Palpataions!!!!! Feeling alone

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Im a 44 year old woman and my first experience with palpataions was as a 12 year old. i was running up the stairs and git a strange sensation in my chest that stopped me in my tracks. after that o had nothing further until i was pregnant with my 5th child and i had a run of SVT at 8 months. totally unprovoked, ever since then I've had periods of really bad palpataions. mine are mixed. sometimes they feel like I'm being punched in the chest for r 1 or 2 beats, it takes my breathe away and makes me feel dizzy. this can go on for days. the other kind feels more like a fluttering in my chest. but thats putting it mildly!! these kind are a lot more scary fir meas it feels like an irregular beat, i also feel a massive wave of adrenaline when this happens which makes me feel dizzy and shaky. it all last around 29seconds but i feel like I'm going to due when it dies happen. ive had ECGs, bloods and holter recording all of which cone back normal but i feel like it's affecting my whole life now as im constantly avoiding anything that might trigger an attack!!

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    I had palpitations after my angioplasty and it was bothering me a lot. I was referred to an electro physiologist who put me on a Cordarone treatment and it went away.

    I am now on Cordarone 100 as a maintenance dose of one per day. I am fine now . You need to see a Electro Physiologist who treats the electrical signals and he can fix your problem. Cordarone is the best available medicine for Heart Arithmia (palpitations)

    Best of Luck

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    Diane, all I can say is, my situation is much like yours.

    I had some experience with palpitations/arrhythmias at least in college, and maybe even as an infant, but none of these was ever really diagnosed or treated.

    For me starting around age 50 they started to be a frequent or even constant thing and I finally went to the doctor and said, "what's this?" and they said, "Well, something unusual (but they didn't tell me what), anyway nothing to be done at this point." Around age 60 they got much worse, more tests, and still doctors (a) won't even name it, and (b) prescribe nothing. Even though it's hugely scary, affects my life, and seems to threaten imminent disaster. But I'll say the doctors have been this much right - even after seven more years I'm still here after all with no disasters.

    There are drugs that might help a little, for me beta blockers in small doses have helped. Treating some moderate high blood pressure, helps.

    There are specific arrhythmia drugs too, and finally operations, and maybe even a pacemaker, but these may not have the best success rate, have side effects, may be horribly invasive, and very expensive (to the insurance company, government, and/or you, as the case may be). So doctors don't generally propose them until they are really clearly needed. I guess. But they do work for some people, they are there if really needed.

    But yes, as a first thing, you like me are seeing a lot of resistance by doctors to offer so much as a word of sympathy. That part, I just don't get.

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    Have you had a d-dimer blood test? It indicates whether or not you may have a blood clot and if it is high you may need a chest CT with contrast.

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    hi Diane.

    I’m a 70-year-old woman living in Canada and I’ve had atrial fibulation or a-fib, for the past three years . however I have had two electrocardio conversions and they don’t seem to work so this time I think my cardiologist will be giving me a ultrasound and then do a cardio ablation which will stop the quivering on my upper chambers which causes my heart rate to be so high. What I don’t understand is why your doctor does not refer you to a cardiologist .....i have had ECG, stress test with MIBI....echo gram and now ultra sound. the cost for any procedure is absolutely zero in CANADA ...I'm hoping this is the last one for me...

    yes the beta blockers dont really help and i wont need them after next month...take care everyone.

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    If you've had tests done which have come back normal I would not worry about it.

    I was in hospital 18 months ago and they took me off beteblockers because I was having low blood pressure. They would not give them back to me on discharge but told me to check it out with GP.

    I did that. I was feeling absolutely fine. GP took my heart rate and immediately rushed out of the room. Came back with a betablocker in his hand and a glass of water in the other saying "Get that inside you now".

    So I have been on them again ever since. Bisoprolol one a day.

    It was very strange as ui felt absolutely fine.

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