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Why do I have heart palpitations?

Why do I have heart palpitations?

Heart flutters: Heart palpitations could be caused by a physical or mental condition. You should get checked out by your local physician. If there is nothing wrong with your heart, you may be having panic attacks, for which there is effective treatment available. But first, don't take any chances with your heart. See a dr. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Quit Smoking (Definition)

Quitting smoking is the single most important decision smokers can make to improve their health. Preparing a quit-smoking plan and enlisting support from your doctor and your loved ones can greatly improve your chances of success. Your doctor can help you decide if over-the-counter or prescription medications can help. Pick a quit day a few weeks ahead and put it on your calendar. Plan how you're going deal with situations that make you want to smoke. Take advantage of support from family, friends, and co-workers, and consider joining a smoking cessation program so that you don't ...Read more


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Can smoking marijauana reduce heart palpitations?

Can smoking marijauana reduce heart palpitations?

Palpitation treat: 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. Cannabis isn't a good idea. ...Read more

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I've been having some heart problems after smoking pot,heart palpitations and sometimes feeling as if my throught was closing up, what could it be?

I've been having some heart problems after smoking pot,heart palpitations and sometimes feeling as if my throught was closing up, what could it be?

Merits attention!: Tightening of the throat can be one of the most serious symptoms of an allergic reaction; it is usually treated with an injection of epinephrine to quickly halt the reaction. Patients must be observed for some time after treatment if the offending substance has been invested because the symptoms could recur. Palpitations merit EKG monitoring to determine the significance. Go to a doctor now. ...Read more

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Will smoking on wellbutrin (bupropion) cause heart palpitations?

Will smoking on wellbutrin (bupropion) cause heart palpitations?

No: Smoking on welbutrin willnot cause heart palpitations. If you've never had these before i would recommend that you get checked out by your family doctor. Sometimes wellbutrin (bupropion) could cause palpitations but i don't want to make that assumption in your case. You will need a cardiac workup most likely. ...Read more

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I have frequent heart palpitations and it kinda worrys me but my doctor said it was due to caffeine and smoking. Does that sound right?

I have frequent heart palpitations and it kinda worrys me but my doctor said it was due to caffeine and smoking. Does that sound right?

Nicotine & xanthines: Nicotine (in tobacco) is actually a neurotransmitter & is used by the body to tell the heart & vessels how to adapt. Methylxanthines (like caffeine) can interfere w/ this system, just like taking a mega-hit of nicotine (by smoking). Excessive caffeine intake is associated with (but debated as to cause of) atrial fibrillation, an irregular heart beat that can cause palpitations. Smoking helps no 1! ...Read more

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Can Lexapro (escitalopram) withdrawal cause heart palpitations? I went from 10mg to 5mg for one week, then quit. Bad palps since.

Can Lexapro (escitalopram) withdrawal cause heart palpitations?  I went from 10mg to 5mg for one week, then quit. Bad palps since.

Lexapro (escitalopram) withdrawal: Depending on dose & length of time being on lexapro, (escitalopram) usually there is gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea, diarrhea, bloating, as well as nervousness & headaches, as well as "brain zaps". All in all, compared to other antidepressants, those symptoms are usually mild. ...Read more

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When i asked about the heart palpitations, I should add that I use smokeless tobacco, can this cause them? I'm working on quitting.

When i asked about the heart palpitations, I should add that I use smokeless tobacco, can this cause them? I'm working on quitting.

Palpitations: Yes, stimulants can cause palpitations, and nicotine is a powerful stimulant. Cigarettes, cigars, dip, chew or any tobacco product has a significant amount of nicotine. However, palpitations can also result from underlying heart problems or metabolic problems, so don't assume it's the nicotine until you have a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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


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