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Doctor insights on: Hypothyroidism Heart Palpitations Feeling Faint

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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

Feeling Faint (Definition)

Faintness is a description of the initial manifestations of a syncopal spell where one loses consciousness for a few seconds usually. This is often due to drop in blood pressure, provoked by a noxious stimulus, but can be seen in dehydration. Initial general malaise, light-headedness, dizziness, contraction and darkening of vision, responding to recumbent posture. ...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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Dizzy spells (12 months), heart palpitations, numb/tingling lips. Faint feeling. Have had every possible blood test and no answers?

Dizzy spells (12 months), heart palpitations, numb/tingling lips. Faint feeling. Have had every possible blood test and no answers?

See specialists: If your blood tests are normal you may need to see a cardiologist or neurologist for further testing. Your symptoms could be caused by many conditions in your heart of nervous system. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water and taking a multivitamin. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, nicotine and any stimulants like decongestants. ...Read more

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Persistent lightheadedness (7 months) that feels like a concussion with minmal/no pain. Gets worse standing up and better lying down. Nausea. Recent (1 WK) heart palpitations. Taking Zantac (ranitidine) 1 mth.

Persistent lightheadedness (7 months) that feels like a concussion with minmal/no pain.  Gets worse standing up and better lying down.  Nausea.  Recent (1 WK) heart palpitations. Taking Zantac (ranitidine) 1 mth.

Get it checked. : Should have a full physical examination including checking Blood pressures in lying and standing position, blood tests, EKG with Holter monitor and possibly imaging studies of the brain such as CT scan or MRI of the head, ...Read more

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What to do if heart palpitations, lightheadedness, etc?

What to do if heart palpitations, lightheadedness, etc?

Get a monitor: The first thing is to diagnose the cause of the palpitaitons and make sure there is nothing seriously wrong. A monitor will help with this. ...Read more

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What could blurred vision, lightheadedness when first standing up, and frequent heart palpitations be related to?

What could blurred vision, lightheadedness when first standing up, and frequent heart palpitations be related to?

Dysautonomia: This indicates that oxidative metabolism in the brainstem is biochemically compromised. Stop all forms of sugar, sweeteners, diet pop, candy etc. Etc. Get supplements of thiamine and magnesium + multivitamin from a health food store. Look up my blog "oxygen the spark of life" by googling. ...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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Heart palpitations and lightheadedness, what's happening?

Heart palpitations and lightheadedness, what's happening?

SVT vs non sustained: Speak with your internist for a referral to a cardiac electrophysiologist. You may need a holter/ event monitor followed by an electrophysiologic study and possible ablation. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations, lightheadedness, should I be concerned?

Heart palpitations, lightheadedness, should I be concerned?

Palpitations: Yes. Certain kinds of heart arrhythmias causes palpitations, low BP and dizziness. Some are extremely dangerous. You need to consult your physician. ...Read more

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What could cause 1 to 2 episodes of lightheadedness, dizziness, heart palpitations, sweaty palms, numb hands, and headache?

What could cause 1 to 2 episodes of lightheadedness, dizziness, heart palpitations, sweaty palms, numb hands, and headache?

Lightheaded: If you go long periods of time without eating you can have all of these symptoms. You can also get these due to anxiety. Try to have small frequent meals and stay away from sugar and caffeine. F/u with your dr. For annual check up and labs if you haven't done so already. ...Read more

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I am experiencing frequent heart palpitations (heart skips a beat) for the past month and lightheadedness upon standing. No new medications taken. ?

I am experiencing frequent heart palpitations (heart skips a beat) for the past month and lightheadedness upon standing. No new medications taken. 


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Palpitations: Palpitations with lightheadedness upon standing — this could be due to something with the thyroid, electrolytes, heart rhythm abnormality. I suggest you do see a physician for a check of blood work, EKG and blood pressure prone and supine. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations, numb/tingly arms/legs, dizzy/faint, no loc. Felt as is peed self (warm) then ok a few minutes later. Serious? 31/f, no <3 prob, ns

Heart palpitations, numb/tingly arms/legs, dizzy/faint, no loc. Felt as is peed self (warm) then ok a few minutes later. Serious? 31/f, no <3 prob, ns

May be heart rhythm: Causes for above episodes could include a heart rhythm problem, metabolic/endocrine problem, or possibly anxiety/panic related.

An event monitor or holter monitor would be helpful to assess if was a rhythm problem.
Your doctor can assess if lab testing or heart echocardiogram (to look at heart structure as a potential cause of rhythm problem) is needed. ...Read more

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Should i be worried? Heart palpitations, funny feeling in the chest?

