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    does anyone else have heart palpitations?

    been in bed for the past hour but cant sleep as i keep having these palpitations every few seconds
    i have had them in the past now and again but have never had them like this b4
    does anyone else get them or had them?

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    was diagnosed with an irregular heart beat after a motorcycle accident in 97, since then yes, I have the odd weird moment..

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    I suffered with anxiety for a long long time,About 3 years infact. I used to get them ALL the time i was constantly checking my pulse etc... I was on Propranolol this seemed to help quite abit with them.

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    im putting it down to being pregnant but they are scary .in the past they have said they are anxiety related but im not anxious about anything at the mo apart from these palpitations

    Its an anxiety attack, your body goes into 'survival' mode as if your being chased by a bear, increases heart rate and adrenaline, caused by....... you guessed it, anxiety !

    Just because you dont think you're anxious doesnt mean your not

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    I get them every now and then; I got a bit freaked a few years ago and insisted my doc sent me to be fully MOTd at the hospital, even though he said they were common and nothing to worry about. So, I went for my MOT. And the conclusion - nothing to worry about.

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    DangerGod;6285816

    I suffered with anxiety for a long long time,About 3 years infact. I used … I suffered with anxiety for a long long time,About 3 years infact. I used to get them ALL the time i was constantly checking my pulse etc... I was on Propranolol this seemed to help quite abit with them.



    did u feel really anxious coz i feel ok at the mo,but they say its adrenalin or something
    i was on anxiety tablets but i stopped them 10 weeks ago when i found out i was pregnant
    think i will go and see doc 2moro
    thanks

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    andywedge;6285821

    I get them every now and then; I got a bit freaked a few years ago and … I get them every now and then; I got a bit freaked a few years ago and insisted my doc sent me to be fully MOTd at the hospital, even though he said they were common and nothing to worry about. So, I went for my MOT. And the conclusion - nothing to worry about.



    lol that will prob be what he says to me
    i didnt worry about them b4 but now that i have them so frequently it is making me worry and am constantly checking my heartbeat/pulse
    it feels like my heart flips over then beats fast for a few sec then normal again but sometimes they are seconds apart
    seem to be worse at night when im relaxed for some reason :?

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    edjaned;6285823

    did u feel really anxious coz i feel ok at the mo,but they say its … did u feel really anxious coz i feel ok at the mo,but they say its adrenalin or somethingi was on anxiety tablets but i stopped them 10 weeks ago when i found out i was pregnantthink i will go and see doc 2morothanks



    Yeh it was horrible, Felt lonely and it seemed to be worse at night times when i felt 'alone' ... I had an ECG and UltraSound of the heart as i was convinved i had something wrong with my heart and no matter how much i was told i was fine i couldnt accept it. I was only 16 at the time and i wasnt fully over it until i was about 19. Its not very nice but its almost Certain its anxiety as im sure your doctor will probably say to you.

    edjaned;6285828

    lol that will prob be what he says to mei didnt worry about them b4 but … lol that will prob be what he says to mei didnt worry about them b4 but now that i have them so frequently it is making me worry and am constantly checking my heartbeat/pulseit feels like my heart flips over then beats fast for a few sec then normal again but sometimes they are seconds apartseem to be worse at night when im relaxed for some reason :?



    Thats becasuse you have nothing else to think about at night and your brain is idle so starts worrying about things like heartbeats... and belive me, if you're checking your pulse every few minutes, you're anxious

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    DangerGod;6285829

    Yeh it was horrible, Felt lonely and it seemed to be worse at night times … Yeh it was horrible, Felt lonely and it seemed to be worse at night times when i felt 'alone' ... I had an ECG and UltraSound of the heart as i was convinved i had something wrong with my heart and no matter how much i was told i was fine i couldnt accept it. I was only 16 at the time and i wasnt fully over it until i was about 19. Its not very nice but its almost Certain its anxiety as im sure your doctor will probably say to you.



    yeah i have felt the same too but like i say have been feeling ok lately but then again i do worry alot thats why i dont watch tv much as none of what is going on sinks into my head as im in my own little world worrying about silly things that everyone else would prob laugh at :oops:

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    edjaned;6285832

    yeah i have felt the same too but like i say have been feeling ok lately … yeah i have felt the same too but like i say have been feeling ok lately but then again i do worry alot thats why i dont watch tv much as none of what is going on sinks into my head as im in my own little world worrying about silly things that everyone else would prob laugh at :oops:



