I can feel my heart skip beats, is this something I should be worried about?
I can understand how actually feeling your heart skip a beat can be worrisome. However, hearts skipping a beat -- which are called palpitations -- are rarely serious. Some heart conditions that result in skipped beats may be harmless.
By and large skipping of the heart, what is called palpitations, are rarely serious. The vast majority of skipped heartbeats are something called premature atrial complexes or PAC’S. These are early heartbeats that generally arise from the upper chambers (the atria) of the heart. PACs are also often paired with other medical conditions. While PACs themselves are rarely dangerous, they can kickstart Atrial Fibrillation.
Your skipping heart beat can also be due to a fast heartbeat called a tachycardia. Your heart may be beating so fast that you feel as though it is skipping beats. This could be caused by over-excitement, anxiety, or caffeine beverages.
Another type of skipped beat is a Premature Ventricular Complex or PVC. PVCs arise from the lower chambers of the heart, the ventricles. They may be found in normal people but are much more frequent in people with abnormalities of the heart.
By themselves PVCs are not dangerous, but they may indicate other types of medical illness: high blood pressure, damaged heart muscle, Valvular conditions, heart failure, electrolyte abnormalities, and other conditions.
In order to determine the root of your heart beat -- or lack thereof -- you'll want to visit your doctor and get an EKG.
i have the same symptoms...and it's happenig more frequently and for longer periods of time than it used to. will someone please respond?
I had the skipped heartbeat for several years and got no information from Doctors. I researched the Web and found that taking 250 MG Magnesium Oxide would prevent this. I started taking the Magnesium Oxide 250 MG twice daily and the skipping stopped. I have not have the skipping for 2 years now. Worth a try for you. It can't hurt you. Let me know if it works for you.
i have irregular heartbeats like forever, i also have a hital hernia, went to my dr. he took a ekg, came back and told me that it loks like i had a heart attack. hello where was i when thast happened i said. then he asked when was your last stress test. 3 years old. the heart dr read the report and said that everything was fine, but also showed the exact finding, so my dr. say don't worry. i am going this week for the heart monitor to see why i have irregular heart beats .....puzzled
I have been under a lot of stress. But I also have high blood pressure, doesnt seem to be related. It makes me fill very tired. Had my heart checked out about five month's ago, Dr. said everything looked good.
its caused from stress... i get stressed sometimes and have anxiety.. and when im having a little stress in my life i get them more... and stressing about it will make it worse.. so relax and find something to relieve stress
thanks for the advice I'll try it
thanks for the advice I'll give it a try
i will buy them to i hate that felling
well it could be someting u ate or u dont drink eough water
I have the same thing....Guess I just thought it was due to too much caffeine OR perimenopaus ??
When I feel them start...I feel my pulse while it's occurring...my heart beat stops for that second that it is fluttering...
Stress can definitely mess w/ your heart...
I had the same story, I started taking Magnesium and in the first day my hart was better. How long did you take Magnesium? Are you still taking?
I have been having this same issue since 2003. I am 27 years old and now I am pregnant. I have had all the test done but also going along with my heart skipping beats my heart hurts. I have alot of chest pain and tonight my heart skipped a beat so hard it scared me. I am worried that since I am pregnant that my heart will send out a blood clot. It happened to my grandma she didn't even notice her heart was skipping beats and it sent out a blood clot and went to her intestines. She got lucky it didn't kill her. I know your blood increases with being pregnant, could this be something I should worry about?
I am 48 yrs old and have had the heart skips since i was pregnant with my first child (age 27) I have had every test in the book, gave up cafiene, lost weight everything. I even tried maganesium 250mg 2 x's a day with some relief but it has now come back more frequent and lasts a lot longer (maybe pre-menapause) but i guess it won't kill me but it scares the crap out me every second it happens! if anyone has any other ideas please let me know. and when should I worry?
i am 13 years old and at some randowm times, my heart will be steadily beating, then skip multiple beats. then i have a rush of uncomfortable adrenaline and my heart beats faster to catch up. i hate this! also, when i have a cconversation with people, i cant breathe. i have to keep breathing heavily.i feel like my heart doesn't work right when this happens because it get into an irregular pattern of beats.
hello, i just wanted to share my experience with my heart skipping beats.
i used to drink alot of energy drinks like one a day for weeks on end and it wasnt unusual for me to have a skip every now and then, then one day it started skipping every 5th or 6th beat, this really worried me, so i started drinking heaps of water and then low and behold my heart beats went back to norm, i know this would have been because of the energy drinks, but i think it had alo to do with me being dehydrated, so i guess what im saying is are you drinking enough water?'
I've noticed these same sensations since my late teens, but they were very infrequent (kind of like your heart jumping into your throat... it takes your breath away!). But they got a lot more frequent (and worse!) when I was pregnant with my first child at 25. They were worse with my second pregnancy, and by my third pregnancy, I thought I was going to die! They were worst after I ate (especially sweets) and it was almost impossible to fall asleep. I'm 32 now and my youngest is now 19 months and I'm getting them again. Still seems more likely after I've eaten sweets (and almost always happens in the evening). I've read LOTS that says it's a panic attack (I've always had an anxiety disorder), but it doesn't stop it from scaring me! I sure wish I had health insurance so I could afford to go to the doc and get all checked out! I'll have to soon... I was put on Cymbalta after my first child because I was convinced I was going to have a heart attack. As soon as they said it was a panic attack, it was like I was cured... no more problems! Anxiety SUCKS and learning to live with it is hard... just hope I can find something other than meds that will work!
Nothing is worse than you going to the doctors and them tellin you after many tests that it is not life threatening and it is begnin, you ask then why is it happening if nothing is wrong...they tell you don't worry it is fine. WEll it is not fine if the doctor dose not have an answer to an issue that is as serious as the heart!!!
Have you been to a doctor yet for your symptoms? You stated you are thirteen, have you mentioned this to your partents,so that they could take you in to be checked out?
Angela, I would talk to a heart doc. Have you had any tests ran on your heart? See if you can tak Magesium Oxide while being pregnant....I have been reading it has helped a lot of people's palputations decrease or go away.
Amber, you dont say if you have a high BMI, a high BMI will put you into the at high risk of diabetes catagory. The sugars in sweets may be causing your blood sugar to skyrocket and if untreated for a period of time this puts all your organs (but esp. pancreas and liver under stress) This in turn can lead to stress on the heart if undiagnosed for a period of time. Other symptions with be if you have you noticed an increase in thirst, and/or extreme fatigue, if so you must see a doctor asap.
A diet rich in green vegetables such as spinach and broccoli will give you a more natural form of magnesium absorbtion, also pumpkin and squash seeds as small snacks through out the day. Generally a diet rich in veg and raw foods generaly is beneficial to health and can help reduce stress on internal organs over a period of time.
Thank you for this,,, makes some semse for me...
i want to share my experience too
i am 31 years old male
i do remember having missing heart beat very ocasionally when i was a teen
but recently i start having it very offen
i have a new boy who is not allowing me to sleep well at night, aslo for the past 3 weeks i am fasting all say from sunset to sunrise, (no water no food for about 15 hours)
so lake of food, lake of energy, lake of sleep, lake of water, all this has cuased heart missing beats to be more, just today i sow doctor and i did tests and was told it is not a disease and everything is ok, it is normal , and if it does not go away i can have medication for it and i should not worry about it
Angela. You wont find a cure on here but if you are concerned go and see your Doctor for reassurance. I have had it now for 5 days but not constantly so if I start checking my pulse it will start but if I immerse myself in a book it will go away so I think it is a Brain thing, too much thinking about oneself is not good
The chest pain is always a concern but it could also be harmless,wind will cause it also eating the incorrect food.
