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   Posted 5/24/2009 9:26 AM (GMT -6)   

Im a 17 year old student who has recently started having heart trouble. Ive always hated the feel of my own heart beat but over the last cople of weeks my heart as started doing strange things.

Firstly, when i breath, it sometimes feels as if my heart is " fluttering" . I have read about heart flutters, but they seem to come down to heart beating rapidly. However my heart is staying at normal rate. It comes and goes throughtout the day, and can be particulary annoying whilst trying to get to sleep. It sometimes come worse when my heart will suddenly beat hard a couple of times and feels as though its struggling wont start again.

Im starting to get really worried about it.

Could you give me an insight?
Thank you

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   Posted 5/28/2009 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, You should see a cardiologist, maybe they will tell you to have an ECG to observe your heart beat as you breath in and out...


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   Posted 5/28/2009 12:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I went to the hospital and they did n ecg on me and they said that everything seemed fine. They said that it could be down to anxiety, but im really not the kind of person that becomes stressed about anything. So im really running out of ideas.

Thanks anyway

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   Posted 5/31/2009 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Paul, Good idea to see a Cardiologist if you continue to have these symptoms. Also consider if you are on any medications that could contribute to these symptoms. You may want to look at how much caffeine you consume.

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   Posted 6/5/2009 8:09 PM (GMT -6)   
I have this feeling (often) that my heart is flopping around in my chest like a fish on a hook. It is extremely frightening. When this happens, I sit very still and try to wait until it regulates a little. It's been going on about a year or so but seems to be happening much more frequently, lately. Sometimes I think, ok, yeah, this is the end. But so far, not. I haven't said anything to my doctor as yet, I don't really know what to tell him that doesn't sound so lame. It doesn't do it every single day, but mostly. Sometimes much worse than others. I don't feel that it's anxiety related, I don't see myself as given to anxious episodes, but who knows. Anyway, it's very, very scary.

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   Posted 6/5/2009 8:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Redsfan, I'm not a moderator on this forum but I strongly suggest that you see your doctor!  The only way to find out what's going on is to have some tests done in the office.  It's hard to say what it could be but don't rule out stress because sometimes extreme anxiety can cause irregular heart beat.  Don't torture yourself by not knowing, so get in to see the doctor as soon as you can, ok?
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