    Lol i was terrible, i wouldnt even go sleep i was afraid my heart was going to stop... crazy i know! i joined a really good anxiety forum though they helped me loads and understood. if you ever want the name of it let me know

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    iNSOMANiAC;6285830

    Thats becasuse you have nothing else to think about at night and your … Thats becasuse you have nothing else to think about at night and your brain is idle so starts worrying about things like heartbeats... and belive me, if you're checking your pulse every few minutes, you're anxious



    yeah ur right,thanks for that
    the thing is im so used to living with it now that i think i have got used to the anxiety and class it as normal if that makes sense

    i have convinced myself i have had every illness etc in the past and even brought on symptoms on myself..weird
    then when i see doc and he tells me im ok (again) the symptoms go :?

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    I think the more you think and worry about it the worse it gets; best to occupy yourself if you feel it brewing inside

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    DangerGod;6285833

    Lol i was terrible, i wouldnt even go sleep i was afraid my heart was … Lol i was terrible, i wouldnt even go sleep i was afraid my heart was going to stop... crazy i know! i joined a really good anxiety forum though they helped me loads and understood. if you ever want the name of it let me know



    yes please and thanks :thumbsup:

    edjaned;6285832

    yeah i have felt the same too but like i say have been feeling ok lately … yeah i have felt the same too but like i say have been feeling ok lately but then again i do worry alot thats why i dont watch tv much as none of what is going on sinks into my head as im in my own little world worrying about silly things that everyone else would prob laugh at :oops:



    I too have suffered anxiety and have been prescribed propanolol which is extremely effective as it's a betablocker (slows your heart down ) I found that good relaxation helps, maybe music or a good soppy film

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    since coming downstairs and logging back in on here its only happened once where as in bed it was constant so the reasurrance has helped thanks

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    edjaned;6285838

    yes please and thanks :thumbsup:



    Thats fine, You will almost certainly find others in your position... algy.com/anx…php

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    i dont think i have ever been given propanol
    i have tried all sorts but name doesnt ring a bell
    the last lot i was on was citalopram and diazepam but i have to go back and see doc at 14weeks of pregnancy so i can go back on them anyway i was 14 weeks on fri so will go back tomorrow i think

    i would rather not take them in pregnancy but midwife advises i do as she says things might get alot worse with post natal depression once baby is born and they take a good while to work so she said best to start back on them during pregnancy

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    DangerGod;6285841

    Thats fine, You will almost certainly find others in your position... … Thats fine, You will almost certainly find others in your position... http://www.algy.com/anxiety/ib/index.php



    thanks added it to favourites and will have alook 2moro when my eyes arent burning so bad and like narrow slits

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    I was also on diazepam for a short while, thats really good at relaxing the brain... i was only on them for a short while as the Doc didnt want me getting hooked as he said they can be addictive.

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    DangerGod;6285846

    I was also on diazepam for a short while, thats really good at relaxing … I was also on diazepam for a short while, thats really good at relaxing the brain... i was only on them for a short while as the Doc didnt want me getting hooked as he said they can be addictive.



    yeah they said the same to me
    they are right though coz i loved them i would look 4ward to taking them and sometimes i would think i have had a bad day today i deserve 2 :oops:
    i feel dead calm and chilled out though when i take them

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    edjaned;6285852

    yeah they said the same to me they are right though coz i loved them i … yeah they said the same to me they are right though coz i loved them i would look 4ward to taking them and sometimes i would think i have had a bad day today i deserve 2 :oops:i feel dead calm and chilled out though when i take them



    lol see, its weird... we are already relating to the same things in a matter of minutes. Defo just anxiety nothing to worry about

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    thanks again everyone i think i was expecting...RING 999...or something then i would have gone into panick mode and woke other half up saying im dying or something
    think i will have a hot drink and go back to bed got 4 hours sleep b4 all the kids are up

    edjaned;6285857

    thanks again everyone i think i was expecting...RING 999...or something … thanks again everyone i think i was expecting...RING 999...or something then i would have gone into panick mode and woke other half up saying im dying or somethingthink i will have a hot drink and go back to bed got 4 hours sleep b4 all the kids are up



    How are you doing now hun?

    I always suffered far more anxiety and panic attacks whenever I was pregnant also x x

    It's worrying about the future I think...

