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Dr. Walter Husar
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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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For the past 2 weeks I have been experiencing the listed symptoms but today was the first day the heart palpitations begun im just feeling wrong!

For the past 2 weeks I have been experiencing the listed symptoms but today was the first day the heart palpitations begun im just feeling wrong!

No list: Your question does not include a list of symptoms. Heart palpitations can be of many causes, but are most often due to harmless extra heart beats. See your doctor and he can evaluate your symptoms further. ...Read more

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Diahrea and feeling of heart palpitations?

Diahrea and feeling of heart palpitations?

Check electrolytes: See your doctor for a thorough history and physical examination. Diarrhea can lead to dangerously low electrolytes, such as low potassium levels, that could be leading to your heart palpitations. If you're feeling severely weak, dizzy, or passing out, you should call 911 for evaluation. ...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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I've been having some heart problems after smoking pot, heart palpitations and sometimes feeling as if my throught was closing up, what could it be?

I've been having some heart problems after smoking pot, heart palpitations and sometimes feeling as if my throught was closing up, what could it be?

Merits attention!: Tightening of the throat can be one of the most serious symptoms of an allergic reaction; it is usually treated with an injection of epinephrine to quickly halt the reaction. Patients must be observed for some time after treatment if the offending substance has been ingested because the symptoms could recur. Palpitations merit EKG monitoring to determine the significance. Go to a doctor now. ...Read more

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Can asthma cause heart palpitations? I've been having a sinking heart feeling post workout (lasts seconds), and wondering if the workout could be why?

Can asthma cause heart palpitations? I've been having a sinking heart feeling post workout (lasts seconds), and wondering if the workout could be why?

Palpitations?: It is common to have rapid hear beats and palpitation after workout.We don't know what really sinking heart means. Do you suffer from Asthma.Asthma can cause palpitations during an acute ataack only. Since it is a cocern and if it is happening every time you workout, it may be a good idea to get it checked from your Primary Doctor. It may be nothing serious but still get it checked for peace of mond ...Read more

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In the past 2 days, I've had heart palpitations (?) (a sudden sinking feeling in my chest), about 15x a day. I've never had this many in a day before.

In the past 2 days, I've had heart palpitations (?) (a sudden sinking feeling in my chest), about 15x a day. I've never had this many in a day before.

Palpitations.: We need to know what your heart is doing during these episodes of palpitations, and the best way to know would be to wear a Holter monitor, which records your heart rhythm for a day or two. We can catch episodes this way and see what your heart is doing, and by that infer etiology. Mention this to your doctor. ...Read more

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I've been feeling anxious and nervous at the office these days. I don't feel anything during the day but feel heart palpitations at bed. Need to worry?

I've been feeling anxious and nervous at the office these days. I don't feel anything during the day but feel heart palpitations at bed. Need to worry?

Nighttime common: People are much more prone to feel irregularity in their heart beat at night when they're quiet and not distracted. Lying in bed is often the time and especially lying left side down. Nerve and stress are significant causes. Those are common symptoms and, if you're otherwise healthy, I wouldn't be concerned. ...Read more

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I'm feeling very anxious and on edge and uneasy and I feel like it's affecting my everyday life. Sometimes it feels if I have to what feels heart palpitations or like flatter in my chest. Nothing specific brings on this feeling it just happens?

I'm feeling very anxious and on edge and uneasy and I feel like it's affecting my everyday life. Sometimes it feels if I have to what feels heart palpitations or like flatter in my chest. Nothing specific brings on this feeling it just happens?

Generalized Anxiety: You may have Generalized Anxiety Disorder. You need to see your GP to check a few other things, including Thyroid functions. You may need medication and pscycologist help. Check this link https://adaa. Org/understanding-anxiety/generalized-anxiety-disorder-gad
http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/generalized-anxiety-disorder/basics/definition/con-20024562 ...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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Heart palpitations? Prickly feeling in chest? Dizzyness? Vision begins to blackout? They are getting more frequent? Uncomfortable feeling in chest?

Heart palpitations? Prickly feeling in chest? Dizzyness? Vision begins to blackout? They are getting more frequent? Uncomfortable feeling in chest?

Check heart: Heart problems can cause these symptoms and can kill. See your md. If problem is not cardiac, then other conditions such as hyperthyroidism, or more likely panic attacks will be found responsible. Check the heart first. ...Read more

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Feeling sudden heart palpitations. Had ecg 3 months ago came back normal. I get scared n overthink too much. Could be anxiety?

Feeling sudden heart palpitations. Had ecg 3 months ago came back normal. I get scared n overthink too much. Could be anxiety?

Could be: Were you having palpitations when the ECG was done? An intermittent arrhythmia could easily be missed on a single ECG. That said, heart pounding is certainly one physical effect with anxiety. Keep your doctor informed and good luck! ...Read more

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Started wellbutrin xl about 2 weeks ago and was feeling quite well but heart palpitations started. Will these go away eventually or can it be a permanent side effect?? I stopped for a few days and they went away but meds seemed to really help w/mood.

Started wellbutrin xl about 2 weeks ago and was feeling quite well but heart palpitations started. Will these go away eventually or can it be a permanent side effect?? I stopped for a few days and they went away but meds seemed to really help w/mood.

Dose titration: In consultation with your doctor, you may need to play with the dose of the medication to see if you can find a suitable amount that would not cause side effects, but help with the mood. Palpitations are a know side effect of this medication.
Wish you good health! ...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?

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. Th e dropping of the TSH level could suggest the other thyroid tess are up which could cause the palpitations ...Read more

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I am experiencing heart palpitations (worsened by: psychological stress). The following also describe me: Feeling anxious and Irregular heartbeat. What should I do?

I am experiencing heart palpitations (worsened by: psychological stress). The following also describe me: Feeling anxious and Irregular heartbeat. What should I do?

Panic attacks: You are likely having panic attacks. Please see a psychologist who uses actuarial personality testing. The Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory Second Edition computerized test report will compare you with thousands and give a sensitive specific or accurate precise diagnosis of your challenge so it can be treated with medication and cognitive behavior therapy. ...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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At least once a week I've been feeling what feels like heart palpitations, fluttering. Every time I feel that, I burp. Related to gerd? Esophagus spasm?

At least once a week I've been feeling what feels like heart palpitations, fluttering. Every time I feel that, I burp. Related to gerd? Esophagus spasm?

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. GI gas could cause palpitations ...Read more

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Heart palpitations weird feeling in chest leg tingling and frequent crying midst of exam prep holidays. Fear it might hpn agn. Had to drop exams. Help?

Heart palpitations weird feeling in chest leg tingling and frequent crying midst of exam prep holidays. Fear it might hpn agn. Had to drop exams. Help?

Anxiety: Obviously you are very anxious and this is leading to tachycardia (with palpitation) and perhaps hyperventilation (with tingling) try to find a quiet place and do relaxation techniques: take a slow deep breath over several seconds, hold it for 7 seconds then exhale slowly through your mouth over 5-7 min while listening to your breath as you exhale, do it for 10 min every hour until you relaxed ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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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
677 Doctors shared insights

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