Story.. I had terrible chest pains and wind for 13 months to the point where I would lie in bed all night without sleeping. I was then diagnosed with type 2 Diabetes. This necessatated a change in eating habits, no more greasy pies, sausage rolls, fullcream milk,packaged foods etc but good wholesome fresh produce.Within 1 day my chest pains disappeared not to reemerge.
While I was typing this, the miss disappeared.
Wish you well but it is nothing to worry about,More thought to Babs.
In my early 40's started having those same kind of heart palpatations, dizziness, and panic feelings. After several trips to the Dr. got the typical response of "oh it's just mid-life, empty nest (my kids are young yet!), anxiety, etc". The Drs. originally wanted to put me on Lorazepam for anxiety. I chose not to take it because I know myself well enough to know that I am not usually an "anxious" person. After more investigation, discovered it was really hormonal imbalance. Went on 1/2 doses of estrogen patch and progesterone creams and within 2 days stopped having all those sypmtoms. Weaned off of all hormone suppliments after 6 months and have been fine since. My advise is to try estrogen/progesterone hormonal suppliments. Lots of over-the-counter suppliments to try if you don't want to go to a Dr. (ask the pharmacist for help). Good Luck.
I have had skipped beats for years. Sometimes I go for days without having them....sometimes a few a day ....then sometimes a whole lot for days. I also find that after I eat sweets ...they are worse. I'm sure its not a panic attack because I get them when I'm perfectly happy and relaxed. Have you heard anything since Amber. I also had a holter where they got them on it and just said they were benign.
i am a 52 year old male.i ve had heart skips since i was 25.i did nothing about it ,went to doctors tell all told me not to worrie,then when i was 39 i was getting worse,my irregular heart beats lead to a-fib,then was on med for that ,sill was having heart skips ,it got worse when i use to try to do something,like walking up a flight of stairs,then one night my heart just went into A-fib [atria fibleration] went to the ER was i admitted ,was still in a fib for hours,then it regulated by it self,then it was just down hill from there,went to doctors all over the east coast almost,then one cardiologist told me to have and ''ABELATION OF THE HEART' wich they go in by my leg and cut some fat inside my heart,after the surgery had to have a ''CARDIA VERSION'' of whuch they use to put my heart back into regular beats,well that was 5 years ago,, i still have the extra beats! everytime i try doing something,but i do have mini A FIB once an awhile,,nothin as big as before,on top off all this,,i never smoked or drank,was very atheletic all my youth,sooo im back to square one ,i still have the extra beats every day,with short of breath and chest pains,still doctors never really pinpoint what causes extra beats,been on some med for blood preasure and watching my diet,nothing is helping,looks like i be like this for the rest of my days,maganesium was useless to me.but you @ 48 its best to talk to a good doctor about your options ,if a cadia ablation is best for you,it works on some people,but not for me,.and dont wait for your heart to go into A FIB ,because it can cause strokes,plus blood clots,take a baby asprin a day,to be on the safe side.
I am 47 and have the exact same thing. Really scary. A couple of years ago I went to the cardiologist for it and wore a monitor for 48 hours. They said I had premature atrial ventricualtion. Basically, the top chamber of my heart beats a little early sometimes and causes what feels like a pause. Did a stress test and was fine. I am in good shape because I teach p.e. at a high school and work out three times a day most days, but it still freaks me out. I don't drink caffeine and I take magnesium and potassium every day, but I still have them. Been doing it off and on since about 40. Wish I had something to make it stop!
Hi. Even I am experiencing this sngle skipping of heart beat while sleeping. I get up scared of an attack but no pain nothing. It had happenned 3-4 times till now in past 4 months. I had an angioplasty done 3 years back.
Got all my ECGs, TMTs, what not. all are normal. Cholesterol is high at 180 but medication is on. Doctor says this uneasiness in chest is nothing to worry and is because of stress.
Is this 250mg dosage of Mag Oxide is recommended by any Doctor? How does it help?
Hello. I realize this is a older post but just saw this today. Have you looked into changing your diet and stop eating any beef or dairy products? Check out Dr. Essessltyn and read what he has to say about heart problems and diet, I found it interesting as it also really helps lower cholesterol and then you may be able to stop taking meds? Good luck!
Can you tell me what yours felt like? mine has done this 2 or 3 times long time ago but here recent its a daily basis...it almost feels like it skips a beat or stops along with a feeling of almost anxiety or something its hard to explain i just know that it scare the heck out of me
THanks so much for this. I have changed my diet. Stopped taking tea n coffee and have felt lots of improvement. An early dinner by 8 is also helping. The day I eat late at 10 or 11, I have restlessness all through the night. But OW, skipping of beat has reduced nearly once in 2-3 days kind (at least that's what i have noticed). I will go through Dr. Essessltyn as suggested by you.
You are a prime candidate for a pace maker. I had one put in two weeks ago, I feel much better and no longer have fluttering and skipped beats. Go to a cardioligist and get checked out.
I have the same problem, I take 600 miligrams of magnesium glycinate, thats 200 at 3 different times of the day and dont ever let your blood sugar drop from not eating for a long time or by dieting, fasting, because this will lower your blood sugar level (hypoglycemia?) causing these skip beats and never eat real sweet stuff like pancakes with syrup, I did this today and had 3 skipped beats in about 7 minutes, because this causes my pancrease to generate too much insulin, and the insulin causes my blood sugar to drop to about 50 or 60 and my heart doesnt like this, it likes my blood sugar at about 100-110. If this happens get on a treadmill and take a long medium walk. This should slowly bring your blood sugar level up. But if you have bouts of thirst and urinating alot over 2 or more days then you may have a different problem of too high of level of blood sugar called diabetes. Also drink a 10 oz glass of water in the morning right away to keep hydrated, and 10 oz about 4 pm between meals, this is usually enough extra water to keep you balance, that is usually the amount we lack in addition to what we drink with meals. If you sweat or exercise drink more.
What you are experiencing is exactly what I have been dealing with over the last 8 years. In the beginning, I felt like I was going to have a heart attack. On several occasions I called the paramedics, had an EKG numerous times, a stress test, ultrasound, angiogram, and the results all came back normal. I was diagnosed with anxiety, but this does not answer why my heart at times beats irregular. You know the feeling...horrible. It has disrupted my life at times even to the point of avoiding to run. I try as beat I can to deal with eat. I don't know why I was diagnosed with anxiety. I would not have anxiety if my heart was beating normal. Like you, I feel I need some answers. JLL
Hi I just wanna say I have been dealing with the same thing for about 7 yrs now....i have svt and I've had to have my heart stopped ..it was 240....so scary...im a 27 yr female....3 kids and i am so full of anxiety i have it severely.....panic attacks the whole works.....my svt leads in To panic attacks... and panic in svt.... I check my pulse 247...im afraid i will drop dead and know one will know...i have pvcs like crazy sometimes so strong i feel like i will drop dead...so scared to be alone...afraid i will go in to cardiac arrest.... I fear being active that if I do to much I will drop or pass out I have a car yet don't drive because of this......havent In 2 yrs....can't work... i get nothing from the doctors but that they are no life threatening...yet how can they say that....i did have an ablation done in 2009 for the svt and im on atenolol 50 ml a day...witch makes me so tired all i do is sleep ...they keep putting me on meds for anxiety it nothing works....i. So afraid i. Going to die..please if anyone can relate to my mess i love to hear from u.... Y the way i read on here all the time bow people explain their pvcs to me they hit so hard i lose my breath for that sec and fill a shot WA e feeling through my whole body..... Is it poss that that could make my heart stop?????
