Hi, I am a 22 year old female and for the last 5 days have been experiencing periodic heart palpitations that...
Posted by An_246159
Hi, I am a 22 year old female and for the last 5 days have been experiencing periodic heart palpitations that seem to worsen at night. I recently graduated nursing school and have started a new job on nights, 7p-7a. i usually drink maybe one bottle of diet pepsi on the nights I work. I do experience stress at home as I still live with my parents and have a special needs brother who requires constant care and we have a care giver in our home monday through friday all day long. my brother can be very loving and easy to take care of or he can become violent and completely throw a tempertantrum. could any of these things be causing my heart palpitations? i do not taking any medicine, do not smoke, have had no medical conditions and try to run on my days off or go for a few walks each day so i am a pretty active person. This is not normal for me and am just curious if stress of everything could be causing this or if i should see my doctor?
33 year old male, sedentary lifestyle for the last 5 years, smoker*
So I've been having these strange heart palpitations sporadically over the last 2 years. They occur immediately when I go from standing to the supine position (on my back) or on my side when I lay down--for roughly anywhere from 5-20 seconds, and then my heart rate re-stabilizes at a normal resting rate.
The fast running flutter feels like morse code as best as I can describe (almost like a spasm I suppose). Sometimes the run will feel heavy, almost to the point of pounding.
When they first occurred nearly 2 years ago, I went to the ER after 2 days straight of these palps, and they recorded the instances on the heart monitor/ECG, and when it was occurring, my heart rate went from around 60 to 130 for the aforementioned 5-20 second duration, and then back to normal.
They also took a urine sample as well as an x-ray, said everything seemed okay, and sent me on my way. I met with my primary care doctor shortly after, and he ordered a 72 hour H-monitor, which I showed absolutely nothing (I hadn't had one instance of the heart palps while wearing it though, so, makes sense)
They've since came and went over the last 18 months or so, and this last bout I'm having has been the worse yet....I haven't received so much as even a speculative answer as to what might be causing them, just that my heart seems okay on the ECG, Xray....well, something is obviously triggering it, and it's obviously induced by positional change somehow.....I've read a little about the vagus nerve, but, that doesn't seem to fit the positional change catalyst of what I'm experiencing
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I have CAD with a couple of stents. No heart attack. On a number of occasions over the past 15 years I have...
Posted by An_264006
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