Heart Palpitations when i lay on my right side. help??

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Melissuh
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   Posted 7/13/2015 7:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I read that palpitations normally get worse when you lay on your left side.
but when I lay on my right side, and breathe in, I get a fast and hard *skip skip* it feels like it goes into my throat, and comes right from my heart. like I can just tell. I DO get palpitations, they use to be pretty regularly, but since have calmed down since I started a few different anxiety medications to try and find the right one, for anxiety I didn't know I even had.

The *skip skip* have always happened, atleast for 6 years while laying on my right side, and up until last night ive never really thought of them as "palpitations" until I breathed in twice on purpose to see if it happened when I did that, and the end result was two hard thumps in a row, then a pause and the feeling like my heart started beating normally after that.

I can breathe lightly and it happens while laying on my right side, it doesn't happen while i'm laying on my back, or left side.

I guess i'm just trying to maybe get a bit of reassurance or someone else who has been through this,

I've had an echocardiogram and 24 hour holter monitor,
I DO have Mitral Valve Prolapse with Trace Amounts of Regurgitation.
and my dr didn't seem concerned about my holter results what so ever.

I've set myself into a complete panic now, unfortunately...

Thanks for reading this far.

theHTreturns...
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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 7/13/2015 8:49 AM (GMT -6)   
mellisuh, got to try and relax. i now sleep on my back, re sleep apnea. i was always a side sleeper, but with the cpap, aka alien, the back is the go. remember, you have been given the all clear. allay your fears, hard i know. enact those coping skills. get comfy in bed, a practice my fiance taught me with distractions, esp before or in bed is to do the animal alphabet. i do it. there is an animal for each one. good for ya anxiety as a distraction, even during the day. tell me to shut up. kind regards.
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