Palpitations

Hi Everyone, im looking for some advice please

I have been getting palpitations on and off for about 2 years I have been to see the GP and had an ECG and bloods but all was normal ( the palps had stopped before ECG).

GP said he would refer me to a specialist again for another halter monitor the previous one came back normal as the palps stopped again.

My question is should i just ignore the palps or go to see the specialist i'm unsure what to do because they keep stopping which is good and they cant cause anything bad to happen can they ?

I don't suffer from anxiety as far as i'm aware so i cannot put my finger on what causes them to start again?

I gave up smoking a few years back and don't drink ,I do drink tea in the mornings and had palps but also get them later in he day when i'm not drinking tea , I am going through the menopause I don't know if that can cause them ?

I'm at a loss as to what to do to be honest and would appreciate any advice given.

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  • You need to see a doctor. Get help. Your health may get worse.

  • I had palpitations off and on. My cardiologist put me on a beta blocker and a low dose aspirin daily. I have not had any palpitations since October 9, 2015.

  • Thank you for your reply, I am now waiting to see a specialist the Palpitations have eased but not stopped.

    I worry that by the time I see the Specialist they will have stopped again and I will feel like a fraud again, did yours stop, have you been to see the GP a few times before your diagnosis ?

  • My cardiologist put me on a halter monitor for 2 weeks. Some irregularities showed up that I could not feel. He then said I have an arrhythmia and prescribed a beta blocker---25 mg toprol, and 81 mg aspirin daily. That was in October of 2015.

    Then in 2016, he sent me to an electrophysiologist who specializes in arrhythmias. He implanted a loop recorder on April 19, 2016. It monitors my heart 24/7 and sends information to the doctor. I have not had any palpitations since October 9, 2015.

    I see both doctors every 3 months. I am doing well. They are both great doctors.

  • I'm glad that you haven't had any further problems and that everything is going well for you .

    I will wait to see what the specialist has to say and go from there.

    Again thank you for the reply and i hope all stays well for you.

  • Thanks. I have an appointment with my electrophysiologist on Monday, Feb. 27. I hope things go well for you, also.

    I feel calm knowing my loop recorder is monitoring my heart 24/7.