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I Feel My Heart Beat Really Fast In The Middle Of My Chest
I feel my heart beat in my ears and chest and it is pounding very fast. My resting bpm is 80. I have done ecg and echo and they are normal. Advise?
Holter or event moni: You have to capture your heartbeat during an episode of pounding & symptoms to see if it correlates. A Holter monitor or an "event monitor" is used to measure your ECG long-term & can help in diagnosis. Your friendly local Cardiologist should have such devices. Good luck, thanks for using HealthTap ...Read more
Laying down in my bed & my heart beat really hard like 3 times & felt like it was popping out of my chest then started beating really fast, am I ok??
Symptoms: Worth checking out though probably not a serious problem ...Read more
Why do my heart beat so fast. Like it's beating out of my chest. Had test done on my heart. But they said everything was normal. Help?!
See below: Hi, what tests have been performed? Did they notice anything on the Holter monitor? Any abnormal echo findings? If this has been evaluated by a cardiologist and you were assured everything is normal then you should be fine. I would follow up with the physician who ordered the tests for further management. Without knowing what was done and the results it's hard to take care of your concerns. ...Read more
All day I've been experiencing a heavy feeling heart... Every heart beat hurts like someone punching me in the chest, but my heart isn't beating fast.?
Call 911. NOW!:
may be nothing. May be a heart attack, etc. ...Read more
Evaluation: Elevated heart rates can cause uncomfortable sensations in the chest. This should be evaluated with a cardiac monitor, an echocardiogram and, depending on your risk factors, possibly a stress test. You are young to have coronary disease, but I worry about someone with symptoms like this at a high heart rate. ...Read more
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See a doctor--card: Fast heart rates that are producing uncomortable symptoms should undergo an evaluation. This might involve patient activated monitoring (to assess the rhythm), as well as structural/functional assessment of the heart. A structurally normal heart should provide some reassurance. Treatment options can then be discussed. General health/medical conditions including lung and thyroid eval. ...Read more
Sometime I feel a big boom in my chest followed by a pause of 1-2sec then my heart beat fast and go back normal. What can cause this if heart tests ok?
PVC: The heart has a pacemaker (PM) or internal clock in the upper chambers (atria) that sends a signal to the lower chambers (ventricles) which is delayed so that the ventricles contract after the atria. Premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) can occur spontaneously or be triggered by adrenaline or drugs and are always followed by a compensatory pause to return the heart to its previous rhythm. ...Read more
Tachycardia: Could possibly be svtamerican. See a specialist. ...Read more
Heart beat feels irritated/fast and causes a strange excited/nervous feeling in my chest along with shortness of breathe throughout the day/night?
I am constantly aware of my heart beat. It's not necessarily fast, but I can always feel it in my chest. I have severe anxiety. Could this cause it?
I can't tell if I am having a heart flutter or not. I just get this weird feeling in the top of my chest sometimes. No pain or fast heart beat. Help?
Tell your story: The story here is important. Angina is classically discomfort worse with exertion and relieved with rest. If you have this "weird" feeling and you run down the street and it gets better, that is not a heart attack! If it occurs with meals, when you assume a certain position, when you see a certain person, it could have more or less significance (esp. If you're in love:]!!). Get a check-up soon ...Read more
Hi am having trouble with my breathing for week now and I have heavy feeling on my left side of chest and wake up with a very fast heart beat at nigh?
Should see your MD: Given your age, less likely coronary art. Disease, but you may have an abn heart rhythm, which can cause these symptoms. May be your thyroid also, but there are several other possibilities, including muscle injury. Given the possibilities, you ought to be seen by a physician. Poss tests: ekg, chest xr, thyroid blood test, p'haps stress test, echocardiogram. ...Read more
Possibly: Anxiety can cause excess cortisol, os adrenaline secretion which can cause a number of symptoms, including dizziness, lightheadedness, rapid heart beat palpitations, chestpain, headaches, etc. Try calming yourself down by concentrating on slowing down your breathing over a few minutes if this doesn't help, see your primary provider for further evaluation. Good luck! ...Read more
Can I have really bad chest pain out of nowhere? My chest is the only thing that hurts. Not out of breath or fast heart beat. I'm 17
Yes: While at your age, it is more likely that this pain results from a muscle, joint or ligament in the chest, it is reasonable to get a check-up! See your doctor soon! ...Read more
Should I be really scared/worried of azithromycin side effects? I don't have a heart disease but I got chest infection wich gave me fast heart beat
Side effect: If you look at the incidence of the side effect in regularly healthy people the cardiac side effect is still rare. The benefit outweighs the risk. The side effects are more in people taking cardiac medicines with which it interacts. So as long as indicated, the use of Azithromycin will remain in our armamentarium. ...Read more
I woke with suffocation & my heart beat was so fast that I cdn't count & felt heart striking in chest. Took water few burps and all good. All ok now?
See MD: Investigate further, as it can be paroxysmal and get treated! ...Read more
Stopped Shovelin snow after chest started to hurt heart beat was fast left sidechest hurt and burn. It's been almost 10 hours chestmucle sore Worry?
1-2 times per day I feel a pressure in top of chest like base of neck I check my heart beat with finger and inspiring beat fast and regular when expir?
