Patient Comments: Palpitations - Effective Treatments

What kinds of treatments have been effective for your palpitations?

Comment from: adrie, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: July 10

I am 23 years old, and three years ago, I started with my palpitations. It was really bad! My heart would race fast, and I'd get really dizzy and pass out. I was in the hospital for two weeks, and they did every test you can think of. I was the youngest one on the cardiac floor and the youngest to have an angiogram performed. It finally went away. They gave me Lopressor to slow down my heart rate. It worked a little. Well that was three years ago, and I've been having palpitations again. Sometimes it feels as if it skips a beat; sometimes it feels as if my heart is working hard to make a beat. I hate this, and it's scary! They never told me what was wrong. So now, here I am, wondering why its back and hoping it doesn't get to the point it was when I was passing out.

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Comment from: unt80, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 10

I have had palpitations since I was 14. I am now 28. It used to not be very bad, but I have noticed lately that they are getting much worse. I can actually feel it about a second before it starts. I am not overweight, don't smoke or drink. Mine is much, much worse when I am tired or when I am lying down. Rarely do I have a problem when I am actually moving.

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Comment from: BJ, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: June 29

I had very bothersome palpitations that doctors couldn't seem to find a cause for and basically dismissed. After lots of questions and probing on my part, I finally found a doctor who listened and eventually diagnosed my problem as acid reflux (GERD). I'd previously had some indigestion symptoms, but they'd dissipated, so it wasn't anything I associated with my heart palpitations. However, once the acid reflux was controlled with medication, the heart palpitations disappeared completely.

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Comment from: paulie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 02

I have been getting palpitations on and off for about seven to eight years, although they seem to be more frequent now. It is unnerving to say the least! I have had an enlarged thyroid diagnosed also around seven years ago. I have just had blood work done for this; no test results yet. Maybe by the end of the week I will have them. I am post-menopausal, at age 48. I have a rapid heartbeat, sometimes with dizziness. I really want something to stop these palpitations because they are really getting me down and affecting my daily life.

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Comment from: sbullet, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 10

I have had palpitations for many years. I have a right bundle block but the doctors over the years have said that has nothing to do with it. I do smoke a pack of cigarettes every other day, have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, PBC-stage two, and have electric zaps in my head. I guess I should monitor when I have these palpitations and what my activity is at that time. They are scary! I know I must choose a healthier lifestyle too.

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Comment from: ebbecor101, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: July 15

I'm 20 years old, and I just started having palpitations. I also have a really slow heartbeat, and often, I find it really difficult to breathe and I get dizzy a lot. I found out that I was having palpitations when I went to the ER and they did an EKG. I really hope this gets better, but right now I'm scared to death.

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Comment from: Mike, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: July 10

I have had palpitations for years. I am now age 52. My stress test calcium scores are all good. I was told nothing can be done. I get very fatigued and could fall asleep.

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