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    Default Heart palpitations do you have them?

    I don't know if that's what is actually happening but for years and years i on the occasion get a moment when my heart either beats really fast or it feels like it stops beating. Both feel totally different when they happen and last only a few seconds each time. (One time the fast beating lasted a good 2 mins which was really scary) Sometimes one of these will happen once a month or sometimes more often like once a week or once a day it's really random. I've had ECGs but as they don't happen frequently they have never caught one on an ECG so the gp has no explanation and they don't seem to worried.
    It's not to the point I'm worried about them as they don't happen that often but I also don't want to wait until something bad happens as I'm guessing a heart problem would be pretty serious. I'm only 30 so don't think my heart should be doing this?? Or should this not happen at any age?

    Anyone go through similar? Or can offer advice?

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    Subbing because I'm going through something similar. Every so often my heart feels like it "flutters" and then I cough involuntarily and it goes away. No idea what it is. Have had monitoring of my heart while in hospital and its never picked up anything.

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    Yep I get them. Was worse when I was pregnant. I have worn a holter for 24 hour monitoring. .. didn't show much.
    I was told they are called ectopic heartbeats. And quite common but not to worry.
    If you're concerned I would ask for 24hr monitor and referral to a cardiologist. For peace of mind.

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    Do you have anxiety? I get them but they're linked to my general anxiety disorder.
    If you don't, I'd definitely see a specialist and harass them until they sort something out. Good luck x

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    Yep, I do. Mine are anxiety related.

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    I get them too but they're never predictable so I don't know how I'd get checked for it.

    Doctors I've mentioned it to haven't seemed concerned but I do wonder if something bad will happen to me one day. I prefer to assume it's normal and fine!

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    Yep, I've had palpitations on and off since my early 20s. Google SVT.

    I have been getting it several times a day with this pregnancy, but I had my heart checked out when it happened during my previous pregnancy and it was all good.

    The good news is that it's probably nothing to worry about, but if it's concerning you, get a referral to a specialist - they can put a monitor on you for an extended period to capture anything out of the ordinary.

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    Yes, I used to get them heaps when I was on efexor xr medication for severe depressive disorder. It was awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnybambino View Post
    Subbing because I'm going through something similar. Every so often my heart feels like it "flutters" and then I cough involuntarily and it goes away. No idea what it is. Have had monitoring of my heart while in hospital and its never picked up anything.
    The cough might stop it because of the momentary pressure the cough causes.

    When you have an episode, try holding your breath and "bearing down" like you're sort of pushing (or pooping!) for a few seconds. Apparently the pressure this generates kicks the heart back into a normal rhythm.

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    Thanks ladies, nice (or not really lol) to know it's not just me who gets them and they sound normal.
    No i don't get anxiety and I'm not on any medication.
    They don't last long enough to want to cough or apply pressure to stop them as they are over that quickly.
    The going fast one doesn't worry me as much as the one that feels like it stops. That one makes me feel all funny and feels like I can't breath and I a get weird sinking feeling like my heart has dropped into my stomach, it's so strange I hate that feeling. But once again it doesn't last long if It did I couldn't stand for that feeling to happen often!!


 

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