Faat heart and "missed beats"

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Hi im just wondering if anybody can relate to this. For the last 18months approx i have suffer from what i now believe to be panic attacks. They start the same the need to go to the toilet a rapid heartbeat followed by a few "missed beats" i feel hot and horrible its like doom washes over me i sometimes get a random beat whilst walking or swallowing. Ive been through many tests ecg bloods and an echo all fine also i have a great gp who says he's not worried about my heart and says these jumping beats arent a concern but in still worry that these sensations havent been recorded i had a 7 day monitor that picked up a few ectopic beats that I didn't even notice so im wondering what these sensations could be.

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    Hi Rachel,

    I'm very sorry to hear about this is must be scary for you.

    When you have these 'sensations' in your heart do they happen in a particular situation (have you seen any pattern with them at all?) this would if you kept a diary of before they happened each time so that you know what sort of situation you were in at the time and then you can work out what the cause of them are and maybe go back to your doctor with that information. I hope this helps. Good luck

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      Well i have noticed i do get them when im by myself or in a different situation than normal ive experienced the sensations before when ive been scared but these come on when im not thinking im scared or feeling that way. So its not a new sensation just not one ive experienced for no apparent reason before.
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      Well now you have said this is does sound like it is stress but then again I'm not an expert so it would be easy for me to say that to you. My heart goes funny when I'm in a panic because it then leads on to a panic attack but I know this isn't the same for everyone

      The only thing I can suggest for you is to keep a diary of it every day and note down how many times it happen, when it happens, how it felt and how long it lasted (any important information) and then you can take it to you doctor (gp) and you can work out together what may cause it, what it is and how to sort it out for you because it must be horrible

      I am always here if you need to talk to anyone

      I hope it all goes okay for you

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      Thankyou. I notice aswel if im sat in a hot house or ive got overly hot my heart absolutely races and ive not noticed this before maybe its because im more sensitive to my heart beat all the time.
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    All sounds like stress

    When I was born I had a heart murmer, my Parents never told me and I did not find out about it until I had a severe car accident and they showed up the murmer and initially thought I had crushed my Sturnum into my heart. I talked to my old GP about it and He had been at my birth and they had found out about the murmer then. They could not do anything about it and they decided not to tell me.

    Eventually at post accident, after a mass of tests my Mother. Father and GP told me about the Heart Condition. By this time I was 26 years old and their attitude was what would I have done through childhood if I had lived through my life worrying about this problem. Now I am in my sixties and I have climbed mountains in Scotland swam 35 lengths three times a week and was a Ballroom dancer who also did Latin, when I was in my twenties, I had a good life. Yes I am now disabled, it is not my heart and live me life without concern. We all need to get on with our lives and believe me when I say if there is something wrong there is always a good chance they would catch it. Stop worrying we can go through life with worry so stop and get on with your Life

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    I get them everyday. They're palpitations.The skipped beats aren't really happening. It's a sign of anxiety attributing to being overstimulated. Your body is on overwatch scanning for any abnormality and it seems your focus is your heart. This used to be something I obssesed over constantly for two years and still check my pulse once in awhile to see if im still alive after heart palpations. 

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      This is what baffles me so its not the heart beating incorrectly its anxiety making you feel the sensations? I also find when im too hot my neck seems to be pounding and my heart so face is this jist being to sensitive?
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      If your heart was beating incorrectly for 18 months you wouldn't be here to write this post. With a heartattack, despite how they're portarayed, you wouldn't even feel it. My Grandpa has heart disease and succumbs to them easily and he's told me countless times that he doesn't even feel them. You have anxiety, anxiety has literally the same effect on the body as caffeine and caffeine makes you hyper. When you're overly hyper with anxiety in the mix you put that extra energy into thinkng and that same energy is what's increasing your heart rate. Unlike caffeine anxiety is triggered by way more than drinking sodie pop lol. Eventually the mind becomes hypervigilant. You'll notice a LOT going on with your body, things most people go through life never noticing. One of the most common and easily to spot is the increased heart rate from anxiety and the following chest pains. It's very easy to obsses over. This worry and stress builds up and can lead to excessive worry, panic attacks/lethargy/exhaustion and feeling physically ill. Also, the part you said about being too hot being a trigger. I also suffer from this, but could never find anything on it. I would get a short lived sickly feeling if I got too hot like in the car from the heater for example. The closest I can come to is that I have a heat allergy which I wonder if it's a symptom of anxiety as Ive never heard of anyone else having it. 

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      Yeh the heat thing is strange, i think it just causes panic because you expect the heart to be fast when you are hot so that creates anxiety. Yeh its not a heart attack that worries me its these horrible rhythm problmes you hear about especially with the " funny" beats makes you wonder if something terrible is about to happen.

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      The best advice I can give is to focus solely on your heartbeat and make yourself think it feels good if that makes sense? The only time I really struggle with it nowadays is when I'm laying in bed trying to fall asleep. What I mentioned I kinda improvised a few weeks ago that seems to help more than it doesn't. 

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    I've become firmly convinced that anxiety and panic attacks do not originate in the mind, but are a conscious manifestation of something "not quite right" with the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS).  Everyone experiencing heart symptoms should research "Dysautonomia", not many doctors know much about it, specialists who do tend to be cardiologists.  My daughter's "anxiety" was cured with a low dose beta blocker heart medication!  Many psychiatrists may admit they don't know why a heart medication helps anxiety.   The ANS can also react to allergies, foods, infections, temperature changes and a bunch of other physical stuff.

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    it sound alike heart palpitations to me Hun I get them a lot..but where you having these palpitations and where your honking so much about them it's giving you panic attacks I have bin suffering panic disorder for 2 months now and they came on out of the blue when I went into a restaurant all of a sudden I had a panic attack..panic attack doesn't just have to be over breathing it can be all sorts of different symptoms eg your arms go painful and numb that you can't grip anything your hands go into claws where you can't move your hands and arms..it's all down to anxiety that causes the panic attacks and worse thing is you could be good one minute next minute have a palpitation it's the brain that causes this have you spoke to a therapist about dealing with your palpitations and panic disorder

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      I am currently going through therapy at the moment and my palpitations are usually down to once a week on a monday (im by myself most of the day.) i did notice the other night id gone to bed later than usual and as i took my bra off i felt a "missed" beat and then lying flat my heart wasn't massively fast but felt a long strange beat whilst my hand was on my chest followed by a few smaller 1s this really knocked me as i felt like it could stop! This defo felt out of the blue i checked my pulse and that felt normal it only lasted about 10seconds but that is enough to doubt if you are ok.

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