Anyone else out there get heart palps in cold weather?

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   Posted 12/10/2013 11:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Its so cold here in Pittsburgh. I always seem to get heart palpitations when Im cold and out in cold weather. Drs say its normal because your heart has to work harder to pump and get more oxygen but it still scares the craaaapppp out of me because it happens a lot! Just wondering!

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   Posted 12/10/2013 11:12 PM (GMT -6)   
It's bone chillingly cold here in Vancouver too and I have noticed my heart racing a lot more than normal and being one of the lucky ones with health anxiety I am really getting freaked out too. You are not alone

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   Posted 12/11/2013 12:24 AM (GMT -6)   
Ok folks palps are normal, what is not we tend to pay too much attention to them, I'm not being a hypocrite about this I have them in all kinds of weather, the trick is to just ignore them find something else
to do, anything, you may not realize it but your are listening for it to "Quit", don't do this to yourself, peace

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   Posted 12/11/2013 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   
hey I get them to I live in Upstate NY in the Snowbelt! I'm not sure if you do but try wearing a scarf over your mouth and nose it warms the air as it comes in. I do this to help with my athsma as well. just a suggestion! Good luck

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   Posted 12/11/2013 11:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I noticed this when I was stressed and cold the other night at church when I was at my son's play practice and they didn't have the heat on and the door open cause they didn't know how to keep the door unlocked. ugh but I went sledding with my son and didn't have them. probably cause I wasn't stressed. weird I know but I have them in all kinds of weather. stress brings them on bigtime. it's so true if you think about them, the more you have. wish you could think them away too. ha

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   Posted 12/11/2013 12:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks guys! Kyle, I do the same thing, if I don't have a scarf I put my coat over my mouth. I always get heart palps so its nothing new to me, its just once I get to where Im going and I stop walking I feel like Im going to pass out cuz by then my hearts racing. Also, of course with work, school and my 2 kids I always stressing over something, but they seem (the palpitations) seem to come on not during the time f stress but more when Im calm and relaxing, is this weird? Or is this just when we seem to notice them? Im going to my cardiologist appt. tomorrow because I cant get this out of my head that I have some kind of arrhythmia and its going to give me cardiac arrest one day, I feel these palpitations wayyyy to much for it to be "normal"?!?!?

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   Posted 12/11/2013 2:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep...same with me. I don't get the palps too bad anymore...but my dizzyness symptom seems to increase in the cold.

I really don't do the cold very well...if it gets below 60 degrees, I am a big whiner! (that's why I have never moved from California!!)


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   Posted 12/11/2013 2:22 PM (GMT -6)   
According to research, it doesn't seem to matter whether you live in icy Wisconsin, or sunny Florida—the winter months can still take a toll on your ticker.
No matter what the research says it's still important to keep warm during the winter months because temperature does have an effect on the cardiovascular system. Cold weather can cause blood vessels to constrict, blood pressure to elevate and you will notice the increase in ectopy ( PVCs).
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