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Heart palpitations

Discussion in 'Cardiology & Blood Pressure Issues' started by Liftyourhands7, Sep 1, 2010.

  1. Liftyourhands7

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    Hi everyone,

    I am new to this thread, I have been having heart palpitations over the last couple of weeks, they are very scary, I went to the ER last week and of course by the time I got there the palps had stopped and they were not able to pick them up on the EKG. I just need prayer, I have a pretty stressful life, my daughter is on drugs and she also has an 8 month old baby who is now living with me because she can't or wont take care of her. I love this little one so much, but I have forgotten how hard it is to take care of a little one 24/7.

    Anyway I am seeing a cardiologist next week, I could really use your prayers, I have asked the Lord to just give the Doctor the wisdom and knowledge to know how to treat me. Thank you everyone, I really appreciate it. Jan
     
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  2. AdamKane

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    I will pray for you.
     
  3. Liftyourhands7

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    Thank you Adam, I have an appt. with my cardiologist on Tuesday of this next week, would you please pray that God will give my Doctor the wisdom he needs to treat me. Thanks, Jan
     
  4. visionary

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    Stress can eat up the resources of Vit B and a deficiency can show up in heart palpations. Try taking a Vit B complex.
     
  5. Liftyourhands7

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    Thank you. Jan
     
  6. jess1231

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    i was just browsing the net for more info and a lil comfort on heart palpitations ... ok, more for comfort than info, ( a lil background on me ... i'm 24 w/ a history of wpw and svt so i know quite a bit bout palpitations) currently i've been havin them for almost the past 24 hrs,nd its drivin me nuts...i'm also 34wks pregnant with my 3rd child, the docs have me on meds for the palpitations and i guess i'm just going to try to ease your mind a lil ... there are thousands of reasons you could be having these palpitations ... and about 90% of those reasons are hardly anything to worry about .. hope this helps... i will be praying for you .. i know what its like believe me...it can get very scary
     
  7. mcorton

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    Hi, I also have heart palputaions but I have also had 3 heart attacks. Common things like caffeine, some kinds of meats, alcohol can cause them. Your cardiologist will probably do a stress test or an angiogram. The tests sometimes will show problems an EKG can't.
     
  8. RobertZ

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    I get them once in a while myself, only one bad episode about 7yrs ago sent me to the emergency room. Everything turned out okay and eventually things got much better after getting on a heart healthy diet+excerise.

    What is your diet like? do you have high blood pressure?
     
  9. Susie~Q

    Susie~Q John 3:16 God bless you. Supporter

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    I have PAC's as well, both PAC's and PVC's can be very frightening, I know having even just one scares me, however, with a structurally normal heart, even having 100's a day will not harm you, they certainly do affect your quality of life however. I do a lot of research on hearts and arrhythmias and I belong to a couple of forums that deal with them too, they are like support groups, they do help. I am here for anyone that needs to talk.
    Hugs
    Susie
     
  10. Chaplain David

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    Going to a cardiologist was the best thing I could have done after I started having different kinds of palpitations. It eased my mind and I have a specialist to turn to if I need him.

    After my first visit I had a stress test, a 24 hour monitoring device, and several other kinds of tests including blood work. I found out that I don't have a serious problem and the main thing my doc told me was to exercise regularly. He told me in my case it was better to walk longer than faster. I wish you good luck with your Doctor's appointment and will pray for you. God bless.
     
  11. DRMOHANCTHOMAS

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    I am praying for you!You have to trust in Jesus! He all powerful and can heal you! When you know that Jesus is with you, you need not worry about anything. He is a person and who is with you. He is creator in mother's womb and He will help you to come out of the situation.
    God Bless! You can search me in google PASTOR DR MOHAN C THOMAS
     
  12. Susie~Q

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    I pray that your doctor visit goes well and that it eases your mind. I can sure relate to the fears though. I have occasional irregular heart beats, PAC's they are called, and the "weird" feeling is really what scares me, LOL, if I could not feel them, I doubt if I would worry so much, but gee, when you get those strange "thumps" in your chest, you are bound to worry some.
     
  13. shaunmills

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    Thanks for the post
     
  14. Human Clay

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    I would say that you palpitations are most likely caused by stress. I would get it checked out by a physician. I had heart palpitations, and I knew they were the result of stress(fear), after knowing the cause, I was able to get rid of the palpitations.
     
