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Old 10-07-2009, 09:17 PM   #1
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Palpitations almost daily..lasting hours..is this normal????

Hi!! I just joined this group. I have been reading posts for over an hour. I'm so glad I found this site!!
I'm just curious..I've been reading that a lot of people get palpitations, which is normal..but I can't seem to find anyone who's last as long as mine. They usually start with a cluster, then about 10-15 palpitations a min and then slowly over the next 3-7 hours slowly die off.
A little history..about 2 years ago...I started getting some weird symptoms. As I referred to them, I felt a weird flush, then would feel light headed, with nausea. I described a feeling like my breathe was being taken. I was sent for tons of blood work, which all ca,e back normal. I wore a halter monitor twice, but had no "spells" during that time. As the months passed, my symptoms worsened and became more often. My MD suggested I go to E.R. during spells to see if anything could be found during them. She also referred me to a Neurologist. I went to the E.R. quite a few times, and was told anxiety. Which I didn't feel was accurate, but started the meds anyways. They didn't really make a difference and only made me feel worse. The Neurologist told me to stop taking the meds, and ran some extensive tests. All came back normal. As I continued to get worse, I lost over 20 pounds in 2 weeks. I was down to 114 pounds and I'm 5'7. The E.R. doctors just kept sendig me home with a new anxiety med to try.
Anyways..2 years later and I've finally discovered that flush and breathless feelings are palpitations. I have told my M.D. and she is sendig me to a Cardiologist. In the mean time she told me to go get an EKG when I had the palpitations. There is 2 different strips, showing the irregular heart rhythms...but still no word from Cardiologist for an appt. Getting tired of waiting!! I've been off work for a year and a half because with my symptoms, I am unable to do the type of work I do.
So does anyone else get these that often?? Is it normal to get them lasting for that long?? sorry this post is so long!! Thanks for any advice.

 
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Re: Palpitations almost daily..lasting hours..is this normal????

I have had them for many years. Tried to the " What did you eat before" thing and seems like everytime I have pork and potatoes I get this flutter and complex tachicardia. Always at nite somehow. Will then have to wait for it to subside. Takes about 3 to 8 hours to revert to normal
I used to go to the hospital but now I stay at home when it happens as I know it will revert to normal eventualy.
Don't stress about it.

 
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... As I continued to get worse, I lost over 20 pounds in 2 weeks. I was down to 114 pounds and I'm 5'7. The E.R. doctors just kept sendig me home with a new anxiety med to try. ...
If you look up and research the anxiety or heart medications that you are taking, you'll see that almost ALL of the meds attempt to block, or inhibit, either Hormones produced by your NeuroHormonal System, or Cytokines released from any cell of your body via your Immune System.

That means that the Pharmaceutical Companies target body chemicals that are over-produced; while the Medical Profession ignores this fact, and just tells their patients that it's their anxiety, which is a result of an over-active NeuroHormonal or Immune System!

The health risk is not from the palpitations, IMHO, because the heart is a very strong organ, which takes decades to fail. It's the excess body Hormones and Cytokines, which the Pharmaceutical Industry targets, that cause almost all of the damage to our organs, glands, nervous system, bones, muscles, etc.

I prefer a health specialist who understands the relationship between body chemicals and heart dysfunction.

I've spent the past few decades trying to find out my own personal triggers that cause my body's overproduction of body chemicals. It has been very complex, frustrating and difficult, since I have no medical training or education. As I uncover my own personal triggers, I have significantly improved, despite major life-threatening health problems.

But...... as the old say: The proof is in the pudding. I'll find out if I am correct as I get past age 70 and head towards age 80. Will I make 80?!
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Old 10-23-2009, 03:16 PM   #4
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Re: Palpitations almost daily..lasting hours..is this normal????

Hopefully when you get seen by the cardiologist he will order a beta blocker, that is the only thing that has lessened mine so that I can tolerate them and they do not completely ruin my life. I know it is very frustrating, especially when the doctors do not listen, but I do not think it is normal to have the irreg. beat for hours even though they say "common and benign" in some cases.

 
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Re: Palpitations almost daily..lasting hours..is this normal????

Beta blokers lowers the heartbeat so you will "FEEL" the skipped beats more.

 
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Re: Palpitations almost daily..lasting hours..is this normal????

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I've been reading that a lot of people get palpitations, which is normal..but I can't seem to find anyone who's last as long as mine. They usually start with a cluster, then about 10-15 palpitations a min and then slowly over the next 3-7 hours slowly die off.
I don't know what others experience with beta blockers. I am seldom aware of my heartbeat on Coreg, except that it slowwwwwwwws it down and causes it to beat nice a calm! I love the stuff.

In fact, my heart right now is so relaxed, I think that I will take a nap!
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⇒ Coreg!

 
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