CFS . Heart racing & palpitations

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Hi everyone. Has anyone who has been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

suffered from their heart racing or heart palpitations after over exerting yourself?

 

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    Hiya.

    Im exactly same. Its awful isnt it. 

    My chest feels like its shaking majority of the time and my heart to me feels like it can beat too fast then too slow . Your not alone hun :-)

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    Hey I was given  beta-blockers as I would suffer from the same thing .  It is apparently quite common to feel your heart pulsatingly like that. It would worry me a lot but I have now been diagnosed with anxiety disorder.  Sorry but just feed up with cfs. Where is dr Finlay he is the best doctor who would help patients with cfs/me. Everyone else just give depression tablets, and not to find the core. His work is great!

    Sorry if I sound up and down just having a not good day. X

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    Since I developed ME/CFS I developed Atrial Fibrillation, which has necessitated me being hospitalised a few times, and other arrhythmias have shown up now and then. It's worth having a chat with the doctor responsible for overseeing your ME/CFS to see what they have to say about it as there may be treatment that can prescribed to help you. ... :-)

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    hi Mazzie,

    Does seem common with this condition. I already had cardiac arrhythmia so it doesn't worry me as I had the tests I needed for that. Can leave you feeling quite faint. Panic doesn't help so when it starts to happen- stop what you are doing and rest. 

    My friend who also has CFS/ME gets this too and usually in the night when not doing anything. It used to really scare them but they have got used to it  now as well as the Dr running tests-nothing wrong with their heart.

    Am curious, how/why are you over exerting yourself?

    Beverley

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    Hi Mazzie

    I can relate with this, but as Beverley mentioned in her post, mine seem to be mostly at night when I'm in bed doing nothing, sometimes it wakes me up and I feel dizzy/ breathless, but I guess that may be due to panic/anxiety

    Elaine x

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    Yes I get that too. I've had my heart checked and it was OK. Think it must just be a weird symptom of the illness. You could maybe try pacing yourself more to try and avoid the symptoms. I find deep breathing and guided meditations very good for slowing the heart rate down.

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    Yes! This is a very common symptom. I was very concerned when this first happened. I saw a cardiologist, who had me wear a Holter monitor for 1 day. Everything came back normal. My doctor prescribed a beta blocker (metropolol- 50 mg daily), which I've been taking for 15 years.  It has totally taken care of the problem.

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    Hi , I have had this recently but I have a feeling my iron is low because I get dizzy when I turn my head quickly.

    Palpations can be quite scary. Hope you pass soon. 

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