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    Like you're wearing a lead bodysuit? That sounds like anemia. I had it when I was a kid. Good luck

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    Hi TamTam.

    I suffered from heart palpitations and ectopic beats towards the end of my second pregnancy. I had never noticed having a heart palpitation before this and it scared the hell out of me! I had no idea what it was

    I went to the Dr who referred me to see a cardiologist and he told me that the palpitations/ectopic beats are VERY common in pregnancy because of the extra workload your heart has to deal with. He checked me out thoroughly and said everything looked fine and booked me in for follow up 3 months after DD2 was born.

    I was feeling the palpitations almost nightly when I went to bed in the last trimester. It was very unnerving but as soon as I gave birth to DD2 they stopped....just like that!

    I had my check up 3 months after DD2 was born and everything was fine with my heart. DD2 is now just over 4 months old and I have noticed palpitations maybe 2 times? And only very lightly, not a strong sensation at all.

    It's an icky feeling, especially if you are prone to anxiety (like me!), it would set off my anxiety which in turn would ramp up the palpitations.

    Very common TamTam, try not to stress as it will make them worse xx

    ETA: sorry to tell you not to stress, I know how frustrating it can be to hear that but it really does make it worse xx

    Also, I had shocking iron too, despite being on two types of iron supplements. It definitely contributed to it as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mousky View Post
    Like you're wearing a lead bodysuit? That sounds like anemia. I had it when I was a kid. Good luck
    Omg yes!! But my blood test came back low but within normal ranges. I'm going to ask GP to do a proper one!! Thanks for your help though. Hugs.

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    Sorry to barge in on thread! I gave birth 3 Weeks ago and also had ectopic beats during pregnancy.. Especially in the last trimester when laying on my left side. I saw a cardiologist who put a 24 hr monitor on me and they came to the conclusion that it was all pregnancy related. I haven't had it since having bubs. Cardiologist told me it was very normal to experience ectopic beats when pregnant and even when not pregnant.

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    Cardiologist told me magnesium helps. I was also very very low in iron too. Best of luck :-)

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    Thanks relle. It's somehow comforting to hear its normal I guess. Scary because my mum is currently in hospital with cardiac issues, my dad has a form of cardiomyopathy and our little baby girl who is to be born in December has heart defects. So I just get scared that I'm developing something too!
    As for the other stuff I've been taking iron and I think it's helping. Iron studies blood test results tomorrow.

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    Tam watch the iron it does not nice stuff to you

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    I'm taking spatone Blue. No side affects whatsoever. Seriously.

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    Urgh I used to to this all the time when pregnant. I get it sometimes when I'm not, usually a couple of times a year. When I was pregnant it was a couple of times a week.

    My heart feels like its going at double the speed and I feel dizzy. Usually lying down fixes it but when I was pregnant often I would lie down and it didn't help, it would fix when I got back up!

    Happened to me the other day for like half an hour. I finally complained to my sister who told me to stick my thumb in my mouth and try and blow with all my might to blow it out (sealed, so you don't expel any air). I pushed with all of my might and it fixed itself straight away. Wish she had told me that trick years ago! She got it from All Saints I believe

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    Well that's an interesting strategy!! Haha.
    I do think I get them when not pregnant but obviously was more noticeable to me when I was. The hospital picked them up when they did ECG too. It's very disconcerting. I must try the thumb in mouth one!


 

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