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Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


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Pounding heart, dizzy. Due to fear?

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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Can a sudden blood pressure drop wake you from sleeping with a pounding heart?

Can a sudden blood pressure drop wake you from sleeping with a pounding heart?

See Dr. Asap: Your description of symptoms is a concern and should not be ignored. I would get to a dr. Or emergency depart and have tests, . ...Read more

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Which helps a pounding heart in the early mornings if hormones are low? Estrogen or progesterone?

Which helps a pounding heart in the early mornings if hormones are low? Estrogen or progesterone?

I don't know: That any of your hormones are low. How do you know that? Estrogen a/or Progesterone are very unlikely as potential causes for your symptoms. Is your thyroid level normal? What else is going on in your mental and physical life? Check w/your doctor for other potential and more likely causes. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have pounding heart, very strong, with normal heart rate and blood pressure? And if yes, why?

Is it possible to have pounding heart, very strong, with normal heart rate and blood pressure? And if yes, why?

YES: Sometimes we can sense our own heartbeats without it being dangerous. If you could explain what you mean by "pounding heart, very strong" that would help: I suggest a medical exam and EKG as well as an outpatient 24 hr. Holter Monitor with event diary. ...Read more

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Drank wine and ate bad before bed, pizza and cookies, than woke up in middle of night with pounding heart rate, 85 bpm. Did food and wine cause this?

Drank wine and ate bad before bed, pizza and cookies, than woke up in middle of night with pounding heart rate, 85 bpm. Did food and wine cause this?

Normal heart rate: Is 60-100.I would suspect some kind of heartburn or reflux type symptoms from your history. Is your heart (pulse) still pounding? If so, go get checked out today by your doc, or visit an ER. ...Read more

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What could be causing my symptoms? Frequent chest pain, pounding heart, constant palpitations. Especially after I eat my heart pounds and palpitates.

What could be causing my symptoms? Frequent chest pain, pounding heart, constant palpitations. Especially after I eat my heart pounds and palpitates.

Many: There are many reasons why you could be having these symptoms, for sure you need to be evaluated, cardiac arrhythmia, thyroid problems, diabetes, anxiety, heart valve problems among others could the cause. Do not ignore your symptoms get help. ...Read more

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I get heart palipatations, freezing cold sweaty feet, fluttery or a painfully pounding heart. Drs cant seem to figure anything out have some tests soo?

I get heart palipatations, freezing cold sweaty feet, fluttery or a painfully pounding heart. Drs cant seem to figure anything out have some tests soo?

Work up: You need to have a thorough work up. Sometimes heart valves abnormalities, tumors of the adrenal gland or primary arrhythmia can cause those symptoms. ...Read more

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2 weeks ago took 1 celexa (citalopram) 10mg. Side effects got better. 2 days ago had a slab of milk chocolate. Now pounding heart and no sleep for two nights. Help!

2 weeks ago took 1 celexa (citalopram) 10mg. Side effects got better. 2 days ago had a slab of milk chocolate. Now pounding heart and no sleep for two nights. Help!

Relax as de-stress: Drink plenty of fluids (water) and try eating some bread as well. Take a nice warm shower or bath and try to relax. The chocolate should be out of your system after 2 days. Maybe some anxiety component occurring as well. Get eval if persists. ...Read more

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How can one stop a pounding heart?

How can one stop a pounding heart?

PVCs?: Pounding heart can be caused by many things like premature beats such as pvcs or fast heart rate or other arrythmias. Make sure you are well hydrated & if symptoms persist seek evaluation. ...Read more

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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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Pounding heart when I vomit. Plz help?

Pounding heart when I vomit. Plz help?

Tachycardia: This is likely a normal & reactive tachycardia from the stress of vomiting. If you vomit frequently you need to see a physician. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from pounding heart and paralysis. Could it be nightmares or a heart condition?

I'm suffering from pounding heart and paralysis. Could it be nightmares or a heart condition?

No: A panic attack is sudden anxiety attack during which you breath too rapidly with some chest pain, puonding heart and shortness of breath and feeling like impending doom lasting for about 5-10 minutes. At that time you develop numbness esp in fingers and around lips with spasm of your hands feeling like paralyzed. Also following the panic attcks is extreme exhaustion feeling paralyzed. ...Read more

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What could cause a pounding heart after drinking beer?

What could cause a pounding heart after drinking beer?

Palpitations?: Some individuals could be alcohol intolerant and their blood pressure can drop as a direct reaction to drinking. Alcohol can also contribute to arrthymias in susceptible individuals possibly related to depletion of magnesium. If this occurs frequently or if your heart rate or rhythm actually changes with alcohol ingestion, you should see your physician. ...Read more

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What causes tachycardia/pounding heart wheb laying down? Not anxiety

What causes tachycardia/pounding heart wheb laying down? Not anxiety

See a doctor: Arrhythmia, which mean abnormal heart beat, could be simple tachycardia easy treat it with medication.
or it could be complicated and with consequences,
like atrial fibrillation could cause a clots to the vital organs in the body like brain with stroke or kidney or guts.
or it could be a bad tachycardia that could lead to fibrillation and cardiac arrest.
so please see a doctor ...Read more

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Can a pounding heart be caused by dehydration, or does dehydration cause a weak heartbeat?

Can a pounding heart be caused by dehydration, or does dehydration cause a weak heartbeat?

Possible: Dehydration can produce an elevated heart rate, giving the sensation of the heart pounding in the chest. Extreme dehydration can produce hypovolemic shock, which if uncompensated, manifests as low blood pressure and possibly a weak pulse. ...Read more

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What can cause me to wake up with a pounding heart and dizziness in the middle of the night. Not nightmares or anxiety?

What can cause me to wake up with a pounding heart and dizziness in the middle of the night. Not nightmares or anxiety?

Anxiety: I feel empathy for your Ponding heart and dizziness in the middle of night. And headache and abdominal pain.
At age 34, unresolved emotional conflicts, stressors of relationships, . Marriage, Separation, divorce, parenting, work, finances and children leaving home can cause emotional turmoil affecting sleep, cause
physical symptoms and anxiety.
See a Psychiatrist.
for Therapy and medication. ...Read more

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Was diagnosed in Jan. W/ new LBBB. Stress test & labs normal, no further testing. Now have SOB and pounding heart when lying down. 39 yo fem smoker.

Was diagnosed in Jan. W/ new LBBB. Stress test & labs normal, no further testing. Now have SOB and pounding heart when lying down. 39 yo fem smoker.

More workup: A normal stress test is reassuring and means you have time to look into this problem further. LBBB is not normal and suggests that you might have a structural problem with your heart. An echocardiogram (an ultrasound scan of the heart) would be a good idea to make sure there is not valve problems or heart enlargement. Your GP can order this. Cutting down smoking or stopping is really important! ...Read more

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Can the flu leave you with a racing/pounding heart and increased blood pressure weeks after?

Can the flu leave you with a racing/pounding heart and increased blood pressure weeks after?

Post flu: It is common to have post viral fatigue lasting a few weeks after influenza. Your heart rate may rise with effort but elevated BP would be unusual. Your md should evaluate your symptoms to ensure that you are not experiencing a significant heart rhythm disorder, . ...Read more

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