Heart Palpitations

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So ive been suffering with heart palpitations everyday for the last 3 months. I had my bloods tested for all the usual reasons...anemia, thyroid, infection etc. All came back clear. I increased my water intake and removed all caffeine. I don’t drink alcohol, don’t smoke and don’t do drugs. Yes I’m obese but slowly losing weight and exercising 4 times a week. Wore a 48 hour ecg monitor and that showed up both atrial and ventricular ectopic bears and sinus tachycardia. We discovered I had high blood pressure so it was assumed that once that is controlled the palpitations would stop..they haven’t. I’ve been prescribed Bisopropol (Betablocker) and it’s reduced my BP to a healthy level. The doctor referred me to a cardiologist as it’s really affecting me not knowing what’s causing it but he’s refused to see me as he feels no additional time investigational treatment is required!!!! The only stress I have in my life is caused by this situation and having no answers as to why I experience heart palpitations. It frightens me! Any advice please?

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    Have you been given a d-dimer blood test?

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      No I don't think so. They seem really reluctant to try and diagnose. I spoke to a doctor today who basically said they don't have any answers for me and even if the cardiologist did agree to see me he/she wouldn't investigate my issues just try to manage the palpitations.

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      ask your gp for a d-dimer blood test, it amazes me how they never give this blood test when people have palpitations, particularly when your blood pressure is high. Just a suggestion, try and give up sugar and see if that helps even things like smoothies and fruit juice, sugar can contribute to palpitations.

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      HI Smudge

      I decided to start eating low sugar/sugar free food while I was living with my then partner wh got diagnosed with type 2 diabetes just to support him initially

      now we ve been split up for a heck of a long time ive kept it up & will continue it -

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    Hi Smudge 07

    Ive never had palpitations .-its like while I had a chest infection -more than one occasion I went to have my chest checked out -every time I was told it was clear -but when I went to the hospital because I was getting pains in my chest when walking , sneezing etc -The nurse there said in a letter that I had bibasal fine inspiratory crackles - so dont understand why more than once I was told it was clear & even showed the doctor the letter saying this -so as far as I am concerned there is some crackles in my lungs

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      Thank you so much for your reply. I've removed most junk food already and decreased my sugar intake but there is room for improvement still so will try harder. Interestingly I saw some videos on You Tube from a cardiologist in York who recommends magnesium so will definitely go and get some as have been looking into it. Your advice is much appreciated. Hopefully it will be the answer for me too.

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    hi there... so sorry to read that you are dealing with heart palpitations. i had that before and let me tell you...i know it can get scary. i was also referred out to a cardiologist and did stress test/ultrasound etc...

    after trial and error on and searching info on my own... the best advise i would give you is to stay away from junk food, sugar, no caffeine and most importantly ... take a good quality magnesium powder like magnesium glycinate. it has helped me in so many ways and it took the heart issues away right away. the magnesium will also help your blood pressure. also, look into making and drinking sole (solay) water. that will help with your mineral intake which is essential in keeping things stable.

    hope that helps you =) ....

    to your health,

    =) blanca

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      Thank you so much for your reply. I've removed most junk food already and decreased my sugar intake but there is room for improvement still so will try harder. Interestingly I saw some videos on You Tube from a cardiologist in York who recommends magnesium so will definitely go and get some as have been looking into it.

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    Could it be related to weight? What is your ejection fraction? Are you in heart failure? Body mass index? Are you breathing ok? And what about angina?? My cardio specialist told me everyone has palpitations at some point in their life. Do they come when you exercise?

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      Thanks for the reply. I've no idea if its weight connected or what my ejection fraction is. My breathing is ok and no I don't think its Angina or heart failure. They don't get worse or start when i exercise. Magnesium hasn't helped and neither has avoiding rich/processed foods. I'm still having them daily so its been 7 months now. My 1st referral was knocked back saying they don't see a need to investigate. I pushed hard for another referral as didn't want to accept that so I'm now on a 6 month waiting list for a echocardiogram and routine appointment with cardiology. Hopefully in 4 months time I'll have some answers!

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      One cardio I saw said everybody has palpitations. He had one 18 year old who had thousands of them daily. He said the only problem would be if there are too many and they weaken your heart. If you can breathe and walk without problem, when do you have them?

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