Please describe your experience with palpitations. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: grossindel, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: July 29

I'm male, 29, I recently started having palpitations, and the skipped heart beat type would happen about 2 or 3 times a year. Then 3 months ago they started happening every day. I was prescribed propranolol 100 mg which I took for only a week but couldn't continue due to the side effects. I did ECG twice and every other test the doctor recommended and everything came out fine. Propranolol stopped my palpitations but made them worse when I stopped, I haven't slept well in 3 days after stopping them.

Comment from: Mon, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: March 12

I have been diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse years ago. I am 71 years old and have been experiencing palpitations for years on and off. I started having them again in January on a daily basis, and 2 EKGs show no problem. I now have a Holter monitor on for 6 days, and have increased my beta blocker on advice from my cardiologist, and still having these awful palpitations.

Comment from: Brooke M, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 26

I just read another lady’s comment on palpitations and I wish I could thank her personally. I could literally quote her word for word about bending forward is what seems to initiate them. I will echo her in saying that lying down or deep breaths could stop them. They would stop like as if turning off a switch, very abruptly, but lately it hasn't helped. I am 43 and I'm only slightly overweight now, but I wasn't always, I have always been very active and thin. And I have very low blood pressure.

Comment from: Dee1982, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 15

My experience with palpitations started at the age of 13. l am now 36 but going to be 37 on December 1st. l get them every other day so it does get annoying. It feels like skipped beats, fluttering sensation, flip flopping and racing. It is scary.

Comment from: Joe Bar, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: August 21

I am 45 years old and had palpitations all my life but very sporadically. Lately they are very severe. Between 9 and 10 PM they start and they never stop until I fall asleep. The weird part is that I run 5 miles almost every morning and with no problem at all. I am on nadolol 20 mg twice a day but no improvement whatsoever. Wonder if the medicine makes it worse. I am desperate.

Comment from: Shy, 19-24 (Patient) Published: May 28

I am 24. My heart palpitations started this year. It honestly feels like I am going to pass out and die. Everything around me is like slow motion and I can feel my heart. It is weird but it only happens for seconds. I have been to the doctor and he said he's not concerned, but it still is scary.

Comment from: Terry, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 09

I have experienced stress induced palpitations since I was 24 years of age. They were very short at first like 2 to 5 minutes until the age of 55 and they would last 2 to 4 hours and the longest were 6 to 10 hours at 179 beats per minute. I was sent for tests and was told it was supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) and congestive heart failure (CHF). I had a cardiac defibrillator put in to stop the palpitations. So I guess if other family members did not have the same thing going on with them as I did I might have seen someone sooner; I thought it was normal. In hindsight I wish I had gone to an emergency room sooner, that is when I knew it was not normal.

Comment from: Shar, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 24

I have had two atrial fibrillation attacks and on April 5 I'm having cardio ablation. I'm a little nervous about it but I think I'm in good hands and hope like crazy that it cuts down the number of palpitations that I get. It seems that I get many palpitations at night. Go figure, I'm not putting any stress on the heart of course but it really jumps around. By morning when I awake, I don't feel the palpitations. It all began with hyperthyroidism. I really want to get off the medicines (metoprolol and digoxin) that I'm on, I'll have to use the blood thinner forever. I'm female, 55.

Comment from: LoriMc, Female (Patient) Published: August 20

I am 46 year old female, recently diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia. I had been having some palpitations once in a while, not a lot. I have also been diagnosed with mild aortic stenosis and mitral valve regurgitation. I had my first iron infusion two weeks ago and see a cardiologist for the first time on Saturday. I had never had the feeling of it in the back of my throat until just the past couple of days. I never really thought anything about it until now. I am interested to hear what my cardiologist has to say about it. I have felt like I was close to passing out but it hasn't actually happened. I sometimes feel very fatigued. Anemia is at least partly the cause of that.


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Comment from: Timmy, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: November 17

I've been having some discomfort on the left side of my chest. This always happens when am wearing a tight or constricting shirt. I also feel very uncomfortable lying on my left side; feels like my heart's beating against the surface of the bed. No pain experienced yet. I wonder if I should be worried about the palpitations.


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