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Constant racing heartbeats?

Constant racing heartbeats?

It Varies: Racing heartbeats, or palpitations, may come from a wide variety of conditions. Premature atrial (pacs) or ventricular contractions (pvcs) are common. Supraventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation/flutter, ventricular tachycardia all can cause a rapid pulse. Sometimes just the normal rhythm going faster than normal may cause a sensation of palpitations. ...Read more

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Rapid heart rate and unexplained pounding?

Rapid heart rate and unexplained pounding?

See your doctor: A rapid heart rate could be a sign of heart disease. See your doctor for a full work-up. ...Read more

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Nausea rapid heart beat high blood pressure?

Nausea rapid heart beat high blood pressure?

See a doc: Asap please. They all could be related or you can have 2-3 separate things going on. ...Read more

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Resting pulse 100 Pulse during walking 56?

Resting pulse 100
Pulse during walking 56?

Need monitoring.: This might only make sense if your heart rhythm becomes abnormal with exertion, such that not every electrical beat generates a pulse. This needs to be clarified via Holter monitor or event recorder tracing during exertion. ...Read more

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Racing heartbeat. Chest tightness and pain headache?

Racing heartbeat. Chest tightness and pain   headache?

Chest pain: There are many causes of chest pain and high heart rate, some of them benign and some like heart attack and pulmonary embolus very serious. Anxiety is a very common cause. Over the web no way to tell, see your doc. ...Read more

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High pulse beat i.E.108 per minute.

High pulse beat i.E.108 per minute.

Tachycardia: Many reasons for this .Main goal is to rule out cardiac arrhythmia. I would advise you to go see cardiologist if this is a persistent problem while resting. However , i can see that you are on Alprazolam and have insomnia.I wonder you have anxious personality .If it is so, relaxation technique is always the best option rather than depending on pharmacotherapy. ...Read more

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Blood Pressure: 117/68 Resting Heart Rate Sitting: 75bpm - 85bpm Exercise everyday. Friend's sitting resting heart: 70bpm - 75bpm why? Heart Disease?

Blood Pressure: 117/68
Resting Heart Rate Sitting: 75bpm - 85bpm
Exercise everyday.  Friend's sitting resting heart: 70bpm - 75bpm why? Heart Disease?

Variation: There can be a lot of variation between individuals resting heart rates. In general, the more "fit" you are cardiovascular wise, the lower your resting heart rate will be; so you friend may be a bit more "fit" than you. But in reality that's a very small difference and if many factors may contribute to day to day variations. Neither of those heart rate ranges suggest "heart disease". ...Read more

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Heart probs? Heart beating fast at random time, antsy,unease, chest tightness, nose blocked but no mucus..just rapid heart beating and chest tightness

Heart probs? Heart beating fast at random time, antsy,unease, chest tightness, nose blocked but no mucus..just rapid heart beating and chest tightness

Possible PSVT: may have an arrhythmia called PSVT . Short runs of fast heart rates. Labs, echo,Event recorder should be done. Avoid stimulants,caffeine, decongestants etc ...Read more

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Friend 32male is overweight with skipping pulse beat, loud heart beat and skipped heart beat. What's wrong?

Friend 32male is overweight with skipping pulse beat, loud heart beat and skipped heart beat. What's wrong?

Irregular heartbeat: An irregular pulse is usually due to irregular heartbeat which in turn is often due to benign variation in electrical activity of the heart. This is particularly true if not accompanied by other cardiac symptoms, progressive nature or exertional symptoms. However, an ekg is appropriate and required if any other symptoms are present. ...Read more

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I'm dizzy with strong heart beats, shallow breath?

Please see doc: When someone tells me they have strong heart beats (which can mean palpitations or skipped beats or even a racing heart) and shallow breath- without any further information- my answer is to see a doctor as soon as possible. There are many things that can cause this - but we worry about bad things with the heart and lungs. 911 or emergency room, please seek help immediately. ...Read more

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Fast heartbeat shortness of breath at night?

Fast heartbeat shortness of breath at night?

Anxiety: is state of tension, apprehension, worry, uneasiness or fear. It may be related to anticipated danger or arise for no apparent reason. While mild episodes of anxiety are common and do not usually require treatment, more severe forms can be chronic and debilitating. Symptoms of severe anxiety: insomnia, chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea, palpitations, tremors, and parasthesia. See your PCP. ...Read more

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Pounding heart, dizzy. Due to fear?

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Pounding heart, dizzy. Due to fear?

Pounding heart: If it is episodic & accompanied by other symptoms of anxiety, and not a result of medications you are taking, then possibility is panic attack, but first you need to see your pcp to do complete physical exam & order labs to make sure it is not related to physical issues such as heart or blood pressure, etc. ...Read more

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Pounding heartbeat at night from metoprolol?

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Pounding heartbeat at night from metoprolol?

Unlikely: People do have increased heart awareness but could also be premature beats or other arrhythmia. ...Read more

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What causes bounding pulse? Started happening 3 mo ago, getting worse. Feel pulse everywhere,visible heart beat.

What causes bounding pulse? Started happening 3 mo ago, getting worse. Feel pulse everywhere,visible heart beat.

