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Feeling Skipped Beats, Palpitations: What could this possibly be?

Posted by @incrediblemulk98, Feb 18, 2017

I have an establishing appointment with a cardiologist Monday the 20th but I would just like to discuss what the results might be. My heart has had what I’d call an uncomfortable “presence” for about a month now. I can feel every single beat and I get palpitations and the sensation of skipped beats whenever I am active at all. I have cut out caffeine and cigarettes completely but my resting heart rate has continued to rise. It doesn’t go down below 60 even in my sleep anymore. I have medicine for my nerves but this does nothing for the discomfort or palpitations at all. I have zero energy and anytime I do much as get up it feels like my heart is being worked to its limit. A month ago I felt great and this has progressed so fast. I’m terrified. I’m only 25 years old but my dad died of congestive heart failure at 32 after a heart transplant. Any insight or thoughts would be much appreciated.

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@incrediblemulk98, you are really fortunate to already have an appointment with a cardiologist for just two days from now. That encounter — with a leading specialist as the nucleus of your medical team — is the necessary next step in nailing down what’s causing your symptoms and discomfort. I’m sorry that I can’t be much help trying to imagine what’s at the root of your condition, for one, because I don’t know much about your personal experience and family history and, for another, even the busiest and most hurried doctors won’t diagnose such conditions over the phone or the Internet. I hope you’ll be able to ease your anxiety over the weekend, as you look forward to putting yourself in the hands of the cardiologist. A pulse rate of 60 is not by itself an indication of a heart problem, but I appreciate your concern about the palpitations that crop up when you exercise even a little. Again, thank goodness you will be examined by your cardiologist on Monday.

I pray that fear leave u and by His stripes you are healed in the name of Jesus!

Do not worry too much. Your cardiologist will provably order you to be connected to a recorder for 24 hours and go from there. I have suffered from this kind of palpitations and skipping beats for 30 plus years. it is very bothersome, but I try not to pay attention to it.(they come and go) I have had the recorder twice, and nothing much has come from it. It seems they are benign. They must be, because here I am. I just try to cough them out. Good luck and keep me posted. Loli

I got in with cardiologist. My pulse pressure is 60 (120/60) and was repeated several times over the course of an hour for accuracy. My pulse never dropped below 100 and the doctor was able to hear the pauses in my palpitations. He walked me into the hall and said that I needed an immediate stress echo and a holtier monitor to wear afterwards. However after the receptionist heard I have no insurance she refused to do the test or even schedule me one for the future. I’m terrified. Something is obviously wrong. I’ve been crying all day. I called around and every cardiologist in my area is the same way and I don’t even have another 200 dollars to just shell out on a doctor again anyway to be told oops sorry can’t help you. My father died of CHF at 30 and my number is running up. I don’t smoke or drink or anything and was pretty active up to this point. This isn’t fair and I don’t know what to do except panic. I’ve applied for financial aid that I’m positive I’ll get (I am a single father and bring in less than a grand a month) but it’s gonna take at least a month to be approved.

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I got in with cardiologist. My pulse pressure is 60 (120/60) and was repeated several times over the course of an hour for accuracy. My pulse never dropped below 100 and the doctor was able to hear the pauses in my palpitations. He walked me into the hall and said that I needed an immediate stress echo and a holtier monitor to wear afterwards. However after the receptionist heard I have no insurance she refused to do the test or even schedule me one for the future. I’m terrified. Something is obviously wrong. I’ve been crying all day. I called around and every cardiologist in my area is the same way and I don’t even have another 200 dollars to just shell out on a doctor again anyway to be told oops sorry can’t help you. My father died of CHF at 30 and my number is running up. I don’t smoke or drink or anything and was pretty active up to this point. This isn’t fair and I don’t know what to do except panic. I’ve applied for financial aid that I’m positive I’ll get (I am a single father and bring in less than a grand a month) but it’s gonna take at least a month to be approved.

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This sounds so unfair! Please calm down and be patient. Worrying does not help. I do not know what else to tell you; but I am living proof that it might just be benign. You have done what you could do. If it had been a matter of life and death, the doctor would have sent you to the er. Do not stress further and be patient. When this happens to me, I just put myself in the hands of God. I have a very strong faith.

Then pray for me please. The doctor sounded very urgent but the Piedmont system out here in Georgia has shown itself to be very greedy. I woke up from a nap with a hr of 140 and it took about an hour to slow down. I can only take so much Klonopin.

I believe I have low blood magnesium. I have Celiac disease and have been on a PPI since October so while I wait for the cardiologist to approve my aid I’m going to supplement magnesium and get a serum test for magnesium (my potassium and calcium are fine).