I have been through the wringer on this irregular heartbeat. I had Afib in 2008 and went to hospital, Heprin and Lovelnox injections. In Aug.2011 I had palpatations real bad and went to VA they sent me to emg. room. They did cardizem IV drip all eve. and night, still AFIb. They did ECG and scheduled me to get shocked, they did on 8/11/2011, by 8/28/2011 I went to VA emg room again with same thing . They did ekg and blood tests and said I was fine that I had A Fib. Put me on coumadin, metoprolol and lisinopril. By 9/19/11 I had palpatations again and went to emg. room again. Kept me overnight and basically said I was allright. I went back to emg.room at VA on 9/28 they said I was ok. I went back to emg. room on Nov. 1st and again they said I was ok. I went to VA cariologist on Nov. 2nd and he said I was ok. I went to civilian cardiologist on Nov. 22 and he said he would do a nuclear stress test. Dec. 6th did this. He said I believe you have some type blockage on bottom of your heart. Scheduled for angiogram on Dec. 21st. Half way through this he stopped and said I am sending you to Vanderbilt Hosp. for emg. surgery. He did, I had four blockages and an anyeurism. They operated on me Dec. 22 and I am still recovering. Moral of the story is this, get it checked out and be sure. You can 't go by what is diagnosed everytime. There is a drug that is for Ventricular A.Fib.(very dangerous) but it worked for me. It will stop A A Fib also. I can relate to all the heart stops and palpatations. It is very scary. Pacerone is the drug. I have had a tough time. I hope something I have said helps somebody. I still mhave to get the anyeurism fixed. Remember if you have A fib for more than 48 hrs. Stoke could happen when heart is beating out of Sync.
i thought the same as you do ,that i didnt have anxiety untill my heart started missing beats and i started feeling dizzy all the time ,my doctor said for me it was stress ,i thought she was crazy and went to another couple of doctors for their thoughts ,i finally went to a holistic dr (natural health doctor) she explain that even though i feel ok and not stressed that sometimes the body feels what the brain does not (its abit confusing i know ) but she told me to got to counciling and to relax more and feel positve ,it was a long road to take but i did it and the heart beat is normal again and i feel 100% sometimes it comes back a little bit but instead of worrying about it i use it as my stress monitor and get rid of whatever is stressing me out , try natural remedies ,stay away from chemical drugs in the long run they just make everything worse and be kind to yourself,love youself, go to counciling ,learn more about the inner you and how you tick (so to speak ) i wish you the best
also have you been tested for anemia ,that can cause heart flutters as the heart and make you feel real yuk
I too have experienced the skipped irregular beats, went to the cardiologist and was diagnosed with PVC's....premature ventricular contractions...a benign situation and is caused by misfiring of signals that tell your heart to beat basically. Caffeine, alcolhol (specifically hangovers he said), being overly tired and stress are the triggers. I hope this helps, but I would suggest seeing a cardiologist to confirm.
yes i gone for years to so many Doc's and they all say the same S@%#%#..SORRY I get so mad and sad at the same time they just want money ..and who care's about your life..sad ,,god help me ,, let me fine a great Doc who cares ..
I feel your pain. It is the stress that is doing it to you and once you get into an event, the stress just compounds on itself. I take 800mg of magnesium daily and had to recently change jobs because of the flutters. The magnesium and the job change has reduced my episodes greatly. I have had it for 6 years now and I know the feeling of possibly dying at anytime. Doctors would say nothing is wrong, but I know that isn't true. Previous to 6 years ago, I was able to do handle major stressful events without any physical problems. Hang in there, you are not alone in the world.
hi.i can relate to what your going through.i have panic/anxiety attacks daily.they make my life a misery.my docs tell me its stress or anxiety that my heart misses a beat lots n lots every day.i to get scared when im alone or scared when i go out or just scared that death is coming.i check my pulse constantly.its hard not to.i did stop it for week and it didnt happen so often.ive convince myself that im going to die and panic the rest of my life.ive had enuff now tho im going to see doc this week and ive got to get to bottom of this for my own sanity.im 36 and have had severe panics since age of 18.i sympathise with what your going thru.its hell to live thru.my friends and family think im crazy n worrying for the sake of worrying but im not im relaxed n laid back guy but yet panic every day.all i can say is if you ever need to talk thru it ill listen.i find that it helps to talk with any1 just to relax me
i have the same symtoms as you. I hate it and i am scared to be alone also
Try to keep diet and run, walking try to not think about to much stuf, pray also help you out as well, drink chamomile tea before you go to bed.
Thats kind of the way mine feels, I use to get them periodicly but recently I get them up to 16 times in an hour, it feels like 2 big thumps and a feeling in my chest, kind of like an ansious feeling that last hours at times, I came down with broncitus almost 3 months ago, and still am having spells of weakness and hurting in the back side of my lung, then about a month ago I started getting these heart palpatations, I had a EKG which show nothing, even though I felt it once while they were testing. I do have an appiontment tohave a heart monitor put on this next week, I'm concerned that my virus may have attacked my heart.
Wow, do I feel your pain. I feel almost as though I could of wrote your story myself. The only difference is I do still go to work and drive. I feel like that is the only time my anxiety is controllable because I am so focused on what I am doing, I don't have the time to think about it. I got rid of my anxiety attacks and panic attacks for 4 years and they came back way worse. I have had them back for about 6 months and I feel like I am battling to fight them every day just about. Usually at home, mostly at night. I get everything from hot flashes and extreme shaking, to feeling like I can't breathe, my heart skips beats, and I feel like I am either going to have a siezure (which I have never had one) or a heart attack, or I am going to just drop. Anytime I don't feel good I associate it with the absolute worse possible outcome. I have been to the emergency rooms hundreds of times for them to tell me that I am fine. Then when I am having another attack I feel like what if this time it really is something serious??? It is a crazy cycle that I battle every day. I feel like the boy that cried wolf. (I am a 32 year old female ) I have been having this sharp pain in the left side of my chest (left side of my breast and underneith it) all day today and I have been fighting thinking that it is a heart attack all night but it is only getting worse. There are a lot more symptoms that I feel with anxiety, but I need to quit typing because I feel like I am going to give myself a bad one. Hope it helps knowing that you are not alone, although I am sure you feel like it. I pray that we can all get pasts these feelings, because I sure wouldn't wish this upon my worst enemy.
omg im am soo relieved because i thought that this only happened to me and it scared the shit out of me, I also get it at night when im trying to sleep or while im sitting down and all i hear is my heart or chest pumping for 1 sec quickly :(
so should i take 250 MG Magnesium Oxide ?? does it work cuz im hating my life cuz of this skipping thing :(.....
