Post # 1
I’ve always gotten random heart palpitations and have heard that it is a really normal thing, but within the last 6 months or so I seem to be getting them more often. I don’t feel any shortness of breath, no pain, dizziness or anything else, but they’re so scary! I wonder how many of them are just a byproduct of my anxiety about getting them – lol.
I thought that maybe my birth control was causing them, and I went off of it completely at the end of March this year. Since then, they’ve decreased in frequency but I’m still getting them more than I was pre-bc. I do have some anxiety issues but am not on any medication for them.
Any other bees get these? Should I go see a Dr?
Post # 3
Well, yeah you should go see a dr just to make sure. I get heart palpitations and have a heart problem(which aren’t related to each other but the palpitations prompted me to go to the dr and found out about the other issue), but the palpitations happen more frequently if I’m stressed out or drinking too much caffiene. If you drink a lot of caffiene try cutting back.
Post # 4
I have random heart palpitations. They made me wear a holter for a couple days and told me mine were normal. Still make me a bit worried though…
Post # 5
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Definitely have a doctor check you out and confirm that it’s just anxiety. I get palpitations from anxiety but I make sure to get a full work up from my doctor annually just to make sure everything is okay.
Post # 6
I have palpitations due to Graves’ disease so you should totally get it checked out. The palpitations themselves may not be a problem necessarily, but they could be a symptom of a problem like they were for me.
Post # 7
Thanks ladies….making a doctor appointment for this week!
Post # 8
I’m glad you’re making an appt. I get them, too, but have been checked out and they’re no big deal. I find that if I’m eating a lot of junk (chocolate, pop, stuff high in caffeine and sugar) they tend to be more frequent. They usually make me cough, which is natural. Good luck at the dr!
Post # 9
I get em every once in a while but it doesnt seem to have a major issue. A lot of times they happen if I’ve ate to much… digestion can sometimes do some really strange things to the body!
Post # 10
I have them pretty regularly. It’s a family thing. Both of my sisters, my mum and my granfather all have or had them. I’ve had it checked out by a doctor and they said it’s within normal limits. It does bother me sometimes. The worst ones make me gasp for breath but that only happens about 4-5 times a year. It got worse when I was pregnant.