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I got in with cardiologist. My pulse pressure is 60 (120/60) and was repeated several times over the course of an hour for accuracy. My pulse never dropped below 100 and the doctor was able to hear the pauses in my palpitations. He walked me into the hall and said that I needed an immediate stress echo and a holtier monitor to wear afterwards. However after the receptionist heard I have no insurance she refused to do the test or even schedule me one for the future. I’m terrified. Something is obviously wrong. I’ve been crying all day. I called around and every cardiologist in my area is the same way and I don’t even have another 200 dollars to just shell out on a doctor again anyway to be told oops sorry can’t help you. My father died of CHF at 30 and my number is running up. I don’t smoke or drink or anything and was pretty active up to this point. This isn’t fair and I don’t know what to do except panic. I’ve applied for financial aid that I’m positive I’ll get (I am a single father and bring in less than a grand a month) but it’s gonna take at least a month to be approved.

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Hello my name is Yulander Dawson I am a Benefit Cosultant. I was reading your post and I understand you do not have insurance, I do not solicit anything, but I understand your pain. *Feel free to private message me.* I hope this is helpful

@incrediblemulk98

I got in with cardiologist. My pulse pressure is 60 (120/60) and was repeated several times over the course of an hour for accuracy. My pulse never dropped below 100 and the doctor was able to hear the pauses in my palpitations. He walked me into the hall and said that I needed an immediate stress echo and a holtier monitor to wear afterwards. However after the receptionist heard I have no insurance she refused to do the test or even schedule me one for the future. I’m terrified. Something is obviously wrong. I’ve been crying all day. I called around and every cardiologist in my area is the same way and I don’t even have another 200 dollars to just shell out on a doctor again anyway to be told oops sorry can’t help you. My father died of CHF at 30 and my number is running up. I don’t smoke or drink or anything and was pretty active up to this point. This isn’t fair and I don’t know what to do except panic. I’ve applied for financial aid that I’m positive I’ll get (I am a single father and bring in less than a grand a month) but it’s gonna take at least a month to be approved.

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Hi Yulander @ydawson,
Strictly speaking your kind offer to help Incrediblemulk goes against the Terms of Use on Connect. https://connect.mayoclinic.org/terms-of-use/ “You shall not … post or otherwise publish through the web site any material which: .. (ix) contains solicitations or advertisements of any kind” Therefore I had to remove the link from your message above. I know you weren’t soliciting, but rather trying to help. Thank you!

@incrediblemulk98, please contact Yulander by private message if you wish to exchange emails and discuss further.

@incrediblemulk98, Have you seen this discussion on Connect?
– Severe heart palpitations http://mayocl.in/2lN6ntE

I wonder if @mikeyp @jigglejaws94 @josephene or @martishka might have something to add here?

I’m sorry that you are having to deal with this and that you can’t get the help you need because of money. Why our hearts suddenly beat differently is sometimes a bit of a mystery. I fairly suddenly began having a fast heart rate and palpitations in my early 20s. My resting heart rate was 120. I had lots of PACS, PVCs, bigeminy and other rhythms — but everything was basically normal. Cardiologists often do not get as excited about palpitations as we do. I was on a beta blocker for 11 years and then went off. I had minimal problems with palpitations for close to 15 years and then my heart started pounding more and having more palpitations along with runs of supraventricular tachycardia. I had a complete work-up in 2013 — with echocardiogram, Holter monitor, stress test, and a nuclear stress test — all of which were normal. My cardiologist honestly said, “you have a special heart”. A cardiologist in my 20s said I have a hyperdynamic heart. Palpitations are annoying – at best. Last year I had a Reveal LINQ internal cardiac monitor placed due to a change in my palpitations. So far, my heart has been behaving and that has not returned. So why the sudden onset of palpitations and fast heart rate in my 20s — who knows? Sometimes POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) can account for many symptoms that are similar to mine. Anxiety and fear about what is going on will surely make your heart beat more wildly. I certainly hope you can get the care and evaluation that you need in the very near future.

@jigglejaws94

I’m sorry that you are having to deal with this and that you can’t get the help you need because of money. Why our hearts suddenly beat differently is sometimes a bit of a mystery. I fairly suddenly began having a fast heart rate and palpitations in my early 20s. My resting heart rate was 120. I had lots of PACS, PVCs, bigeminy and other rhythms — but everything was basically normal. Cardiologists often do not get as excited about palpitations as we do. I was on a beta blocker for 11 years and then went off. I had minimal problems with palpitations for close to 15 years and then my heart started pounding more and having more palpitations along with runs of supraventricular tachycardia. I had a complete work-up in 2013 — with echocardiogram, Holter monitor, stress test, and a nuclear stress test — all of which were normal. My cardiologist honestly said, “you have a special heart”. A cardiologist in my 20s said I have a hyperdynamic heart. Palpitations are annoying – at best. Last year I had a Reveal LINQ internal cardiac monitor placed due to a change in my palpitations. So far, my heart has been behaving and that has not returned. So why the sudden onset of palpitations and fast heart rate in my 20s — who knows? Sometimes POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) can account for many symptoms that are similar to mine. Anxiety and fear about what is going on will surely make your heart beat more wildly. I certainly hope you can get the care and evaluation that you need in the very near future.

