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sorry to ask yet another random question but ive been having more palpitations lately.had quite a few last night at work,one on top of the other. which is unusual for me. only usually get them when im stressed but I wasn't last night? got mild chest pain as though ive pulled a muscle this morning. probably nothing but I thought id ask you.

I used to have panic attacks back in my teens but luckily I know the signs and can "talk" myself out of one beginning and go sit in a quiet place if that's possible depending where I am etc.

any advice in how I can stop them please? why do they happen please? x

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Palpitation and chest pains can be part of fibro. But I suggest that as this is some thing new that you get it checked out by a doctor as soon as possible. I don`t want to worry you it probably is fibro but better safe than sorry. hugs s

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Hi Cainecrazy,

Please make an appointment for today and have this checked out, Don't leave it sometimes we have to get our selves seen by a doctor fairly quickly.

If your receptionist isnt helpful tell her your problem ask to speak to the doctor.

This is advisable particularly if you think it might be connected to your heart ok dont worry about it it is probably stress.

Let us know how you get on please.




I get those and they are scary. Once tmy heart beat so hard and rapidly it was literally shaking me. I am going to see my GP about them and I think it would be wise for you to get it checked out too.




I have had really bad panic attacks, & really thought I had a heart prob. Had ecg & blood tests & all fine, so now when I feel a palpatation, or get out of breath, panicky, I just remind myself that theres nothing wrong with my heart and slow my .breathing down till it passes. Good luck, & hugs, Julie xxx


Definitely get this checked out to be sure, I had a bad bout a few years ago and I ended up in Hospital having all the tests, was on a tape for a few days round my waist also had heart scan and ECG's. I was put on low dose beta blockers and am fine now so don't worry but you should see your GP .


Hi there :) I agree that a trip to see your GP is advisable, today if you can.

Stress works in mysterious ways and your GP can help you with that to help you manage and control it rather than it control you. It must be quite scary if you also have heart issues as stress and the heart don't work well together.

I was put on the at risk list in my surgery about 6 years ago because of a very long history of chronic anxiety so can understand your concerns. I went on an anxiety management course, it became mandatory as my stress levels were through the roof and I had had a mental breakdown :o It helped me tremendously, I know you say you're not stressed at the minute but I've always believed in prevention can be better than a cure!

If you can't see a GP today and you feel concerned about it please call for help and assistance or go to your local A&E straight away for assessment and possible appropriate treatment :)

Please try not to worry and please let us know how you get on :)

:) xxxsianxxx :)


Hi caninecrazy

I am so sorry to read that you have been having problems with palpitations. It could be the result of so many things, but with anything like this it is always best to discuss the issue with your GP.

It is probably nothing more than stress and anxiety, or maybe even fatigue, but anything whereby the heart could be involved the GP should always be your first port of call.

Please keep us all up to date with how you get on?

All my hopes and dreams for you

Ken x


Hi Canine crazy, I to have suffered palpitations for many years due to anxiety and panic attacks, i again up until recently used to believe i had a heart problem and convinced myself so on many occasions, unfortunately i used to punish myself and push myself to breaking point with them by, forcing myself to walk faster and try and run along with other things, i too used to get the chest pains, and although not severe they used to scare the living daylights out of me. i went to my doctor before i got married 6 years ago and begged him to help me, i had the blood tests and the ecg, all normal, thankfully i didn't tell him about the pains, i was a chicken, things improved after this up until about 2 years ago when they started kicking off again, my advice is see your doctor and get it checked, anyone who has the palpitations with the panic attacks will know how nasty they feel and how scary they can be. Hope my response gives you some comfort

Kindest regards



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