Palpitations literally almost every moment of the day and night for over a week?

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iamloco724
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   Posted 7/3/2007 2:09 PM (GMT -6)   
ive been having palpitations for over a week pretty much non stop during the day and night while sitting up at the computer or while laying down going to bed and waking up..my heart rate is pretty much normal anywhere from 70-95 maybe occasionally goes to 100 very rare..i dont feel any irregular beat or any skipped or extra beats its just steady palpitations im 21 male..before these started like this i had chest pain and occasional palpitations in the last month or 2 ive had several ekgs,chest xrays,blood tests,24 hour halter monitor,echocardiograhm and heart stress test all came back normal they say its anxiety..normally i wouldnt be scared about palpitations but whats bothering me is that there non stop all day and night thats what got me worried and i cant get to the dr till mon cause hes away and the person covering dont accept my insurance do you think i should have anything to worry about considering all those tests were clear it just scares me that there non stop and i have stopped taking in all caffeine

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   Posted 7/5/2007 8:29 AM (GMT -6)   
What do you mean by palpitations because when I talk about having palpitations it is the PACs or PVCs that cause me to feel the irregular, extra, skipped or paused beats. ???

iamloco724
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   Posted 7/5/2007 12:25 PM (GMT -6)   
what i mean is i have a hard pounding heart beat all the time that im aware of i dont notice anything irregalr beats or skipped or extra there very well could be but i check my pulse and its usually at normal rate and normal rhythm just my heart is pounding

Sarita
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   Posted 7/7/2007 10:58 AM (GMT -6)   
This symptom is super annoying and I understand your frustration because I went through the same thing.  The negative test results from your echo and EKG studies would indicate that nothing "serious" is going on, although I know it feels serious to be enduring it!  Have they checked your thyroid hormone levels (with a simple blood test)?  Sometimes an overactive thyroid can be the culprit for a pounding heartbeat.  It ended up being the case with mine. 
 
On Monday, the doctor might offer you a beta blocker like atenolol or propanolol.  I take atenolol when I have really bad palpitations and it usually helps.  Pretty innocuous drug - you just have to make sure your heart rate/blood pressure don't dip too low while you're on it.
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   Posted 7/7/2007 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I normally post on IBS, Fibro, Chronic Pain and Migraine forums, but I have some heart issues going on and was hoping maybe some of you had some suggestions / advice:
 
For a couple of weeks or so on and off, I have been having these heart issues; come and go, but last week have been getting worse and last 2 days have been awful.  I am having irregular heart beat with palpitations and funny feeling like fluttering when it does this and it last for awhile before stopping; worse with any type of movement even turning over while lying down.  My heart rate speeds up and slows down; extra beats and skipping of beats and it is very distinctive.  No chest pain noted, but I have been having shortness of breath; which I was dx with bronchitis 3-4 wks ago and still have somewhat of a cough.  Got a fever yesterday am of 101.0 don't know why: only symptom I had was Migraine Headache and slight cough - better than it was - and chills and small amt of abdominal pain in left upper quad (which is fairly normal for me with the ibs ).  Today my temp is down to 99.0 and no chills - except after bowel movement which started out as constipation - used enema and cleared that up.  I do have stress, but i have always had stress and at first I thought that was it, but now I am not so sure: the heart stuff is coming very often, and lasting awhile and like i said it is worse with movement.  Does any of this sound familiar to any of you all?  This is the 2nd unexplained fever in 2 wks - that last for a day and is then gone and doesn't exceed 101.0.  I am wondering if I should go to ER and have it checked out, or just relax and wait until Monday?  I am also worried it won't show up on an EKG (since it comes and goes).  Also, I don't have any insurance and am financially struggling at the current time.  Any advice would be helpful.  Thanks in advance
 
 
 

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iamloco724
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   Posted 7/10/2007 2:52 PM (GMT -6)   
hey just got back from the dr..he gave me an ekg that was fine blood pressure was normal..he listened to my heart and lungs all fine but he did hear and feel my heart pounding..he thinks its all uncontrolable anxiety he prescribed me toprol xl 25 mg he said take that for a month and see how im doing..if im still having problems then hes going to send me to cardiologist...but i just read online if you stop this med suddenly it could make your condition worse or even cause heart attack should i be worried considering my heart is supposivly healthy,im 21 and im taking a low dosage?

Sarita
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   Posted 7/11/2007 11:11 PM (GMT -6)   

Don't worry, loco!  25 mg of Toprol is a very benign dose.  Plenty of 20-somethings are on Toprol to control palpitations.  It will probably help tremendously.  It will slow your heart rate and thereby decrease the number of palpitations you feel.  Definitely give it a try.  That drug saved my sanity for a long time while I was getting my thyroid under control! 

(And don't read all those pamphlets that come with your prescription drugs if you are prone to anxiety - those pamphlets are designed simply to scare the blazes out of people!)

