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Why do I have heart palpitations?

Why do I have heart palpitations?

Heart flutters: Heart palpitations could be caused by a physical or mental condition. You should get checked out by your local physician. If there is nothing wrong with your heart, you may be having panic attacks, for which there is effective treatment available. But first, don't take any chances with your heart. See a dr. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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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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Is heart palpitations part of fibromyalgia? I told my dr. I was having them. He's done 2 or 3 ekgs and all were normal. Also have hypothyroid.

Is heart palpitations part of fibromyalgia? I told my dr. I was having them. He's done 2 or 3 ekgs and all were normal. Also have hypothyroid.

No: Fibromyalgia is a muscular pain disorder effecting specific trigger points on your body. I'd be more concerned regarding over medication with your thyroid meds causing palpitations. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have heart palpitations on and off a few days out of the month? Could hypothyroid cause this?

Is it normal to have heart palpitations on and off a few days out of the month? Could hypothyroid cause this?

No: You should see a cardiologist to evaluate these episodes of palpitations. This could be a manifestation of your thyroid disease but you should get an evaluation. ...Read more

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Underactive thyroid and heart palpitations when should I see a doctor?

Underactive thyroid and heart palpitations when should I see a doctor?

Now: If you have untreated hypothyroidism and are having palpitations, you need to be seen immediately. ...Read more

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I have heart palpitations and memory problems is there any one disease or deficiency that's limked to these?

I have heart palpitations and memory problems is there any one disease or deficiency that's limked to these?

Anxiety: Heart palpitations and memory problems are symptoms that could be related to anxiety, panic, or other problems. If these symptoms persist or cause a great deal of distress please see our doctor. ...Read more

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3 Days after RAI for Graves Disease and I am very tired and still have heart palpitations. Is it normal to feel so tired?

3 Days after RAI for Graves Disease and I am very tired and still have heart palpitations. Is it normal to feel so tired?

It takes: A while to have the full effects of the treatment and your symptoms will also take some time to resolve. There are medications to help with the continuing symptoms of excessive thyroid hormone. you should (still) be taking some of them NOW! Be patient....remember Grave's Disease affects more than JUST your thyroid gland!!!!!
Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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For 4 days I’ve had a headache, then accompanied by heart palpitations. Seen at the ER, and they said bloodwork normal, heart palpitations normal (been diagnosed in past). Now a red rash shaped in a ring appeared on my stomach tonight. Lyme disease??

For 4 days I’ve had a headache, then accompanied by heart palpitations. Seen at the ER, and they said bloodwork normal, heart palpitations normal (been diagnosed in past). Now a red rash shaped in a ring appeared on my stomach tonight. Lyme disease??

Red rash ring: Please return to your doctor and show him/her the rash. Blood testing for Lyme is not always accurate but if clinically indicated, the doc MAY start you on an antibiotic. Lyme produces all sorts of symptoms. Whatever is going on, find the diagnosis and treatment.
Second opinions can help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Having heart palpitations for a few days with slight chest pain. Anxiety disorder or Takotsubo syndrome? Seeing cardio at end Jan-should I go sooner?

Having heart palpitations for a few days with slight chest pain. Anxiety disorder or Takotsubo syndrome? Seeing cardio at end Jan-should I go sooner?

Palpitations: Although your chest pain may be related to anxiety coronary artery disease is always a concern.
This should be ruled out first.
If your chest pain is related to exercise and gets relieved at rest it wold be advisable you visit your doctor earlier ...Read more

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Can you please explain how and why with eating disorders have heart palpitations?

Can you please explain how and why with eating disorders have heart palpitations?

Electrolyte imbalanc: The heart's rhythm is highly sensitive to small changes in potassium and magnesium - both of these electrolytes are altered with diarrhea, vomiting, and restrictive diets - all typical of people with eating disorders. ...Read more

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I been having heart palpitations for a year now. All blood and heart work up test are normal what else could this be beside anxiety n panic disorder?

I been having heart palpitations for a year now. All blood and heart work up test are normal what else could this be beside anxiety n panic disorder?

Various possibilitie: Persistantly elevated heartrate (tachycardia) and palpitations (irregular heart beat) can be due to various causes: medications, anxiety illness with arousal state dysregulation, endocrine disorders, illegal drugs, and various tumors, just to name a few. Sometimes people have tachycardia and palpitations with the only findings being high normal values (eg of thyroid or adrenal hormones). ...Read more

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Can everyone get heart palpitations with panic disorder?

Palpitation: Panic disorder is a frequent cause/accompaniment of palpitations. Everyone doesn't necessarily have palpitations with panic disorder however. ...Read more

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Can mental disorders and heart palpitations have anything in common?

Can mental disorders and heart palpitations have anything in common?