I was also diagnosed with svt in my late 20's. I had the ep study but they couldn't do an ablation because I had too many arrythmias. I had the same problem with anxiety, the more it happened, the worse the anxiety. It sucks especially with little kids, I was so afraid to be alone and also thougth I was going to die. I started with atenolol, I don't remember the dose, it didn't work for me. I tried lots of different medication and finally settled on inderal. I take a lot of it...160mg in the morning and 80mg at night. I'm 53 and all I can say is it gets better with age. I finally had to realize that it wasn't going to kill me and I had to move on and live my life. But my latest problem is my heart skipping, it does feel like it is going to stop and it scares the hell out of me every time it happens. I'm going to suck it up and go to the dr. tomorrow, can't stand it anymore. I've had it off and on over the years and it always went away. But now its been going on for over a month. I try not to let it give me anxiety, but its hard. I can't fall back into that anxiety trap.
Good luck, it seems like we have similar problems. It can get to you if you let it, especially when your kids are young. I think inderal works way better than atenolol!
Hope this helps!
Hi, Since the postings to this original question helped me I thought I would share my hopeful success. I decided to start with trying the magnesium oxide before completely freaking out. I just started taking a woman's multivitamin that is heavy on the B vitamins, has 100 mg of magnesium oxide, and I also am taking a seperate tablet of magnesium oxide of 250 (I couldn't find one that was less than that). It has been 4 days now and not a flutter...what a relief. I was having it constant on and off lately and was getting concerned. I have had it off and on since I first started going through menapause about 10 years ago, but lately it has been for a long period of time during the day and had me worried. 4 days isn't long, but it did stop the first time I took the magnesium, so I am very hopefull!
Thank you so much. After talking the magnesium oxid the skipping stopped and I was able to have a goog sleep.
I have had this happening to me for about 35 years the doctor told me that it is Mytrol Valve Prolapse it has something to do with the way blood flow through the heart,but I am going to try the magnisum I take 20mg of Propronolol a daily generic for Inderal it helps some but don,t stop the skiped beats completly another thing is have you had your thyroid checked and blood test your thyroid can cause your heart to skip beats also I had thyroid cancer and had to have my thyroid removed. And I will have to take thyroid pills the rest of my life.
Do you have the lisiniprol cough yet? Two people I know who took Lisiniprol both had severe terrible coughing spasms and discovered it was from Lisiniprol (Its a common side affect for that drug)
I assume you are female?
I was diagnosed with a 2nd degree AV block, and had a pacemaker implant 2 years ago. After 2 years of them not being able to figure out what was going on. My PCG even tried to send me to a psychiatric hospital, then as a last ditch effort I was ent to an electrphysiologist who found the electrical block. I have as of late been having palpitations, nause, dizziness, headache,chest pain, fatigue, and yesterday when I did a stress test at my new cardiologist I only went for 8min., and had a skipped beat. I was short of breath before it happened and told him I felt flip floppy, he actually saw it on the screen, and said I bet. I have a nuclear stress test scheduled for next week because of this, but I'm worried as I too went thorugh the wringer with me KNOWING something was wrong, and them not being able to find it!!! Just worried this is gonna happen again, and my job has put me on leave until they can find out whats wrong!!!! I can't not work for however long it's gonna take foe them to figure this out!!
Hi i also have dealt with the same thing as u im 30 years old and have been to the er a million times for it. What kind of maggnesium do u take? And how will that help with the palpations
How often was your heart skipping? I have the same thing and the doctors can't seem to tell me what's wrong
I've seen the doctor for this exact problem. I had it occasionally and now it has been consistent for the past four months. I've had ECG's, blood work, an echocardiogram and even worn a holter monitor for 24hrs to check into this. Apparently this is very common, especially in athletes. There are things which can trigger this such as caffeine, MSG, artificial sweeteners, alcohol, stress, anxiety and lack of sleep. The doctor also said some people are more sensitive and feel this happen while others don't. I myself am not happy with this answer and am going to see a cardiologist just to be on the safe side as there is heart disease in my family. I hope this information helps.
OMG I could have written exactly what you wrote. Identical story!! I know that mine is triggered by caffeine, alcohol and artificial sweetners. Plus my body is VERY sensitive but I like you am not satisfied with my doctors diagnosis. I even saw a cardiologist. He pretty much told me to stop wasting his time!
I have slightly high blood pressure and high cholesterol and because of that it worries me. I do work out 5 times a week and am not over weight. It just really worries me and I wish I knew for sure that it was nothing for me to worry about.
I have grown up with the issue of heart palpitations ever since I was 15. I am now 30 and still get the same answer from all Doctors, YOU ARE FINE! I have had what is equivalent to a sonogram, but on my heart. After an intense exercise the doctor evaluates me. The great thing about this past time is my heart actually skipped for the doctor. She immediately said, 'yes I see it, but there is nothing to worry about, your heart is very healthy.'' The doctor informed me 80% of Americans have some form of heart palpitations, but a large group such as myself can actually feel the heart skip. I grew up as a worry freak and my doctor said anxiety can actually trigger heart palpitations as well as caffeine and of course stress, and sleep. Once I stopped worrying about everything, I felt better. I promise you are not dying, trust your doctor.
Try taking 1 Magnesium Oxide tablet, 250 Mg twice a day. It will work!
I feel like that is my problem, I worry to much. I have anxiety from worrying so much. I want to stop, but like you I have been a worry wart all my life. How did you stop worrying so much? I believe your doctors are right that it's pretty much all in my head, if I stop worrying I believe it will stop...
i will try it and i will let you know if it works . where can i find magnesium oxide i can find regular magnesium but not the oxide . thanks
How long did it take for the magnesium oxide to work? I've been taking it for 5 days and I haven't noticed a difference.
Did the Magnesium Oxide work for you I am having the same problems and it is so getting on my nerves.
i use chelated magnesium twice aday-have pacs and pvcs. the magnesium really seem to work. instead of feling 30-50 a day and going into panic,i now may feel 1 or 2 they still freak me out but after many tests and dr.'s o.k. i really try not to panic and create a whole bunch of them. HATE having this problem but the magnesium has been a miracle for me. it also helps with constipation. also VERY important to stay hydrated,about 8 large glasses of water a day. if i don't drink enough the skips will start. hope this helps. it's hell living with these skips. actually thry are not skips but premature beat.
I was seen for these heart pvc's that lead into palputaions of the heart back in 2008. I was told nothing was wrong they are very normal, and are not gonna kill me. They went away after about 2 to 3 months. Now they are back and stronger. So went to the cardioligist and hand many tests ran. Still they say even after a heart monitor on for a month, that they are benign and I needed to stop worrying. Dose the magnesium oxide work?! You say it did for you are you still free from the palputaions?
I know this post is old. But, Oxide is the least absorbable form of Magnesium. Which may be why it hasn't been helpful as quickly as you would like. I believe Oxide is only about 5% absorbed by the body...not that it wouldn't help some people (depending on your deficiency) but less is absorbed.I suggest (I am not a licensed nutritionist or doctor of any sort) a product called Natural Calm. Or finding a chelated malate, citrate or glycinate form. Yes, they are more expensive and harder to find however , they are better absorbed by the body thus bringing better results.
exercise helps such as running along with talking a lot to people and having a diary.
