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Why is it that my heart now beats slow, really hard, and sluggish, but several months ago it was beating fast and in rythym, feels diff, any causes?

Why is it that my heart now beats slow, really hard, and sluggish, but several months ago it was beating fast and in rythym, feels diff, any causes?

Heartbeat: There is daily and even hourly heart beat variation. Emotion, exercise ,stress, illness can all effect heart rate, as can medications and thyroid status. But sometimes even when we think our heart is beating fast ,it s really isn't. Check your pulse at the times you think it is beating fast. May consider EKG f/u w/doc urgent care. ...Read more

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I've had this 7-9x.I werent excited,angry,or tired but suddenly my heart beating so fast, hard & very noticeable on the shirt.Should I be worried?

I've had this 7-9x.I werent excited,angry,or tired but suddenly my heart beating so fast, hard & very noticeable on the shirt.Should I be worried?

Think thyroid: You are in your early 20's. Think of issues with your thyroid - Hashimoto's thyroiditis; pheochromocytosis; thyroid storm. Get thee to a good internist right away for workup and treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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My heart is always beating fast and stong/hard. It always jas for as long as i remember. Im a 20 year old female. Is this normal? Is it okay?

My heart is always beating fast and stong/hard. It always jas for as long as i remember. Im a 20 year old female. Is this normal? Is it okay?

May b not: Depends. If u feel them only while resting or sleeping that may b normal. But if u feel them occasionally causing irregular or regular fast rhythm which goes to normal within seconds or mins, this could be abnormal. ...Read more

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My 4 year old son has started saying his heart is beating really hard+fast+that it sometimes hurts him. He could maybe be walking for 5-10mins?

My 4 year old son has started saying his heart is beating really hard+fast+that it sometimes hurts him.  He could maybe be walking for 5-10mins?

Likely Normal: Palpitations ("my heart is beeping") and transient chest pain are very common complaints in 4 year olds, and odds are strongly in favor of this being normal. If it seems to really affect children, a visit to a pediatric cardiologist can be helpful. ...Read more

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My heart rate increased now my whole body is skaking with every rapid beat? I Can feel it beating? Its beating so hard/fast my body is shaking too?

My heart rate increased now my whole body is skaking with every rapid beat? I Can feel it beating? Its beating so hard/fast my body is shaking too?

Go to E.R.: You should go to E.R or urgent care to be checked out and at least have an E.K.G. The doctor over there then can arrange for you to be either admitted to the hospital or arrange for a cardiologist for more tests like Holter Monitor to check your heart over a period of time to check for the type of abnormality and treat it. ...Read more

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I usually feel my heart beating really fast, but it's actually just 70-100bpm.But makes it hard for me to catch breath.At times, i feel stabbing pain.

I usually feel my heart beating really fast, but it's actually just 70-100bpm.But makes it hard for me to catch breath.At times, i feel stabbing pain.

Anxiety: You may be having anxiety attacks . However , you need to make sure you do not have any underlying heart or metabolic condition . You may need thorough history physical , thyroid test and ECG before saying it is anxiety. ...Read more