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I am experiencing lightheadedness, pounding heart (pulse), ringing in ears and flushing. The following also describes me: Dizziness. What should I...

I am experiencing  lightheadedness, pounding heart (pulse), ringing in ears and flushing. The following also describes me: Dizziness. What should I...

Dizziness: Did you check your blood pressure? The symptoms are suddenly appearing? You need to speak to your doctor. You might need a complete blown d panel that includes CBC and metabolic panel, probably the hormonal level, a thyroid profile and depending on the results an abdominal CT. If you are a smoker you need chest CT. Multiple causes, few are:anemia, premature menopause, pheochromocytoma, lung cancer ...Read more

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I am experiencing difficulty concentrating, low body weight, pounding heart (pulse) (worsened by: psychological stress) , fatigue, feeling depress...

I am experiencing  difficulty concentrating, low body weight, pounding heart (pulse) (worsened by: psychological stress) , fatigue, feeling depress...

Anxiety state: Anxiety state, panic attacks and depression are REAL issues and can be addressed Look into your lifestyle, try meditation, literature music etc If all fails see a psychiatrist They have been trained to treat conditions just like yours! ...Read more

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I am experiencing nervousness, like the churning in my stomach without any reason for it. I'm not nervous about anything. The following also describe me: Feeling anxious, Pounding heart (pulse), and Difficulty sleeping. What should I do?

I am experiencing nervousness, like the churning in my stomach without any reason for it. I'm not nervous about anything. The following also describe me: Feeling anxious, Pounding heart (pulse), and Difficulty sleeping. What should I do?

General Anxiety: may not have a specific issue to focus on but one can still have anxiety symptoms. Please see a mental health professional such as a clinical psychologist who works w/mood disorders. You can learn skills to cope well and enjoy life more. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am experiencing fatigue, throat lump or bulge and pounding heart (pulse).

I am experiencing  fatigue, throat lump or bulge and pounding heart (pulse).

Panic versus?: No one symptom definitively indicates a heart attack is or is not in progress, but many people make the fatal mistake of waiting out atypical heart pain. "Heart pain" is often indistinguishable from esophageal, pericardial, mediastinal, gastric, &chest wall distress. Unless this is a typical panic spell for you, check on chest pain please. ...Read more

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I am experiencing rapid heart rate, abdominal pain (generalized) (severity: mild) (quality: throbbing sensation) , fatigue, lightheadedness and spinning sensation. The following also describe me: Dizziness, Confusion, and Pounding heart (pulse). What sho

I am experiencing  rapid heart rate, abdominal pain (generalized) (severity: mild) (quality: throbbing sensation) , fatigue, lightheadedness and spinning sensation. The following also describe me: Dizziness, Confusion, and Pounding heart (pulse). What sho

Rapid heart: Please see your doctor to determine the cause of your symptoms or rule out medical conditions. Stimulants can be a factor. After that you can benefit from learning to manage anxiety from a clinical psychologist and dietary changes such as reducing caffeine. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a pounding heart beat, very strong pulse, with normal blood pressure and normal pulse rate?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Is it normal to have a pounding heart beat, very strong pulse, with normal blood pressure and normal pulse rate?

No: This usually means that your heart is working very hard to pump out the blood. If this happens only when you are stressed or anxious, then anxiety or panic attack may be the cause. If it is a persistent problem, you need to contact your doctor. ...Read more

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Did a breathing test today all tests were 80s to 100s % Range overall good. Small airway was 72 is that bad? Is it normal to get your heart rate up and pulse and not feel pounding heart beat in chest? Scared for a year Lump feeling throat weak pulse.

Did a breathing test today all tests were 80s to 100s % Range overall good. Small airway was 72 is that bad? Is it normal to get your heart rate up and pulse and not feel pounding heart beat in chest? Scared for a year Lump feeling throat weak pulse.

Normal: Your spirometry results appear ok. Many people with rapid heart rates do not feel palpitations or forceful beat. Lump sensation in the throat is quite characteristic of anxiety. If your blood pressure, heart rhythm and heart rate are all normal, I doubt that you have a truly weak pulse. You should consider stress management therapy which I feel will relieve your symptoms. Discuss this with your MD ...Read more

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Been having a weird feeling past 8 months where my pulse / heart beat weaker in strength daily.I workout I don't feel pounding heart beat feeling. Lump in throat feeling nonstop . If no tumor in throat what can it be? Seen every kind of doc? Cancer?

