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Old 02-11-2009, 07:36 AM
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YEAH E.L.A.-DAVE....I noticed though when im about to get these palpatations...i feel the need to burp and when i do it releases that palpatation and i dont get it..i also notice even when im at my most calm after a busy day i get those palpatations..maybe 1 or 2...somedays its like 10 a day and sometimes its 1 time or none...just depends...my cardiologist says stress will induce the palpatations..yes i understand that...but right after having my second kid thats when these started and then i found out about having the mitrovalve prolapse....with my first kid i had nothing...i never experienced until after the 2nd...which the cardiologist says i probably had the mitrovalve and didnt notice it...i was like well i notice it now...very annoying these palpatations...and it only makes u think the worse when u do get them...im not on medicine...they see no need for it..i ultrasound that i received from my regular pcp....there were no signs of regurgitation...but that i did have a mitrovalve....but since july i get the palpatations...i wonder too if its also from having my kid....maybe now its acting up like this...i have no answers... i keep getting rubbed off and being stressed...but i was also stressed years ago too and never had palps....so i dont quite get it...........................okay any suggestions would be appreciated..........thanks so much
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Old 02-11-2009, 12:55 PM
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The main symptom of heart palpitation is a kind of 'thumping' feeling in the chest. The person that's suffering from this feels a real discomfort in the front of the chest. The pulse rate may become faster than normal. Palpitation of the heart may occur due to a variety of factors, most of which may not be related to the heart itself. Anything which increases the work load of the heart may bring on this condition. Some persons may experience palpitations when lying on the left side, because the heart is nearer the chest wall in that position. Some causes of palpitation are anxiety and an overful stomach, flatulence, and constipation. Excessive smoking may also give rise to this disorder. Home remedies for palpitation are:

* Grapes - The patient should take the juice of this fruit at frequent intervals. This will relieve the condition.

* Guava - The patient should eat a ripe guava daily on an empty stomach.

* Honey - Honey is considered to be an excellent food for the heart being easily digested and assimilated. The patient should take a glass of water, mixed with a tablespoon of honey and the juice of half a lemon, before going to bed.

You may also want to check the website I found,[url]http://doctorfinders.com/doctors-sanfrancisco-ca.html[/url]. It's a website of specialists and can give you some advices.

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Old 02-11-2009, 04:29 PM
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Originally Posted by southernnaturelover View Post
I also have palpitations and they run in my family. I found it interesting someone mentioned needing to burp, I experience that too. I can just be sitting here and start having palpitations, but if I move around and make myself burp the palpitations will go away. Drinking too fast will also cause them. Another thing I noticed is if I suddenly get up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom I will have them.

That sounds very similar to performing the Valsalva Maneuver, which I've done for years for my own palpitations. The 'official' maneuver is to hold your breath (or pinch your nose), tuck your chin to your chest, and try to exhale (approx. 10-20 sec.) while keeping your mouth closed. Sometimes more than one attempt is needed for cardioversion back to normal sinus rhythm.
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Old 07-15-2009, 01:11 PM
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I have been reading everyone's comment on heart palpitation. I am a very healthy and active 52 year old woman. Lately I have been experiencing some palpitation, I have an appt to the dr this afternoon and I am so scarred. 2 days ago, I started to have a pain in the middle of my back, however the palpitation has diminished. Not sure what to think of it. Let see what dr. say...Thanks
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Old 12-16-2010, 10:39 PM
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I am a 45 year old female married with two children. My heart palpitations started 3 years ago..ekg, echo & holter monitor & stress test all all out normal. It happened during night. Sometimes, i woke up in the middle of the night feeling heart was racing so fast then after a couple of minutes would go back to normal. 2 months ago, it became more severe, i have it even daytime and it is more like fluttering or flip flop episode. Last month, i went to my doctor and had another ekg which is normal, bp of 135/80. Since i have elevated pulse rate (97), she ordered a thyroid test which came out normal. Week after, my palpitations calmed down a little bit but starting December, i have more severe episode, morning, afternoon & evening. It does not really hamper my daily activities coz i never had shortness of breath, pains or lightheadedness but it worries me though. My doctor prescribed athonolol (not sure of spelling) but i haven't taken them yet because i am not ready to be dependent with any kind of medicine. My doctor thinks it could be related to stress or premenopausal symptoms because it is attacked me more before my period. But then, even after my period, i can still feel it every now and then so i am requesting again if she could order another holter monitor or echo. My personality is kinda' impatient and very short tempered so i am now trying so hard not to get angry easily. I am also now avoiding chocolate, coffee or tea but i am still feeling the flip flop. I will just keep you posted later. Please pray for me there is nothing serious about my health esp my heart condition.
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Old 12-17-2010, 01:24 AM
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I get heart palpitations if I don't take it easy on the caffeine.
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Old 12-18-2010, 11:17 AM
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I have either AVRT or AVNRT between 150-190 bpm (they never found out the exact diagnosis because I refused to go to cardiac catheterization and it is too fast for the EKG to resolve, LOL) and I just refrain from triggers, such as sudden bending over, sudden motions in general, dehydration, or low potassium. If I feel something starting I Valsalva quickly. I take Pedialyte to regulate my electrolytes but I think I will switch to a potassium salt for cooking and potassium powder for supplementation. If my K+ goes under 4.0 (normal level is above 3.5) I have troubles. I also avoid caffeine and alcohol which are irritants for the heart conduction system.

OP - PVCs are bothersome... can they ablate it?

Sometimes when I get riled up or angry my heart rate goes up to 120 and stays there all day. This is probably just a stress reaction and not a real palpitation.
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Old 03-26-2012, 06:45 PM
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Try taking a magnesium supplement. It helped me, have not had one in over a year!
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Old 04-21-2013, 10:30 AM
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when i clocked 54 years istarted to have heart palpitations and have had them for two years i wd feel light, funny and disillutioned feeling like death my heart wd race i wd feel weak unable to function properly went to see doctor told it was memopause,..... these discomforts wd suddenly disappear only to come back again i am scared cos its been two years
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:51 AM
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When estradiol level drops in peri lots of women get hot flashes, heart palps from vasomotor instability. This type is benign and decreases as your body adjusts.
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