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I was diagnosed with pac a few months ago, while on 48 hr heart monitor, was told it was no big deal, I recently ( about 2 weeks ago) started having "palpitations" in left side of my neck, (I had this happen only once in early summer.) after a week of putting up with this I called cardiologist that diagnosed me with pac. was told to start mortoprpol 12.5 2 x daily, also just got 30 day heart monitor on yesterday. My question is how long does it take this medicine to work? I started my 1st dose on last Friday evening and im still having palpitations on a frequent basis. Im nervous and worried. Ive never had anything like this before. Im hoping someone can give me some help and understanding on this subject. I am 58 yrs old, female. I do have high cholesterol and am on lovastatin as well, also was diagnosed with high calcium score this past year of over 200 ( I have heard others are much higher) Please someone give me some insight and tell me why would someone have palpitations in neck? thank you

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I don't know anything about the neck palpitations…sorry. Things like that are very scary and can be alarming and nobody seems to have the answers you're looking for. I suffer from heart palpitations and have so for a few years. I've been through the standard tests of EKG, 24 hour heart monitor, ultrasound, stress test and nothing could be found. I also suffer from chest pressure most of the time so my doctor had me do an upper GI, which revealed mild acid reflux and a small hiatal hernia. No treatment was done nor suggested so of course I feel like a nut. I exercise quite frequently and a very high intensity and don't seem to have any problems but still feel periodic heart palpitations (5-10 times a day on average). I just want a medical professional to tell me I'm not crazy and to actually diagnose me with something…..this can't be normal!!! I also suffer from hyperparathyroidism and hypercalcemia as a result. Once again, no doctors have explained much about these disorders. What I have learned has been mostly from the internet (scary!!) Can someone please help!!

Thanks for the commiseration. As for the acid redux, they did suggest over the counter products so I tried one and it made my stomach hurt so I stopped. I think what's even worse than the health conditions we have is the lack of information and solutions from the medical professionals. I always feel like a "nut" when I go to the doctor for my concerns so I just stopped going unless it's an emergency. Most of my health information is obtained via internet and that's not good either. I guess we just learn to cope with it and move on.

Alrighty then, we all learn something new everyday. I figured I'd Google your symptoms, and entering words on Google, they are making suggestions for what you might be asking. I got as far as "palpitations felt in" and I noticed "Neck" was a search suggestion. That's a good sign, that means that there are sufficient numbers of others searching for "palpitations felt in Neck" to warrant them making the suggestion.

So, they also gave a percentage of the article and it was from an article at the National Institutes of Health.

Here is the quoted section:

""Palpitations are feelings that your heart is skipping a beat, fluttering, pounding, or beating too hard or too fast. You may feel palpitations in your chest, throat, or neck during activity or when you are sitting still or lying down.""

So, they define your symptoms as being commonly encountered. The preview of the article also mentioned the need to see a doctor for anyone experiencing palpitations, if I understand your comment correctly, you are already doing this and are, or will be, wearing a monitor. So you're doing the proper thing there too.

There are also fasciculations, spasms of muscle groups unrelated to the heart. They can give the impression they are palpitations, I'm sure your doctor will be able to sort things out.

Can anyone Please tell me why There would be "Pulsating" veins or arteries in the left side of neck? I asked before but this is getting worrisome, my heart monitor so far is not showing anything I was told, but I can actually see it thumping or pulsating! I actually took a video of it today. Im hoping its just spasms or something but i have no idea what to think, ive only talked to cardiologist nurse over phone since all this. im going to try sending video to dr. tomorrow, i need answers its been almost 2 weeks of symptoms