Heart Jumping Like Crazy--Scared

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   Posted 7/3/2006 2:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Well all this started as what felt like a skipped beat a long long time ago.   I finally went to the doctor and he diagnosed me with Mitral Valve Prolapse.  He said that I was fine and had nothing to worry about
Since then the Palps went away and had no problems for over 2wks.  Then they came back and were worse then ever and I panicked I went to see the nurse about them and she said I was fine.  Then they went away again.
Well on Friday evening I had a few palps and I was like great they are coming back again.   Then Sat they were constant all day long.  Same for Sunday, and the same for today.  Today I took the phone under my ear so that I could hear my heartbeat.  Well from what i heard it is doing a normal heart beat, then a pause, then a strong beat, then 2 or 3 fast beats, and then a pause and so on and so on. I have never heard the fast ones before and now I am getting more worried.
Anyone have any ideas?  These things just won't stop no matter what I do.

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   Posted 7/3/2006 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Your post sounds exactly like what I have been suffering from for the past several months.  Last night, my heart was skipping around and jumping so badly that I was afraid to go to sleep .  It seems to be worse when I lay down, do you notice that?
Then today, they have been pretty constant all day as well. Im at work (in a hospital) and I want someone to hook me up to a monitor but I know they will think Im crazy.  I called my cardiologist today and the nurse basically said not to worry, take magnesium pills.....  But Im really scared.
Also, when I start thinking about them , they get ten times worse and then I start to get a panic attack.. Last night I ended up taking a Xanax just to help my heart stop racing.
Good Luck.

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   Posted 7/4/2006 7:21 AM (GMT -6)   

I just had to post.. i havent been around in awhile.. but i find for me sometimes staying away is better.. I too have been diagnosed with MVP. Its not fun i know with the heart palps..i used to freak out with every one.. i have tried to reduce my caffeine intake as that plays a big part of it.. however if i do have chocoloate or pop and i get palps i know its my own fault lol.. so it doesnt scare me very much. They are at a point with me that they are more annoying than anything.. I also get them like you bandit where it "jumps" around so not to worry its all normal with MVP. Eventually ya learn to cope with them as best as you can.. hope this helps

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   Posted 8/5/2006 10:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi!  I can really relate to what you are going through.  I had them for years and went from one doctor to another.  I finally ended up with a cardiologist I could trust and could understand my symptoms.  He ran be through stress tests, monitors and cardiograms, etc.  Diagnosed me with it being benign and told me not to worry about it.  He still checks up on me every six months and runs a battery of the same tests about every two years.  Since I have been assurred that there is nothing to worry about, I don't even notice them anymore where they used to control my life.  Thinking everytime I had an episode this "was it."  I suggest getting a complete check up and tests by a trusted cardiologist and when you are cleared you don't seem to notice them as much any more!  Good luck to you.!

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   Posted 8/6/2006 8:45 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Bandit,

I thought I was having some other issues with my heart. I was have Palps scared the fire out of me wasn't real sure what was going on.

I talk with my cardio he was going to put a heart monitor on me (said it could be something serious) then I ask him if it could be caffeine he said it could be so anyways we skip the heart monitor and I cut down on the caffeine and they quit!!! (sidenote I'm not suppose to be drinking anything with caffeine anyway) tongue LOL Thank goodness mine was related to caffeine!!

I have also notice if I forget to take my Coreg (beta blocker) I start getting palps.

I hope you find out what the problem is soon.

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   Posted 8/6/2006 10:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi bandit. Sorry these annoying these are rearing their ugly heads again with you but I know how you feel. The past weeK I was dealing with runs of them and having a bit of tachy-what my cardiologist likes to say is a bit of "SVT". It is also benign but SCARY. However everything seems to have settled down a bit again. I am thankful. It just seems to be how these things go. They hit out of the blue just as you think you will not be plagued by them again. I hope that yours will go away soon again. God Bless!

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   Posted 4/7/2008 3:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there, i suffer from a anxiety/panic attack disorder and heart palptations are symptoms of anxiety. I get palptations alot also you dont have to worry its nothing, if you think about it to be something more than it is, you'll scare yourself and produce a panic attack. It feels like somethings wrong with your heart and on your mind your thinking your going to have a heart attack and die. This happens to be a symptom of anxiety. I have read most of your stories and in most of them you have seen Doctors and Nurses and other Medical Professionals, who have all said there is nothing to worry about and they are proberly right. Because no one can die from Anxiety or panic attacks, But believe me it feels like you are, you see other people who look so comfortable with themselves and you dont feel right, because your so scared of things happing with your heart and body that your having a hard time living life, because your not comfortable at all. Have you been having other symptoms besides heart palptations here's a link to a website stating common symptoms of anxitey/panic attacks http://www.panic-anxiety.com/panic/attacks/symptoms/ If you would like to take my advice ask your doctor about anxiety/panic disorder because you maybe really stressed out and thats whats causing the heart palptations.
Best of luck and God Bless..........

cyndy byers
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   Posted 8/13/2008 11:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I started having heart palputations everyday about 2 months ago, and then of course I freak out and it makes it worse. I do have fibromyalgia, I smoke a pack of cigs a day and I drink coffee, which im sure has alot to do with it. BUt everyday??

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   Posted 2/19/2009 2:32 PM (GMT -6)   

Jazzbo23 --

Thanks for posting your post. That was very helpful to me. I have been trying to get over this anxiety for 2 years now. I finally went to the Dr about 2 wks ago and was put on Celexa. Seems to be working ok, but have still had some close call panic attacks. Recently, I have had chest pains and my heart feels like it jumps every few minutes. I am happy to hear that this too can be blaimed on the anxiety!   :)

Philly Joe
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   Posted 1/30/2013 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had the same condition for years and thought I was going crazy.  The racing heart and anxiety that would appear out of nowhere.  Can not lay down for more than 15 seconds and often spend the entire back night pacing back and forth unable to sleep because my heart feels like it is going to jump out of my chest.  It usually puts me into a hyper state of activity until I am exhausted and close to passing out.  I go to a cardiologist for check ups every 6months, where a Bipap mask for sleep apneia, have worn a monitor and everything checks out fine but these papatations continue to occur.  I know that the anxiety is based on real events and is not imagined.  I also now know from this forum that my condition is due to Mitral Valve Prolapse.  My question is just how to best cope with the anxiety attacks.   I would appreciate your feedback. 

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   Posted 8/21/2013 12:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everybody

the problem ( heart jump hard), sometimes the reason is deficiency of vitamin D!
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