Palpitations that come back

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I know this has been discussed before. I am 46 and am in post menopause at least thats what the blood test reavealed in December. 

I am getting tired of having palpitations at night, durring the day and when lying down. I just want them to go away. How long will these palpitations keep going on and will they ever stop. I have talked to my doctor about the biodentical progesterone pill made by the compound pharmacy, because when your progeterone is low that can cause palpitations. 

How long have you ladies suffered from palpitations. 

Fed up discustted moody and crying because of themsad

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    hi susan 

    You say your blood test said your post menopause

    Take it you havent had periods either .. For over 12 months ? 

    palpitaions are very common in menopause ..

    you have other health issues didnt you say before,  

    and are taking lots of meds.

    Natural progesterone  should be used under medical supervision and prescribed by a Gyno.

    it may cause hormone imbalance ... see a Gyno .. Be safe ..

    its commercial and can be bought on line and not what your body actually needs ... caused havoc for me years ago.

    my Gyno said big no no .. Messes women up.. 

    My flushes post meno and palps eased by taking *low dose escitalopram just for this symptom *not for depression, its an HRT alternative for severe hot flushes and its working very well for me ..

    maybe see your docs about your other meds, you previously mentioned maybe they are the cause and need changing etc 



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      I stopped taking my Zoloft I am asking to take the natural on made with yams or soy just a low dose to help me out not a high diose because the synthetic ones cause to much side effects and the natural ones don't 
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    Hello Susan

    I'm 44 and believe in peri menopausal. I first started getting palpitations about 4 years ago, they come and go but have got really bad over the last few months again.

    I'm about to have another cardio assessment because I'm having some breathlessness and chest pain at the moment.

    I totally get why your so depressed by it all, its just awful to get into bed and feel like your heart is doing stuff it shouldn't!

    I never in a million years would have though that the menopause would or indeed could cause so many health problems.

    I wish I could offer more than just a bit of support.

    Take care x

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    Useful info ..

    Heart palpitations are a feeling that your heart is beating too hard or too fast, skipping a beat, or fluttering. You may notice heart palpitations in your chest, throat, or neck.

    Heart palpitations can be bothersome or frightening. They usually aren't serious or harmful, though, and often go away on their own. Most of the time, they're related to stress and anxiety or to consumption of stimulants such as caffeine, nicotine, or alcohol.

    Palpitations also often occur during pregnancy.

    In rare cases, palpitations can be a sign of a more serious heart condition. Therefore, if you have heart palpitations, make arrangements to see your doctor. And seek immediate medical attention if along with palpitations, you experience shortness of breath, dizziness, chest pain, or fainting.

    After taking your medical history and conducting a physical exam, your doctor may order tests that can either confirm or rule out an underlying cause. If an underlying cause is found, the right treatment can reduce or eliminate palpitations.

    If your palpitations are not related to an underlying cause, lifestyle changes, including stress management and the avoidance of common triggers, can help prevent them.

    Causes of Heart Palpitations

    Many things can cause heart palpitations. In the vast majority of cases, the cause is either related to your heart or is unknown. Non-heart-related causes of palpitations include:

    Strong emotions such as anxiety, fear, or stress; palpitations often occur during panic attacks.

    Vigorous physical activity

    Caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, or illegal street drugs such as cocaine and amphetamines

    Medical conditions, including thyroid disease, a low blood sugar level, anemia, low blood pressure, fever, and dehydration

    Hormonal changes during menstruation, pregnancy, or the perimenopausal period; sometimes, palpitations during pregnancy are signs of anemia.

    Medications, including diet pills, decongestants, asthma inhalers, and some drugs used to prevent arrhythmias (a serious heart rhythm problem) or treat an underactive thyroid

    Certain herbal and nutritional supplements

    Abnormal electrolyte levels

    Some people experience palpitations after eating heavy meals that are rich in carbohydrates, sugar, or fat. Sometimes, eating foods with high levels of monosodium glutamate (MSG), nitrates, or sodium can bring them on.

    If you have heart palpitations after eating certain foods, the problem could be food sensitivity. Keeping a food diary can help you identify which foods to avoid.

    Palpitations can also be related to underlying heart disease

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    i am peri menopause and have palps, they have driven me crazy but the more i think of  the more the are sometimes, it all s hormonal, GP's arelesss re this, some dont even acknowledge symptoms like these, i am doing my own research but think vitamin b deficiency may be to blame, i try keep busy but no stress if poss, as get terrible monthly mood swings


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    I had terrible palpitations and a pounding heart.  BP and pulse fine though.  Some of it was anxiety so i got prescribed a beta blocker which I take when I need.  I think magnesium is good for the heart and many other things. Mine have now gone. It is horrible though I thought I was going to have a heart attack.  Take care.XXX
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    i am now worried about arrthymia undiagnosed mistaken for jsut palpitaitons which i have, how are they diagnosed properly as ive just had ECG obviously no good as not done when palpitating!,  listened to chest and heart and not sure on bloods these alone surely cant diagnose arrytmia?  amd worried
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      Useful info continued ..

