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hollieedridge
hollieedridge
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Just a question - i get rely bad heart palpitations and missed beats everyday. I also get really quick heart rate without panic attacks and sometimes very slow with many missed beats. Had ecg and 24 hour tape. Revealed fast heart rate. Some palpitations but said heart is okay. Now i just want to ask if anyone else has this. Is it just from anxiety or could it be a heart problem. I no you can get this with heart problems and have cardiac arrest. I hope it is just anxiety but will anxiety do all this even when not panicking

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errivbr4678778

i had it loads and still do. its nothing. its anxiety. there u go u dont need to stress or worry anymore.

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hollieedridge

Not that easy when your heart misses beats and u think ur gna die

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errivbr4678778

mine missed beats every other beat, mine done everything imaginable, along with the breathlessness, feeling faint/dizzy, chest pains/arms pains, everything. trust me its anxiety

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hollieedridge

But how do you know for deffinate as other people have this and then have actual heart problems

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errivbr4678778

guess u gotta have trust.

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hollieedridge

Something i dnt have

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hollieedridge
hollieedridge
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Yes had ecg which showed fast heart rate and slow 60bpm and 150 bpm in 24 hours. They said thats normalc but obvs isnt

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Johnnie1234

Wow sound just like me i have the same thing aswell with out even being nervous or anything it just happens my heart rate just starts going super fast mean while im not anxious or scared or anything it does the same and docters say im fine and cardiologist but still cant believe it.

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hollieedridge

Same here ! I wuldnt mind as much but its my heart !

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Johnnie1234

yeahh how does yours feel ?

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hollieedridge

It goes really quick for no reason was like that for 2 years 150bpm. I got pregnant and as soon as i gave birth it changed. Now its 60bpm. Heart palitations daily. Missed beats daily. Makes me feel dizzy

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Johnnie1234

does it happen each every day ?

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hollieedridge

Everyday

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Johnnie1234

me too your not the only one

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Jeff1943

Hollie, the answer is Yes anxiety can give you all the symptoms you mention and if your doctor said that despite the palpitations etc your heart is okay then it must be anxiety. If you're not 100% convinced ask your doctor for a second opinion but if the diagnosis is the same then you must accept it.

I get missed beats from time to time, they're not really missed beats but urregular spacing of the beats which feels like missed beats. Earkier this year I had an event which made me anxious coming up and 3 days before I began to get the irregular heart beats. But because I'd had it before and knew it was anxiety and knew it was harmless and would pass I FELT NO FEAR. And because I felt no fear it stopped one day after the anxious event was over.

But if I had stressed and obsessed abiut it I would have generated the fear hormone which would have ensured that this symptom of anxiety to continue. So I recommend that you accept these symptoms for the time being, accept them without fear knowing they are just your nerves playing up and they are harmless and will pass so long as you don't stress about them.

Hollie, you have nothing to worry about, you're not going to have cardiac arrest and die young, put that idea right out if your head. You will be fine, all will be well with you and knowing what you know now they will soon pass. But you must Accept them for the present, calmly and without fear.

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hollieedridge

Thank you this is re assuring. Now you say yours is more irregular spacing than missed beats i dont no if this is what i have or missed beats. I do try an accept it but its very hard

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Jeff1943

No Hollie, what I meant to say is that what feels like missed beats to us isn't really missed heartbeats but slight irregular spaces between beats.

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hollieedridge

Is this harmful

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Jeff1943

Not harmful in 99.9% of cases and you are not the .1% as you have been examined by quaified medical people.

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Contra21
Contra21
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Did it go irregular for 5 or 10 seconds ? Like up doen middle down up them normal??

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Jeff1943
Jeff1943
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In my case it was just one "missed beat" in every 10 or so, then the gaps widened and it ceased. If you are concerned best see your doctor for reassurance.

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Contra21
Contra21
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I have but mine feels.different like my heart farting i dont think its anxiety

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hollieedridge
hollieedridge
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Thats exactly what i do. I have like every symptom

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Jodz
Jodz
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Yep that's me checking pulse every minute the moment it goes fast and feeling for skipped beats . Drives me crazy

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hollieedridge
hollieedridge
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Yes same !

