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Should I be concerned about this heart pounding after heavy drinking?

Should I be concerned about this heart pounding after heavy drinking?

Yes: A condition known as "holiday heart" is caused by too much drinking.It is atrial fibrillation and needs attention! ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel your heart pounding and having your chest tight after drinking coffee?

Is it normal to feel your heart pounding and having your chest tight after drinking coffee?

Caffiene: People have different sensitivites to caffiene - they recently found a genetic part to this - so you may be extra sensitive. Cut out all forms of caffiene (coffee, tea, chocolate) for a week, then have a one of those and see if you react that way again. Be careful, this could be serious for a person your age - talk with your doctor or a nurse. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause me to have heart pounding and hearing my heart. When i eat and drink liquid it hurt and make my chest tighten can my anxiety cause it. I am very unfocused and I get fustrated very quickly. I can't exercise without feeling my heart witch

Can anxiety cause me to have heart pounding and hearing my heart. When i eat and drink liquid it hurt and make my chest tighten can my anxiety cause it. I am very unfocused and I get fustrated very quickly. I can't exercise without feeling my heart witch

Yes, anxiety can do.: High levels of anxiety can cause heart pounding, and a feeling of tightness in the chest that can make swallowing difficult sometimes. But check with your MD as other things can cause this. If physical is OK, consider CBT psychotherapy from psychologist who treats anxiety disorders. Slow deep breathing can also help, also mindfulness meditation can teach you to relax. Good luck-help is available ...Read more

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Whenever I wake up after taking a short nap, I can feel my heart pounding heavily throughout my body. Is this normal?

Whenever I wake up after taking a short nap, I can feel my heart pounding heavily throughout my body. Is this normal?

No, not normal: Tachycardia (fast heart beat) can be caused by stress, anemia, infection, fever, dehydration, medication, low blood sugar, hyperthyroidism and many many other causes. Some causes are problems with the heart, others cause your normal to beat too fast. Time to call your doctor and get checked out! ...Read more

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I woke up with extremely heavy legs after only an hour of napping and heart pounding. The leg heaviness makes it hard to walk. What could be the cause?

I woke up with extremely heavy legs after only an hour of napping and heart pounding. The leg heaviness makes it hard to walk. What could be the cause?

Insufficient data: If this is a totally new situation - see a Dr. If you've had this before and it passes, consider watching to see if it is the same - but a checkup may be wise re circulation issues. Don't know nearly enuf about you to guess on this, sorry. ...Read more

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Can you advise me on getting so much tensed, heavy heart pounding, sweating, tense muscles, shaking?

Can you advise me on getting so much tensed, heavy heart pounding, sweating, tense muscles, shaking?

You may be having: panic attacks. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions. He/she can refer you to a mental health professional. Panic attacks are treatable. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I'm 25 and fit. Recently my head feels heavy, tingling on left chest, nausea, can't sleep at all, feel weak, confused, heart pounding hard. Anxiety?

I'm 25 and fit. Recently my head feels heavy, tingling on left chest, nausea, can't sleep at all, feel weak, confused, heart pounding hard. Anxiety?

Tingling/ insomnia/: Consider reflux, H pylori which can cause gastritis, thyroid disease, DM, lyme disease, mycoplasma, herpetic condition if a few days. One can only attribute to anxiety if all other medical causes are negative. Follow up with urgent care, doctor ...Read more

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What to do if i could feel my heart pounding against my chest?

What to do if i could feel my heart pounding against my chest?

Heart pounding: Usually this is meaningless especially if you have a thin chest. There is no firm way out here to know however that you don't have a problem with your heart. ...Read more

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When frightened I can feel my heart pounding in my chest, any suggestions why?

When frightened I can feel my heart pounding in my chest, any suggestions why?

Fight or flight: Response. This is your body's way of reacing or responding to you being scared.....Suggestions would be to make yourself feel safe when frightened so if dark, turn on a light or flashlight, don't be alone etc.... ...Read more