Same crap-different day-please help

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   Posted 10/31/2006 10:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I know I've posted a zillion posts on Heart palpitations, but the reassurance and honesty does help me.  I get these little skips all day long for days in a row, and then it goes away for a week or two and then it comes back.  I'm sure it depends how much I focus on them, but anyone who can relate to this at all, would you please tell me what you think and what do you do?
Leah Beans
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   Posted 10/31/2006 10:41 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi I used to get allot of heart palps and skipped beats, and I would focus on it and of course it got worse. Try to do deep breathing or go for a walk to get your mind off them. Beta blockers really help, maybe you could ask your doctor for some. Inderal helped me allot. Heart symptoms from A/P really suck, I hope you feel better soon.

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   Posted 10/31/2006 10:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I get them from time to time also. I do deep breathing, relaxation, distraction, etc. Avoid caffine and sugar. I'd tell your doc about them also, just to be safe. I'd say if it happens during times of high anxiety or panic attacks, that that is the cause. Scares the heck out of ya, dont it!?


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   Posted 11/1/2006 7:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Heart palps are so scarey..and mixed with all sorts of other anxiety symptoms are downright terrifying!
Best to check with your doc, just to make sure they are anxiety related..then you know for sure what you are dealing with so you can reassure yourself that its only 'panic' when it happens again.


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   Posted 11/1/2006 8:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Totally agree most likely are from Anxiety BUTstill check with your doc to make sure thats what it is from
keep uss posted please as we do care about what is going on with you
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   Posted 11/1/2006 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Heart palpitations is what I do!
Have had them since I was in my teens--noticed them when sitting in hard back chairs, like church pews or high school desk chairs. I'm 43 now and am still trying to deal with it.
So they started as skips, as a teen, and have become moments of racing, gurling, disrhythmias (not to be confused with arrythmias which is bad), all together or one at a time. I'm not suggesting it will change for you but this is how it has been and is for me.
See a doc just to be sure that your heart is ok first--just to rule anything out and for reassurances.
But what you describe sounds like PVCs-premature ventricular contractions and PACs-premature atrial contractions. They are mistimed contractions of two of your heart chambers. They happen either on their own or in combination and they are completely normal. Everyone has them but some of us are either more aware of them or actually feel them. Sometimes , like mine, they can be rather violent when in combination or when they run on together and can be totally scary. Because they are scary they can set off an anxiety or panic attack. do the deep breathing, it's what works for me--a cardiologist once told me 'oh you've figured that out by yourself huh?'--that it works--but don't hyperventilate.
No doubt in your mind your wondering when this episode is gonna end, oh my it's not stopping even tho I'm breathing! It should be done by now! Grab your chest (I've been observerved grabbing my own boob by people around me and getting a 'what the heck she's feeling herself up' look).
Like you I have times, from days to weeks, when they are more pronounced and when I have quiet times--I don't know why either. I've tried diet-no diff. I believe being tired makes me suseptible particularly at bed time. I was atheletic most of my life and had the palps during my days of ice hockey and things but still being that atheletic didn't change things. I had no real problems when I was pregnant (4 pregos). So what to do, I don't know but to have reassurance, once your are cleared by a doc) that you heart is good and that the palps will pass but they'll be back but that you'll be ok. THIS is the hardest thing to do--I am trying to be tough and tell myself that I'll make it through this episode but my little voice is still saying that there's trouble and still need to talk myself down. Man it's hard but I'm still around and you'll be to--just need to adapt.
Hope This helps a bit.
I'm no pro on this and I'm still just getting along but if you have any questions let me know-K?
Patty B.

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   Posted 11/1/2006 7:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I too get heart palps everynow and and again. Mostly when I do get them, I get lightheaded for a second, but it will pass. They can be scary, especially when it feels like your heart will jump out of your chest! HEart palps run in my family, my mom was in the hospital a few years back for having more than a hundred per minute. They gave her a beta blocker and sent her on her way. I sometimes have to take a beta blocker to calm them down, but all in all every doctor has told me that my heart is 100% healthy and nothing to worry about. I hope yours calm down, I know they can be a pain. Good luck!

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   Posted 11/1/2006 7:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I feel for you and I can totally relate. God bless.
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   Posted 11/1/2006 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry you are having to go thru this hun as you can tell your not alone in this. You are in my prayers.
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