Briefly: 47; high blood pressure for 20 years (treated); occasional high cholesterol; "normal" heart murmur; no thyroid disorder; depression; panic disorder; father had 1st heart attack age 49; father died from 3rd heart attack age 63; currently taking Claritin-D; pseudocholinesterase deficiency; experienced worst headache of my life a few weeks ago that was combined with nausea, dizziness, cold and hot sweats; and tingling in arms, legs, and scalp (no light sensitivity, though); CT scan normal; blood work normal; tons of stress; inability to concentrate; loss of appetite; previous palpitations (several episodes/yr); hands, feet, nose always cold.
Two days in a row now, after taking my dog for a walk and returning to a resting condition, I've experienced palpitations. Yesterday they lasted five hours and kept me from sleeping. Today it's been 30 minutes so far. I feel fine otherwise.
I do not want to waste my time or anyone else's at the ER over something that isn't serious. Thoughts?
Hi Deb -
I know this is an old question, but I did want someone from our staff to answer you! I hope you've long since discovered the cause of these heart palpitations and gotten some treatment for it. If you did find out what was causing the symptoms and got treatment for them, perhaps you'd consider coming back and telling us how things turned out for you? Your experience might be invaluable to someone else suffering from the same symptoms.
Here are some links that might be helpful for you in any case. Best of luck to you!
Heart Palpitations and Anxiety Attacks: Should You Be Worried?
Hello Deb. Thanks for your question. My suggestion is you speak to your current doctor if you feel you are not able to go the the ER. Call the nurses line and talk to someone in the office who can realy your symptoms to a trained medical professional. It may not be serious. But your doctor may want you evealuated to be certain.
In the meantime, you can read about Understanding Heart Conditions and well as use our Check a Symptom service.
All the best, sue
hi i get them a lot i have had them for a week but now and then week weekend just gone i had about 30 and tonight i have had a big 1 then 2 sec later the same the 5 min later big 1 is this bad i dont know but im geting them more n more sometimes for hours