Palpitations

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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825 posts
Busy bee

I get them occassionally, starting this year. It usally happens during very stressful situations when I’m not dealing with the stress well. I’ve only gotten them twice and both times I took a quick nap and they were gone by the time I woke up.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@BWLE:  I have them on a daily basis. I just deal with them. If you are scared, just count a heart rate and make sure it’s not too fast. 

Post # 5
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102 posts
Blushing bee

@BWLE:  I have supraventricular tachycardia (svt), neurocardiogenic syncope (ncs), and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (pots) so my heartrate is all over the place. It’s more annoying than anything, but I do take rx meds to control my conditions and live mostly normally. Have you seen a cardiologist? 

Post # 6
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133 posts
Blushing bee

I had SVT as well, and now have issues with vasovagal. I recommend seeing a cardiologist if you haven’t already. I was told to avoid caffiene and to stay hydrated. I was also on a beta blocker for many years. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Yep I’ve gotten them for years.  I also get random chest pains every few months.  I used to freak out about it, my FI totally freaked out about it, then one time it happened while I was in the hospital (for something unrelated) they monitored it did a bunch of tests and came back with ‘we don’t know so just keep an eye on it’.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 1995

Magnesium deficencies can cause heart palpitations.  As long as I take magnesium supplements, I don’t have them.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

@BWLE:  If your had your heart and thyroid check and they say it’s nothing, maybe it’s anxiety. You might realize that you are anxious, but your body is having stress reactions. If you think it might be that, look into beta blockers. They can help with the physical manifistations of anxiety and stress

Post # 12
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133 posts
Blushing bee

@BWLE:  I also had more issues when I was about to start my period. Have you noticed anything like that? Hormones are a bitch!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ve had them for years. More around hormonal changes I noticed. The week of ovulation and aometimes just before my period I would get them. They are really annoying and stop me in my tracks !

I have SVT as well. I was diagnosed at 15. I have normal pvc (premature ventricular contractions) which now that I’m pregnant are everyday. I was told two weeks ago to try eating a banana a day, as low potassium can be a culprit too. 

 

Get extra sleep, drink lots of water, eat more (I have a hard time doing that when I hate everything at the moment) also crrtain movements will do it too.  

The best thing to do though is try to ignore them. I find focusing makes them worse or one after the other and that can get pretty scary. 

 

I would suggest if you havent already, mention them to a cardiologist and ask for an event monitor. It’s something you wear longer than a holter and you can take it on and off yourself. When you feel one it’ll record just before you pushed the button and a while after.  I was able to catch a bunch on mine. 

 

Good luck ! 

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