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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Pounding Heartbeat

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Seeing therapist for sleeping issues. Wake up q2h with pounding HR. During day heart beat feels like sledgehammer. Not convinced it's anxiety. Ideas?

Seeing therapist for sleeping issues. Wake up q2h with pounding HR. During day heart beat feels like sledgehammer. Not convinced it's anxiety. Ideas?

Sleep quality: In addition to seeing your therapist please make sure you have discussed this thoroughly with your doctor. There MAY be a medical component as well. I'm not suggesting sleeping medication but rather a diagnostic work up. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How can I cure palpitation, and fast beating pulse at age of 20 unmarried female?

How can I cure palpitation, and fast beating pulse at age of 20 unmarried female?

Depends on cause: Have to know exactly what type of heart rhythm you have to be able to say how to fix it. If its just fast, but regular, common causes include anxiety, hyperthyroidism, and dehydration. If it comes only in discrete episodes, common causes include panic attack, and less commonly genetic heart rhythm problems, or rumors that make adrenaline. Rule out the common causes first with your pcp. ...Read more

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What doctor should I see if i'm getting pounding in my neck, irregular heart beats, rapid heart rate, lightheadedness?

What doctor should I see if i'm getting pounding in my neck, irregular heart beats, rapid heart rate, lightheadedness?

A cardiologist: Symptoms of irregular or fast heart rate with light-headedness are from heart rhythm irregularity, which can be diagnosed and treated by a heart specialist. ...Read more

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Heart palpitations for no reason. dangerous? just sitting in bed and felt heart start fluttering for five minutes. no history heart problems. help!

Heart palpitations for no reason. dangerous?  just sitting in bed and felt heart start fluttering for five minutes. no history heart problems. help!

Cardiologist: Take this seriously. There are various types of abnormal heart rhythms. You need cardiogram and likely a monitor. Some arrhythmias are serious. Paroxsysmal supra ventricular tachycardia may begin like this but get slowly worse. Some of these are due to genetic disorders. Some are due to thyroid disease or toxicities such as caffeine. Cardiologists are plumbers or electricians. You need an electri ...Read more

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Every couple of weeks i get a heart flutter at rest followed by racing heartbeat. No other symptoms. Cardiologist couldn't detect anything. Worried. ?

Every couple of weeks i get a heart flutter at rest followed by racing heartbeat. No other symptoms. Cardiologist couldn't detect anything. Worried. ?

Palpitation: What kind of work have you had so far? If you had event monitoring, echocardiogram and thyroid function test and your blood counts everything is ok, it is probably nothing need to worry. This kind of symptoms may also happen with anxiety and panic attacks. ...Read more

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I am experiencing frequent heart palpitations (heart skips a beat) for the past month and lightheadedness upon standing. No new medications taken. ?

I am experiencing frequent heart palpitations (heart skips a beat) for the past month and lightheadedness upon standing. No new medications taken. 


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Palpitations: Palpitations with lightheadedness upon standing - this could be due to something with the thyroid, electrolytes, heart rhythm abnormality. I suggest you do see a physician for a check of blood work, EKG and blood pressure prone and supine. ...Read more

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Any remedies for a fast heart rate I can try at home?

Any remedies for a fast heart rate I can try at home?

Yes: If your fast heart rate is due to normal mechanisms, relaxation techniques like yoga, self-hypnosis, slow breaths, etc will work. If it's due to supraventricular tachycardia, valsalva maneuvers like bearing down (like having a bm) sometimes helps. If it's due to atrial fibrillation, there's nothing you can do by yourself. If it's due to rarer causes, you definitely need to see a cardiologist! ...Read more

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Having heart palpitations for days. Bp 110, 71, heart beat 71. No shortness of breath or any pains. Thuds and skipped beat every 3 mins. Help?

Having heart palpitations for days. Bp 110, 71, heart beat 71. No shortness of breath or any pains. Thuds and skipped beat every 3 mins. Help?

Palpitation Sx: 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 found with abnormal hearts. ...Read more

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I've been having pounding headaches with pounding heartbeat after phys activity. ER visit no heart attack, normal sinus rhythm. What could it be?

I've been having pounding headaches with pounding heartbeat after phys activity. ER visit no heart attack, normal sinus rhythm. What could it be?

Exertion headache: The headache usually pops up at the height of exercise and lasts 15 minutes to a few hours. However, in certain cases the exertion headaches can last up to two days. See your PCP for diagnosis, evaluation, prevention, and. treatment. ...Read more

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Chest burning and heart palpitations. Any remedies for this?

Chest burning and heart palpitations. Any remedies for this?

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. ...Read more

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Taking Lamictal, Lithium, Welbutrin. My heart rate 117-120 when I saw dr a couple times. Have headaches. Can fast heartbeat cause headaches?

Taking Lamictal, Lithium, Welbutrin. My heart rate 117-120 when I saw dr a couple times. Have headaches. Can fast heartbeat cause headaches?

Mild tachycardia, : or rapid heart rate, doesn't cause headaches. Lithium, Lamictal & Wellbutrin (bupropion) each can cause headaches. Your medication list implies that your diagnosis is Bipolar Disorder Type I. Do not alter any doses of any of med except at your psychiatrist's direction. See your primary MD routinely to check your blood pressure, weight, CBC & other labs since you need to stay on these meds & acetazolamide. ...Read more

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Bp 157/97 been feeling tired, dizzy, nauseas, fullness in head, nights i feel/hear pulse in my head and fast heart beat. What should I do. F, 22, ?

Bp 157/97 been feeling tired, dizzy, nauseas, fullness in head, nights i feel/hear pulse in my head and fast heart beat. What should I do. F, 22, ?

Your symptoms : Are probably due to uncontrolled high blood pressure. Seek medical attention for a good history and physical exam. 85-90% if hypertension is essential without a secondary cause. The rest can have a disease process causing it. Ekg and basic labs will help to differentiate. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have POTS, my chest is hurting and my pulse is 98 resting im lightheaded and faint with stomach trouble, nausea heart pounding and fluttering..ok?

I have POTS, my chest is hurting and my pulse is 98 resting im lightheaded and faint with stomach trouble, nausea heart pounding and fluttering..ok?

Dysautonomia: 40y female has "POTS" with typical symptoms. This is an autonomic nervous system disorder that is highly associated with Hypermobility Syndrome o my mind sufferers, who are mostly women, need to remain fit and develop good muscle tone via aquatherapy, exercise, yoga, Tai Chi, etc. See comments below: ...Read more

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What arrhythmias are associated with an early first beat, erratic beats, tachycardia, dizziness,sob,chest pains, pounding hb, near syncope? Dangerous?

What arrhythmias are associated with an early first beat, erratic beats, tachycardia, dizziness,sob,chest pains, pounding hb, near syncope? Dangerous?

Worrisome....: The symptoms of chest pain, shortness of breath and near syncope are worrisome. Many arrhythmias can cause the symptoms you describe. The best way to diagnose an arrhythmia is with a Holter monitor, which will record your heart continuously for the time prescribed. See your doctor or, if your symptoms are severe, go to the ER for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What is good for treating tachycardia and irregular heart beat?

What is good for treating tachycardia and irregular heart beat?

Depends: A thorough work up should be done . If possible the exact type of arrythmia should be determined and this will help target and treat the underlying problem. As a general rule beta blockers will help . If its atrial fibrillation then anticoagulation may be needed.Occasionally eps will be needed an ablation used to treat the problem.Blood work to check for electrolyte, thyroid levels , echo for mvp.. ...Read more