Magnesium Oxide seems to be common in lots of these posts. Does anyone know how that compares with Magnesium stearate?
Do take either magnesium oxide or magnesium stearate. Oxide has about a 4% absorption rate and largely remains in your intestines, which can be good of you are treating something where you need to alkilinize the intestinal tract. Magnesium stearate is used a lubricant in manufacturing to make sure when vitamin powder flows along the belts and tubes it doesn't clump up. Malate or citrate are highly absorbable forms. Just don't buy pharmacy brands. They're owned by the pharmaceutical companies who are trying to make you sick.
Your post was very encouraging for me. The common trend with most of the postings on this situation is that most doctors are not worried about these irregular heart beats. I am going to try and stop stressing but would also like to take some kind of natural supplement such as Hawthorn (tea form) to help alleviate my symptoms. That and a better diet to reduce my cholesterol I think will be the remedy for me. Thank you again Rhino
My heart started skipping when I was under a lot of stress. I had and ultra sound and they found Mitro Prolapse in one of my heart valves. I took Inderal for 21 years. It made me tired and I started taking 1200 mgs. of calcium and an equal amount of magnesium. Igradually weaned myself of the Inderal. I still have the skipping and sometimes when I can't sleep or am involved in too many things, it skips more often.
I know that walking and exercise are helpful. Deep breathing also is good to help you relax. Try putting your right hand on your sternum and your left hand over the right when you lie down to go to sleep or anytime that you feel stressed. Breath in and out slowly to the count of 6. This is very comforting.
Go to the heart doctor just to be safe. I went after 3 years of feeling skips and when it got worse and annoying I finally made the appointment. My heart monitor stated that my heart skipped 2671 times...a normal persons skips 24. yes it was crazy. But I smoke, drink a heck of a lot tea each day and have been sitting in front of a computer not moving around as well as have had massive amounts of stress especially with this economy and apparently all that was making my heart worse. I'm 36 and my doc didnt' want to give me meds. Here is what he prescribed and maybe it'll help you.
First he said no stress..which is hard of course.
He told me to stop smoking, cut down on my tea each day (which alone has helped tremendously), told me to do 30 minutes of cardio a day for 5 days and start to do yoga. Haven't started the exercise yet but just moving around and cutting my caffeine has stopped me from feeling my heart skip. I'm sure it still skips but the annoying skips have passed. Hope this helps.
I agree with all of the above. It is frustrating though after going to doctors and they say It's nothing.....if it gets very bad go to the ER... While taking my pulse in my wrist, I can feel the skip 1st 3 inches below my adam's apple where the throat goes into the rib cage and then the skip in my heart. I have found one thing that has worked and can't really determine why it works, except it probably distracts the mind. What I do is begin counting my pulse, normally it will skip a few more times, then goes away. Hope this helps someone else
A normal persons skips 24 beats a day?
I've had this problem for years now. I'm 32 and my daughter is 3 1/2. I swear since i've had her its been worse. I've also heard that it can be hormonal. My heart skips a beat all the time and i too have had all the tests and everything is normal. It is frustrating and scary. I wish i can get to the root of the problem and i just want to know why it does it/what causes it. I get them the during the day and at night. I try to tell myself that im fine but its so hard sometimes because the feeling is so scary. Some days are worse then others. I understand what everyone is going through and its nice to have these forums to read and know that we are not alone. I've tired changing my diet and everything but i guess this is just normal for me and i just need to get used to it and live my life. I want to be a good mom for my daughter, but some days are so hard to take her places by myself because i'm scared that i might pass out or something. I know this is a fear i need to get over, but the fluttering doesn't make it very easy. Does anyone ever feel like somedays are easier then others?
It does feeel good to vent to people that will understand you and not think you are crazy. When ever I tell someone about it they always say just relax...blah, blah, blah. They don't know what its like!
Hi everybody! I am so glad to read all your responses, I am up now because mine is skipping too. I am glad well not glad that we hjave this problem but that we can share. I get so scared. It started acting really weird last saturday night when I had bronchitis and a sinus infection and on meds ever since I feel it is like a glich every night but the exercise seems to help like others were saying and it seems to only do it at night. I was dignosed with anxiety attacks also. I was dignosed with them the same time as I was dignosed with asthama two yrs ago. My doc told me I need counseling, been there, didn't work. I am not stressed at this time, I think it is worse agin since I have been sick. I deffinately can tell it is worse when I drink caffine. My asthama inhaler causes my heart to speed up to a rate that is crazy if I take it at night. I feel some days are a lot better then others too. And it is great to talk to someone with the same problems who don't think you are crazy. People don't understand us, I can relate. I need to loose 70 lbs and starting on a diet tomorrow and am hoping this will help too. I also notice it is worse if I don't get sleep. I am just thankfull for all of you to talk to and I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers that we will all have a restful night. Thanks for listening and talking, Kelly
i totally understand what you are saying.... life is just so annoying when you get these missed beats all the time ,,, people are saying to exercise etc ... but i get soo scared when i go even just for a walk & my heart starts to miss beats & fell so out of rhythm .. i just feel panic !!! i get them at rest as well .. but any exertion does set them off !! i feel i am short of breath or is that just worry ??? yes somedays are easier but mormally if i havent had too many missed beats ... i get them a lot every day :( it does help reading that others get the same thing... i just wish that it would all go away !!!!!
I can relate.....I am up at 4:56 searching the internet because my heart has been skipping most of the night now. I was diagnosed with MVP about 30 years ago but when the skipping starts it still scares me to death. So in other words you never get use to it. I have had a serious sinus infection this week which led to having to put on sterroids after it all settled in my lungs. They also put me on medication for allergies. I think a combination of all the meds and coughing my head off has gotten me to this point. I have also suffered from panic attacks for about 28 years. After finding a Dr that understood MVP and lots of reading on it I found out that most people who have MVP usually suffer from panic attacks also. Most of my panic attacks wake me up from a dead sleep so therefore it makes me think that my heart is skipping in my sleep and it wakes me up terrified of dying and my heart racing uncontrollably. I was also diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis 2 years ago after helping my daughter and her husband paint their new house in the dead of winter. A combination of breathing in all the paint fumes, fumes from the heaters we had going to stay warm and the stress from it all is what I still believe caused the RA. I would have mortgaged my house and gave them the money to pay a professional if I knew what I know now. I never knew paint fumes were that dangerous. How comforting to read all the posts. I got on my mini trampoline for a few minutes and got my heart rate up a little. The skipping seems to have stopped so I think I can probably go to sleep now. Tomorrow I am getting back to my exercise program which I have neglected for a while now.