Palpitations: These are caused by many things. Stress, excitement, irritants both physical and chemical, pressure like a hiatal hernia or esophageal push or pull, and primary heart things, the causes are very many in number. Psychologic causes also exist. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure and heart palpitations n paradoxical vocal cord disorder. I wk full time. Everything plays up. What can I do?

I have high blood pressure and heart palpitations n paradoxical vocal cord disorder. I wk full time. Everything plays up. What can I do?

Medication plus: GERD testing: many VCD issues can be related to GERD, as well as stress, tension, anxiety panic or thyroid dysfunction. Please get checked for these disorders. ...Read more

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Can heart palpitations caused by anxiety and panic disorder be dangerous? I had ecg, echo and a 24 hour holter check out ok with 20+ PVC shown.

Palpitations: Can be caused by panic and anxiety disorders. But people suffering with panic and anxiety disorders can also have other common medical disorders manifested by palpitations. A simple ecg, echocardiogram and holter monitor do not adequately determine completely normal cardiac function. If they persist you need to pursue an explanation but with your doctor. This forum is inadequate. ...Read more

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Do I have anxiety or panic disorder? Sob chest tight lighthead sweaty palms heart palpitations. Had EKG pft blood work etc done months ago. Retest?

Do I have anxiety or panic disorder? Sob chest tight lighthead sweaty palms heart palpitations. Had EKG pft blood work etc done months ago. Retest?

Panic disorder?: The symptoms you describe are consistent with sxs of panic attack (which incl anxiety, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, choking feeling, chest pain, sweating, feelings of going crazy or serious adverse medical event). psychiatric diagnoses are "diagnoses of exclusion" - meaning all other medical problems shu be ruled out first. If medically all nl, talk to ur doc abt tx 4 anxiety d/o. ...Read more

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Muscle burning, fatigue, heavy legs, heart palpitations, gerd, malaise lasts for mos. Diagnosed with ptsd and panic disorder. Anxiety cause these symptoms? My doc sees no blood test abnormalities.

Yes, but: Stress is a complex biology that produces many "non-specific" (vague, little on tests) symptoms. The symptoms you mention are within the spectrum of symptoms seen in chronic stress biology; but, that does not prove it is the cause for you. Since it has been going on for months and tests negative, stress a likely cause. Mechanisms complex and not simple to understand. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of heart palpitations and weird veins spasms?

See UR MD: R the palpitations associated with rapid hear rate or not, does it happen during exercise or not, do you feel dizzy and clammy and short of breath? The best would be to be examined especially during a similar episode by a an md. It can be from anxiety to what is called svt or supra ventricular tachycardia, or sinus tachycardia due to anemia o excessive thyroid function. See an md! ...Read more

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Does claritan d-12 cause heart palpitations?

Palpitations: The decongestant in Claritin (loratadine) d is pseudephedrine. It is known to act like a stimulant in some people that may cause rapid heart rate and palpitations. May cause insomnia as well. Not everyone gets these side effects. ...Read more

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Why shortness of breath happens during GERD attack & why do you feel spasms that mimic heart palpitations?

Why shortness of breath happens during GERD attack & why do you feel spasms that mimic heart palpitations?

GERD: GERD is a known cause of bronchospasm/asthma and causes cough and shortness of breath in susceptible people. The association with palpitations is weak. I suspect you either have coincidental palpitations or another cause which isn't evident from this brief encounter. ...Read more

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Can onions cause heart palpitations?

Can onions cause heart palpitations?

No: Haven't heard of onion palpitations. Green onions and yellow onions aren't spicy enough to create the excitement that might lead to sensations of palpitations. Eating cooked onions should be fine, just like eating other cooked vegetables. Theoretically, getting hit in the heart by a big yellow onion flying at high speed can cause a problem, similar getting hit by a baseball, so don't throw onions. ...Read more

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Can ginseng cause heart palpitations?

Can ginseng cause heart palpitations?

Yes: There are many causes of palpitations, so in an individual case it could be something else, but ginseng is a stimulant and has been reported to be responsible for palpitations. It would be advised to try stopping it and see what happens. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations past week non stop?

Go see your Dr: Right away or go to urgent care and get checked for arrhythmia, thyroid condition etc. Cut down on soda, ccaffeine intake. Take care and god bless u! http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/heart-palpitations/ds01139. ...Read more

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Can heart palpitations cause fainting?

Can heart palpitations cause fainting?

Yes: ? If heart palpitations can cause fainting. The medical condition Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) has associated rapid heart beat & fainting symptoms. This is an autonomic nervous system mediated disorder; sometimes associated with Joint Hypermobility Syndrome (see Brighton criteria) &/or chronic pain. People with POTS often have lightheadeedness upon standing up too fast. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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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