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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?

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

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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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Rapid/pounding heart rate, sweaty palms and feet, shaking, then freezing. I get these attacks sometimes...What the heck is wrong with me?

Rapid/pounding heart rate, sweaty palms and feet, shaking, then freezing. I get these attacks sometimes...What the heck is wrong with me?

See a doctor: Your symptoms fit along with several different diagnoses, from heart rhythm problems to hormone imbalances to panic attacks and more. See your doctor for a thorough history and physical examination and to begin a directed work up to start. Call 911 if chest pain, passing out or if the symptoms get worse. ...Read more

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I am suffering anxiety I feel extremely fatigue, pounding heart and shaking legs, even when I am not very anxious also I face these problems?

I am suffering anxiety I feel extremely fatigue, pounding heart and shaking legs, even when I am not very anxious also I face these problems?

Anxiety: Recommend seeing your primary care doctor for workup to rule out physical causes of anxiety, and referral to a psychiatrist for treatment. ...Read more

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Sometimes I wake up middle of night with swollen and stiff hands also while feeling my heart beating fast. What could this be from?

Sometimes I wake up middle of night with swollen and stiff hands also while feeling my heart beating fast. What could this be from?

Need to see Dr.: A variety of conditions could cause your symptoms from endocrine disorders, rheumtological (auto-immune disease), cardiac or kidney problems. You need to start with a primary md or internist to help work out what is going on. ...Read more

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Does pounding heart or tachycardia increase increase oxygen absorption in the lungs?

Does pounding heart or tachycardia increase increase oxygen absorption in the lungs?

Complex: The heart and lungs work together and respond to each other on many levels. Giving extra oxygen can lower a rapid heartbeat, but the fast heart rate does not necessarily increase oxygen absorption in the lungs. It depends on how fast the heart is beating, why it is beating fast, and the status of the lungs (ie diseased lungs from any cause are not as good at picking up oxygen as healthy lungs). ...Read more