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My heart is beating really fast. What can I do?

My heart is beating really fast. What can I do?

Heart rate: You need to see your doctor to evaluate what is going on and what you need to do to take care of it if your heart is beating fast when you are at rest. There are many things that can cause this including anxiety and anemia and lots more. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my heart is beating really fast please help?

What do you suggest if my heart is beating really fast please help?

ER: If it's still doing it, go to the ER. If happens from time to time, report it to your primary care doctor who can order an event monitor for you wear and an echocardiogram to assess your heart's overall health. Avoid nicotine and caffeine. ...Read more

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I started Suboxone today and my heart is beating really fast and I have anxiety. Is this normal with the medication?

I started Suboxone today and my heart is beating really fast and I have anxiety. Is this normal with the medication?

No: but idiosyncratic reactions, those peculiar to one individual's physiology, may always occur. My best guess is that the dose is not enough to replace whatever opioids you were using, and that the rapid pulse is a sign of withdrawal. Are you still having other symptoms - stomach cramps, sweating, gooseflesh, muscle/joint pains etc? Talk to the prescribing physician about your symptoms. ...Read more

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I've been sick with a "cold" for about a week. I've noticed my heart is beating really fast (103bpm). I also have asthma. Can the "cold" cause this?

I've been sick with a "cold" for about a week. I've noticed my heart is beating really fast (103bpm). I also have asthma. Can the "cold" cause this?

Possibly....: The upper respiratory infection could be causing inflammation in your airways resulting in bronchospasm. Is your heart beating fast all the time or with activity? The bronchospasm could be leading to a drop in the oxygen level in your blood causing your heart rate to increase. Another etiology is your bronchodilator inhaler which can cause an increase in heart rate as a side effect.See your doctor. ...Read more

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Sometimes I wake up at Night and my heart is beating really fast. Is this a heart arrhythmia? Why is this happening to me?)

Sometimes I wake up at Night and my heart is beating really fast. Is this a heart arrhythmia? Why is this happening to me?)

An alternative: Is to get a Cardiology referral for an event monitor or Holter monitor so the doctor can track an arrhythmia that occurs infrequently. A baseline EKG would be needed too. ...Read more

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I got really scared and my heart started beating really fast. I got shaky then really weak. What's wrong? There was nothing there.

I got really scared and my heart started beating really fast. I got shaky then really weak. What's wrong? There was nothing there.

Order...: If the emotion clearly precedes the rhythm, and the rhythm is something called sinus tachycardia, it's generally an anxiety or panic issue. If the fast rhythm started before any anxiety or emotional state, a rhythm is frequently to blame. An electrophysiologist is a type of cardiologist who can help. ...Read more