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Date Joined Mar 2005
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   Posted 4/27/2006 7:48 AM (GMT -6)   
just had a question. Ok i get heart palps everyone has read that by now. Well i think i alot are attributed to anxiety and here is my theory why. i work and 99% of the time i dont get them at work, or if i do ,, i am able to ignore them and carry on. Then i have times where i go home and have them and it makes it harder for me to ignore them.
I am 5 and a half months pregnant and under alot of stress right now so i understand why i am getting them and am trying to reduce the stress. I find more often lately i wake up in the middle of the night with them. Any ideas or has anyone else experienced this? There are times when i can go weeks without feeling any at all too! Hope someone has advice or understands!

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   Posted 4/27/2006 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey boolie,  It is understandable why you wouldn't be noticing them at work as your mind is occupied and active on other things...but when your home you perhaps have more time to concentrate on your body and potential health problems?  You have MVP right?  My mom has severe MVP and often has problems but hers act up more when she is at work then home, due to the stress.  She is a cardiac nurse...funny huh?  Your being preg. can also have an effect on this so maybe just try to take it easy.  Have you consulted your doctor if your having more symptoms than usual?

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   Posted 4/28/2006 10:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Boolie :)
The mind-body deal is for real. Palps/arrhythmias/abnormal heart beats are common. I think more so among healthy young people, than healthy older people. I had arrhythmias when I was young, but the doc told me not to worry about them. This man delivered me, so I had been seeing him for awhile, and trusted his word like the All Mighty :) I didn't worry at all. I was around 24 or 25 then.
I have arrhythmias now (53 years young) because of all the caths I have had done. No one has to tell me this. It is one of the possible complications. I see a doctor regularly and if it were to show up on an EKG (very rare) it could be something else causing them.
I have not read your previous post(s), but you are with child and should go directly to your doctor and demand that he refer you to a cardiologist. There are many women who have problems with their heart during this time. You must know that some women have cardiomyopathy due to child birth. I think that many of them recover to live normal lives.
You need to wear a 24 hour Holter monitor, to record any abnormal heart rhythms. You can wear them for longer than 24 hours, lol. Forgive me if your previous post(s) mentioned that you have done this already.
See you doctor soon :)

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   Posted 4/30/2006 8:05 AM (GMT -6)   


Sorry i shoulda been more specific in my post. I have been diagnosed with very mild Mitral Valve Prolapse after i had an Echo done.  I also wore a monitor for 24 hrs, where they did pick up arrythmias which the results showed as fine. I had some palps during the holter so that made me feel better that they were able to see that on the holter results and determined that they were fine. i check my BP every week and is normal and every time i go to the drs its normal too. I also have Acid Reflux Disease (GERD) which can cause palps too. And  i know GERD and MVP cause palps/arrythmias. So i just need to keep telling myself that,, and stay away from pop and chocolate! (sooooooooo hard to do lol)

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