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Why is it that when I vomit it feels like my heart stops?

Why is it that when I vomit it feels like my heart stops?

Vagal reaction: The stomach is controlled by the vagus nerve. This nerve is a parasympathetic nerve. Parasympathetic nerves release acetylcholine which can cause the heart to slow down. Severe vagal reactions can cause the wart to slow enough that you can pass out from lack of sufficient blood pressure. ...Read more

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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I have noticed that when i wake up my heart feels like it is racing fast panicy like, worried because this never used to happen. What could it be?

I have noticed that when i wake up my heart feels like it is racing fast panicy like, worried because this never used to happen. What could it be?

Panic attacks?: It is possible to have panic attacks in sleep, that wake you. In that case you'd have typical symptoms when you wake up. It's certainly treatable if you see a psychiatrist for an evaluation. If you haven't had a full evaluation of your general and cardiac health, please do that also. ...Read more

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Sometimes it feels like there is water in my lungs but it happens randomly and I can breath the same. It just feels weird and I don't know what it is.

Sometimes it feels like there is water in my lungs but it happens randomly and I can breath the same. It just feels weird and I don't know what it is.

Docs Eval: Next time you feel those symptoms, you should have a physician evaluate you with a stethoscope. Water or pulmonary edema in the lungs can often be appreciated through auscultation. You may also require a chest X-ray. ...Read more

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Why does my heart sometimes feel so fast and hard? Even if I am just sitting.Sometimes it feels like it skips beats.

Need evaluation: Seek help of your physician. Monitoring of your heart rate/rhythm with a device known as holter monitor will help make diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why do my ears tense up when I hear something suspicious? I know it sounds kinda weird and it is. Every time it happens I cannot control it.

Why do my ears tense up when I hear something suspicious? I know it sounds kinda weird and it is. Every time it happens I cannot control it.

Ears: The question makes no sense. Your ears "tense up" when you hear "something suspicious"? Are you a police detective? probably not. You are likely a young teenage child with an anxiety disorder. Please discuss your concerns with your parents. ...Read more

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Sometimes it feels like my heart jumps a bit, it's like it stops then beats again what is this?

Sometimes it feels like my heart jumps a bit, it's like it stops then beats again what is this?

PACs, PVCs: You perfectly describe premature beats. These can arise from the upper chamber (PACs) or lower chamber (PVCs). The heart likes to stay in rhythm so it pauses ("stops") for a moment after a premature beat to get back into its original rhythm. ...Read more

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I sometimes get this feeling that someones punching my intestines. I feel like im out of breath when it happens. What could it be?

I sometimes get this feeling that someones punching my intestines. I feel like im out of breath when it happens. What could it be?

A lot of stuff: It could be a lot of different things. However, whenever you have pain coupled with shortness of breath you need a physical and work up. Get to a doctor or er. ...Read more

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My neck feels like my heart is beating so fast. It also feels shaky. What can this be? I feel it more when im laying down.

My neck feels like my heart is beating so fast. It also feels shaky. What can this be? I feel it more when im laying down.

Neck Heart Beat: Is your heart beating fast? If so, you may hear your pulse. More importantly, why is your heart beating so fast? It's not likely this is a vascular tumor. See your doctor right away, if this persists. Unless you also note a growth in your neck, if so, see an ENT doctor right away. ...Read more

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Sometimes my knee feels unstable and weak. When I sit down, I can feel it beating and sometimes it feels like it is twitching. What is happening?

Sometimes my knee feels unstable and weak. When I sit down, I can feel it beating and sometimes it feels like it is twitching. What is happening?

Workup/follow up: It could be a number of conditions. If you have any swelling, are unable to bear wt on that side, you should see an orthopedic specialist. If there is any numbness, tingling, weakness of the leg, a neurology appt may help to diagnose the problem. ...Read more

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Sometimes it feels like my heart jumps a bit, it's like it stops then beats again, why is this?

Sometimes it feels like my heart jumps a bit, it's like it stops then beats again, why is this?

Premature beats: You're having premature beats - since the heart likes to resume its previous rhythm, it actually does pause a moment to get back into the cadence. ...Read more

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My heart keeps hurting when I breath or when I eat! Is it serious??

My heart keeps hurting when I breath or when I eat! Is it serious??

Chest pain: In general we are going to take Chest pain seriously and advise evaluation. You don't want to miss something important. An otherwise healthy young woman with chest pain could be evaluated further by going through a detailed history of the symptoms. Sometimes tests may help. Consider seeing a doctor or discussing with one here on HealthTap. ...Read more

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What does it mean when it feels like my heart is fluttering and im short of breath?

What does it mean when it feels like my heart is fluttering and im short of breath?

Fluttering: It means you should go to be seen to evaluate what is going on and what if anything needs to be done about it. ...Read more

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I get very scared when heart palpitations occurr, and when i feel them it feels like something is going to happen, is it normal? Have constipation too

I get very scared when heart palpitations occurr, and when i feel them it feels like something is going to happen, is it normal? Have constipation too

Palpitation Sx: Palpitations are an awareness of extra heartbeats which most of us have. The sensation can be single or multiple and can sometimes last minutes. Different people may feel other symptoms along with them such as dizzy, lightheaded or short of breath. The palpitations are almost always atrial or ventricular premature beats. Usually benign but they are also found with abnormal hearts. ...Read more

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So I been getting this shock underneath my left boob, and then I feel Like it travels to my heart. I feel like something is wrong, it does not feel ri?

So I been getting this shock underneath my left boob, and then I feel Like it travels to my heart. I feel like something is wrong, it does not feel ri?

Most often a sudden,: sharp chest wall pain, especially in a young person, is musculoskeletal, the result of a strain or minor injury to the muscles or ligaments supporting the sternum and ribs. I would be more concerned if the pain occurred with activity or you felt a lump or mass in your breast. Apply some heat. Consider taking prescribed doses of ibuprofen or naproxen for a few days. If persists, see your doctor:) ...Read more

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My heart feels like it beats too fast especially now on a morning when I wake. It also feels like it's pounding out my chest what is this?

My heart feels like it beats too fast especially now on a morning when I wake. It also feels like it's pounding out my chest what is this?

SVT?: You may have an arrhythmia - PSVT is the most common in your age group. A recording of your heart rhythm over 24 or 48 hours (30 days, if necessary) would establish the diagnosis and direct management. ...Read more

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Why is it that when I fart, my stomach seems to deflate?

Why is it that when I fart, my stomach seems to deflate?

Deflation = gas out: By decompressing your gut of retained air when passing flatus your previously distended abdomen (in which the air-filled gut resides) in turn then reduces. ...Read more