Chest/heart flutter

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Hello, I have had the same problem since the end of 2012. Been back and forth to docs but no help. I have this vibration/flutty feeling in my chest. Sometimes when I stand up I go dizzy with it too. Doesn't last very long, not even a minute. I could say down and it happens. Recently it has been getting worse with sharp pains some times. I really don't know what to do. I have had my blood pressure checked, a ECG and blood test. All came back OK??

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    I have the same issue. In me it is caused by intake of stimulants such as caffine and cigarettes. Also made worse by my sleep apnea. If I reduce the caffine and I use my CPAP to sleep then things are better. I have had this all my life. It doesn't seem to be dangerous but it is kinda scary.
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    Are you going through a stressful time in your life?   Sounds almost like a panic attack,which could be brought on by simple stress. Not dangerous in itself. 

    If you are stressed about something,does your GP know?   Would some counselling help?

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    Hi . Seems you have the same symptoms as myself . I have been diagnosed as having Atrial Ectopics and possibly Ventricular as well . Known as PAC & PVCs . My doctor says they are pretty common and benign ! Having said that have another go at your doctor just to be sure .!
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    Craig,Andrew and myself are all saying the same thing in different ways. If you drink alcohol keep it to a minimum. Same with cigarettes.   Drinking plenty of water may help as dehydration can often trigger an attack.  If you are not having a n attack at the time it wont show on an ECG.
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    Do you have anxiety issues? The flutter is really common with oeople are anxiety prone. The standing up too fast and dizzy is extremly common. Vascular.change in blood pressure.
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    Heart palpitations, huh? The dizzy feeling you described is most likely

    postural hypotension. This is a condition that causes the blood to

    pool. The most common treatment is increased salt and fluid intake.

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