Been having a weird feeling past 8 months where my pulse / heart beat weaker in strength daily.I workout I don't feel pounding heart beat feeling. Lump in throat feeling nonstop . If no tumor in throat what can it be? Seen every kind of doc? Cancer?

Increased vagal tone: I checked with other physicians on Global Rounds & received only 1 reply which made any sense: increased parasympathetic (vagal) tone. Type "symptoms of increased parasympathetic tone" in Google to see what I mean. It may also explain the asthma / reactive airway disease that was detected on PFTs: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20044211. Trying to ID "causes of increased parasympathetic tone" ...Read more

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It possible to create something you don't have ? Been to every doc heart lung cancer stomach ent past 7 months feel lump sticky my throat , diffnt breathing patterns, can't feel pounding heart feeling w activity, confusion , weak pulse shallow Breath

It possible to create something you don't have ? Been to every doc heart lung cancer stomach ent past 7 months feel lump sticky my throat , diffnt breathing patterns, can't feel pounding heart feeling w activity, confusion , weak pulse shallow Breath

YES: You have "found" the answer to your own problem..people can CREATE something they don't have...IN THEIR MINDS ....NOT in their BODIES...Anxiety and Hypochondria are actually the disorders you have "created" and they are psychological disorders..as REAL as ANY somatic (body) disorder. Suggest strongly you see ONE MORE SPECIALIST a PSYCHOLOGIST or PSYCHIATRIST! Hope this helps you...I really do!@ ...Read more

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Woke up feeling like I was choking.Coughed and got my breath.Felt heart pounding and pulse was 120bpm.This happens occasionally what causes it? I'm 28

Woke up feeling like I was choking.Coughed and got my breath.Felt heart pounding and pulse was 120bpm.This happens occasionally what causes it? I'm 28

GetAGraspOnYourGasps: It may be that, while on your back,your breathing gets harder and harder because your tongue falls back and obstructs the air flow. Then you gasp for breath and in your case it gets so severe it wakes you up.That's called "sleep apnea." If it happens more than"occasionally," have it checked out.If not that, maybe it's anxiety/bad dreams or, less likely, a heart rhythm problem. Let your doctor know ...Read more

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Taking Lamictal, Wellbutrin, (bupropion) Lithium for Bipolar Depress. I'm 26. I was anxious before a performance, my heart pounding. Took pulse, it was 137bpm!

Taking Lamictal, Wellbutrin, (bupropion) Lithium for Bipolar Depress. I'm 26. I was anxious before a performance, my heart pounding. Took pulse, it was 137bpm!

Caution: Combining lithium with Wellbutrin (bupropion) increases risk for seizures. Lithium interacts with Lamictal to increase dizziness, drowsiness and difficulty concentrating. Both are mood stabilizers. Review meds with prescribing doctor and ask why you need two mood stabilizers. Anxiety may be from underlying issues plus multiple meds especially Wellbutrin (bupropion). I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Haven't been feeling well. While cleaning house I could feel my heart pounding checked my pulse it was 163 later after I rested it was still 105??

Haven't been feeling well. While cleaning house I could feel my heart pounding checked my pulse it was 163 later after I rested it was still 105??

Tachycardia: 163 is abnormally fast for a heart rate during usual housecleaning exertion. Was this an accurate pulse rate? After resting your heart rate should slowly return to normal(55-90) with an average of 72. Overactive thyroid is a possible problem. A cardiologist is best qualified to evaluate abnormalities of heart rhythm and assess your overall cardiac status. ...Read more

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Sporadic chest pain, feels heavy, sometimes to shoulder and back. Very short of breath suddenly and pounding rapid pulse. No heart att, no anxiety?

Sporadic chest pain, feels heavy, sometimes to shoulder and back. Very short of breath suddenly and pounding rapid pulse. No heart att, no anxiety?

Tough to say: As described, I would assure you have no heart issues first and foremost, and if your ekg is normal, then you may need a follow-up stress test for more information. Anxiety is not always so "cut and dry" so there still may be that possibility too. Keep following up with your dr. until you get an answer. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What could cause a headache with a pounding heart?

What could cause a headache with a pounding heart?

A throbbing?: Migraine headaches are often described as pounding or throbbing. Occasionally, blockage of large blood vessels in the neck can transmit a buzzing or pounding sensation. Treatments are available for most causes. ...Read more

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What could cause a loud, irregular, pounding heart beat?

What could cause a loud, irregular, pounding heart beat?

Premature beats: Most likely pvcs or pacs but further evaluation with a holter monitor or event monitor should be performed to determine true etiology. ...Read more