Questions about palpitations, fast heart rate

Posted by brdwybaby @brdwybaby, Mar 21, 2019

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.

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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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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

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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'm 47yo, 220lbs, 6'1" male. I have sleep apnea and AFIB which are both controlled for now. I use a BIPAP and take Multaq for AFIB. I also wear a chin strap, and a neck brace at night, due to my apnea and palpitation issues. Some nights, when I lay on my left side, or on my back, I will wake up in the middle of the night with very bad heart palpitations. I believe I may be pinching a nerve or it's something to do with the "vagus nerve". So what type of doctor would i see about this condition?

I have been to local sleep doctor, cardiologist, and electrophysiologist. Also a neurologist and spine doctor. They have no solution for me. The issue I have is, that before I was on Multaq, the palpitations were much worse, and I had an AFIB incident in 2017. But last year, also had issues with Bigeminy.

The issue also can happen, if I'm reclining back on my recliner for a period of time. I will feel this "anxious" feeling, then if I get up, it causes major palpitations and sometimes a racing heart. My doctors have claimed it all due to anxiety, and I'm taking medicine for anxiety again now. But the issue in my sleep keep occurring with palpitations.

I'm not sure what to do about it anymore. I dont want to live this way anymore! The neck brace has seemed to help, because I would have a lot of obstructions at night before that. But I'm tired of these palpitations occurring.

I've had EKG's, stress tests, and recent echocardiogram and holter monitor for two weeks. Nothing was found concerning.

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