  15. Brak

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    Visionary speaks the truth.
     
  16. Kalara

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    I've been having palpitations and have had blood work and have been refered to a cardiologist. I've been told that some people just get them and it's normal... Hope so!
     
  17. Brak

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    "Normal" I think is an overstatement. Not always an emergency situation is probably more accurate. Most likely it's aortic fibrillation (or "afib"), and if that's the case that's something you need addressed. A higher incidence of stroke is associated with that--I think the hemorrhaging kind.

    I did the Vitamin B-complex and over a period of about 5 days they went away. But then I didn't have any other symptoms.
     
  18. LadyNRA

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    Sometimes they don't know what causes them. Mine just started one day without warning and that first halter monitor 24 hr test showed 8,000 a day. For some that would freak them out but the doc kinda shrugged and said nothing looked bad and as long as it wasn't causing problems (pain or fainting) they'd leave it alone. He treated those 8,000 as not being a hassle. Said around 16,000 a day is when they worry.

    I have since been to a specialist but by this point (4 years later) they are a lot less common, though still present. I just keep on going. They tell me exercise is fine. They can do stuff if it causes problems (ie. ablations or meds). They put me on Toprol for BP a long time ago and this helps with PVCs/heart rythm issues.

    It's not an age related thing either. The EKG tech told me he knew of a kid under 8 who was getting around 16,000 PVCs a day and they ended up doing the ablation because it was hurting her (pain). So it's not an uncommon thing. My doc said palps are common after 50 in most of the population. It's the number and problems they may cause that need watching.

    I did go for a cath recently to rule out heart disease as the cause of the PVCs but all was great (Thank you Lord!!) No sign of coronary artery disease, which, at my age and weight and family history is a blessing right there.

    So really, seeing the specialist is the most important part. He/she can guide you from there...tell you what's worrisome and what isn't.

    Um, Brak - I think afib is short for atrial fibrillation (not aortic fibrillation). Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  19. sk8Joyful

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    True. - Premature contractions happen across the Life-span of people:
    from newborns: as their heart is learning to adjust... to everything,
    plus their preborn hormone... levels are dropping.

    Thru their childhood, as they continue to adjust to all sorts of icky-stressors.

    Thru adulthood, because for one thing our natural-hormone levels also drop,
    along with everything else. AND WHY therefore it is VITAL that people
    don't just nilly-willy trust any doctor; but Educate ourselves, so you can stay ON TOP of your own health.

    oh really??
    IF I ever had "8,000 a day" I'd be totally freaked OUT.

    On my BAD-days, I may have up to 300 :eek: and
    that freaks me out, right there.

    See, re the EXERCISE - I knew it all along: & the funny thing is,
    when I practiced earlier this year,
    (in all those years I skated this past decade), I never had PC's - and I attribute that to the elated :thumbsup: FUN, &
    happy excitement of learning this, or that skill, & move on the ice...

    I suffer from PC's primarily when I'm UNnaturally work DISstressed,
    then I get a string of maybe 50-100 PAC's at a time.


    GOOD for you!

    I have next to zilch CAD (coronary artery disease):
    99+% of my body's vessels are as clean as a whistle...
    and
    I eat healthy :thumbsup:
    &
    I supplement with proven Natural :thumbsup: substances
    &
    I exercise (well, as I am regrowing a new Stronger :thumbsup: heart,
    Find me a skating-Alternative, but only for a few months
    &
    I maintain the best-attitude :thumbsup: :

    (when in hospital, all 5 docs said: "must give-up Skating,
    for at least a year, if not forever"
    Only selling non-stop fear, They should hang their heads in shame!!)
    Told them that they can not own me (emotionally & physically); for I am ALIVE on Jesus' :angel: terms.
    and
    I will win..... on Jesus' :angel: terms. PRAISE God!
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2011
  20. Jerushabelle

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    I went to a cardiologist also for my palpitations. Wish I hadn't. Now I'm stuck on Toprol and I never feel right. Hands always cold and tingly. Stupid cough. Bad esophageal issues. Yuck, yuck, yuck!!! Spent my birthday in the ER with chest pains...from what?....Toprol! Wish I'd read about upping B complex vitamins first!
     
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