palpitations

a few weeks ago i posted asking if anyone had palpitations after running as i was having them quite bad ... just to tell you i have been for an ecg , the results i will get back this friday ..but in the meantime i have been told i am anemic and am having to take 3 iron tablets a day ,,been reading up on anemia and palpitations and they can be linked ..so i am hoping my ecg is going to be ok and that after taking the iron tablets for a few weeks my palpitations will dissapear ,,will post again when i know anymore ,,i am going to run tomorow as i am on week 9 and i cant give up now

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  • There is post just above this one about ferritin levels and I used to have a terrible time with running and fatigue due to low ferritin levels and a strong heart rate. I hope you get to the bottom of everything, if it's just the iron, the tablets can bring your levels up quite quickly so that will help. Just remember to take them as directed as there are a lot of things not to have with the tablets. Let us know how the ECG results go.

  • I have had palpitations since my teens and it has been diagnosed as an electrical problem with the heart's mechanism. Weirdly I don't seem to get them when running. They are much improved by cutting out caffeine - when I drank tea and coffee with caffeine I was having them every ten minutes but now I get an occasional one, perhaps once a day. Alcohol is also a trigger. I was advised to take CoQ10 which helps the heart muscle (and other muscles) to work more efficiently. I thought that would be good for running anyway. Don't take my word for it though, have a look at articles on this supplement. Hope your results are OK.

  • Thanks for posting the update parcelqueen. I had been wondering how you got on. Fingers crossed for Friday but it does sound reassuring. Week 9?!! Yes!

  • hope the iron kicks in quickly and gives you a boost, and that the news is good on Friday

  • thank you i hope the iron kicks in quickly too ,,funnily enough i dont even feel tired ..well not over tired ..and im sure the news on friday will be fine

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