Heart Palpitations

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Hi, i am a 25 year old healthy male. My story begins at the age of 3 where i was diagnosed with kawasaki decease. My illness lasted for 1 month and after that i was prescribed with aspirin therapy. I was seeing cardiologists till the age of 14 and thank god kawasaki decease did not caused any other symptoms. At the age of 18 i started to have panic attacks and high stress level due to many factors. Although i managed to get passed over them, they hit harder at the age of 25 where i had the obligation  to serve my country in the army. To the very first day i started to have heart palpitations due to stress. It didnt matter at first but then it started affect my everyday routine. I went to a cardiologists and perform both Electrocardiogram and heart triplex and told me that i was fine and its all in my mind due to stress. But still i have them and its very annoying even at times that (i think) i am not stressed. Also due to high stress i am not able to perform in bed and i take for over a month now levitra 2.5mg (without prescription) every 48 to 72 hours (depending the days that i am with my girlfriend). My main symptom is head flash and that only when i am in resting state and the heart palpitations that i have them anyway with or without the drug. Due to a UTC the last day 10 days i am in therapy with zithromax (500 mg)  every 12 hours. My questions are..

SHould i worry more with my heart palpitations ?

Can i take levitra 2.5mg  while i am in UTC therapy with zithromax ?

Looking desperately for answers 

Thank you 

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    What is UTC?

    If you are not well in any way your heart rate will probably be higher.

    I would seek medical advice.



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      sorry it was typing error its UTI urinary tract infection. My heart rate (if i am not stressed) is normal. Around 65-80 bpm With some palpitations when  i start check my heart rate or notice one when i am in resting state. In panic attacks or tachycardia episodes i am not go above 150 bpm. 
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    I guessed this might be a typing error.

    I have had several UTIs and my  heart rate usually goes up. Just before Christmas I was 140 a minute but felt fine and it did come back down.


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    Infection causes increased heart rate, but not usually attacks of high heart rate.

    I get palpitations followed by high heart rate between 150-180bpm. Thought it was panic attack but didn’t feel stressed or panicked. I would get dizzy and legs felt like jelly. Lasted for 20-90 mins typically. Never caught on ECG or 7 day recording. GP didn’t take it particularly seriously, advised I needed ECG done during an episode of fast heart rate. Had episode at new year that lasted 4 hours and was diagnosed with SVT from ECG, required adenosine to return heart rate to normal.  Now awaiting echocardiogram and ablation.  

    If you feel this way you should see a GP, who will reassure you it’s not usually life threatening.  Because of my symptoms I am no longer able to drive which is the worst thing!

    Would also suggest you see a GP  and not take drugs which are not prescribed to you as you don’t know they are safe for you to take.  GP might be able to offer other meds that help you more appropriately, you’re young and GP will sympathise with you regarding your sex life. Hope you feel better soon x

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