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Old Jan 31st, 2013, 14:10 PM   1
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Anyone had palpitations due to anxiety/panic attacks?


For the past 2/3 weeks I've had skipped beats every day. It started when one night after feeding my daughter, I was trying to get to sleep and I kept having these palpitations and it took me two hours to get to sleep because of it. It didn't happen for the next few days then it started up again out of the blue and I've had them every day. I had an ecg and that came out fine and had bloods which did show low iron ( 9 on their scale whatever that is)

The doc did initially say it could be stress/anxiety related. Although I do get stressed out and am exhausted from sleepless nights, I worry that if the docs can't find an initial diagnosis, they tend to blame it on anxiety.

Anyone else had anything similar? What was yours? Did it go away? What helped?

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Old Feb 3rd, 2013, 05:16 AM   2
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About 18 months ago I suffered really bad with palpitations. They would keep me awake and night and I constantly felt on edge. I also got the 'skipped heartbeat' feeling which is scary and horrible! I eventually went to the doctors who did a 15 sec ECG which showed nothing. They then said they would so a 24 hour one just to rule anything bad out. So had the 24 hour one and had THE WORST nights sleep. Has constant palps and had huge panic attacks. Thought the results would be crazy but showed nothing! So it was literally all down to stress and anxiety. And since then I very rarely suffer! Had a few extra heartbeat moments when I was pregnant but it was like 5 days before my due date so was super nervous.
I would ask for a 24 hour ECG and put your mind at rest xx



 
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Old Feb 3rd, 2013, 08:24 AM   3
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Thanks hun, think I might do x did they go away after the 24 hour monitor? Xx



 
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Old Feb 3rd, 2013, 10:22 AM   4
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Yeah! Pretty much cos I wasn't worrying about it any longer xx



 
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Old Feb 3rd, 2013, 10:58 AM   5
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Yeah! Pretty much cos I wasn't worrying about it any longer xx
Thing is, I don't know about you, but ill be doing something, not really thinking about it ( or so I think) and they can just come on , I want it to go away xx



 
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Old Feb 4th, 2013, 01:58 AM   6
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Yeah same! It would pop up anywhere. Does it ever feel like a fluttering in your chest! That's the best way I can describe it, kind of like extra thuds? Xx



 
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Yeah same! It would pop up anywhere. Does it ever feel like a fluttering in your chest! That's the best way I can describe it, kind of like extra thuds? Xx
Exactly that and I can now feel it in my throat too xx



 
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Old Feb 4th, 2013, 14:36 PM   8
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Totally sounds the same to me hun! Ask for a 24 hour one and it should hopefully put your mind at rest xx



 
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Old Feb 4th, 2013, 14:38 PM   9
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Yes, I've had this.
The doctor gave me beta blockers xx



 
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Old Feb 4th, 2013, 16:56 PM   10
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Yes, I've had this.
The doctor gave me beta blockers xx
What are they supposed to do hun? Xx



 
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