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HELP! Strange palpitations...
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Posted by Susan
on October 06, 2000 at 21:45:41:
I've had this problem since I was around 23, and I'm now 33. I get palpitations, which seem to start with my heart missing a beat, and then my heart pounds very hard for 10 or 12 beats. I am usually at rest when this happens. When they start, I will get many episodes in a row. When I was pregnant, the problem was much worse. When they happen, I kind of get a strange "feeling" of mental uneasiness and almost a dizzy feeling in the chest area. There is no pain associated with it. I wore a holter monitor once, but of course the palpitaitons didn't happen then. Sometimes I do feel tingly in the arms and fingers after an episode. I don't smoke, drink, or anything like that. I have fibromyalgia, mildly. My doctors usually scoff it off; one listened for mitral valve and didn't hear anything, the EKG and monitor also didn't show any symptoms. Of course, they frighten me and I'm scared I'm just gonna drop dead one day. Thanks for any advice or info. Susan
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