While I'm doing absolutely nothing, my heart begins to race like I just ran a marathon. The other day when I checked my blood pressure (which has been high), my heart rate was 100. I know it's pumping harder while pregnant, but is it supposed to just start going crazy while not doing anything?
Has anyone experienced this or heard anything about it? Thanks!
This has been worrying me a bit too. I have always had a rapid heart rate (resting can be anywhere from 80-100, usually toward the higher end) but now it is beating fast and HARD. Like it is pounding, I feel every beat especially while I am laying in bed trying to sleep. It gets so bad at times it keeps me up and it scares me! I would be glad to hear what other women have to say about this as well!
I have had it happen at night when I was in bed on my right side. Flipping over to the left stopped it. The only other time it does it is at the doctors office and its just nerves stops as soon as they find the heart beat.
Edit: Noticed your having twins maybe that has something to do with it?
I'm going to call the doctor tomorrow to make sure it's "normal". I don't want to let it go then something bad happen from it. I'm sure having twins is making it work harder, but I didn't think it should be going crazy when I'm just sitting there doing nothing.
I talked to my dr about this last time and he was saying that it has to do with the extra blood that we have in pregnancy. I was freaked out and made it a point to tell him and he told me not to worry!
Is it funny that this just happened to me half an hour ago? Haha
I was worried too but read a few things and it's apparently normal! Unless yOu have chest pain! still a bit worried but it seems to have gone!
I've talked with my doctor several times about this, and she assures me it's very normal. Can happen because of the increased blood volume, and due to the surging hormones. When mine got really bad, though, I found out I was anemic, and anemia can cause it as well. I ended up taking iron supplements, and my racing heart and heart palpitations have gotten a lot better. Just something to consider.
Well the doctor wanted to see me today. She is sending me to a cardiologist to get an ECG done and I'll be put on a heart monitor for 24 hours. She said it's normal, but wants to rule out everything. The babies heart beats were normal, but she didn't tel me what they were.
I get this too on and off. Its gotten better lately but in my first tri. I got it bad whenever I had a large meal in the evening. Now my heart beats extra fast whether I'm climbing the stairs with a load of laundry, walking at a good clip through the grocery store with my shopping cart or even just running to the bathroom.
I always mean to mention it to my ob but she is always SO rushed that I never remember to.
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