Questions about palpitations, fast heart rate
My heart does the oh-so-fun flutter every once in a while, sending me into fits of terror and anxiety. But typically both pass fairly quickly and life moves on. But today… not so much. I’ve been having that fluttery heart-is-skipping-beats feeling for probably 8 or so hours. It’s driving my anxiety up a wall. I have no other symptoms. I do have a weird, dull pain in my upper left thigh that I have no explanation for. It feels like the pain you’d experience when touching a bruise. But I looked and there’s nothing there. So I don’t know what that’s about, but I don’t think it’s related. I’ve had two 16oz cans of caffinated soda today, but my body is used to 3 or 4 a day. However, I will note I may have not been consuming as much caffeine as usual this past week, as I’ve been suffering from a virus and pushing water. I have Mucinex, Tylenol, and Flonase in my system. Also a Nystatin cream. Nothing I’m not used to (except maybe the Flonase, but this isn’t listed as a side effect). This virus has caused me a lot of stress and anxiety for days, but I feel pretty calm right now… or I did before this started. Anyway, besides all those possible contributing factors I don’t have any other symptoms. I’m not dizzy or light-headed or anything. Can anyone tell me it’s okay for me to stop worrying? How long can episodes of fluttering last? Because I’ve always had them for a couple moments, not hours.