First off....it's so great to be able to read all of these comments. I've been having "issues" with my heart for about the past 5 years. I just turned 49 and I like to chalk it up to menopause. When I get the skipping beats I also have a very slight pain in the middle of my chest...and that's when I freak out!! When this all started I went for an ultrasound...and they found a hole in my heart. My Dr's (regular GP and Cardiologist) have both told me that I have nothing to worry about, that there is about 25% of the population with "hole's in their heart" It's a very common thing. I've been hospitalized several times for this, had all the tests, EKG, Echocardiogram, ultrasounds, xrays, 24 hour heart monitor, I was even put on an "event monitor" that I wore for 30 days!! and still they found nothing. These past 4 days have been really bad though, but as usual, I don't want to go to the Dr again for the same thing (I live in Canada so medical is not an issue) I just feel like I'm wasting my Doctors time when she can be helping someone who really has an issue. I've asked her for anexity medication..which she won't give me. I work out 1 1/2 a day with cardio and weights, I don't drink coffee, I drink maybe a glass of wine a day (red) I feel that I take care of myself....so I just can't get use to the fact that the pain and the heart skipping beats is normal!!! It's tough on us who have this and you try to explain it to friends / family and they all say "well you need to relax" well I CAN'T WHEN MY HEART IS POUNDING OUT OF MY CHEST"
Hi My heart does it all the time, i went to docs and had all kind of test not thing worng with my heart, First of all it seems to happen when i am very upset or when i am all alone, i hvae had this for about 30 yrs, so if anything was wrong with me i think it would have already have happened to me, like i said the least little thing can get me very upset so now i just learn to live with it and also take xanax it seems to calm my body down. Hope i have been a little helpfull to you, take care.
Hi, i am a 21 year old male. I had open heart surgery when I was 2months old for what the doctors named a TAPVD with a 1cm ASD. (total anamolous polmunary vedus defect with a 1cm atrial septal defect)**sorry for spelling mistakes :)
anyways I was always aware i had a special 'beat' to my heart and so were the docs. but as of just over a year ago I was in the best shape of my life playing for my College soccer team and I started having panic/anxiety attacks over this something to do with my heart. Now just over a year I am constantly noticing the missing of a beat. I go for check ups every two years with the cardiologist. I drink usually one cup of coffee a day go to the gym every second day and still active in mens soccer.
I don't get how this ended up on my shoulders as i try to take care of myself. all my friends still go out and party and drink but i definitly dont drink like they do if i drink at all (1 a month maybe). I dont smoke and the only thing im stressed about is me so idk seems like a sprialling circle and not getting any better.
I wouldn't worry too much about it. This started happening to me around a year ago. I'm 21 and have been an athlete all my life. At first it really scared me because I would have episodes of these skipped beats and flutters for hours. I was hospilized and also told I was completely healthy and put on a beta blocker. I cut out all forms of caffiene and alcohol from my diet. The episodes still remained, but after a while- I got so used to them and began to relax and noticed they went away quicker. A big part has to with the stress thats signaling your parasympathetic system to make your heart o faster. I now take deep relaxed breaths and it happens maybe once in a while with one or two skipped beats. I would also reccomend light exercise. It might trigger the flutter at first but breathe deep. Ive conditioned my body to control breathing and the exercise has even helped the flutter go away for months when I am working out consistently and lightly. I dont even need my beta blocker anymore. Don't let it scare you..it is such a common thing alot of healthy, young people live with.
Thank you so much for posting this. You made me feel so much better! I am 35 and my heart has been skipping beats since I was in my early twenties. It seems to happen more as I get older. I have been to 2 different regular doctors, plus a cardiologist. All three said it was nothing to worry about. I had an EKG, ECG, blood work, chest x-ray, wore a heart monitor for 24 hours, and everything was normal. However, it STILL scares me to death! I know, logically, that they say it is no big deal but it sure feels like one when it happens. Sometimes, I can go weeks or months without a skipped beat and then sometimes it will happen several times a day. A couple of weeks ago, it skipped probably every 4 or 5 beats for about an hour and then it quit skipping and hasn't really done it since. It scares me so badly! I think i am afraid that it is going to skip and not stop skipping. It makes me feel so much better to know that it is such a common thing and that other people really do have the same problem. I think I am just going to have to get used to it, and stop letting it scare me.
Yeah, I'm glad I ran into this forum. I've been diagnosed with some form of lone atrial fibrillation and was put on a calcium blocker. I'm currently 30 years old and have had these fibrillations for about 4 years now. What brought me to these forums was the start of a lot of skipped beats recently. One night, I had 1 skipped beat every 10 seconds or so. And of course, the doctors in the past have always told me that it's not life threatening and all the usual stuff. But yeah, it doesn't give us much peace of mind at all when it continues to happen and never seems to get much better, only worse. Over the past 4 years, I've stopped having full out atrial fibrillation episodes (ever since I went on diltiazem). But I'm starting to develop these skipped beats every so often. This past week, it was happening at least 7 times a day, and one day it was pretty extreme. It's just all very stressful and scary. I'm always scared that one day, it's just going to skip the beat.. and continue to skip like you said.. or worse, forget to beat altogether. It's nice to hear from others who are going through the same thing though. It has affected my quality of life tremendously. Today, I was just mowing the lawn. When I came back inside to sit down, it started to skip a beat or two. Very frustrating for sure. *sighs*
Well, I'm 57 and my heart has been skipping every 4th or 5th beat for a few years. I don't worry too much unless I get some pain, which happens 2or3 times a week. When that occurs I crush an aspirin and take it. That works in seconds. I've had all the tests, nuclear stress test $3000.00 later the doc says it's normal! I just wonder how many of us with this don't have insurance? That's the vib I got from doc,no insurance, don't waste my time! So much for the hippocratic oath!!!!!!!!!!!I guess we're on our own. A little of the 420 herb helps if your into that. Prayer is good for the heart to,it helps just about everything. Good luck, peace be with you. Kev.
I HAVE THE SAME THING HAPPEN TO ME. SOMETIMES IT HAPPENS WHILE I'M SLEEPING AND IT WAKES ME UP. I WENT TO MY DOCTOR AND SHE SAID IT WAS NORMAL AND IT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME, YOU JUST DON'T NOTICE IT MOST OF THE TIME. AS YOU ARE DONING OTHER THINGS THAT KEEP YOU'RE MIND OFF IT.
Hi. I am a 41 year old female who has had this for years. But when it got bad enough to wake me up....they discovered I had thyroid problems. This and mitral valve prolapse will cause it. Plus, I've noticed that mine usually occurs during my week of PMS and will calm down once I've started. So..it can be hormone related also. Lots of fun things to check out! LOL Praying you are doing better. Oh yeah...been under the care of a cardiologist for about 14 years for MVP and he says my heart is great. So...besides just being scary he acts like it's no big deal.
Hi, I am 27 year old female and I had these heart skips for a while now. I also had an SVT which would make my heart go into crazy ryhthm and beat over 200 beats a minute but a month ago I had an ablation (surgery that is supposed to fix it) and hopefully that should be gone now .. but now I still feel those crazy skips which drive me nuts because I'm always scared it will put im in the SVT mode.. Did anyone here have an ablation and then still had the extra heart beats..
I started having the heart skipping a beat feeling a week ago. It has freaked me out. I have not been to a doctor yet because i have no insurance and cannot afford it, I also tend to have anxiety and panic attacks. I don't know if i started getting these because I am looking for a new place to live in a different town and some money that i was suppose to receive from my schooling was suppose to be here a few days ago and still has not showed up, plus because of that my family did not get to have a Christmas, so i am not sure if this is the reason why they have started. To much stress which i am under sounds like the cause of what i am feeling. Does anyone else have any input on this that could help me from being so freaked out about the heart skipping a beat feeling? sometimes i can feel it 3 or 4 times within a couple of minutes of each other. I have never experienced this before so i am a bit concerned.
