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Has anyone ever experienced Heart Palpitations and should I be concerned?

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      Denise Alleyne-Hill wrote Jan 22, 2009
    • I just took the quiz on pharmagirl site to find out if I’m at the beginning stages of menopause and one of the questions was about heart palpitations. I’ve been ignoring these feelings/symptoms for over a month but I am a tad bit concerned.




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      Mztracy wrote Jan 22, 2009
    • see the doc gurl!! Stress can cause it too!




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      Dee Dee Shaw wrote Jan 22, 2009
    • caffeine and artificial sweeteners will cause them too (I know you don’t use artificial sweeteners - just an fyi)

      I am with Tracy on the stress thing. And sleep deprivation ;) could be a factor to consider. LOL




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      Mztracy wrote Jan 22, 2009
    • ya sleep...like dee dee said!! Now go to bed!!!tongue out




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      Denise Alleyne-Hill wrote Jan 22, 2009
    • just emailed my doc...but i’m heading off..gotta go do bottles..thanks ladies...seems like the whole hormone inbalance thing..just read on webmd




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      Dee Dee Shaw wrote Jan 22, 2009
    • Tracy - keep in mind we are both on the east coast - we share an insomnia condition. LOL Or quiet addiction... which is it Denise?




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      Denise Alleyne-Hill wrote Jan 22, 2009
    • lol..my ‘me’ time moreso happymomma..house is nice n quiet except the snoring..lol




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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Jan 22, 2009
    • Glad you ask for I experienced that just a few days ago.  I have a MD appointment next week and I would bring this up as well.  I do think at that time, I was stressed.




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      Termite wrote Jan 23, 2009
    • Keep a log of your caffiene intake. That way when you do get the palpitations, you can look back and see just how much caffiene you had.  Also it will help your doctor in his investigation.




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      3sa wrote Jan 23, 2009
    • I do.  Mine are caused by GAD.  Anxiety. Mine are really bad and I can’t sleep.  I’ve had a battery of test on my heart and my heart is fine.  It feels like I am going to faint, out of breath, and then I am very tired afterwards.  I do not know what triggers my anixety, except everything...:) I would go to the doctor because palpitations are while not dangerous alone it should be checked out.




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      Jean Walter wrote Jan 23, 2009
    • Denise~

      I have had palpitations probably all of my life, now that I think about it.  Although I would notice them more if I was in a very stressful situation or feeling a lot of anxiety or fatigue.  I don’t drink a lot of caffeine, so I knew that wasn’t the problem.
      When I was having problems with my left arm going numb and the palpitations got worse, I thought I was having some kind of stroke.
      I had every test possible related to the heart... stress test...ekg...echocardiogram... I was relieved to find out my heart was strong but I was born with a mitral valve prolapse which is what was causing my palpitations...
      There was no need to do anything about it and I lead a very active life. I just need to take antibiotics during any surgery to lessen the chance of any bacteria getting in to the bloodstream...
      The best advice you have been given is, if it is bothering you and you keep feeling this way, get checked out by your doctor.. one simple test can put your mind at ease.
      =)

      Oh.. i forgot to mention the numbness in my arm was caused by a slap tare in my rotary cuff, which I had surgery on in Aug.07...




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      3sa wrote Jan 23, 2009
    • OMG Jeanie I also have mitral valve prolapse, very slight but nevertheless, I did not really think it could be the problem, however I am medicated before surgery, and dental work.




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      Denise Richardson wrote Jan 23, 2009
    • Good Morning Soulful, thank you for a fun filled night last night you girls were a blast last night thanks for the good laughs I truly needed it and I slept well. But on a serious note just go get it checked out, it could be a number ofthings and then too it could be nothing serious other than you may be in your beginning stages of Menopause, but just get check out to be on the safe side it won’t hurt to check.




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