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Question about palps
« on: December 23, 2013, 07:45:22 PM »
I am no stranger to heart palps and get them from time to time (last month before thanksgiving i got them a few times a day for 3 days), and I know for the most part they are more annoying than dangerous. However about an hour ago I got them and it kinda took my breath away and made me feel lightheaded. Is that normal for heart palps or is that the kind of palps that need to be checked out. (I have been sipping on a sugary latte, have GERD and was talking/walking if that counts for anything)
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Re: Question about palps
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2013, 07:48:05 PM »
Did it happen again? You shouldn't think much of it if this was a one time thing.
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Re: Question about palps
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2013, 07:50:45 PM »
Not in the past hour. i have noticed them here and there the last couple of days; but I mean they were barely there.
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Re: Question about palps
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2013, 10:39:12 PM »
anyone?
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Re: Question about palps
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2013, 01:07:55 AM »
I have worried about palpitations many times and for several years, so a while back I finally got a cardiologist to give me one of those test kits where you wear them around your body and push a button when you have a palpitation. Then it records the results. Turned out that what I was feeling as a palpitation didn't even really qualify as one by doctor standards. Just a very minor thing. They made me light headed too but I was told it comes more from the anxiety the palpitation causes then from the palpitation itself. From now on when I feel one I tell myself to breath slowly (hyperventilation can cause lightheadedness) and it passes. So...try not to worry. HA makes everything feel so much worse for us, while others would barely even notice the slight palpitation.
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Re: Question about palps
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2013, 09:12:13 AM »
As long as you have been checked out, you should be fine.
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Re: Question about palps
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2013, 09:40:59 AM »
What i meant was did the palpitations make you feel out of breath more than once. Palpitations are a classic sypmtom of anxiety. A bunch of things can happen because of anxiety. I don't get it, why don't you research symptoms of anxiety before worrying?
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Re: Question about palps
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2013, 04:08:16 PM »
The only time they have made me fell out of breath is when I get them while speaking or walking. Even then its not every time. K have normal BP, pulse and cholesterol.  Last check up was in august and doc said my heart and lungs sound great.
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Re: Question about palps
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2013, 06:13:59 PM »
I've also never experienced any heart palps or discomfort while exercising is that makes a difference
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Re: Question about palps
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2013, 06:19:00 PM »
Neither have I. Only when completely at rest.
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Re: Question about palps
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2013, 08:49:17 PM »
I get heart palp too I wonder if GERD and palps are connected because I have both and I am alwsys feeling sick
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Re: Question about palps
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2013, 11:33:44 PM »
I get heart palp too I wonder if GERD and palps are connected because I have both and I am alwsys feeling sick

I have GERD as well and definitely think there is a connection between the two. Its just they normally make me feel like I need to catch my breath or lightheaded, so I was just curious. I try not to Google as much as possible; knowing me I will convince myself that my palps are a sign that I have a Xenomorph embryo in my chest.

I have never been to a doc for my palpitations before, though I have been hooked up to to heart monitors a couple years ago during my wisdom teeth extractions. Something serious would have shown then wouldn't it?
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Re: Question about palps
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2013, 02:16:32 AM »
I have palps a lot and scare the hell out of me. Like you said they're more annoying then dangerous and are very common with anxiety. I don't think your latte helped the situation. I avoid caffinated drinks at all times as im pretty sensitive to them. My palps change in intensity like yours did tonight. I think you're ok.  I cannot say that with 100% certainty and if they concern you gravely I would seek out medical attention.
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