Hey, I went to the doctor and I already knew I had MVP since my mom did too. But the doctor did a bunch of tests (he thought I had thyroid prob,) but I had nothing wrong. Alls tests came back negative. He also checked for lupus, and gout. Excercise is really really the key. The point is to get your heart pumping as the doc said, and its so true. I thought I shouldn't exercise and thought I'd die if my heart started to pump fast especially with the skips.......but I checked it myself. I was sitting all day working and my heart was annoying the heck out of me. I got up and did a bunch of jumping jacks and the skip were gone!!! I've also been woken out of my sleep so I know how other people feel. Hope others start to exercise, it's amazing one a short work out or fast movement does for the heart. Meg
Hello, I'm a sixty four year old male who has had SVT all my life, finally had the ablation procedure done, now no problems. However I have also experienced skipped beats before and after the ablation, doctor said there is nothing he could do about it. this is why I'm on this site trying to get more info on the skipped beat problem. But to answer your question, yes I still have the skipped beats after the ablation. For what it's worth my doctor said the two have nothing to with each other or skipping leading to SVT. Best of luck
iv had 30 in a day befor if thats help u i think u just need to chill out i know its hard as i have big probs with them thanks sam
OMG this is exacly my problem.....your deceribed it perfect it feels like your breath gets taken away for a second...or its feels really light to breathje.....you explained the feeling i feel prefect. exacly what i have.
I have had the same problem all my life, worse now with financial stress. I have one more suggestion that has worked for me:
FISH OIL SUPPLEMENTS EVERY DAY
There is some research that says they help regulate heartbeat. I noticed that when I take it, those skipped heartbeats happen A LOT less. It's worth a try!
i just got back a couple of weeks ago from an attempted ablation they went in and could not perform it because it would have killed me i have congenital heart disease and i have had several surgery's to have a fontan put in and close problem in my heart and i have been fine since 5 years old. i am 25 now but just this year i have started having problems it started in january and my heart went to 210 beats and lasted for a half an hour before i finally got to the hospital and they gave me adenisyne i hope i spelled it correctly probably not but that stopped it immediately this happened four more times after that always over 200 beats but ever since i have been feeling the skipping beats all the time and when they happen i feel them in my throat and its like they suck all the energy from you and it feels cold they put me on verapamil to prevent the fast rythym but now all i feel are those skips and my heartbeat feels too slow sometimes too but my cardiologist says i look great and it even skipped during the ekg and she thought i was perfect oh well i just dont get it! but i wish you good luck with the ablation you recieved and i hope you feel better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I too have alot of skiped beats and a hiatal hernia, I read a hiatal hernia can cause your heart too skip beats, is that true?
I had an ablation done for svt in 1994 and have had problems with palpatations and "early" beats every since. I have been told over and over again not too worry about them but of course I still do. I think we have conditioned ourselves to be more in tuned to our heartbeat and "listen in" all the time. I especially do this when my stress level is high, I often take my pulse to see how fast it is and naturally it is elevated because I am worrying about it before I even take it. HA. The best way to overcome any anxiety is to not let it become a big deal. You have to tell yourself "okay I know am I nervous right now, I have been through this before and I can get through it again". Get busy and do something even if you do not feel like it. Also, I am on a low dose beta-blocker, which can control palpatations and slow your hear down. May want to check into that with your cardiologist.
Usually this happens from stress some people take there stress or anxeity out in different ways dont be worried about it just cut down on caffeine and sweets and if somthing is bother you with stressful day try to chill out this happenes to me alot trust me i also played fottball all my life and it started to skipp because of stress you'll be ok :]
I dont' know who in the world you are, but your message made me feel better and I wanted to say thanks. You were responding to someone else and helped me. I've had skipping beats in my heart a couple of years ago and now for the past 4 days it's been constant and I've gotten really nervous. Yeah, times are bad and I've worked for 2 full weeks for a friend and not made a penny so I got really stressed about money. My husbands job is not good and I felt bad for him, My little bro had a cancer gland taken out of his neck and I felt bad for him, My mom is under stress and I felt bad for her, plus I drink a hell of a lot of tea every day...probably 6 cups of 20oz. black irish breakfast tea and I smoke. On top of that for the past 2 weeks I've been sitting in front of a computer and not moving AND I used a tens unit for my shoulder pain which freaked me out when I thought I couldve messed up my heart beat cause of that. Wow I just spilled all my beans...OH....and I been taking pain killers this past week too so I guess it all took a toll on my heart. Hopefully will find a doc but til then wanted to say thanks. I went to a heart doc once and they diagnosed me with what my mom had before she even examined me and it pissed me off....ALL cause I didn't have insurance. Thanks for listening and thanks for helping!!
Hey Meg, I don't know you but I hope you are feeling better. I am sorry to hear about all the things you have been going through. My heart has done the same thing for several months and I took the advice these guys are suggesting and it has worked wonders. If you aren't healthy, you can't be there to take care of the people who need you the most. The number one help for this heart condition was cutting out caffeine and reducing stress. Give it a try and may God bless you and your family during this difficult time.
i went to the doctor.....he said, no smoking, cut tea intake...and no stress...no stress is funny. The halt monitor came up with ridiculous numbers. A normal persons heart skips 24 times and mine was at 2671 times. The doctor was really shocked at my numbers. He said he'd rather stick to natural healing instead of meds. He prescribed YOGA, half an hour cardio a day for 5 days, and what I wrote above. I've been moving around a lot and haven't felt my heart skip, flutter or feel the bubble feeling. Thanks for the comments K.
thanks so much for giving me an answer. my heart has been skipping beats all day. 3 times in the last 2 hours. i was really nervous...asking myself if today is my day to you know..i feel so much better. i still cant sleep just yet,but i will surf the web for a couple more hours till i feel better. i know i've been stressed because im pms-ing right now,not to give tmi but my boobs have been hurting lately because of my period and ive been worring alot over that thinking i have breast cancer or something. and just a few hours ago i got into an argument with my sister and we're not talking and im a little stressed over that. anywho after a few deep breaths and a sip of water im doing okay for the moment. i will try not to stress myself out so much,thats how my mom died from stress,so i need to slow down and take a second.thanks again u guys this advice is very helpful to me. if anyone wants to further contact me to help me remember to keep my cool my e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
My doctor suggested the same thing to me. To keep up the cardio and watch caffene intake. I notice the skips come back when I am unable to get to the gym and have too much going on at work. Thanks for all of your comments.
WE'LL I'VE BEEN DEALING WITH ACUTE ANZIETY FOR MANY YEARS ....IM 33 YRS OLD NOW AND VERY GRATEFUL FOR THIS BECAUSE OF ALL THE WEAR AND TEAR ON MY BODY THESE PANIC ATTACKS HAVE PUT ON ME.....I ALWAYS WONDERED IF I WOULD GET THREW ANOTHER ONE . I'VE HAD FLUTTERING AND SKIPPING BEATS A LOT MORE REGULAR THESE DAYS EVEN WHEN I DON'T HAVE ANZIETY ATTACKS......I BECOMES ALITTLE SHORT OF BREATH WITH THESE SO I AM CONCERNED. I'VE HAD IN THE LAST 6 MONTHS A-21 DAYS HOLTER MONITOR,EKG,ECHOAND OTHER BLOOD TEST AND IM STILL NOT REASSURED THAT IM OK BECUASE IM SO SENSATIVE TO THESE FEELS .......MY DOCTOR SAYS IT'S ANZIETY BUT I STILL FEEL IT'S JUST A LITTLE SOMETHING HE'S MISSING.
i have been getting the same feeling its so scarey, i have has ecg blood test xrays and everything normal. now reading your symptons they are exactly alike. Flutters heart missing a beat and a bubbley feeling.