    Let us know how you get on at the docs xx

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    no dont think im coming down with anything
    i have only had one today but i know as the day goes on they will get alot worse,they seem to be worse when i am relaxed wish i could take some tablets again

    hope ur feeling better soon too x

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    ClarityofMind;6287269

    How are you doing now hun?I always suffered far more anxiety and panic … How are you doing now hun?I always suffered far more anxiety and panic attacks whenever I was pregnant also x xIt's worrying about the future I think...Let us know how you get on at the docs xx



    not been yet,the thing with our docs u have to phone them at 8.15 or u have no chance of getting in,i have all the kids to get ready for school at that time and cant sit around for 15mins waiting to get through to receptionist
    plus we got the builders here today so a bit hectic,cant be anything serious i hope seen as they are just worse in the evening

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    vinylandtrinkets;6287915

    it might be stress what with the builders in, I would try and see your GP … it might be stress what with the builders in, I would try and see your GP hun , best to be safe ,might be due to your pregancy, i never had them while i was pregnant but my friend did and they were really strong( just phoned her to check) the GP told her it might be because of her pregnancy and raging hormones, worrying about the birth ,labour etc.If you need to chat you know where we are hun, hope they stop soon.



    thanks for that and 4 ringing ur friend
    yeah mine are strong too,they scare me,wont be the builders they just turned up today out the blue
    i will update thread later if they start again,i just want to know if i can take my diazepam but it seems all medicines these days say consult a doc first
    do u think receptionist would ask doc 4 me?at least i can see then if they are better when i take them

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    i would say looking at your threads you are anxious, to much crap in your head

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    sorry went to bed for a couple of hours as hardly slept last night
    no i didnt phone,i will see if it starts up again tonight if it does i will ring the maternity ward and ask them if im ok to take them
    thanks

    edjaned;6291216

    sorry went to bed for a couple of hours as hardly slept last night no i … sorry went to bed for a couple of hours as hardly slept last night no i didnt phone,i will see if it starts up again tonight if it does i will ring the maternity ward and ask them if im ok to take themthanks



    I hope you feel better soon hun xx

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    well strangley enough i was fine all night last night i hope this is the end of them now
    dont mind one or 2 a day but when they were that regular it was scary!
    hope i havent spoke to soon...thanks everyone x

    HI love

    All i can say is that my palpatations are anxiety related. Even when i dont feel stressed i can get them. They are not nice and quite worrying at first until you realise its your body reacting.
    I would suggest to get it checked by a doc , they may even do a ECG to rule out other things.

    I was given propapinol ( i think) which is a milk beta blocker which regulates the palpatations and you can also be given a short term use of diazepam. ( i carry them with me )

    I strongly suggest some relaxation, deep breathing once a day. It REALLY helps me.
    Focus and done properly it does re balance your bodys stress level.

    If you need anything else chick Pm me.

    xxx

    MILD -- not milk !! lolll

    Stop worrying about them and then they will go away
    I still get them now after having a heart valve replaced in 1995, but after it was explained to me that everyone gets them but you have to learn to tune them out.

    With my titanium heart valve when I get a "flutter" in my pulse rate it tends to feel like a ripple going all over my body starting from the heart and radiating out like a ripple in a pond.
    So keep smiling and be happy :thumbsup:

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    got docs today as they are getting worse again and been having slight chest pain and headaches prob nothing to worry about but better safe than sorry

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    had ecg today but was only on for seconds and typically didnt have a palpitation,so seeing doc on monday who said he will be reffering me to cardioligy
    has anyone been referred there before?
    im starting to worry again that it may be something serious

    edjaned;6393934

    had ecg today but was only on for seconds and typically didnt have a … had ecg today but was only on for seconds and typically didnt have a palpitation,so seeing doc on monday who said he will be reffering me to cardioligyhas anyone been referred there before?im starting to worry again that it may be something serious



    There was a med I used to take that seemed to give me palpitations. Told the consultant who said it was unlikely. I stopped taking the med and problem stopped. Try to be aware of when they are occuring and anything you have done before getting them. Think of how you felt just before getting them cos really could be stress related

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    im not on any meds atm
    i try my best to forget about them but i can be busy doing something and they just start they seem to be worse when im resting
    i dont know if im anymore anxious than i normally am,i just hope they are nothing to worry about

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    My Fiancee gets them now and again the doctor said its just normal that some people get them and not to worry. My advice would be to go to the doctor to get it cheked out though!

    does anyone else have heart palpitations?


    Only when I see my credit card bill!

    Seriously, any problems/worries with your heart, get straight to the doctor's. Even if the doctor is busy the practice nurse will look at you.
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