the stress hormone that fluctuates causing you to wake up. It may be that you are just becoming "startled" on morning arousal. A cardiac monitor worn overnight would be helpful in determining the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you help? I woke up, unable to breath rapid heartbeat?

Can you help? I woke up, unable to breath rapid heartbeat?

Symptoms: With what you describe, you should see your doctor for evaluation. There are multiple possibilities, some of them could be serious, some no big deal. No way to know from out here with no information. ...Read more

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Is a rapid heartbeat caused by blocked ach receptors dangerous?

Is a rapid heartbeat caused by blocked ach receptors dangerous?

Depends: Certain drugs and venoms cause reversible or irreversible blockade of acetylcholine receptors. Some cause rapid heart rate. If you're receiving such a drug, it's under the supervision of a physician, so put your trust in that person. Whether the increased heart rate is injurious depends on the specifics of your health history and condition. ...Read more

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What causes a very rapid heartbeat beginning in the ventricles?

What causes a very rapid heartbeat beginning in the ventricles?

Vtach: This is called ventricular tachycardia and is caused by ischemia, inflammation, toxins, electrolyte disturbances, electric shock, medications and more.... ...Read more

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Rapid heartbeat is a physical response to stress I heard. What else is?

Rapid heartbeat is a physical response to stress I heard. What else is?

Dry mouth, sweats: Acute stress-fight or flight response: shallow breathing, dry mouth, sweats, tremor, dilated pupils, urge to move bowels, palpitations; tingly fingers, toes, lips from overbreathing (hyperventilation); insomnia; irritability. Any, all, or other. Chronic stress can result in more subtle responses, as well as muscle tightness, spasm, asthma (if predisposed), trigger autoimmune problems, etc. ...Read more

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I always feel rapid heartbeat when laying down to sleep. Is this normal?

I always feel rapid heartbeat when laying down to sleep. Is this normal?

Maybe. Depends!: Patients often feel their heart beats more at night, not because something happens to them when they lie down (though bad dreams and aggravation can cause palpitations!). It's usually a "signal to noise" issue, i.e., lying down in a dark, quiet room may "unmask" underlying awareness of heart beat because there's less external stimuli to interfere. Talk to your doctor to check 24° rhythm. ...Read more

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I have type b diabetic, I would like to know if my current medical is sufficient. Should I worry about rapid heartbeat (100 per min) out of a sudden?

I have type b diabetic, I would like to know if my current medical is sufficient. Should I worry about rapid heartbeat (100 per min) out of a sudden?

Rapid heart rate: Rapid heart rate, especially when sudden, can be a serious health concern. See your physician to evaluate.

Type 1 diabetes has an association with autoimmune thyroid disease, which, in some cases can cause an excess of thyroid hormone and elevated heart rate.

All kinds of diabetes are associated with heart disease and electrolyte abnormalities which can also cause rate changes. ...Read more

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What causes sharp chest pains and a rapid heartbeat?

What causes sharp chest pains and a rapid heartbeat?

Tachycardia: Chest pain and tachy cardia can be direcly linked such as mitral valve prolapse and tachycaria. Chest pain for any reason can cause tchcadia. Thiscan includecrdiac, respiatory or gastric cause. ...Read more

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How are ectopic heartbeat and palpitations different?

How are ectopic heartbeat and palpitations different?

Ectopy is subset: Ectopic heart beats are extra beats from different parts of the heart - one of the causes of palpitations ...Read more

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What could a pulsating in abdomen and rapid heartbeat be from?

What could a pulsating in abdomen and rapid heartbeat be from?

Possible arrhythmia: A rapid heart beat with abdominal pulsations (particularly noticeable in a thin person) might signify a tachycardia type arrhythmia (either svt or VT in origin). If large fluctuations in neck veins are seen it could favor VT as te cause given the av dissociation that would typically occur (atria contracting against a closed av valve producing cannon "a" waves. Patient activated monitoring helpful. ...Read more

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What causes bouts of tachycardia (rapid heartbeat) after eating?

What causes bouts of tachycardia (rapid heartbeat) after eating?

Probably unrelated: The tachycardia is probably unrelated to the act of eating per se, but may be related to what you've eaten, especially if your food contains any form of cardiac stimulant or you have a food allergy or intolerance. Unless it's occurring regularly, it's likely coincidence. ...Read more

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What is considered rapid heartbeat?

What is considered rapid heartbeat?

Heart beat: A heart rate over 100 at rest would be a rapid heart rate. ...Read more

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Can a rapid heartbeat be a sign of old drug use?

Can a rapid heartbeat be a sign of old drug use?

Yes: Chronic methamphetamine, ecstasy, & Cocaine use can lead to cardiac damage, a sign of which could be tachycardia (rapid heart rate). Chronic lsd, pcp, psilocybin, and mj use in susceptible individuals, can lead to brain thinking distortions that can trigger anxiety that can show up as tachycardia. ...Read more

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Wake up with rapid heartbeat in the middle of the night?

Wake up with rapid heartbeat in the middle of the night?

Nocturnal issues: Given your age this could be as simple as anxiety and depression or as serious as heart attack or even the response to breathing in too much acid if you have reflux disease. I would get to the doctor to make sure it is not a sign of a serious illness. ...Read more

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What causes a rapid heartbeat even when I'm feeling relaxed?

What causes a rapid heartbeat even when I'm feeling relaxed?

Several things: Being not relaxed is just one of many things that affects heart rate and rhythm. You could have an overactive thyroid for instance. Fever can make you heart beat faster or being dehydrated. Some times the heart rhythm can just become abnormal such as when a person gets atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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Is it normal to wake up in the morning with a rapid heartbeat?

Is it normal to wake up in the morning with a rapid heartbeat?

Sometimes: We are very active during sleep-dreams and nightmares can be vivid and provoke rapid hb. If your heart quickly returns to normal after awakening, it's likely normal but if you're not sure, have your doctor give you a 24 hour (holter) recorder and let's see what is actually happening when you awaken. ...Read more

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I woke up in the morning and I'm feeling a rapid heartbeat. Is this normal?

I woke up in the morning and I'm feeling a rapid heartbeat. Is this normal?

Not always: There could be a ton of causes. Talk to your doctor. You might be best served to ask for an event monitor or a constant heart monitor for a few days to see if you are having true cardiac palpitations or arrhythmias. ...Read more

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Can tramadol cause rapid heartbeat?

Tramadol/heartbeat: Tramadol can cause rapid and irregular heart beats. ...Read more