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Been having heart palpitations, shortness of breath, fatigue, headache last few months. Thyroid and blood pressure good. What could be causing this?

Been having heart palpitations, shortness of breath, fatigue, headache last few months. Thyroid and blood pressure good. What could be causing this?

Possible panic: Attacks could cause these symptoms. Are you an anxious person? Do you feel very fatigued after these episodes are over? You should see a Dr. And get checked out. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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Why do I get palpitations, shortness of breath and fatigue after exercise?

Short of breath: Worthwhile getting checked by your doc for those symptoms. You may simply be out of shape and exercising wrong but being sure something else isn't going on is a good idea. ...Read more

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ECGs over last 14 years show LVH +ve but even at 59 yrs no symptoms e.g. chest pain, palpitations, dizziness, shortness of breath, fatigue. False +ve?

ECGs over last 14 years show LVH +ve but even at 59 yrs no symptoms e.g. chest pain, palpitations, dizziness, shortness of breath, fatigue. False +ve?

Understand: That some studies demonstrate a 70-80% false positive rate in LVH. If there is concern over LVH, have you undergone an echocardiogram - a sounds study of the heart. This is a much more sensitive (definitive) exam for this type of diagnosis. ...Read more

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During my period, I get shortness of breath, fatigue, and heart palpitations during exercise. Is this normal? It's very scary.

During my period, I get shortness of breath, fatigue, and heart palpitations during exercise. Is this normal? It's very scary.

Not normal: One should not have those symptoms at your age during a period or during exercise. Schedule a visit for an evaluation. You may need to start with a primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Dx'd sinus tachycardia, harmless but I experience severe fatigue, lightheadedness, dizzy, palpitations, shortness of breath, while relaxed everyday.

Dx'd sinus tachycardia, harmless but I experience severe fatigue, lightheadedness, dizzy, palpitations, shortness of breath, while relaxed everyday.

Sinus tachycardia: Sinus tachycardia can cause symptoms of fatigue, shortness of breath, etc. Talk to your MD about your symptoms. Is your thyroid normal? Why are you on Plaquenil & Methotrexate? Consult with us to help you find the best plan for you. Don't forget diet choices can make you feel fatigue so eat a low inflammatory diet as well. ...Read more

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Where would you send a 42 y o woman with long term chronic anemia diagnosed SVT palpitations shortness of breath intermittent swelling of lower extremities and fatigue?

Where would you send a 42 y o woman with long term chronic anemia diagnosed SVT palpitations shortness of breath intermittent swelling of lower extremities and fatigue?

Card & heme: You would need to see cardiologist for your palpitation, shortness of breath and swelling on your legs and make sure you don't have congestive heart failure or other heart problem. You also will need to see a hematologist to figure out why you have chronic anemia as there is a highy likelihood that your anemia is related to all of your symptoms (fatigue, shortness of breath, palpitation etc). ...Read more

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What is my next move? Shall I take her to a cardiologist for a second opinion? My 14 yr old daughter who has had asthma has been suffering from heart palpitations shortness of breath, dizziness, chest pains and fatigued for weeks. She has been off the as

What is my next move? Shall I take her to a cardiologist for a second opinion? My 14 yr old daughter who has had asthma has been suffering from heart palpitations shortness of breath, dizziness, chest pains and fatigued for weeks. She has been off the as

Yes: Palpitations are often nothing but teen years are when we see a spike in the diagnosis of svt. Her asthma medicines will speed her heart rate anyway which might explain all, but they could help trigger svt. A 24 holter monitor would really help if she is having palpitations on a daily basis. Yes see a pediatric cardiologist. ...Read more

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17yo female with history of anorexia nervosa having extreme fatigue, heart palpitations, palor, shortness of breath, dizziness, and petichae?

17yo female with history of anorexia nervosa having extreme fatigue, heart palpitations, palor, shortness of breath, dizziness, and petichae?

Need to see your doc: Are you still having problems with anorexia? Or have you just recently recovered? If so you should see your doctor for labs tests. You could be anemic, have your salts (electrolytes) out of whack, or even have a heart problem caused by any of the above. You could also just be simply dehydrated. Your doc could figure this out quickly. ...Read more

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21yr M I've had consistent left arm sorenes extending into neck fatigue and occasional heart palpitation chest pain shortness of breath. Just anxiety?

21yr M I've had consistent left arm sorenes extending into neck fatigue and occasional heart palpitation chest pain shortness of breath. Just anxiety?

Chest & Arm: Symptoms means you need to see your doctor. IF it is due to anxiety. please see a clinical psychologist who specializes in mood disorders. He/she can teach you strategies for dealing w/anxiety. Peace and good health. Dealing w/this early in life will help you throughout. ...Read more

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30 day event recorder=sinus rhythm tachycardia, experiencing daily lightheadedness, dizziness, fatigue, palpitations, short of breath. What's happening?

