Palpitations, Pins and Needles

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Hello. I'm Brandon and I wanted to get an opinion on a peculiar situation for me. About week prior, I started getting a pins and needles sensation in my arm, that eventually found it's way to the rest of my body. It isn't constant, but itll show up here and there. I also started having heart palpitations around the same time, which will either happen as one 'skip' so to speak, or more commonly, I'll feel a fluttering in my chest that lasts about 6 seconds. Again, off and on throughout the day, but it hasn't gone away. What's weird is that's where the symptoms stop. I've checked symptoms online that lead to disease with other symptoms I dont have. I've been to the emergency room twice, and both times they say my blood pressure and bpm are pretty normal. They ask if I have any dizziness, fatigue, pain or anything, and i really feel pretty normal aside from those two things. But they aren't helping me and I want to get an idea what this is, because unfortunately where I'm from, without a primary doctor, ED trips are all I have.

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    How old are you brandon? I was dealing with something similar. The weird pins and needles mostly in my arms, fingers and toes that would also accompany palpitations and a weird vibration like feeling in my chest. It got to the point where it was affecting my life and I had a few episodes of tachycardia because of it. I also showed similar signs on one of my ekgs to Wolf Parkinsons white. A type of arrythmia. I had a stress test, multiple ekgs, chest x Ray's, a holter monitor and an echocardiogram after that and they all came back normal other then the fact I get a lot of pvcs. Not to the point where it's dangerous but more then the average person and my doctor said that can attribute to the palpitations and vibrating feeling in my chest. I really had to push for the tests. I'd suggest you do the same. If you want to feel better and have a clear head. Hope that helps!

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      This was very helpful thank you very much. I'm 31 yrs old and I'm relying on ER trips. Wont get to see an actual primary care doctor until next week. I was just wondering if I'd survive till then. I truly appreciate your feedback.

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      No problem! I think you'll be fine. Do you have a history of heart disease in your family? If not I'd say you're probably a ok. A lot comes down to Genes and genetics especially when you're under 50. I'd say next time you go into the ER you tell them you've experienced some extremely uncomfortable symptoms and really pressure for more tests. Most doctors won't have you see a specialist unless you really nag them which is sad but true. All the best

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      My mother actually has Afib and I thought at first that that's what it might've been. I'll do my best with the ER but money is a bit tight, plus the Coronavirus situation makes this the absolute worst situation.

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