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Fast irregular heartbeat feels like jerking & I lost my sleep pattern. Will walking/jumping jacks & more sleep get my normal heart rate back?

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Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Exercise>noSleep>yes

Fast irregular heart beats that feel like jerking are palpitations.
They are usually caused by extra heart beats which can feel like a sudden "flip-flop" in the chest OR by a short run of very fast heart beats. Palpitations are not a sign of a heart problem unless you feel very faint or dizzy with them. Stress, fatigue, lack of sleep, caffeine can all cause them. See>http://bit.ly/1vlj5cr

In brief: Exercise>noSleep>yes

Fast irregular heart beats that feel like jerking are palpitations.
They are usually caused by extra heart beats which can feel like a sudden "flip-flop" in the chest OR by a short run of very fast heart beats. Palpitations are not a sign of a heart problem unless you feel very faint or dizzy with them. Stress, fatigue, lack of sleep, caffeine can all cause them. See>http://bit.ly/1vlj5cr
Dr. David Lipkin
Dr. David Lipkin
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Dr. Carol Jacobs
Pediatrics

In brief: Needs checking

You need to see your MD to have a good physical - maybe even an EKG.
Make sure you are off caffeine - no monster drinks!. If you have chest pain, dizziness or feel faint during a cluster of irregular heartbeats seek emergent evaluation. http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Arrhythmia/TypesofArrhythmias/Types-of-Arrhythmia-in-Children_UCM_302023_Article.jsp

In brief: Needs checking

You need to see your MD to have a good physical - maybe even an EKG.
Make sure you are off caffeine - no monster drinks!. If you have chest pain, dizziness or feel faint during a cluster of irregular heartbeats seek emergent evaluation. http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/Arrhythmia/TypesofArrhythmias/Types-of-Arrhythmia-in-Children_UCM_302023_Article.jsp
Dr. Carol Jacobs
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