Should i be worried? Heart palpitations, funny feeling in the chest?

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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What is cause of warm, sometimes lactic acid burn in heart and inner chest associated with faintness and impending doom, feeling of dying?

What is cause of warm, sometimes lactic acid burn in heart and inner chest associated with faintness and impending doom, feeling of dying?

If you have no: Known chronic medical issues at your age what you describe could certainly be a "Panic" situation. However, before you assume that it would be wise to see your doctor and discuss this situation and the medical conditions it can mimic. One would not want to make the assumption that it is a panic attack without eliminating some serious medical disorders. ...Read more

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After a lot of alcohol & nicotine 2 nights ago, I've been having heart palpitations, feeling anxious and a bit light-headed. Is this common?

After a lot of alcohol & nicotine 2 nights ago, I've been having heart palpitations, feeling anxious and a bit light-headed. Is this common?

Anxiety: You already have anxiety and depression and are on Xanax (alprazolam) and Zoloft which you should not be mixing with alcohol. I am certain that your doctors have advised you repeatedly against alcohol and nicotine abuse. You are on significant medications for serious diagnosis, you cannot smoke and drink. This reaction is expected. ...Read more

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Hi I am on deanxit withdrawal I am doing ok with headaches dizziness and mild insomia but I am feeling that my heart palpitations aren't ok is it a sy?

Hi I am on deanxit withdrawal I am doing ok with headaches dizziness and mild insomia but I am feeling that my heart palpitations aren't ok is it a sy?

DEANXIT: Deanxit is a combination medication with a lot of possible side effects. It was banned in the US due to the side effects. Withdrawal of the medication can cause an increase in the anxiety and heart racing.
It needs to be monitored very carefully. If you are having heart palpatations then call your doctor to have them evaluate you. ...Read more

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Chronic constipation, heart palpitations, stress related issues with studies. Can't sleep during nights, having chest pains, feeling restless.

Chronic constipation, heart palpitations, stress related issues with studies. Can't sleep during nights, having chest pains, feeling restless.

Sleep test: All of your symptoms may indicated sleep problems that can be either life shortening or life threatening. The only way to know if there are serious problems is with an overnight sleep test. I encourage you to seek help from a certified sleep specialist. ...Read more

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I hve anxiety. I experienced heart palpitations lately while sleeping. It wakes me up from sleep &my heart beat really fast. Is that normal? I am diagnosed with anxiety & depression and i was feeling ok few month before. start to hve that in october.

I hve anxiety. I experienced heart palpitations lately while sleeping. It wakes me up from sleep &my heart beat really fast. Is that normal? I am diagnosed with anxiety & depression and i was feeling ok few month before. start to hve that in october.

Palpitations: can be a symptom of anxiety but you need to see your doctor to rule out medical conditions. Then see a clinical psychologist who can teach you some strategies to deal w/your anxiety. See www.relaxationrespose.org for some self-help too. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What can cause a drugged like feeling with heart palpitations right after eating?

What can cause a drugged like feeling with heart palpitations right after eating?

Arrythmia : Whenever you feels palpitations especially with history of thyroid cancer you must rule out cardiac arrythmias. Although palpitations simply can be felt with normally fast heart beat. ...Read more

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Feeling nauseaus, loss of appetite and 2 heart palpitations in a week should I be worried??

Feeling nauseaus, loss of appetite and 2 heart palpitations in a week should I be worried??

Could be...: We would need to know more about other symptoms to give you an accurate answer, however, in most cases this type of symptoms are caused by a virus which usually resolves in a week or so. However, in your age group and if you are sexually active pregnancy is a possibility as well. Other reasons if symptoms persist range from anemia, thyroid issues, among others. If symptoms are severe see your dr. ...Read more

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I have had heart palpitations and a "lump" feeling in my chest on and off since yesterday. Can I avoid the ER or is that my only option? Female 45

I have had heart palpitations and a "lump" feeling in my chest on and off since yesterday. Can I avoid the ER or is that my only option? Female 45

ERs routinely most $: yet lowest quality of services for large variety of reasons. Only option? Never, unless choose to not see many others. Palpitations typically ~70% changes in heart rhythm (typically early beast followed by normal timing stronger beat which is felt) & ~30% not heart. "Lump" (I presume) = a sensation, not physically felt mass. I have answered hundreds of questions about preventing artery/heart Ds. ...Read more

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I'm constantly feeling really hot in my upper body. Also, have heart palpitations. My TSH is 0.65, which seem normal but just 2 months ago it was 2.2?

Need to test thyroid: You will need to test the other thyroid tests. The e dropping of the TSH level could suggest the other thyroid tess are up which could cause the palpitations ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
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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


Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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