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I woke up with my heart racing and numbness in my left side. I have never felt such a thing, no other symptoms and now feel ok. What to do?

I woke up with my heart racing and numbness in my left side. I have never felt such a thing, no other symptoms and now feel ok. What to do?

Arrhythmia : You may have a supraventricular arrhythmia or rapid heart rhythm coming from the upper portion of the heart. You probably should be evaluated to exclude structural heart disease, thyroid disease of abnormal blood chemistries. Then if the rhythm abnormality is found it can be often treated with medications. If problems become very frequent or severe the disturbance might be curable with radiowaves. ...Read more

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I'm a healthy 29 year old male and I woke up with my heart racing. It's still pounding fairly intensely even after being awake for a few minutes.

I'm a healthy 29 year old male and I woke up with my heart racing. It's still pounding fairly intensely even after being awake for a few minutes.

See below: You need to evaluated by a physician asap. Normal heart rate range for adults is 60-100 beats per minute. In either case, this needs further evaluation with an ECG and likely a Holter monitor (if recurrent symptoms). ...Read more

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I dont drink often but on valentines Day i had 3 glasses of wine and a beer. Went to sleep and woke up with my heart racing 160 bpm. Why?

I dont drink often but on valentines Day i had 3 glasses of wine and a beer. Went to sleep and woke up with my heart racing 160 bpm. Why?

Maybe dehydration: Most likely that you are dehydrated but if you have a rapid heart rate like that at other times see your provider to be evaluated for a possible other cause of fast heart rate (like a supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)). ...Read more

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Woke up with numb left arm. Heart racing at 180. Have had ekg, echo, stress test and ct w/ contrast all come back normql. Could it still be my heart?

Woke up with numb left arm. Heart racing at 180. Have had ekg, echo, stress test and ct w/ contrast all come back normql. Could it still be my heart?

Yes! Go back!: It is impossible to say what you have from your symptoms. This is likely a supraventricular tachycardia. You need further evaluation. At your age this is mainly an annoyance, but could be life threatening if you have the symptoms in an unsafe situation. What you need in my opinion is an EVENT RECORDER. This can be provided by your cardiologist or even primary physician. Get diagnosed and get well! ...Read more

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Woke up yesterday morning and felt really bad, broke out in a sweat, chest pain, heart racing, light headed. Bp80/76 p142. What causes this, is it dan?

Woke up yesterday morning and felt really bad, broke out in a sweat, chest pain, heart racing, light headed. Bp80/76 p142. What causes this, is it dan?

Get checked: All of your symptoms are concerning for something serious, especially a heart rate of 142 bps. Could be a heart problem or even infection. Certainly sounds like you're at least dehydrated. Get to the er as soon as you can. These symptoms are concerning. ...Read more

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On Xifaxan (rifaximin). I took Zofran, Slept, woke up, everything looked blurry. Heart racing very fast, agonizing cramps. Is it dehydration, reaction or anxiety?

On Xifaxan (rifaximin). I took Zofran, Slept, woke up, everything looked blurry. Heart racing very fast, agonizing cramps. Is it dehydration, reaction or anxiety?

Maybe both drugs: YOu are taking more than one drug and the side effects can overlap. Why are you taking xifaxin This is usually for liver disease or people with travelers diarrhea. Can also cause diarrhea of itself. Both drugs can cause nausea, and either can cause cramps. I would eliminate the zofran (ondansetron) as this is very expensive and used mostly for people on chemotherapy. Heart racing may be anxiety BEst wishes ...Read more

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Just suddenly woke up coughing and heart racing. Feeling heart pounding in neck! Hands shaky. It's so cold maybe that's why? Phlegm now in throat

Just suddenly woke up coughing and heart racing. Feeling heart pounding in neck! Hands shaky. It's so cold maybe that's why? Phlegm now in throat

Reflux?: U may have had nightmare? U may have had reflux which activated your awake system &U came out of deep sleep. The Heart pounding, was it fast? Good to have a watch nearby to meas rate. A hard beat can be from activ of symp nerv systom from reflux or dream. The phlegm in throat may have been reflux. Make sure not to lie down w/i 2 hours after a meal. Tell MD about it, if it happens again: Holter ...Read more

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For two years I've been having issues with my heart racing for no reason. My stress test was negative. Should I be concerned?

For two years I've been having issues with my heart racing for no reason. My stress test was negative. Should I be concerned?

Heart racing concern: If heart palpitations are your only symptom, most likely you should not be concerned. Common causes would be dehydration, anxiety, intake of stimulants (e.g. caffeine, nicotine, etc.). Another less likely cause would be Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome. This would need to be diagnosed with an event monitor. If you are experiencing other symptoms of anxiety, contact your PCP for an evaluation. ...Read more