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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 experiencing a fast heart rate, I feel light headed, feel faint, a bit sick too and my hands are shaking? What is it?

I'm experiencing a fast heart rate, I feel light headed, feel faint, a bit sick too and my hands are shaking? What is it?

PALPITATIONS W/U: Palpitations that are symptomatic deserve a prompt W/U: exam/labs especially CBC/CMP/VITD/VITB12/MG/FOLATE/IRON TFTS/EKG/Event Monitor/ECHO andThe discussion of treatment options with your doctor. While you are waiting eliminate caffeine focus on staying hydrated. If palpitations worsen or syncope develops go directly to the ER stick to a GF diet WholeApproach.com gutbliss.com ...Read more

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Woke up very nauseated with hard, fast pounding heart rate. Is this normal to have heart beat like this before vomiting? I have bad anxitey, worry?

Woke up very nauseated with hard, fast pounding heart rate. Is this normal to have heart beat like this before vomiting? I have bad anxitey, worry?

Normal reaction: may be related to anxiety and possibly a cardiac issue. These symptoms should be reviewed with an examination and baseline EKG. You should address treatment of your anxiety with your physician. ...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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Cause of gradual onset high heart rate? Specifically during exercise with pounding palpatation.

Cause of gradual onset high heart rate? Specifically during exercise with pounding palpatation.

Cardiac evaluation: preferably a basic exam, baseline EKG, exercise stress echo test and other imaging based on findings, I suggest a cardiology consultation ASAP or ER if symptoms are worrisome. ...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