See a doctor: It sounds like you feel your heart is pounding, in a way, and that the pulse is palpable everywhere. You say you can see your heart beating in your chest. It would be impossible to offer any assessment of your symptoms on this forum. Please consult a clinician who can conduct a physical examination to offer a proper assessment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Sitting pulse 80-90, standing pulse 100-110, presyncope while walking or exercise, normal blood pressure, 27 yrs old. Dangerous pulse?

Sitting pulse 80-90, standing pulse 100-110, presyncope while walking or exercise, normal blood pressure, 27 yrs old. Dangerous pulse?

Syndrome: I would suggest you get an evaluation to be sure whether there is valvar or other problem associated with your 'presyncope'. The information numbers you provided are less concerning than the fact of the symptom of presyncope. ...Read more

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Dizziness, blured vision and rapid heart beat while exercising.. Heart beat during rest is 89-100bpm blood pressure 117/84..Is it normal?

Dizziness, blured vision and rapid heart beat while exercising.. Heart beat during rest is 89-100bpm blood pressure 117/84..Is it normal?

Discuss w doc: One expects a physiologically appropriate increase in heart rate with exercise. This could be magnified if your volume state is low (intravascular dehydration) . Symptoms of dehydration coupled with the normal sympathetic stress of activity could explain this--but if you are still symptomatic after assuring adequate hydration you should see a cardiologist for monitoring/echo-stress study. ...Read more

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Bounding pulse at 80bpm? Heartbeat is very visible on chest/stomach. I'm 18

Bounding pulse at 80bpm? Heartbeat is very visible on chest/stomach.  I'm 18

May be normal: It is normal in thin individuals to see / feel your pulse in the upper abdomen.In that case there are no symptoms . It would also be normal to have a bounding pulse with exercise / fever/ anxiety etc. If you have additinal symptoms chest pain ,shortness of breath, dizziness then further evalaution may be necessary ...Read more

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I take .25mg of clonazepam in the evening, 15-20 minutes later I have strong, pounding pulse that is regular but slower, BP drop. Concern or not?

I take .25mg of clonazepam in the evening, 15-20 minutes later I have strong, pounding pulse that is regular but slower, BP drop.  Concern or not?

Hard to say: Clonazepam is very slowly absorbed, and it generally takes 1-2 hours to get a blood level, so it's hard to know what is causing symptoms 15-20 minutes after taking it. If your primary care doctor is prescribing it, explain your symptoms to him/her. If it is being prescribed by a psychiatrist or mental health professional, then i would see my pcp if these symptoms are regular and troublesome. ...Read more

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Pounding pulse in my stomach when lying on back sometimes it is strong sometimes it is not as strong. Is it something bad like aaa? Im 19 160lb 6'0

Pounding pulse in my stomach when lying on back  sometimes it is strong sometimes it is not as strong. Is it something bad like aaa? Im 19 160lb 6'0

Only way: To know for sure is by getting an ultrasound examination. Unless you have a genetic disorder, AAA is unlikely at your age. But you should have your blood pressure checked, both when pulse is pounding and when it is not. ...Read more

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Chest pressure daily w shortness of breath pounding pulse w routine act. BP 99/68, choles 201. 28F 5'4 108lb. Possible cause?

Chest pressure daily w shortness of breath pounding pulse w routine act. BP 99/68, choles 201. 28F 5'4 108lb. Possible cause?

Anxiety: Being physically out of shape, even if you are thin, is most likely a major cause. But in most twenty-something's breathlessness is a physical manifestation of anxiety. ...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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Head pounding with feeling pulse in head as well. Is in 3rd day of it and is making me feel not hungry or let alone thirsty. Should i be seen by a dr?

Head pounding with feeling pulse in head as well. Is in 3rd day of it and is making me feel not hungry or let alone thirsty. Should i be seen by a dr?

Episodic migraine: A migraine is not just simply a headache. Rather, it should be viewed as an attack that is accompanied by various neurological and non-neurological features as well as headache. Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. Rec. See a primary care physician for further investigation and migraine management.. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned?Light headed, <3 start pounding, sat 2 take pulse, gets louder&harder.sudden stop of pulse.Then resumes at normal, softer rate.

Should I be concerned?Light headed, <3 start pounding, sat 2 take pulse, gets louder&harder.sudden stop of pulse.Then resumes at normal, softer rate.

What you are: describing are called palpitations, and if they are causing you to be light headed, then you need to see a healthcare provider right away for help with diagnosis. Preferably in a setting where you can get an EKG, some blood work, monitoring of your heart, and access to Cardiology consultation, such as an Emergency room. ...Read more

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I have a pounding throbbing headache which pulses at the bottom of my head, I also get sore eyes when looking at light why is this?

I have a pounding throbbing headache which pulses at the bottom of my head, I also get sore eyes when looking at light why is this?

Viral meningitis?: If this is a new symptom, these symptoms could mean meningitis, especially if you also have fever. That's not necessarily as alarming as it sounds: most meningitis is caused by viruses and not especially dangerous. But play it safe and see a doctor immediately -- go to an urgent care center or emergency department if your personal physician is not immediately available. Good luck! ...Read more