30 day event recorder=sinus rhythm tachycardia, experiencing daily lightheadedness, dizziness, fatigue, palpitations, short of breath. What's happening?

Symptoms = possibly: Related but these are far too complex issues & relationships to be dealt with in such a limited interface as HealthTap. Be aware: (a) you are in charge of your life & health, not others & (b) how the medical industry operates: http://goo. Gl/Blh6rW, rarely addressing causes; only treating body symptoms. Plaquenil & methotrexate=typically prescribed for autoimmune problems such as Lupus. God Bless! ...Read more

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Palpitations/shortness of breath with little exertion, why is this?

Palpitations/shortness of breath with little exertion, why is this?

Variety of causes: Could be heart rhythm problems, blockages, valves or pumping problems. Could be a lung issue. Or it could simply be deconditioning. This is something I evaluate almost everyday. You should definitely see a physician, preferably a cardiologist to start with. ...Read more

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What could cause palpitations / shortness of breath with little exertion?

What could cause palpitations / shortness of breath with little exertion?

Palpitation: Treatments include not using caffeine, alcohol, street drugs, smoking and other stimulant substances. Try to learn meditation and other calming techniques, cut out herbal substances, cough and cold medicines, nutritional supplements, see your doctor to be sure no direct heart problem and for treatment if the basics above don't help. ...Read more

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I have had bad shortness of breath, fatigue after exercise, and constantly feeling like I will stop breathing since wed. What is wrong?

See doc: It is very hard to know what is going on and how serious it may be without a physical examination and complete medical history. A couple of possibilities include asthma, infection, or anxiety. If this has never happened to you before, I believe this warrants a trip to your health care provider to figure things out. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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I have palpitations, shortness of breath and a cough after Botox in neck yesterday. How dangerous is Botox? Three times this has happened. End Botox

I have palpitations, shortness of breath and a cough after Botox in neck yesterday. How dangerous is Botox? Three times this has happened. End Botox

Stop the botox: Sounds like you are having classic side effects to botox. The shortness of breath however can signify a dangerous complication whereby the botox can enter the blood stream and travel to other places like the heart, lungs and brain. ...Read more

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Mild chest pains that have lasted over a month. Shortness of breath, fatigue, headaches, random sharp pains all over body all worse w excercise, help?

Mild chest pains that have lasted over a month. Shortness of breath, fatigue, headaches, random sharp pains all over body all worse w excercise, help?

Pains: I would recommend that you see your primary care physician. Although the symptoms are not that serious, it is concerning that they have lasted so long. For now, would hold on the exercise until seen by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have been having shortness of breath, fatigue, headaches and dizziness upon standing for a week now. Doctors say nothing is wrong?

Seek second opinion: You are having these symptoms of shortness of breath, fatigue, headache and dizziness and doctors you have consulted say there is nothing wrong. We can not comment on it without knowing what tests you have had and what other tests need to be done. I will suggest if you are not getting the answer and you still have symptoms
get a second opinion by consulting another doctor. ...Read more

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Would an ER screen for palpitations, shortness of breath and light headedness rule out the possibility of HCM? I have a family history of SCD and am s

Would an ER screen for palpitations, shortness of breath and light headedness rule out the possibility of HCM? I have a family history of SCD and am s

Not definitively: An echocardiogram would tell whether you have HCM. With your family history definitely see
Your doc real soon. He/she will likely refer you to a cardiologist. ...Read more

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When I get shortness of breath, fatigue and chest pain right in the middle, 2 mg of ativan (lorazepam) makes it go away in an hour or less, is itheart or anxiety?

When I get shortness of breath, fatigue and chest pain right in the middle, 2 mg of ativan (lorazepam) makes it go away in an hour or less, is itheart or anxiety?

Anxiety.: It can be extremely difficult and possibly consequential distinguishing between chest pain from a cardiac etiology versus chest pain from anxiety. Presumably you have been diagnosed with With anxiety if you have been provided Ativan (lorazepam). While taking Ativan (lorazepam) could potentially make symptoms from heart pathology improve this is also less likely than improving anxiety. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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I had asthma fr 3 yrs but it resolved a yr ago. Had 8 iliopsoas steroid shots 12 days ago. Shortness of breath & fatigue. Side effect or asthma?

I had asthma fr 3 yrs but it resolved a yr ago. Had 8 iliopsoas steroid shots 12 days ago. Shortness of breath & fatigue. Side effect or asthma?

Asthma Exacerbation:: Any stress, illness, infection can trigger an asthma attack. Looks like you had some recent injury for which you received steroid injections. In fact, steroid helps asthma, not a side effect. So, start taking asthma meds, e.g. Bronchodilator with or without inhaled steroid. If not better, see your doctor. ...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


Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Shortness Of Breath (Definition)

Breathlessness is the sensation of not being able to catch one's breath. It may be seen in asthma, heart failure, ...Read more