Heart palpitations daily

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Hi

I've been experiencing heart palpitations daily and can't quite work out why they have recently come on. I do suffer from anxiety and have done for some time but this has come out of nowhere.

Is anyone else experiencing these symptoms and what are causing them?

Wondering if sugar can set them off? I also want to get checked out further than an ECG and bold tests as mine have come back all clear. There is a history of heart attacks in the family so if anyone knows of a way to get thourough checks I'd be grateful to know.

Hate this feeling it really puts the frighteners in to me and my anxiety rockets!!!

Ollie 

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    Hi Ollie. Heart palpitations are common with anxiety and beta blockers are useful at treating them (although the effects can wear off after half an hour or so). They are also good for other heart related issues so ask your doctor. They are commonly prescribed for high blood pressure, angina, heart failure etc plus anxiety too. Propranalol is commonly used for anxiety-related heart palpitations plus sweating and dizzinesshttp://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Beta-blockers/Pages/Introduction.aspx ;
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    I get palpatations all the time - stress can bring them on.   Also, mine recently got worse and It wasn't until I read the label on my decongestant as I have high bold pressure too and you shouldn't use decongestants if on HBP meds because they cause palpatations and arythmia.   I was checked out in A and E when I thought I was having a heart attack.  Good luck.
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    I had palpitations and (touch wood), when I stopped taking Kalms they stopped. I read somewhere that valerian can cause this in some people.
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      This is amazing - I thought that Calms help - all this stuff you think will help makes things worse.   Thanks for your post because I was living off calms and have noticed an increase in the amount of palpatations I was having.   Jeez.
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      They do help most people but unfortunately they can have this effect on some people, its the valerian that causes it. There are good calming teas you can take that do not contain valerian. Clipper do some good ones.
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    That's a great Ida to talk with UR dr mabe it's anxiety or not.. At least u will know and the dr can prescribe u the correct meds for the diagnosis.

    CHEERS

    HOPE

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    As Jane says beta blockers good. About 15 years ago I had palps after my marriage broke up. I was given beta blockers for a while , no bad reaction and palpitations went away.
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