pulse went really fast

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Hi all,

my pulse has been about 74-80BPM throughout today but half hpur ago it went up to 124BPM for no reaon whatso ever (this was white i was sitting down ay my desk) its not down to 88

ive had numerous ECG's and a chest xray (last one 2 weeks ago) as i suffer from ectopics and palpitations.

What could cause this? could be it anxiety even tho i felt calm? help please

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    Hi Meljenk

    May be your sub-conscious at work here!  The mind can play awful tricks on you.  The vagus nerve can also be to blame.  Quietly take in a deep breath through your nose and expel through your mouth.  Do this for up to 10 breaths - this has a naturally calming  effect on the whole body.  Don't let it beat you!

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    whats the vagus nerve? how does that make your pulse go very fast?

     

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    The vagus nerve is a parasympathetic nerve with motor and sensory fibres distributed to oesophagus, stomach, heart and lungs.  When I place my hand on my stomach below the chest I can induce a missed heartbeat!  My consultant, many years ago, did wonder about my vagus nerve being the culprit.  However, there is nothing they can do as the vagus nerve runs from the brain - you cannot live without it.
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      ohhh... i dont know if thats whats causing it.

      its gone fast again and the pule is like ......  .  .......  .  ....... < pause in beats.

      i have ectopics but i feel them ion my chest these ones o dont.

      its now startung to scare me sad

       

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    I have the same problem.  My GP says that gastric disturbances involvng bloating can put pressure on the vagus nerve and cause ectopics and tachycardia.  Does this fit with you?
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      i do have a little indigestion/heart burn and burping a bit (not a lot)

      im not bloated tho

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