Panic effect: You may have little OCD. See PMD. ...Read more
I have a fluttering feeling in my chest. It comes and goes. It almost feels like a rapid heart beat but I checked my pulse and it doesn't seem to be beating to fast?
Fast heart beat, chest hurts, feel like I'm going to throw up, lower right side of my back hurts too. Is this bad?
Left side of chest has felt uncomfortable for a week (can't tell if just chest pain or breast too). Weird chest spasms & fast heart beat, serious?
Time to see a doctor: Chest discomfort, weird chest spasms, or a new fast heart rate are signs that that she should talk with her doctor right away or go to the E.R. She should not drive herself (have someone else drive, or use ambulance). If it turns out not to be an abnormal rhythm, myocarditis, anxiety attack symptoms, a collapsed lung, or pneumonia, the E.R. will be able to start treatment quickly. ...Read more
16 yr old male. Occasional chest pains, and random fast heart beat mostly at night. Had recent EKG and physical. Is this anxiety related or a concern?
Anxietry IS concern: I can't help thinking that a teen ought not have either cardiac issues or anxiety chronic or severe enough to cause such symptoms. But, reality is what it is. Ask your parent (s) to bring you to the doctor for a referral to a CBT therapist who can guide you to skills to avoid, reduce and manage anxiety. You'll have a much better chance for a good life and fun memories of what should be your youth. ...Read more
Heart beat in my stomach &chest. 1 is fast & the other is slower. I been nervous cause I been thinking I'm pregnant. If I walk long I feel pressure at?
Anxiety and stress: If you were pregnant, you should have different symptoms than 'feeling a heart beat in your stomach'. Fetal heart beats can be heard, generally by the second trimester, by outside devices placed on lower stomach. If you haven't had a physical recently, you should get one. If indicated, your doctor can order an abdominal US to clarify any swelling or source of inflammation in your abdomen. ...Read more
Masturbating daily long sessions, fast heart beat, warm chest, both lasting for long periods, BPM ranging from 60 to 90. Heart problems? Should I stop masturbating, to allow for body to rest? I'm 19
You're a man!: Hey buddy! You're 20 years old. I'm glad you're enjoying your body like all the other guys. This physiologic response is fine. I hope you get just as excited when romance comes into your life. If you're taking too much time focused on erotica, and it's compulsive, we can help. Otherwise, enjoy being young. Maybe you could even talk with Dad about your changing body. ...Read more
Hi I went to the doctors last week for nose bleeds and my heart beat felt fast. It was 104 over 80 now I have a burning in my chest for days? Thks
See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
My daughter aged 16 suffering from type 1 diabetes since 7 years. Feeling breathlessness and fast heart beat and shivering. No hypoglycemia. Chest &bp ok?
Close follow up: Make sure she is followed closely by a good knowledgeable internist -- make sure she eats sleeps and exercise properly -- she can lead a normal healthy and productive life. ...Read more
Haven't eaten chips long time but these 3days I cravin it started no feelin well but morning woke dehydrated drank water but no help is it from sunchip? Heart beat fast, headache, chest pain abdomen pain
Cannot diagnose: This cannot possibly addressed online. You have to provide a detailed history, be examined and otherwise evaluated. See a doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Recently on new meds developing chest pains? My chest hurts kind of like when im having a anxiety attack but withought the fast heart beat just a sharp pain my chest feels a little tight and my heart beat feels irregular. I was recently put on celexa fo
One must always make sure that there is not a medical origin to a symptom, like chest pain. No matter how much anxiety you have, do not avoid having your doctor evaluate you for chest pain. Maybe a cardiologist needs to be involved? Your primary care doctor or psychiatrist could help you figure out how to make sure the discomfort is not imminently a medical danger.
This aside, anxiety attacks, panic attacks, and the likes, often includes physical and emotional components. You are describing some of the physical symptoms: palpitations (heart thumping), shortness of breath, tightness, lightheadedness, sweating, dizziness, etc... The emotional may include sense of impending doom, loss of control, a lot of angst, and the likes. Celexa, an ssri, is a fine medication to start with, along with some sleeping medicine (restoril). People with anxiety disorders are often very sensitive to these medicines, when they first start them, and are often the ones who have an initial paradoxical increase in anxiety at the beginning of starting the medicine. This can be helped with the klonopin (clonazepam), (clonazepam) but not always and since Klonopin (clonazepam) takes a long time to start working, you may further not reap its benefit for over an hour or more. Speak to you doctor/psychiatrist to help balance when you should be taking the klonopin (clonazepam). An example of how he may help: he may suggest lowering the Celexa for a while (e.g. 1/2 tab of smallest pill or 10 mg, or even less). Once you are on this dose for a bit, then the dose can be slowly increased. In a reverse way, taking Klonopin (clonazepam) a little more regularly and tapering off, as Celexa starts working for you, can occur. There are many ways to help.
First, make sure no real medical emergency, then clarify alternative strategies, discussing alternatives and their risks and benefits with your doctor. You are in the drivers seat, you just need a road MAP to help a little.
Good luck. ...Read more
Left chest pain for a week (might be breast pain too, can't tell). Chest spams, fast heart beat, chest burns. Left side sore as result. Is it serious?
At your age it: Is most likely musculoskeletal and not serious but if it persists it would be reasonable to get it checked out by a health care provider. ...Read more
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