I'm 25 year old male, normal body weight. My heart has been good so far except I do get some high heartbeat palpitations once or twice a year after high intensity excercise or excercising when having a hangover from last night (which is stupid, btw).
I've been taking Moxifloxacin 400mg for 7 days now and I have developed non-stopping palpitation on my heart. The palpitation gets worse when I lie down and try to relax. It makes sleeping very difficult and I'm worrying can it be dangerous to my heart. Last night we had palpitations monitored on EKG and nothing abnormal was shown as a result. The feeling is like about
2x-3x faster pumping in the chest than my actual heart rate. There is also a cycle where intensity of the pumping sensation varies. For example first there is no feeling (intensity 0), then after 5 seconds loudest(intensity at maximum), then after 5 seconds nothing and so on... The intensity is changing smoothly all the time without discreet steps. So the constant is 2-3x higher frequency pumping than my actual HR that I feel inside my chest and variable is it's intensity. Can these non-stopping palpitations damage my heart or cause other serious problems? Is continuation of Moxifloxacin feasible here?
I'm in hospital recovering from drug induced hepatitis and it's getting better. ALT/AST values are going down but still at about
1000. I'm not sure if hepatitis by itself can cause me palpitations...
Post Edited (seb12345) : 3/7/2013 5:25:48 AM (GMT-7)