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Went to a cardiologist and everything OK but still feel palpitations

So yesterday I was at the cardiologist. I was very anxious throughout the whole day anticipating the worst. EKG normal, echo cardio gram normal and listening to my heart normal. He also said that I have no structural defects. Although with his reassurance I still woke up this morning fearing the worst going to work and I still feel these nasty palpitations. I still can't get in my head that is damn anxiety can make that happen the weird part is that I'm not going through intense anxiety when I feel these I can be just sitting down watching TV and here they come I could be bending over and make them come. Please help!!!

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This is exactly what happens to me! My palps come out of the blue 😩 I have learned to overcome the fear and it took about one month. I still get the symptoms but don't fear the panic. Try this site panicaway.com/

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I get them all the time as well. The more I think about them the more frequent they happen. I know it's tough not to think about them. Went to a cardiologist also he said I need to reduce my stress level and stay away from coffee, energy drinks, alcohol and any type of drugs. I started going to the gym and it seems to help. I get them usually after I drink. Hope this helps.

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You sound like me to a T almost. I have had a stress test echo, 48 hour holter monitor, 4-5 ecgs, complete blood work up 3 times in the past 8 months, troponin test, thyroid checked. After all that I was still having palpitations in the morning more so then any other time. Only thing that was different was I was taking Klonopin. I have started to taper off the klonopin, I don't know if that's what was causing them or not. But since I gave started to taper my klonopin my palpitations are a lot less common and almost non existent. However I know exactly how you are feeling. We MUST trust in our doctors!

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I'm here at work and can't keep my mind off of it.. almost like I want to be ready for the next one to hit like I don't want to get off guard..I hate living like this.. I want to believe him SOOOO BAD but I read up to much on them on line that I can't get rid of them... today I'm making a appointment with a phyc to see if that helps

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I get those all the time too. I would get scared that something was wrong with my heart also. The doctor told me that it was due to the adrenaline rushing through my body that causes that. I was exercising more regularly and they went away. I stopped (because I pulled a chest muscle) and they returned. I'm not sure if that is helping but I think it is. Also, when I get those I just take a deep breath and that helps me. Hope this helps.

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Thissucks562, exercise does help with heart palps. First because it helps release that extra rush of adrenaline and second is that exercising makes you breathe more deeply providing oxygen throughout the body. When unable to exercise I use both meditation as well as deep breathing. It definitely helps out.

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Hi Ceelos81, Well it sounds like you got a clean bill of health regarding your heart. I understand how even with the reassurance from the cardiologist, it all goes out the window when the palps come back. You do not have to be in an intense anxiety position for the heart to start doing it's own thing. That's what is so hard to understand. But remember that your mind is always rehashing your anxiety. You may be relaxing watching TV but your mind is still going in circles with anxious thoughts. Some times it only takes something you see on tv or a thought, a visual even a smell can start the adrenaline rolling. And bending over, oh yes I remember those days. Positional effects of the anxious heart can start palps. I can't lie on my left side when sleeping without getting palps. There is nothing wrong with your heart except it is over stimulated by the extra adrenaline coursing through your body.

The remedy to this is exercise (with your doctor's approval), drinking plenty of water in order to stay hydrated, using meditation and deep breathing several times a day to keep an even calm and using medication and/or therapy in order to gain back control. Acceptance that this is nothing more than anxiety and not a physical ailment causing these distressing feelings. The more you accept it is not dangerous, the less power anxiety will have over you. Good Luck, stay Strong x

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Hi agora, your words are always comforting. You always say the right thing and are soooo true. I really do appreciate you taking the time to help. Yesterday after I left the dr office I had some dinner and went for a quick jog and had a strong palp and that did me in as always. I was at work today feeling so miserable. I'm just so terrified and read up to much on it. I've got over this before but it just seems this time around I can't grasp my hands around it... and I have such a beautiful family and a good job, I don't know why I can't be happy I'm so numb and it's so bad

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When I am really stressed out I don't have palpitations, it always seems to be when I finally relaxing. Lack of sleep is huge trigger for me. Alcohol is another thing that can bring it on. I quit caffeine as well.

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Yes I can be perfectly relaxed just watching t.v when BAM! A heart palp and then a feeling of adrenaline and then my anxiety kicks in.

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Thank you for posting this. This is sooooo familiar to me and I did all those tests and they came back normal too. The palps are what keep sending me to the doc. I am currently on an event monitor so I can mark what I am feeling and they can monitor closely for the next two weeks...yeah. The difference being I also have bradycardia (resting is 52 and drops to 37 while sleep) so they want to monitor that as well but they have told me that I may always feel the palps and because of the bradycardia I am not a candidate for the beta blockers. Many congrats on your healthy news, I hope to get some similar news at the end of this 2 weeks. :) xo

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