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Jodz
Jodz
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I have just gone and taken the rugs of my horses and now all off a sudden I had a wave of I don't know what come over me and I feel really anxious and my heart rate has gone up ?? Ffs why why why . I honestly think some days I have agoraphobia because I was fine and I went out the gate from house to the paddocks to the horses and I felt so off balance and then the wave came over me . 😩😩😩

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hollieedridge
hollieedridge
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This is what i get just random bursts of anxiety

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Jodz
Jodz
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hollieedridge prob an hour after I posted that I had a panic attack . I'm really over it and had enough .im trying all the things to help stop this and nothing working

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hollieedridge
hollieedridge
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Yeah ive tried everything

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Stumblety

I have a persistent tightness in my throats like I'm suffocating when I am anxious. That's how my anxiety manifests itself physically. I've gotten checked and everything is fine. It's a huge pain in the ass as it's extremely unpleasant, but for me that's all it is... more anxiety bullshit. I wish you the best. There is loads of help out there. Help = Hope. Just that thought gets me through a lot.

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hollieedridge

Thank you! Yeah its really horrible

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Stumblety

Do you take any medications?

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hollieedridge

No i dont

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hollieedridge
hollieedridge
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So this is my problem i could have cardiac arrest

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hollieedridge
hollieedridge
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Because my heart doesnt beat properly

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benmaise

If you have been checked with doctor you will be ok . If not you must see doctor.

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Stumblety

How has it been going recently?

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hollieedridge

Not good. Unfortunatly my grandad passed away on tuesday x

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Stumblety

I'm so sorry for your loss.

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hollieedridge

Thank you

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Budoypapaitan

Hi Hollie I've been on anxiety too and irregular heartbeats do you feel dizzy feeling your gonna faint?

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hollieedridge

All the time

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Budoypapaitan

Were on the same boat

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Budoypapaitan

My EKG showed I had a atrial fibrillation but when I undergo echo cardiogram all is well again I tried to retest my EKG showed normal but there was a non specific st wave changes they wanted to test me a 24 hour ECG holter I do have anxiety and I'm on xanax do you visit your cardiologist to perform some test

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50yearsandcounting

Yes, I do, hollieeldrigde. Have for quite some time. The ‘missed beats’ feel awful, and I have a rapid heart rate as well. As I have suffered from anxiety most of my life, I know it is anxiety causing my symptoms. You may want to ask you Dr about getting further testing such as a holter monitor or stress test just to be certain, if you haven’t already. Take care.

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Matthewscat

Hi, been reading your post and reply’s. I have been with anxiety and heart pounding for many years, just had three days of irregular heartbeat and doc has put me on a beta blocker,very scary I know and yes I keep thinking this is it! I’m a gonner at the worst times,have quit caffeine always had veggie/ vegan lifestyle but still off and on with cigarettes. I hope blockers will calm the bumps and jumps soon. Matt.

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JC_Mommy

Staying very hydrated and taking 300-400mg of magnesium everyday will help. I used to get palpitations especially during my period. Now, I rarely get them. I wake up and drink 16oz of water and always keeps bottles of water with me through out the day. The magnesium and fish oil help greatly. Also, maybe your blood sugar drops if you don’t eat. That can cause them too. My doctor suggested a few snacks throughout the day strictly protein without the carbs. Nuts, beans, yogurt, chicken, turkey, etc. Anxiety will cause these issues. if you have had a cardiologist run tests and they cleared than accept the results and don’t second guess. Get a second opinion if you really want to be sure though. I had an echocardiogram, stress test and wore a holter for 24 hours. There were two times where my heart rate went up to 130 but when he asked me what I was doing I didn’t have an answer. One of the times it was at midnight when I was most likely asleep and possibly dreaming. He said that even a fast heart rate is ok if you have a healthy heart.

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Contra21
Contra21
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Does ypur feel irregular beat? 5 yrs im terrified

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