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Old 12-13-2012, 08:08 PM   #1
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Heart Palpatations

Just wanted some dis advice. I have been having heart palpatitions allday. To the point where I feel like I can't catch my breath. I've also been dizzy and nauseous also. I have a history of throwing pvc's but I've never been able to feel them. Should I go to the ER or just wait it out? I'm not stressed by them, but I am annoyed with them and I want to feel better! Thank you in advance!
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:10 PM   #2
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call your doctor.
if you get the answering service, have them relay the message to him/her.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:12 PM   #3
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I just called, probably as you were typing. I must need a new doctor. They said if you are worried go to the ER or we can get you in Monday. Humph.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:19 PM   #4
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I just called, probably as you were typing. I must need a new doctor. They said if you are worried go to the ER or we can get you in Monday. Humph.
My doctor says heart palpitations are common. It can give you the feeling of being excited, make you feel like you can't catch your breath. I feel mine at night. It feels like its skipping a beat or back beating. Could you be pregnant? I've never had the palpitations make me nauseous. They could also be unrelated.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:30 PM   #5
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I have heart palpataions...and PVCs...I have a lot of episodes of multiple PVCs.

I also have a history of feeling dizzy, turning pale when standing too long, low blood pressure etc. In normal situations, palpatations and occassional PVCs are not dangerous and are pretty common. Especially when someone is sick.


Alos, they are very common when dehydrated. Combined with you nasuea and dizziness, are you sure your not dehydrated? When I was dehydrated when I had the stomach virus, I was throwing out PVCs in the ER like no other. My cardiologist was pretty impressed...lol...especially since I was just studying through it all.

But I have been having more frequent and more severe palp., PVCs, and chest pain so my cardio. just did a 7 day heart monitor to check eveyrthing out and just be sure.

I've never gone to the ER just because of Palpatations or PVCs. But my doctor returns my messages 99% of the time I call her (same day) so I usually dont have a reason to.

Its really up to you and how bad you think they really are.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:31 PM   #6
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I don;t mess with my heart...I'd go to the ER.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:42 PM   #7
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New onset of heart palpitations with dizziness, nausea, and shortness of breath should be seen in the ER tonight. It may be nothing or it may be something serious. It is impossible to tell what's going on without an EKG, at the very least. I'd rather see you spend some money finding out everything is okay than read about how everything went wrong because you waited. Just my nursing opinion...
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New onset of heart palpitations with dizziness, nausea, and shortness of breath should be seen in the ER tonight. It may be nothing or it may be something serious. It is impossible to tell what's going on without an EKG, at the very least. I'd rather see you spend some money finding out everything is okay than read about how everything went wrong because you waited. Just my nursing opinion...
totally agree, but I'm not a nurse.
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New onset of heart palpitations with dizziness, nausea, and shortness of breath should be seen in the ER tonight. It may be nothing or it may be something serious. It is impossible to tell what's going on without an EKG, at the very least. I'd rather see you spend some money finding out everything is okay than read about how everything went wrong because you waited. Just my nursing opinion...
Oh I agree that if its new onset than it should be dealt with ASAP. My perspective was from one of someone who has been dealing with this long term and ongoing (If I went everytime I had palpatations, Id live in the ER!....i've had 12 episodes on Palps and PVCs today!)

from the OP, I got the impression that she has had palpatations/PVCs before which led me to my response. But I could be completely off (been a long day!) But if this is new and/or she hasnt had a cardiac workup done before than I agree with the ER.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:13 PM   #10
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For peace of mind, you might want to go to the ER to have it checked out. I get palpitations a lot and find that it has a lot to do with my anxiety (which I take daily medicine for), if its around the time of my cycle or if I drink caffeine. Sometimes I get dizzy, most of the time I dont. I never get chest pain but yes, I agree it can become annoying.

Might be better to get it checked out than waiting

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Oh I agree that if its new onset than it should be dealt with ASAP. My perspective was from one of someone who has been dealing with this long term and ongoing (If I went everytime I had palpatations, Id live in the ER!....i've had 12 episodes on Palps and PVCs today!)

from the OP, I got the impression that she has had palpatations/PVCs before which led me to my response. But I could be completely off (been a long day!) But if this is new and/or she hasnt had a cardiac workup done before than I agree with the ER.
The thing is, when women have heart attacks they often experience vague symptoms of nausea, dizziness, fatigue,& shortness of breath. They often do not complain of the crushing chest pain that men frequently have. That's why it's important to get this checked. If it was *only* palpitations, I wouldn't be so concerned. I really hope the OP has headed to the ER now.
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I have them sometimes, I just relax and eat a sandwich
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:27 PM   #13
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I get them due to my anxiety disorder and when I drink too much caffeine in a day (which doesnt take much for me). They used to be very bothersome and I had many tests done, but they have gotten better with my anxiety meds.

If this is brand new too you and especially if it accompanies other symptoms, I would go to the ER and get checked out just to be safe. HUGS!!!
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Have you had a cardiac workup recently? Like an echocardiogram and ekg? I have a ridiculous amount of pvc's, especially around my period. For over 9 years now. My cardio dr. always says that pvc's don't mean a thing in a structurally normal heart. They feel very unsettling though, almost like a skipped beat and then my breath goes out a little and the next heartbeat feels a tad more forceful. It was explained to me that the chambers fill with blood but it isn't pumped out fully on the skipped beat so the next beat forces it out a bit harder. Totally benign in a structurally normal heart. Apparently most of the population has them it's just that some are symptomatic while others luckily are not. Go figure.

You've never "felt" them before though? You have a history of them but is this the first you're actually symptomatic? If so, I'd probably truck myself into the ER, just to play it safe. I'd be surprised if it was anything to worry about IMO but if it's really bothering you, then go.
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The thing is, when women have heart attacks they often experience vague symptoms of nausea, dizziness, fatigue,& shortness of breath. They often do not complain of the crushing chest pain that men frequently have. That's why it's important to get this checked. If it was *only* palpitations, I wouldn't be so concerned. I really hope the OP has headed to the ER now.
oh yeah...I completely understand that. I know the differences between the symptoms women and men feel. Went over all of it with my cardiologist. But thats why I said FOR ME, I probably would not go because PVCs, Palpatations, feeling dizzy adn lightheaded are not unusual symptoms for me. If she feels the need to, she should go to the ER...but there are going to be differing opinons on it depending on the individual situation.

But thats also why I said if its concerning for her, she should go. Its different for each person adn everyone knows their body and whats normal for them (or at least they should). If its not normal for someone than of course they should get it checked. For me, its normal and if I went to the ER everytime it happened I'd live there (not that I don't already....)

As my cardiologist said, theres no one good answer for every person. It depends on the individual person on what they should do. For me, she doesn't recommend the ER everytime I have PVCs, palpatations, dizziness, etc. But for others she would. The OP asked for opinions...I gave mine based on my experience.
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