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Old 10-20-2003, 10:27 AM   #1
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I have been getting this feeling of my heart racing and needing to take deep breaths. I guess it is like anxiety although I can't really imagine what I am feeling anxious about. If I take my pulse it is normal (80) but I feel like adrenaline rushing through me. Is this normal for perimenopause? I am 45. I used to get heart palps but if went away. I take magnesium and vitamins B stress formula as suggested in a perimenopause book I read. This heart racing thing is very annoying. Does anyone else have this symptom.

 
Old 10-20-2003, 12:19 PM   #2
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I definitely think with something like this you should talk it over with your doctor and get it checked out. I also take mag. supplement, but I take it in liquid form because it is more easily dispersed and utlizied (from what I read). It works for me. But please get it checked out first.
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Old 10-20-2003, 05:28 PM   #3
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Yes this is a normal occurance in peri-menopause. Dr. Christiane Northrup, MD was on Oprah last year, and Oprah told her that her heart raced on occasion and the first time it scared her so much she thought she was dieing. She saw specialist after specialist and had every heart test under the sun done. Not one doctor could find anything wrong with her. It took a female gyn on her show to explain very simply that heart palps and racing is from estrogen surges during perimenopause. Not only does magnesium help this problem, but so does natual progesterone cream. I've had this and still do on rare occasion. I know it can be scary, but just remind yourself it's from estrogen surges and is temporary and won't kill ya!

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Old 10-20-2003, 06:22 PM   #4
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My mother can definitely tell you about her heart racing. Years ago she had this problem and it scared her so she always thought she was dieing. She got to a point that she didn't want to go out in public much, in case "the thing" happened again. Me and my siblings were much younger and didn't have the wonderful internet to read up about menopause symptoms. Every now and then I ask her about those times and she just smiles and says how it was so horrible. Rest assured that it will eventually go away. I'm just hoping that when it's my time, I don't want that specific symptom because I can only imagine what it feels like. Take care.

 
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I had those, just always called them anxiety attacks. They just came out of nowhere, I would be doing something simple and then my heart would start racing and I would feel like I was going to have a heart attack. Since my memory seems to have been affected by perimenopause or menopause, not sure where I am at the moment, I will try to remember when they started. I think it was either in 99 or 2000. I would have been 45 or so. I started taking Prempro in May of 2001 and can't remember if they stopped immediately or if they just gradually tapered off.

I don't know if taking the Prempro helped, or if it was just a phase I was going through and now am over it. I haven't had one in quite some time now.
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Old 12-09-2003, 08:00 AM   #6
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I have been getting this feeling of my heart racing and needing to take deep breaths. I guess it is like anxiety although I can't really imagine what I am feeling anxious about. If I take my pulse it is normal (80) but I feel like adrenaline rushing through me. Is this normal for perimenopause? I am 45. I used to get heart palps but if went away. I take magnesium and vitamins B stress formula as suggested in a perimenopause book I read. This heart racing thing is very annoying. Does anyone else have this symptom.
Hello! I am 31 and have been diagnosed with hyperthyroid ! YUCK ! But am now in "so - called" remission. My blood work came back "NORMAL" the other day. My endo. said everything is fine , but I had the racing heart thing (which is a symptom of hyper) before my period began (this is my 2nd period in 2.5 wks and very heavy) , I asked him about this symptom(heart racing) and he just said maybe I need to see a cardiologist! At that point I pretty much lost my confidence in this doctor! It is a very scary thing to have happen and I have an appt. with my OBGYN to discuss possible hormone imbalance. It just seems never ending when you are dealing with HORMONES!!!
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