Post # 1
I know most of you will tell me to see a doctor about this, so don’t worry, I’m going to! Already have my GP appointment booked for Thursday and will insist to be referred to a specialist.
What I’ve been feeling is…
When I exercise a lot (like, do a very strenuous class at the gym), when I stop for a little bit my heart starts going really fast (like, erractically) and i panic for a little bit (like, feel a little light headed)
I don’t have any other health issues and never had any heart trouble, but my dad did die of a heart attack when he was only 36 (and his family’s heart history really isn’t the best!)
Has anyone had similar symptoms? If so what ended up being the problem?
As I said i’m going to the doctor’s this week but just wanted to hear about people who have gone through the same…
Post # 3
I feel that if I stop suddenly rather than keep walking it out. If I am running and stop suddenly I get those weird heart beating feelings but if I keep walking to lower my heart rate at a more even pace then I don’t feel it as much. It’s like going from 60 to 0 straight without letting yourself come down slower.
Post # 4
Just heart palputations (sp?). Always good to get checked out, but don’t freak out. I used to get them constantly and have to sit down or I’d pass out. Stress increases them and caffeine will too. If and when i do get them now, I can see my chest fluttering with the beats, and I get all out of breath and light headed. Try to chill out and take it easy 🙂
Post # 5
What you need to to do after excercising your heart beat is pumping blood to keep up with your body demands. If all of a sudden you stop than of course it keeps beating and feels weird
Steps to avoid this.
Workout slow down by walking slowly for 10 minutes before your workout ends not 1 or 2 minutes but 10 minutes, let your heart rate go down naturally.
Making your car go 100MPH than pressing the break the car will naturally jolt similar to your heart first you are telling it keep up with me than you shock it by stopping all of a sudden without warning
Now your going 100MPH 10 minutes before you start to gradually reduce the speed 80 MPH , 50 MPH until you reach 5MPH (similar to your natural heart beath).
Post # 6
Do you have a heart murmur? I do, and it feels like that at times.
Post # 7
I have the EXACT same thing! I believe in most cases it is called “heart tracychardia”..
My symptoms are:
Suddenly (sometimes without prior exhurtion) my heart will begin to beat about 200-250 BPM. It feels like I have a golf ball in my chest that is hindering my breathing & I feel very faint and weak (as if at the point of a black out), and then suddenly (just like it started) my heart will beat normally again. It is veryyyy scary! I haven’t went to the doctor for it yet, because I don’t have insurance & I LOVE scuba diving and fear they will ban me from doing it, but I have been going through these issues for about 3 years now..
Post # 8
Ohh & to add: Idk if this ONLY happens to you after working out, but it isn’t so for me.
Also, I feel that if we are experiencing the same thing, the PP’s might be a little confused on what you are saying. For me, when this occurs after a workout, I will have JUST gotten done & am walking it out. It would make sense to me if it had to do with just sitting down and going for “60-0” but that’s definitely not what I do, and it’s not what causes this for me.
I’m really interested to see what the doctors say to you, & if we share the exact same symptoms, because I have been very worries about this for some time..
Post # 9
make sure they check your blood pressure that can cause you to feel light headed. are you drinking alot of caffeine? that can cause your heart to race
Post # 10
my nephew had someting very similar to this, they were palpitations caused by a birth defect it was called WTW syndrome or something like that. Im not saying this is what you have or anything but what if you have like a defect like that definitely need to get it checked out. He does football so the workouts are pretty strenous and these episodes would happen to him.
Well whenever this would happen to my nephew his dad would take him to the ER and theyd do an EKG on him and everything would be alright because in the elapsed time that it took to go to the doctor his heart would go back to normal. This happened about three times and everytime the doctors would say he was normal. Well they finally refered him to a cardiologist and they diagnosed him. The good thing is its rarely fatal and is treatable. Moral of the story is follow your gut. hope this helps!
Post # 11
I do feel better to hear that other people have the same thing (and are still alive – phew ;))
So basically for me this has ONLY ever happened when I am in the middle of an exercise class at the gym, when I stop to drink water! It’s not even at the end of the class, but in the middle when I stop suddenly to drink water. So I think that @beatriz ‘s and @asfoura ‘s posts are spot on. Because at the end of the class we actually slow down properly (unlike when I suddenly stop for water).
I do drink quite a bit of coke zero (and normally only 1-2 cups of coffee per day) so I do think that might be part of it, so since last week I haven’t been having coke zero during the week (only weekends).
The other thing I have sometimes is that I feel that my heart “skips a heartbeat”, and for a second it’s really weird, like I can’t breath. But I’ve talked to a friend who’s a doctor and she said that’s not a problem, it’s quite common in young people and can be caused by stress, caffeine etc.
I’m due to see a GP on Thursday and hopefully will get referred to a cardiologist soon…. I will keep you posted!
Post # 12
@MAGENTA0724: Of course, it’s always a possibility so that’s why I’m having it checked out! My friend here who’s a doctor said that they will normally give you like a “heartbeat tape recorder”, and that you’re supposed to wear it for 24 hours, and do the activities that cause your heart to beat irregularly (= for me, going to the gym)
So this will hopefully avoid me doing all the check ups while I’m rested!