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Old 06-09-2004, 08:34 PM   #1
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Feel a strong heart beat go through my body

I have been having this symptom for a while and was wondering if anyone else ever experienced anything similiar. It is so hard to explain but I will try. It feels like just one strong heart beat goes through by body and then stops. This might happen a few times on and off. Does anyone have any ideas what this might be?

 
Old 06-09-2004, 08:58 PM   #2
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Re: Feel a strong heart beat go through my body

I dunno what it is..I've had it before a couple times too, when I was lying down.

 
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Old 06-09-2004, 09:20 PM   #3
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Re: Feel a strong heart beat go through my body

heart palpitation maybe, check out what those are like, i know what you're feeling though i get that same thing sometimes it's just never been something that's bothered me so i've nevr looked it up

 
Old 06-11-2004, 09:16 AM   #4
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Re: Feel a strong heart beat go through my body

I have this happen to me also. It started when I was in college and my mom was worried that it might be a heart murmur so she had me have an EKG done and come to find out it was extra heartbeats. That was about 13 years ago and I still get them every so often, it is a very strange feeling that is hard to describe to anyone who hasn't experienced it. I'm not sure if you are female or have been pregnant but I will tell you with my first pregnancy the extra heartbeat thing got really bad, probably due to the extra blood pumping through my body for the baby. If you are really worried about this I would suggest seeing your doctor to rule out anything more serious.

 
Old 06-11-2004, 10:36 AM   #5
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When I was 8, I started having heart palpitations. It kinda feels like you are having a strong hard heartbeat. And it kind of makes you feel funny for a split second. Kind of short of breath or something. I went to a specialist because they were concerned that it could be a clogged heart valve. But it wasnt, it was just an innocent heart murmur. I do have it rechecked every so often, just to make sure that nothing has changed. So far I have a healthy heart. I also get chest cramps sometimes when I take a deep breath. The doctor told me to stretch my upper body out until it goes away. I guess I am kind of a freak of nature. But I have had them every so often for 20 years and will forever. If you are concerned about it, or have a history or heart problems in your family, I would get it checked out. That way you know.

 
Old 06-11-2004, 04:57 PM   #6
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Re: Feel a strong heart beat go through my body

I just want to thank everyone who responded. I feel a bit better knowing that other people have also gone through this and have for a long time.

 
Old 06-13-2004, 07:04 PM   #7
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Dear Maggie HB User
check the retic ratio

... just to be sure it's not part of what 2-butoxyethanol does,
(a common cleaning and degreaser chemical, also in paint) ...

and if you have fatigue & symptoms such as CFIDS, CFS, or gulf war syndrome, or if your parent worked on the Exxon Valdez oil spill cleanup ...

check the retic ratio
do you have the right ratio of mature to immature red blood cells?

What is the size and shape of your red blood cells?
Is your blood thicker than normal?

 
Old 06-14-2004, 02:06 PM   #8
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Re: Feel a strong heart beat go through my body

Possibly too much caffeine. Are you drinking too much coffee or soda, or even diet pills? These increase your central nervous system and can cause palpitations. Stress is also a big factor.

 
Old 06-18-2004, 12:50 PM   #9
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Re: Feel a strong heart beat go through my body

Hi there,
I too have had that happen for quite a few years now. I would start to feel a little sluggish and then my heart starts to beat fast and hard ( I can feel it all over, especially in my neck and middle of my chest). I went to the doctor to make sure it wasn't anything wrong with my heart and had tests done. All was well. My doctor said it was anxiety attacks. What I do when it happens is just relax, try and breathe slowly and it goes away.
Like a few people have mentioned I would just go see your doctor to make sure it isn't anything serious!! Yes, don't worry your not alone!!
Hope this helps!! Take care.

Flutterby

 
Old 06-18-2004, 12:53 PM   #10
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I have the same thing. You can actually see my chest bump up with every beat. My wife thinks it's crazy when she lays her head on my chest and can feel it. My doctor said it's normal, though. I had blood tests and all and nothing came of it.

 
Old 06-18-2004, 02:36 PM   #11
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Dear Maggie HB User
Rapid heart beat & other effects, too?

Rapid heart beat is one sign of hemolytic anemia

Do you have a fatigue, too?