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Hi I have been dealing with Palpitations PVC,s etc for the past 18 years. Driving me crazy. Many tests, everything looks normal. Did the Holter monitor this week since it had been a long time since they checked that. I have used beta blockers in the past with some relief. Have you used those? They make me tired so I try to get off the when I can. I actually have periods of up to year with almost no symptoms and then out of nowhere they are back again. Frustrating.

@jigglejaws94

I’m sorry that you are having to deal with this and that you can’t get the help you need because of money. Why our hearts suddenly beat differently is sometimes a bit of a mystery. I fairly suddenly began having a fast heart rate and palpitations in my early 20s. My resting heart rate was 120. I had lots of PACS, PVCs, bigeminy and other rhythms — but everything was basically normal. Cardiologists often do not get as excited about palpitations as we do. I was on a beta blocker for 11 years and then went off. I had minimal problems with palpitations for close to 15 years and then my heart started pounding more and having more palpitations along with runs of supraventricular tachycardia. I had a complete work-up in 2013 — with echocardiogram, Holter monitor, stress test, and a nuclear stress test — all of which were normal. My cardiologist honestly said, “you have a special heart”. A cardiologist in my 20s said I have a hyperdynamic heart. Palpitations are annoying – at best. Last year I had a Reveal LINQ internal cardiac monitor placed due to a change in my palpitations. So far, my heart has been behaving and that has not returned. So why the sudden onset of palpitations and fast heart rate in my 20s — who knows? Sometimes POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) can account for many symptoms that are similar to mine. Anxiety and fear about what is going on will surely make your heart beat more wildly. I certainly hope you can get the care and evaluation that you need in the very near future.

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I was placed back on a beta blocker in December of 2013. I am on a really low dose of metroprolol. It does not give me side effects. I am going to try to go off of them though after my next visit in July. I will have the Reveal LINQ implant until July of 2019.

@jigglejaws94

I’m sorry that you are having to deal with this and that you can’t get the help you need because of money. Why our hearts suddenly beat differently is sometimes a bit of a mystery. I fairly suddenly began having a fast heart rate and palpitations in my early 20s. My resting heart rate was 120. I had lots of PACS, PVCs, bigeminy and other rhythms — but everything was basically normal. Cardiologists often do not get as excited about palpitations as we do. I was on a beta blocker for 11 years and then went off. I had minimal problems with palpitations for close to 15 years and then my heart started pounding more and having more palpitations along with runs of supraventricular tachycardia. I had a complete work-up in 2013 — with echocardiogram, Holter monitor, stress test, and a nuclear stress test — all of which were normal. My cardiologist honestly said, “you have a special heart”. A cardiologist in my 20s said I have a hyperdynamic heart. Palpitations are annoying – at best. Last year I had a Reveal LINQ internal cardiac monitor placed due to a change in my palpitations. So far, my heart has been behaving and that has not returned. So why the sudden onset of palpitations and fast heart rate in my 20s — who knows? Sometimes POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) can account for many symptoms that are similar to mine. Anxiety and fear about what is going on will surely make your heart beat more wildly. I certainly hope you can get the care and evaluation that you need in the very near future.

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I was on Atenonol several years ago and did ok with that. Then about 2 years ago had a bad episode where I had to get IV Metroprolol. I took small dose for about two weeks. PVC’s stopped for almost a year and now back so not sure what to take. Dr. says I can try either.

@jigglejaws94

I’m sorry that you are having to deal with this and that you can’t get the help you need because of money. Why our hearts suddenly beat differently is sometimes a bit of a mystery. I fairly suddenly began having a fast heart rate and palpitations in my early 20s. My resting heart rate was 120. I had lots of PACS, PVCs, bigeminy and other rhythms — but everything was basically normal. Cardiologists often do not get as excited about palpitations as we do. I was on a beta blocker for 11 years and then went off. I had minimal problems with palpitations for close to 15 years and then my heart started pounding more and having more palpitations along with runs of supraventricular tachycardia. I had a complete work-up in 2013 — with echocardiogram, Holter monitor, stress test, and a nuclear stress test — all of which were normal. My cardiologist honestly said, “you have a special heart”. A cardiologist in my 20s said I have a hyperdynamic heart. Palpitations are annoying – at best. Last year I had a Reveal LINQ internal cardiac monitor placed due to a change in my palpitations. So far, my heart has been behaving and that has not returned. So why the sudden onset of palpitations and fast heart rate in my 20s — who knows? Sometimes POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) can account for many symptoms that are similar to mine. Anxiety and fear about what is going on will surely make your heart beat more wildly. I certainly hope you can get the care and evaluation that you need in the very near future.

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Beta blockers stop the palpitations but give me bradycardia and pots.

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