Palpitations Are Really Scaring Me.

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I've had palpitations on and off for several years now. They aren't pleasant but they've been bearable. Recently though they are frightening me. They vary from flutterings to my heart feeling like it's trying to get through my ribs.

Last week, I had horrendous palpitations and they last for over five hours. I went to bed at about 10.00pm and couldn't sleep till well after 2.00am in the morning. I was very down for days and my anxiety was through the roof. I had one episode in bed last night and one this aftenoon and this type of palpitation lasts for about ten to fifteen seconds and my heart feels like it's thumping and trying to get out. My pulse feels weak/different until it passes and then for hours after I'm panicking but trying to keep calm.

It doesn't help that I finished a course of two antibiotics last Tuesday morning. Clindamycin and Ciprofloxacin are two of the worst or giving you terrible diarhea and I'm still trying to stop that so again, my anxiety is high this week. I'm now terrified that it's something bad, I'm on constant health alert and down about it so when the palpitations start, I just sit and fret and/or cry. 

Does anyone here get palpitations that bad? I've read about many who've had them and it reassures me but when I get them, all logic goes out of the window. Thanks for listening.

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    I reckon you and I were separated at birth. Mine have been horrendous for a month. However, I've been drinking wine slightly more as it's been Christmas. This doesn't help and aggravates the heart's sensitive mechanics. I saw a cardiologist in 2014 and he did a holder monitor which showed I have palps but he said it was nothing out of the ordinary. It doesn't feel like that though does it. I'm staying off wine for a few weeks now to see if that helps. Also I suffer more when ovulating and just before I start. X
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      Thanks Donna, I hate anyone to feel as I do but I'm glad it's not just me. I'm the same by the way, they're worse before ovulating and before starting and I think because my pms symptoms are now so much worse, I did wonder if the palpitation were just part of that. I'm hoping it will subside but if not, I'll go and have another chat with the doctor. I noticed at Christmas that any strongish alcohol had my heart racing. I barely drink but I literally only managed a glass of rose Lambrusco and a rose wine with dinner. I tried a Cherry Brandy and it nearly blew my socks across the room. Your post has made me feel a little more sane x. 
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      Glad you feel a little more sane. They are awful. My aunt had them during her meno and she said hers felt like her heart was rising up through her chest into her throat - I can relate to that too, although more often than not it feels like a thudding and skipped beats. I'm at the gyno at the end of the month so I'll ask him if there's anything I can do/take. My gp offered betablockers but I get dizzy too so I thought I'd skip that idea. I'll let you know if he comes up with anything. Big hug x
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      Donna that's how mine felt, it was raving but felt like it was missing beats, had full heart check, and a monitor on for a week and everything was normal, put it down to anxiety, always best to have it checked xx
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      So true Joanne, I'm two years in peri and I bloody hate it, I'm hoping it's a short one, wishful thinking I know, but it's got to get better eventually, Surely 😬😬😬
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    I had this just before Christmas I had it every y for about 3 weeks, it got so bad I was scared to be on my own, my poor sister was the only one who could calm me, but when it got to its worst she couldn't calm me on a few occasions and my heart felt like it was going to burst, that is the worst I have been in the two years I have been suffering with them, I never ever want to go through that again, it is the scariest thing. I ended up ordering batch flower drops for panic attacks / anxiety and touch wood I haven't had it since, you get it off the internet if you have never tried it, I would recommend it, big hugs and hope it passes soon xx
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      Thanks Sue. That is how I felt, We took a trip to Birmingham via train. Long story short..the trains messed up, I'd over exerted myself and then we were stressed to the hilt and worried we wouldn't get home that night. When we got home, the palpitations were horrendous, worse than ever before and since then, stress, upset or eating/drinking the wrong sets them off again. I'm even scared to exercise. We're decorating this month before our new suite arrives and I'm panicking. Our son's are going to have to do most of it for us while I take it gently, (hard when you're the decorator though).

      I've now got some starflower oil capsules as Karen on here, said they've been great for her. I've jotted the batch flower drops down on my list x. 

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    Im in year eight of ny perimenopause and my palpitations seem to be getting worse. I hate them they distress me so much. I had a 24 hour monitor couple years ago and also ended cup going er last summer. They couldn't find any thing wrong.

    Ive missed two periods but this week anxiety and palpitations through the roof.

    Sorry I cant offer you any advice x

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      It's okay Michelle. To be honest, even though you can't advise me, you have no idea how lighter I feel knowing that you and other ladies here know how I feel. As I said to Donna above, if I have to, I'll ask for one of the monitors to check. I'm so frightened of them when they happen that I genuine feel sorry for my heart sometimes. Hope all of us feel better and that we can fully manage our symptoms. Fingers crossed the starflower oil and batch flower drops help to take them off x. 
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