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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

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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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


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What exactly does it mean when someone is experiencing irregular heart palpitations?

What exactly does it mean when someone is experiencing irregular heart palpitations?

Missig or early beat: Usually regular heart beat is 1 to 1.5 seconds apart. If any beat come earlier or later than regular time, it is called irregular heart beat. Mose common cause in healthy individual is low potassium. Take k-dur 20 meq, one tablet daily for 3 weeks and you will feel better. If this does not help, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Weight loss, anxiety, irregular periods, heart palpitations, stomach cramps, back pain what could be the problem?

Weight loss, anxiety, irregular periods, heart palpitations, stomach cramps, back pain what could be the problem?

Complex prob: You need a full evaluation followed by blood work and imaging studies-you won't get a satisfactory answer in a 400 character limited internet forum with such issues. Start with your family doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have palpitations and irregular heart beat my docotr prescribed atenolol to take one if it happened again. Is it safe to take like this ?

I have palpitations and irregular heart beat my docotr prescribed atenolol to take one if it happened again. Is it safe to take like this ?

Yes, after work-up: First of all, other causes of palpitations must be ruled out such as thyroid disease, mitral valve prolapse or other cardiovascular issues. Atenolol will slow out your heart rate and control the palpitations but you must take it every day. Skipping a dose can cause rebound palpitations. I would start at 25mg. ...Read more

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What other medicines are there for panic attacks n anxiety i'm using citalopram but causing palpitations and irregular heart beat..Thanx !

What other medicines are there for panic attacks n anxiety i'm using citalopram but causing palpitations and irregular heart beat..Thanx !

There are many: Palpitations are a more common sign of anxiety than they are a side effect of the medicines used to treat anxiety. A heart monitor could be useful to help diagnose the source of your palpitations. Thatch go a long way in making you feel better. Knowing what is happening can be empowering. ...Read more

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I have pain in left side of neck trouble swallowing i fainted - palpitations with constipation, irregular heart, is this my vagal nerve inflamed?

I have pain in left side of neck trouble swallowing  i fainted - palpitations with constipation, irregular heart, is this my vagal nerve inflamed?

See your physician: Would like to give you some meaningful advice but it would be impossible for a physician to do so on the basis of such limited information. Generally people don't get inflammation of their vagal nerve. Your symptoms require in in office visit to a good Internist for proper diagnosis and treatment. Please don't waste your time trying to self-diagnose on the internet...you will just confuse yourself ...Read more

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What could be causing my occasional palpitations, breathlessness, and irregular heart rate? The last episode lasted most of last week .

What could be causing my occasional palpitations, breathlessness, and irregular heart rate?  The last episode lasted most of last week .

Atrial fibrillation : Your symptoms required a full evaluation. You could be describing intermittent atrial fibrillation which requires treatment. At age 61, however, a lot of things can happen to your heart . Your symptoms are somewhat nonspecific and could be a number of things. ...Read more

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Doctor prescribed pulsatilla for irregular periods. My heart had palpitations and missed beats as a side effect. How to make these side go away?

Doctor prescribed pulsatilla for irregular periods. My heart had palpitations and missed beats as a side effect. How to make these side go away?

Toxic: It can be toxic with cardiac side effects (oh, you already noticed that?... Sorry.). Ask your doctor to change to a different medicine (or change doctors). ...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