Post # 1
I had minor gyn surgery (hysteroscopy/D&C/change Mirena) yesterday. It was a very short procedure (15mins), and I was knocked out for about 40mins. When I woke up in recovery, I was wide awake and ready to go home! Didn’t sleep anymore, despite having had a pre-op sedative (I usually want to sleep for hours). The nurses commented on how perky and with it I was! Got home 4 hours later, ate, felt great (super chatty, talking SO’s ear off about nothing in particular – I remember feeling like this last time!). Went to bed about 10pm and woke up a few times during the night. Finally got up just before at 5am because I have heart palpitations and couldn’t get back to sleep. Is it normal to feel this way? I wasn’t really under GA long enough to feel weird like this the next day, and it’s not like that would have upset my sleeping pattern (I wouldn’t have thought!). I feel fine everywhere else – no pain or anything. They didn’t give me any pain relief for home because I had bad reactions to 2 painkillers (codeine makes me sick, tramadol gave me issues peeing) and the other type I can tolerate, they don’t make anymore, although in the hospital, they did give me 2 Digesic tablets for 4/10 pain.
I can just feel my heart beating weirdly in my throat, no chest pain or crushing feelings at all.
Post # 3
@Deejayelle: I’m sure it’s nothing major, but I’d call your doctor just to give you some peace of mind 🙂
Post # 4
Probably nothing but call your doctor just to make sure.
Post # 5
@Deejayelle: I get it all the time. The ones you feel in your throat are called PVC’s and/or PAC’s depending on what part of the heart it’s coming from.
When you feel these, does your pulse stop for a second or so? That’s a good way to tell…
They are benign in most cases…you should call your GP and discuss if you should get a holter put on to be sure.
I get them when:
Not enough sleep
Long periods of not eating
Too much sugar/caffiene
If I go from running or walking fast to a slow pace, or up stairs to a slow pace
Indigestion/Gas pressure in my upper stomach
Certain positions like stretching or yawning
Post # 6
I get PVCs also – I was in college when it first happened and I insisted I be taken to the ER! They said it was probably stress related, and I was checked out by a cardiologist who said it was fine and harmless. I agree w/what BellaDee listed, I dont drink caffeine – and when I get very nervous I feel them. Honestly, if I even think about them happening, I can cause one to happen!
I would probably call my doctor and just make sure. Did they stop? Even if you werent out for very long, GA can effect your body in strange ways. And make sure you are well hydrated! FI always says thats my solution to everything – drinking water!
Post # 7
Coming from someone who had a serious heart arrhythmia…I would take it seriously. Not to scare you at all, but I had no other symptoms either besides the fluttering and the feeling in my throat. However, it would last for 30 seconds+.
how long do they last? If it’s longer than a few seconds, that isn’t normal for PVCs.
Post # 8
@nixietink: Actually it is!!! I mean you shouldnt be getting groups of them for longer than a few seconds…but I can have multiple ones within minutes!
If I have a bad one…then I feel pressure and a weird bubble/flutter in my throat and a big “drop” in my chest before a big thud of my heart making up for the lesser beat.
PVC’s isn’t your heart actually stopping, it’s just not filling with enough blood to be felt, and then when it correct itself, it pumps extra forceful to makeup for the lack of blood. It feels like a skipped beat though.
When you have too many in a row, it can be worse, and make you feel faint, or lightheaded. I’ve only had that a few times.
Again I’ve been tested under the sun, and it’s still benign.
I would try to not think about them, it’s weird how they disappear when you keep yourself busy.
Post # 9
Wow, thanks for all the answers! So interesting! It seems to have settled now thankfully. I am prone to the PVC’s when I’m anxious/stressed. It maybe didnt help that I’d been awake since 3am and stressing about not being able to sleep. And I did have some cola when I got home yesterday, so it may have been the caffeine (although I have caffeine daily). I will definitely get it checked out if it comes back/persists.
Post # 10
PS: Not trying to diagnose you! So definitely get it checked out…because there are versions of palpitations that AREN’T benign.
If it’s any help though, I’ve been getting them all day today (I found out my mother posted on FB that I’m pregnant and i’m only 7 1/2 weeks) and my palpitations went crazy..literally I had so many I was short of breath. Once I relaxed I was better.
I now have gas from having a huge ass salad for lunch, so again I’m getting a bunch of them because I’m slouched over on my work computer.
I’m still alive! haha