Let us know how it goes.
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ana_e
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   Posted 7/12/2007 12:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I normally post on other forums but I myself had palpitation issue on and off...
I do have everything normal as far as the heart goes but I myself have noted that when anxious, or did not get
enough sleep, or after taking certain caffeine drinks, I do get palpitations...This has happened to me during an
Air travel where I had a cup or two of Starbucks brand coffee and it started.
Did you check with your Dr regarding foods and/or did you try reducing caffeine intake?
Thats just my suggestion based on my own experience.
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iamloco724
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   Posted 7/12/2007 1:01 PM (GMT -6)   
yea this has been going on for over 3 weeks first thing i did was cut cafeen and anything like that that could cause this right out..my dr asked me if i was eating or drinking stuff like that but i havnt had cafeen in like a month and even before that i didnt have any for like 5 months just recently in june i started eating chocolate again..but havnt since all this started

tomah
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   Posted 7/14/2007 2:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you been drinking any diet pop?  A couple of weeks ago I started drinking diet Sunkist Lemonade - and after a week, my palps were TERRIBLE.  I even went to the E.R. because of them.  I stopped drinking the diet soda - and they are back to normal (maybe one or two a day).  Just a thought - I googled, and found out I wasn't the only one that was affected from aspartame.

iamloco724
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   Posted 7/14/2007 7:47 PM (GMT -6)   
nope hate all diet soda and havnt been drinking regular either

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   Posted 7/21/2007 5:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I am been having a problem with heart palpitations. My heart raised to 111 last week, all the sudden I felt dizzy and not myself. I have one of those blood pressure machines at home, and my blood pressure was a little off, but not high at all, but my pulse was at 111. I called my doctor immediately, and he asked me to take the beta blocker again, just for that day and come back to see him in the morning, since it was 10pm on a Sunday Night.

He doesn’t seem to believe this is caused by the hyperthyroid problem I had a year ago, and because I was taking a beta blocker (Metoprolol 25mg) he believes, that it might have help to hide something else going on with me.

I just had the halter monitor taken off me this morning, and it was a completely and absolute nightmare to have that on... I believe was more anxious carrying that machine around that my the actual palpitations, I found myself wired and taped all over the place, and because the weather was humid, it was sticky and itchy, was glad when they took that off. I just have to wait and see what happens after the CT Scan of my chest on Monday, to see if that shows anything else.

In the mean time, my heart palpitations seems to get worse while I am laying down. Sometimes at night I can hear like someone is knocking on my door, and I wake up and it is no one... is my heart beat too loud!

Anyone can relate to this? I am just trying to find a logical explanation to all this. Thanks!


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   Posted 7/22/2007 12:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Hmm...sounds like you might be hyperthyroid again!  When was the last time you had your TSH checked?  Palpitations combined with rapid heart rate (>100 bpm) are classic signs of hyperthyroidism. 
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Heartstrouble
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   Posted 7/22/2007 5:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I had the TSH checked just on Monday. I had a blood test done. Thyroid is now back to almost been normal again. Went the opposite way couple of months ago, and now is almost back to its normal stage, that is why the doctor doesnt think is my thyroid.
 
That was my first impression of all these issues, but seems like they need to look somewhere else.
 
Thanks for your response.
 

Strominata
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   Posted 9/16/2008 6:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Iamloco. I read through your post and I have exactly the same thing happening to me.
 
And even more I also 21 years old, and they also say it just anxiety. So far it been happening for 3 days now. If you have any update on your condition. Please post it.

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   Posted 9/18/2008 3:03 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Strominata, Welcome to Healing Well forum we are happy to have you join us.  I am sorry but it has been quite some time since Iamloco has posted here.  I hope they do respond to your post here but, this thread is alittle over a year old so, they may not.  If you want to go into some more detail on what problems your having perhaps some of our active members can chime in and help you out.  If you like?  blush

I hope you find Healing Well a supportive and informative site for you.  Keep posting.  Take care


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rossbp
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   Posted 5/3/2011 1:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all, I just registered on this forum based on excellent search results from here when I did a search for bp medication causing sleep issues. I am on 25 mg Toprol XL. Have been on it for 3 weeks. Noticed terrible sleep issues. I cannot sleep for more than 2 hrs at a time through the night. Wake up and once at least with mild sweating due to being panicked. I have xanax prescribed to take as needed but I take a half dose (.25 mg) and it works wonders but I dont want to get hooked to it. I was on atenolol (25mg) and slept better on it than with toprol xl. Does anyone know what to do? Is there a connection between betablockers and poor sleep? Do I have a thyroid issue? My pulse rate is now hovering around low to mid-60s. My doc started me on atenolol (was on it for 3 months) due to regular palps, pounding heart at night only plus had consistent BP of 140/90 for 3 weeks. Thx for any advice.

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   Posted 8/11/2011 1:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I have the same problem as you guys, I know there is something wrong but doctors don't know.
I have pounding heart all the time,constantly, never goes away, what could it be?Im also in my 20's It pounds harder after a meal or when lying down,or in the morning after i wake up in bed. I did a breathe test and tested positive , could it be related? I'm sure i don't have anxiety or stress like the doctors say. I did a stress test and all seemed normal.

