PLEASE HELP PALPITATIONS CONSTANTLY!!

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 Have had these before but nothing like this I am suffering them everyday when I eat they get worse when I take my pain meds they get worse I get tingling in my mouth and hands some shortness of breath I am 48 tested me for menopause cause periods have been irregular so yes doctor says I am in menopause but cardiologist did 2 week halter test and having and echo but no results yet please I am scared to leave home scared that I am going to die any help woukd be much appreciated I am alone I have nobody to help me through this my son is 10 years old and it's sad he is scared for me just as much as I am .  Please help me 

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    Im the same age and have had palpatations before but nothing like this either . Started about 3 months ago. Fast beats , skips , flutters , pounds hard then skips feels like it stops then starts again . Horrible !!!! Dr did ekg , halter 1 weeks and stress test said nothing but ya you have a fast heart beat . I'm on a Chanel blocker and still getting them . Worse when I eat , also can't lay on my left side or my heart just goes crazy . Seeing a new dr on sept 26.. I know that horrible feeling fear !!! When I happens I think I'm dying . I had a very bad day today myself . Something has to be wrong .. do you have any medication to help it . 

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    Being scared and anxious will only make matters worse. It's not fair on your son to transmit your anxiety onto him. Best thing is to sit down and relax when the symptoms come on and don't be cruel to your son by showing him your worries. Best wait till you have all the test results and then follow expert advice.

    Meanwhile keep calm and relaxed.

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    Wow! So sorry. You've been through all that in 10 years and have a 10 year old son. Wow!

    I had a bladder cancer successfully removed 4 years ago.

    I also had Cardiac Ablation 4 years ago because of Atrial Flutter. My heart has been fine since then till 3 weeks ago when it went funny again. Had ECGs and cardiogram and have been told I have Heart Failure. I am waiting to see my cardiologist again but I don't let it get me down. I'm 72 and hope to have another few years, so why worry?

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      I am sad to hear you have been through a lot to !!  I hope all is going ok for you now and that you get better !  I know you will have lots of years left cause your approach and calmness is awesome.  I have tremendous fear as you said it absolutely makes things 10 times worse for me !!  I just want to be normal or the best normal I can be, I want to enjoy life not fear that every moment could be me last and I have allowed my mind to think like this and I am trying desperately to fix it .  I reached out to this blog hoping I could talk to someone who might understand what I am experiencing as I have no friends I have isolated myself so let me say this to you thank you very much for your time to reply to me !!  Thank you very much 

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    Being so anxious will only make your palpitations feel worse so I have to agree that keeping calming & not stressing about  'what may be the problem' is the only thing you can do until you speak to the specialist. I'm a year younger than you & I believe I am peri-menopausal. I was diagnosed with heart failure last year & both bring a variety of symptoms & some seem to overlap. As for the palpitations,  I make a note of what I'm doing when I feel these, sit myself down & take deep breaths. Lying on my left side worsens the palpitations & apparently this is very normal & sitting up always helps. My palpitations come & go & I won't experience any for weeks. Anxiety always brings them on so I try  hard to avoid stressful situations.

    There's so many reasons for experiencing what might or might not be heart symptoms. You need reassurances from a doctor who understands your health needs. Sounds like you've been through it over the past ten years & wish I could be more helpful. 

    Big hug from me.

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    Wanted to follow up had echo and halter monitor test as well and cardiologist says I have Cardiac Awareness as well as palpitations and that I have to learn to live with them .  Also being menopausal is another factor that could be a contributing factor !  During the echo I constantly had the palpitations my face started burning etc thought I was going to die cried pretty much the entire day !  Tired of constantly being in fear I just want my life back !!  
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      Wanted to give an update I am still experiencing these issues sometimes so bad that I cry for hours and try to take a ambien hope to go to sleep and it go away before I wake up

      I wished I coukd truly find a friend that is struggling like myself as well I have no friends or family just a very complicated situation in my life   Please if anyone wants a friend or support I would love that as I am in need as well thank you bunches !!

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    Hi, deep breath, read my post and trust me when I say I have exactly the same, I have had every test going, been to A&E on several occasions, called 999 twice due to racing heart, sweats, dizziness and pain in chest, seen a cardiologist twice and nothing, I mean nothing shows up ever.  When I mentioned to cardio about it mainly happening after meals when I am resting, he said "vagul nerve, google it, there is a strong connection between food and heart, the heart has to work harder after food and some people are more aware of their heart than others".  You mention it happens after eating and taking meds, which you presumably take with water/food. Mine are there immediately after every meal, when I drink, especially coffee.  I used to sit after my main meal in constant fear of dying, I used to feel dizzy, sweat, my hands and mouth would tingle all being caused by anxiety. My heart would race and the pain was incredible, I would run around clutching my chest saying I was going to die, I would sometimes then burp and immediately felt better.  I would feel it in my ears and when I tried to lie down after a heavy meal the pain was incredible. I then decided that as my family were beginning to feel I was nuts, my 19 year old son has started to become health anxious due to me behaving this way in front of him, so beware of your son in case it affects him, I felt that maybe it was food related, I started to eat smaller meals and when it happened took a deep breath and thought about other things and believe me it worked, during the past few months I have hardly noticed, if they start, I get up walk around and do something to take my mind off them. They are still there but I say to myself it is not my heart, I know all this is easier said than done.  Palpitations are a well known symptom of the menopause as are many, many, many, other things, I am 59 this year and well through it thank god.   I did have beta blockers but as mine are related to food they did not work. 

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    Hi just read one of your posts about palpitations and face burning.  MENOPAUSE 100%, I would feel my face get hot then the palpitations. Face cooled down, palps went.  Menopause is absolutely hell for some of us.  I am still having hot face/palps at 58 and started at 47, GP said some people have sweats for many years, some well into their 80's.  Looks like that's my fate LOL.  Take care

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