      Heart Palpitations


      Causes of Heart palpitations


      Your doctor will conduct a physical examination, take your medical history, and ask about your current medications, diet, and lifestyle.

      The doctor also will ask when, how often, and under what circumstances palpitations occur.

      Sometimes, a blood test can reveal the presence of anemia, electrolyte problems, or thyroid abnormalities and help identify the cause of palpitations. Other useful tests include:

      Electrocardiogram (ECG). An ECG can be done either while you are at rest or while you are exercising. The latter is called a stress ECG. An ECG records your heart's electrical signals and can detect abnormalities in the heart's rhythm.

      Holter monitoring. A Holter monitor is worn on the chest. It continuously records your heart's electrical signals for 24 to 48 hours. It can detect rhythm abnormalities that weren't identified during a regular ECG test.

      Event recording. An event recorder is worn on the chest. You use a handheld device to record the heart's electrical signals when symptoms occur.

      Chest X-ray.

      Echocardiogram. This is an ultrasound examination of the heart. It provides detailed information about the heart's structure and function.

      If necessary, your doctor may refer you to a cardiologist for additional tests or treatment.

      Treatment of Heart Palpitations

      Treatment of heart palpitations depends on their cause. In most cases, palpitations are found to be harmless and often go away on their own. In those cases, no treatment is needed.

      If palpitations are not due to an underlying condition, your doctor may advise you to avoid the things that trigger them. Strategies may include:

      Reducing anxiety and stress. Common stress-reducing therapies include relaxation exercises, yoga, tai chi, biofeedback, guided imagery, and aromatherapy.

      Avoiding certain foods, beverages, and substances. This may include alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, and illegal drugs.

      Avoiding medications that act as stimulants. These include cough and cold medicines, and certain herbal and nutritional supplements.

      If lifestyle changes fail to reduce or eliminate palpitations, your doctor may prescribe certain medications. In some cases, beta-blockers or calcium-channel blockers are used.

      If your doctor finds that your palpitations are related to an underlying condition, such as anemia, the focus will be on treating that condition.

      If the palpitations are caused by a medication, your doctor will try to find another medication you can use. If the palpitations represent an arrhythmia, medications or procedures may be required.

      You may also be referred to a heart rhythm specialist known as an electrophysiologist.

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      I did have an echocardiogram and nothing showed up and I did have an EKG in the E.R. and I wore a heart monitor while in the E.R a week ago and they said nothing showed up there. 

      I know that Zoloft cause palpitations so I stopped taking that, right now I am just taking my ativan, I know I have a thyroid problem they had to lower my thyroid because it went high, to where I lost some weight, they said my iron is fine so I don't know what else can be causing them when I am lying down I feel them and when I am on the move I feel them can't take it anymoresad

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      I was just on a small dosage only 25mgs. If it had been higher than I would wean myself off it but only 25mgs thats the smallest dose there is. 

      Just wish I can wean myself off this ativan sometimes that causes anxieties in me before it calms me down. Don't know what to do just want the palpitations to stop i have been praying for them to stop and cryingsad

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      I just read this, you really need to square this with your doctor, you have quite a bit going on. If the thyroid is off kilter, that can cause palpitations, you just quit taking your Zoloft, that too can cause it if you quit abruptly. 

      I realize you have a lot concerning you, but when I first read your question, yes, Progesterone can help some people. It is not for everyone, but for those of us who do need it, it does help remove some of the more troubling symptoms. 

      In your case as I asked before, please work with your doctor. None of us here know your complete history, nor are any of us (I know for sure, I am not) a physician. For your own good, work with a doctor who has your complete history at hand to better help you. 

      It's one thing to offer some advice of what may or may not work, but I've read many of your posts and I don't doubt for a moment how frustrated you are at this point. Remember, what works for one, may not another.

      That's why you deserve to have it sorted out by a professional who hopefully can put you on the right path to feeling better real soon.

      Take good care Susan.


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      I agree with annie

      Whether 25mg or not you should wean off, or you have withdrawal symptoms. Weaning takes time, from halving tablets with pill cutter for few weeks etc. etc.

      Does your doctor know or suggest stopping cold turkey / abruptly

      Antidepressants should never be stopped abrupty especially if on them a few months / years.


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      You can't cut Zoloft in half and its only 25mgs which is the smallest dose. It does not come any smaller than 25mgs and if you cut it in half the powder inside will hurt the stomach 

      Can't wean off 25mgs when thats the smallest dose. 

      Now if it were 50 or 75 or 100 mgs than I would wean off but zolfts smallest dose is 25mgs

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      Thank you Annieschaefer 

      My zoloft was only 25mgs so it was not a large dose. My doctor knows i went off it because it was causing me a lot of stomach pain, cramping, stool problems, urination problems, all I am taking right now is my ativan I am working with my doctor just so fed up sad

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      Good Susan, 

      That is a low dose and most likely your doctor can help you sort out these concerns for you. I msg'd you with a little information that you may find a good resource to comfort you while you are waiting to get some relief. This all will pass and most likely we come out stronger and all the better for it. Just getting there is the key.

      Check your message box please.

      Annie xx

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