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33weeks pregnant and my heart feels like it's pounding hard and forceful, yet my heart rate is normal 80bpm... Is this still classed as a palpitation?

33weeks pregnant and my heart feels like it's pounding hard and forceful, yet my heart rate is normal 80bpm... Is this still classed as a palpitation?

Yes, but: Although palpitations are classified as any heartbeat that is irregular, too fast, or more forceful than usual, it is more worrisome when they are too fast or irregular. When pregnant, our cardiac output increases dramatically, and the force of our heartbeats can be stronger and more perceptible. If you do not have any chest pain, shortness of breath, or feeling dizzy, then I wouldn't worry. ...Read more

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I started Zoloft (sertraline) 25mg last night for the first time. My heart feels like it is pounding, will that go away after my body adjusts to it?

I started Zoloft (sertraline) 25mg last night for the first time. My heart feels like it is pounding, will that go away after my body adjusts to it?

Danger: I'm neither a pathologist nor a cardiologist but I am seriously concerned you are having a rhythm problem (the rx or a drug interaction). This isn't so much of a problem as with some of the t-wave-changing older mental-health meds, but it's still concerning. Stop it now and call your prescribing physician. ...Read more

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My heart feels like it beats too fast especially now on a morning when I wake. It also feels like it's pounding out my chest what is this?

My heart feels like it beats too fast especially now on a morning when I wake. It also feels like it's pounding out my chest what is this?

SVT?: You may have an arrhythmia - PSVT is the most common in your age group. A recording of your heart rhythm over 24 or 48 hours (30 days, if necessary) would establish the diagnosis and direct management. ...Read more

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I have felt dizzy all day and my body feels heavy. I am nauseous and my heart feels like it its pounding. I also feel like I have the jitters. 24/f?

I have felt dizzy all day and my body feels heavy. I am nauseous and my heart feels like it its pounding. I also feel like I have the jitters. 24/f?

Call MD now: Could be cardiac rhythm disturbance, thyroid abnormality; excess caffeine, Cocaine can cause similar symptoms. Didn't mention fever so likely not infection. Call md now. ...Read more

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Been in Ketosis to lose weight (>25 g carbs/day). Lately my heart feels like it's pounding. Heart rate/blood pressure are normal. Should I be worried?

Been in Ketosis to lose weight (>25 g carbs/day). Lately my heart feels like it's pounding. Heart rate/blood pressure are normal. Should I be worried?

How do you: know you are in ketosis? Ketones in the urine are concentrated and do not mean you are ketotic. You've probably getting dehydrated. Try eating a normal diet, but restricting calories if you're attempting to lose weight. You need a life-long program, there is no quick fix. ...Read more

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Heart feels like it's pounding. EKG, blood, stress test are normal. Felt it in ER but heart rate was 88. Doc said heart rhythm was steady. What is it?

Heart feels like it's pounding. EKG, blood, stress test are normal. Felt it in ER but heart rate was 88. Doc said heart rhythm was steady. What is it?

Heart rate : From what you provide it appears to be sinus rhythm which is normal. If the EKG was normal then nothing to worry about for now. Could be anxiety. If it continues you may need to wear an event recorder to see if something is being missed during your visit. ...Read more

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Heart feels like it's pounding. EKG, blood, stress test are normal. Felt it in ER but heart rate was 88. Doc said heart rhythm was steady. What is it?

Heart feels like it's pounding. EKG, blood, stress test are normal. Felt it in ER but heart rate was 88. Doc said heart rhythm was steady. What is it?

Has a name: B"sd Some individuals have a sensation of heart pounding and actually have a normal pulse (and blood pressure) .. This situation can be difficult to assess, since the patient is certain that something must be wrong, but the objective data shows normal function. This situation has been dubbed "enhanced cardiac awareness." ... the episodes tend to improve and eventually abate. beta blocker may help ...Read more