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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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I'm 16 years old. I have been having chest pains and I feel my heart beating fast. What is it?

I'm 16 years old. I have been having chest pains and I feel my heart beating fast. What is it?

It could be anything: from anxiety to a heart condition to an overactive thyroid gland. Please let your parents (or guardian) know about this so they can get you to a doctor. All of these conditions are treatable & there's no sense in suffering in silence. Best wishes. Dr. Anne ...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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Signs of heart problems in athletes?i have elevated hr during/after exercise,walking stairs,showering.pounding lower neck after exertion.visible palps

Signs of heart problems in athletes?i have elevated hr during/after exercise,walking stairs,showering.pounding lower neck after exertion.visible palps

Exercise: It's normal for your heart rate to rise during exercise, but with normal cardiac and thyroid status your heart rate should return to normal after a cool down period of 10-15 minutes or even less depending upon how vigorous the exertion was. I recommend that you have a cardiovascular assessment by a cardiologist and appropriate testing will be done. ...Read more

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Heart beats hard when stand up and then sit down.heart pounding with minimal exertion.18y old.normal echo ekg holter and renal Doppler studies.causes?

Heart beats hard when stand up and then sit down.heart pounding with minimal exertion.18y old.normal echo ekg holter and renal Doppler studies.causes?

Heart pounding: Your normal ekg and echocardiogram are reassuring that you have a normal heart although coronary arteries are not evaluated in those studies. In your case symptoms appear both postural and with exertion. Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, anemia, hyperthyroidism, low potassium or magnesium come to mind. A cardiologist is best qualified to evaluate you and can order the appropriate tests ...Read more

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I started bupropion 150 mg and my lips are tingling, weird dream,very restless , heart pounding . Took clonazepam tocalm down is this ok?Should i stop

I started bupropion 150 mg and my lips are tingling, weird dream,very restless , heart pounding . Took clonazepam tocalm down is this ok?Should i stop

Generally, it's: better to manage side effects from antidepressants by starting with a lower dose than by adding a medication to control the side effects. The ER 12 hour & 24 hour formulations can't be crushed or cut. Strategies to manage these side effects include switching temporarily to immediate release formula at a low dose & titrate upward, then switching to ER once you've stabilized. Talk with your doc! ...Read more

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Pounding heart on standing and shortness of breath.sometimes chest tightness. I am 18 I have nrimal echo ekg and holter.whats causing it ?

Pounding heart on standing and shortness of breath.sometimes chest tightness. 
I am 18 I have nrimal echo ekg and holter.whats causing it ?

Keep a Diary: You have done a good preliminary workup - if EKG / Echo and Holter are indeed normal best is to continue to monitor yourself - keep a diary / if you have a home BP monitor get some data at the time you are having episodes -It will hep to look for a pattern and specific triggers- decrease caffeine/alcohol intake. It may be reasonable to consider non cardiac causes - Anemia and Thyroid function etc ...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