There are about 8 symptoms,

others include being pale; jaundiced; enlarged spleen; chills; shortness of breath; dark urine

With the 2-butoxyethanol over-exposure there will be all types of glandular problems (endocrine disruption) and there can be high or low blood pressure; high or low blood sugar ... showing this chemical's interferance, too

There are a lot of other noticeable symptoms, such as these with the central nervous system:

Short term memory loss
Difficulty concentrating
Personality changes to 'grumpy' - Extreme Irritability
All the time Depression
Suicidal Tendencies
Difficulty sleeping
Some get MS

2-butoxyethanol CHRONIC EFFECTS - TARGET ORGANS, per research:

SENSE ORGANS AND SPECIAL SENSES (Other olfaction effects)
BEHAVIORAL (General Anesthetic)
BEHAVIORAL (Altered sleep time)
BEHAVIORAL (Somnolence)
BEHAVIORAL (Excitement)
BEHAVIORAL (ATAXIA)
BEHAVIORAL (Coma)
BEHAVIORAL (ANALGESIA) LUNGS, THORAX OR RESPIRATION (DYSPNAE)
LUNGS, THORAX OR RESPIRATION (Other changes)
GASTROINTESTINAL (Nasea or vomiting)
GASTROINTESTINAL (Other changes)
LIVER (Tumors)
KIDNEY, ureter, bladder (hematuria - blood in urine)
KIDNEY, ureter, bladder (other changes)
ENDOCRINE (Tumors)
SKIN AND APPENDAGES (Hair)
MATERNAL EFFECTS (uterus, cervix, vagina)
MATERNAL EFFECTS (Other effects on female)
EFFECTS ON FERTILITY (Pre-implantation mortality)
EFFECTS ON FERTILITY (Post-implantation mortality)
EFFECTS ON FERTILITY (Litter size)
SPECIFIC DEVELOPMENTAL ABNORMALITIES (Musculoskeletal system)
SPECIFIC DEVELOPMENTAL ABNORMALITIES (Cardiovascular system)
NUTRITIONAL AND GROSS METABOLIC (Weight loss or decreased weight gain)
NUTRITIONAL AND GROSS METABOLIC (Changes in: metabolic acidosis)
TUMORIGENIC (Carcinogenic by RTECS criteria)
TUMORIGENIC (Equivocal tumorigenic agent by RTECS criteria)

Many times on products which contain 2-butoxyethanol, you will note the warning, "defats the skin" Maybe that is why there are so many joint problems, and neurological problems ... defating the insulators around nerve endings; defating the join cartilage?

Last edited by Dear Maggie; 06-18-2004 at 09:53 PM.

 
Old 06-18-2004, 04:30 PM   #12
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Re: Feel a strong heart beat go through my body

Be safe and get it checked out! You can even buy monitors now at any walgreens or walmart to check you HR and BP.
Trust me it's not something you want to mess around with.
Back In january I went to my Neurologist for migraines. He noticed a rapid HB and kept asking if I felt it. I didn't even notice. It had been going for so long it was normal for me to feel that way!
He sent me off for lots of blood work tyroid , adrenal gland, chest Xray , Eco cardiogram etc. I went to a Cardiologist who concluded I had chronic sinus tachycardia. My Heart when it went into fight or flight mode could not reregulate on it's own! I was going at a minimun of 126 bpm for a month!
I now take Inderal and a anti aniexty med to keep in down. I have to check it at least three times a day. It's scary to feel that way but it went on for so long it felt normal after a while. At the very least check you HB , do you know how to check your own pulse? Find out what and if anything triggers it as well. Best of Luck to you!!

 
Old 06-19-2004, 08:28 PM   #13
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Re: Feel a strong heart beat go through my body

Well from the last time that I posted a lot has happened. First I do suffer from sinus tachycardia, so that might be the problem. But it seems that in an ultrasound to see if my gallbladder was alright something with my liver was found. I think it is an hemangioma. Well I won't know for sure until Monday when I am scheduled to see a surgeon (for what I don't know). Hope that everything goes well and it isn't something worst. Oh, I also spoke to an ER Dr. who said that it could be a symptom of dehydration, which I was sent to the ER for. So it could be anything. Thanks for all the responses.

Cookie

Oh by the way, I'm female, 27 years old with one son.

 
Old 06-19-2004, 11:18 PM   #14
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Dear Maggie HB User
Again, all can be from a chemical exposure

... but if so, you would have a time in which you noted a fatigue hit.

Are you tired a lot no matter what you do?

What were you doing at this point in time?

Is it possible you were exposed to 2-butoxyethanol?

What you have shared is part of what it can do to people

 
Old 06-20-2004, 06:51 AM   #15
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Re: Feel a strong heart beat go through my body

Cookie- good luck! I know how scary it is. I hate going to Dr. and really hate waiting for test result!!!
Did he put you on any meds. in the mean time to regulate the HB?
I don't know how old you son is? Having kids makes you worry all the more doesn't it?
I have two myself 9 and 5! I was ordered NO STRESS like that is possible with two kids!
I will be heading back to the Dr, myself too, I have a vein showing on the left side of my neck that sometimes hurts! Seems it's always something. Don't know if this is a result of the meds I am on or if something is blocked or worse!
I just loath going to Dr.!!!!

 
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