I did all heart tests , multiple blood work, stress test, All Normal

Breathe test is positive for bacteria.

Maybe its MSG or Hetial hernia ?

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   Posted 9/13/2011 10:10 PM (GMT -6)   
I've gotten palpitations before...you know when you're scared, or when u exercise or just random ones....but 2 days ago i started getting them regularly. It started mid day Sunday and have continued since then. I'm very stressed out about many things and today is the first day of my period. I'm not feeling dizzy or light headed or that anything is wrong for that matter but the palps are making me really nervous. I was convinced that i was going to have a heart attack a while ago. It controlled my life. Gave me panic attacks, made me cautious of everything i did and ate. The paranoia stopped for a month or so but now that the Palpitations have begun, I'm freaking out again. I went to the dr for the first episode and they said my bp was fine and did an ekg and nothing came up but i wasn't feeling anything that day. I was having arm, shoulder, and pect pain on both sides of my body but mainly left side. My dr gave me muscle relaxers but i didnt take them because i felt he was missing the point...I can deal with muscle pain not internal pain. Anyways they did an x-ray and came to the conclusion that i have cervical gia, which pretty much just means i injured my shoulder. I really feel like calling a hospital so I would know whats going on. Everyone I talk to says it's just in my head but i really don't think so....Any thoughts? Thank You!!

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   Posted 9/14/2011 9:04 AM (GMT -6)   
 
Hello and welcome to HealingWell.  Stress and palpitations are so common, and almost always benign. That said, I can't tell you specifically what is going on, only your Dr. can do that, so if this continues, make an appointment with a cardiologist for further testing.  For now, let's assume that you are just experiencing one of the symptoms of  anxiety. Caffeine, stress, lack of sleep, certain foods, ect...have all been known to bring on the palpitations.  Try to avoid these as much as possible.
 
Try to relax, and call your Dr. if things don't improve soon, but I suspect they will.
 
Kindly,
Kitt




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   Posted 9/15/2011 3:09 PM (GMT -6)   
ive been getting palpitations for a couple weeks now.....i had to go to the hospital last month they got so bad. they did an ekg and blood work and everything came out fine. i can still feel them and its really starting to worry me im 25 used to go to the gym 4 5 times a week and now im afraid to go because im afraid i will cause to much strain on my heart and somehting will happen . even if i get up to pee i feel like my heart skips a beat.?? any ideas what is

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   Posted 9/15/2011 3:09 PM (GMT -6)   
they last mostly throughout the day should i be worried

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   Posted 9/15/2011 5:17 PM (GMT -6)   
 
If you are still having so many palpitations do make an apponitment with your PCP to further discuss your options. 

Since we live in a very chemical world, many of the substances that we put into our body can cause palpitations by appearing to act like adrenalin on the heart and make it irritable. Common stimulants include:

  • caffeine;
  • tobacco;
  • alcohol;
  • OTC medications such as pseudoephedrine, which is found in cold preparations and some herbal medications, including ma huang.


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   Posted 9/18/2011 3:18 PM (GMT -6)   
amado said...
ive been getting palpitations for a couple weeks now.....i had to go to the hospital last month they got so bad. they did an ekg and blood work and everything came out fine. i can still feel them and its really starting to worry me im 25 used to go to the gym 4 5 times a week and now im afraid to go because im afraid i will cause to much strain on my heart and somehting will happen . even if i get up to pee i feel like my heart skips a beat.?? any ideas what is
 
I've been going to the gym 4-5 days a week since I was 17, now I am 37. I started getting palpitations about 6 months ago. I had all the gold standard test. CT scan with calcium (with a score of zero), echo cardiogram, Holter monitor, ekg's, blood work and all that stuff. No heart abnormalities were found and said to be a benign condition. I can say that I did use alot of energy drinks (caffeine) for a period of time which could have been the problem. I still get palp's every now and then.
One thing I can say is that when ever I take in about 7 grams of Creatine Monohydrate a day, after about the 5 day of taking it with grape juice my palpitations seem to diminish to about 99%. I still go to the gym 4-5 days a week and work out hard. Going to go to the doctor to pick up my newest blood work tomorrow to see how my TSH level is, its been wacky in the past.

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   Posted 2/11/2014 10:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello guys I wish I could say it will get easier, but im 28 hypo on my thyroid and hyper on bp. Ibe been having palps for id say atleast 2003. To this day a current sufferer, im on 2mg of xanax meteporol amd synthroid but not a day goes by where i can get an answer besides anxiety or its all in my head. Ive had back to back bouts nothing ever caught on ekgs ecos blood work 3 different 24 hour monitor. But I want off the meds and go back to my old self. But praying is the most comfort ive gotten. God hears and knows all give him a shout believe love and ask.
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