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Doctor insights on: Sometimes When I Wake Up I Feel Like My Heart Beating Fast And I Feel A Pounding Shaky Feeling Inside My Body But Im Not Shaking On Outside My Body

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Shaking (Definition)

Shaking is a symptom in which a person has tremors (shakiness or small back and forth movements) in part or all of his body. Shaking can be due to cold body temperatures, rising fever (such as with infections), neurological problems, medicine ...Read more


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The last couple weeks I have been waking up feeling shaky and my heart beating fast. Why? Should I see my doc? Shakiness can last for hours.

The last couple weeks I have been waking up feeling shaky and my heart beating fast. Why? Should I see my doc? Shakiness can last for hours.

Yes see your doc: Not sure what the source of your symptoms are, but definitely warrants a trip to your primary care doc for evaluation. Your doc will want to know the specifics so sometimes keeping a diary of symptoms to give for them to review will help them tease out what is going on. Good luck! ...Read more

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Fluttering feeling in heart, beating fast and hard also. I felt light headed and really warm, was shaking, felt like I was going to die. Panic attack?

Fluttering feeling in heart, beating fast and hard also. I felt light headed and really warm, was shaking, felt like I was going to die. Panic attack?

Panic attack: You are a Precious Human Being! I understand your distress. These symptoms indicate Anxiety/ Panic attack. Alcohol , Cocaine, and Amphetamines can cause or make symptoms worse. Please go to ER for Diagnosis and Treatment. ...Read more

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Light headed, pounding heart, nauseous, whole body shaking and sweating?

Light headed, pounding heart, nauseous, whole body shaking and sweating?

Cardiac arrythmia: You might be suffering from palpitations from cardiac tachay arrythmias and its sequele or panic anxiety disorder or hyperthyroidism or pheochromocytoma (very rare) or multiple other condictions. You need to see a physician to do work-up. ...Read more

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70 year old woman with pulse of 143 and heart pounding. Blood pressure is 81/51 since i took three metropolol due to my heart beating fast.

70 year old woman with pulse of 143 and heart pounding.  Blood pressure is 81/51 since i took three metropolol due to my heart beating fast.

Go To ER Now: Given your age, rapid symptom of fast heart rate and low blood pressure- i suspect a heart rhythm problem, most commonly atrial fibrillation. The faster your heart goes, the lower the blood pressure due to less time between beats to fill up with blood. It does not sound as if your pulse is slowing down with the extra metoprolol. This needs to be evaluated further quite promptly. ...Read more