WELL, I DON'T KNOW YOU BUT I WAS HAVING THE SAME THING. I FELT LIKE MY HEART WAS BEATING TO FAST AND ALSO FELT AS IF IT FLUTTERED AT TIME. I GOT SCARED BUT THE BEST THING I HAVE EVERY DONE FOR THAT IS CALL ON THE NAME OF JESUS. AND I WILL TELL YOU FROM MY OWN PERSONAL EXPIRENCE, I WENT TO THE DOCTOR AND THEY CHECKED ME OUT AND SAID I WAS FINE. ONLY THING IS I HAVE SLEEP ABNEIA IS WHAT THEY TOLD ME. I KNEW I HAD SLEEP ABNEIA FROM WHEN I WAS YOUNG. WHAT IT IS , IS WHEN I GO TO SLEEP SOMETIMES I STOP BREATHING FOR A FEW SECONDS THEN WAKE UP TO CATCH MY BREATH AND THAT'S WHEN I WAKE UP WITH MY HEART BEATING TO FAST AND THAT IS SCARY. BUT I UNDERSTAND THE DOCTOR'S TELL YOU THIS IS WRON OR THAT IS WRONG BUT IF YOU JUST START PRAYING AND PLEADING THE BLOOD OF JESUS OVER YOUR LIFE AND CIRCUMSTANCES I GUARANTEE YOU WILL SEE A CHANGE. AND ALWAYS PRAY BECAUSE GOD HEARS OUR PRAYERS AND HE ANSWEERS US WHEN WE CRY OUT TO HIM. SO' JUST OUT YOUR FAITH IN GOD AND EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT.
HI JUST WANT TO SAY IV BEEN GETING THEM FOR YEARS BUT THIS WEEK AS BEEN VERY VERY BAD THE WEEKEND I HAVE HAD ABOUT 30 OF THEM AND ALL WEEK FLUTTERING AND TONIGHT I HAVE HAD 3 BIG ONES LIKE YOUR NEVER GOING TO RECOVER FROM IT.AS TIE AS GONE ON THAY HAVE GOT WORSE AND MORE FREQUENT IT DOSE SCARED THE SHIT OUT OF JUST TO SAY THIS WEEK IM WELL DOWN AND IM LOOKING PASTY AND NOT REALY WITH IT %100 LIKE I HAVE SOME SORT OF VIRUS OR SOMETHING BUT I THINK ITS JUDT DOWN TO ME THINKING AND WAITING FOR THEM TO HAPPEN THANKS SAM AND WHEN I GET THEM THAY TAKE MY BREATH AWAY
i had a slight breakdown last year, and it resulted in anxiety probs real bad, i am over the breakdown now and the anxiety is,nt to bad but i get the jumping heart every now and again, its scarey but the heart specialist says its normal, had it today few times and u start to panic, to make things worse my dad died 7 months ago, e had blocked arteries and did not suffer but it makes things worse 4 me haveing the jumpin heart beats,i had to have paramedics out twice after dad died i was that bad, anxiety is not nice, i still think its to do with the menapause, as im going threw that too,it all started with palpitations 3 years ago on and off 4 me, not getting them now, but do get a raceing heart, wot us women ave to go threw, im only 48 and lost 2 years ov my life due to this,im not good going out atall and start panicing, but im hopeing it will pass, my mom went threw same at time ov her menapause so here hopeing it will go soon!!
Hi, I have had a skip for 23 years that supposidly is from a heart attack in 1987 that I had in my sleep in a hospital that I was in for a broken leg. The Hospital was liable , but I didnt press it as at the time I didnt know that I had had a heart attack when I was 43 until bypass surgery revealed it in 1993 , six years later. The skip didnt go away after the bypass surgery and it still skips. I have had every test on it and it still skips but doesnt bother me. It may have saved me as I have been checking it regularly since I noticed it in 1987.
religion should be banned from medical forums, get a life!
You really need to stop. Who are you to knock someones religion. From the looks of it you need religion in your life. No doctor or medicine is going to heal you or save your life. The only thing that will is God! I will be praying for you!
Amen to that! That is nothing but the truth. I suffer with panick and anxiety attacks and I notice my heart skips every now and then. But support and much prayers is what's been getting me through this whole ordeal. Unfortunately the Drs don't know everything and eventually they will start looking at you like you are nuts. I use to run to the Dr for every weird thing I experienced and eventually realized I was waisting my time. All the info on this webite and others I have read are very informative and helpful. It definitely helps put my mind at ease
Well, i do have a life in CHRIST JESUS!!!!! He is the only one who really knows what is going on with the human body, because it is HE who made us and not we, ourselves. So i will advise you to pick up a bible and learn about GOD because without HIM, you, me or anyone else would not be here. GET TO KNOW JESUS MY BROTHER!!!!!
like the guy in Grants Pass that sat in his car for near 3mo. after getting stuck in a snow storm, cause he knew god would save him searchers came within 11/2 miles of him, he kept a diary, and he died........
Stop praying and take Magnesium Oxide, 250 MG twice a day and the skipping will stop. It works for me.
I am proud to say that I have Jesus in my heart, and if you turn to him he will help. He is truly my rock and he for sure will hold strong and you know in this great state we all still have the freedom of speech.
I have the skipping heartbeats, with fluttering and am used to it. I'm glad i read this forum. Makes me feel better. This has been going on for years. I am one of those sensitive people who can feel everything. Doctors probably list me as a hypocondraic. A urinary tract infection make me feel as I'm dying. My blood pressure get sky high, I feel so weird and bad, etc. I truely believe some people are just hyper sensitive to illness with worse symptoms. Probably triggers the anxiety. The reason I'm writing is because i suffer from anxiety attacks also. They used to be so bad I felt like I was having a heart attack or something. Not pain, just pure fear coming in waves. I would wake up in the middle of the night feeling uneasy and my heart would start beating like crazy. then the waves of fear. I would go to the hospital because I thought I was dying. I was finally told they were anxiety attacks and now they are not so bad and are almost rare. I use zanex before going to bed. Just .25 mg. This is a very low dosage. I think in the hospital they give 1 milligram to relax someone. I usually just take 1/2 before bed and the other half if I wake up in the middle of the night. If I feel the uneasy feeling like an attack is coming on, I take a couple of pills. They are life savers for me. I try to take as little as possible because when you take higher doses, you can feel bad when it's wearing off. If I only take a 1/2 a pill a day, I do not feel any type of withdrawel symptoms. Just thought this info might help the people withextreme anxiety attacks.
I personally am a christian, and have cried out for Gods help with my svt problem many times. I do believe that God performs miracles in some people and gives others what they can handle. I personally feel like I have this problem for a reason (even though it is physically and emotionally draining), but praying didnt stop it, neither did exercise. I am a licensed Paramdeic, which doesnt help my problem. I see people daily with skipped heartbeats, aka palpitations, and all people respond different. I have occurances frequently, that have landed me in the ER more than once. Just to be told I am ok and this is normal in some people. I do know that caffeine and genetic abnormalities are likely contributors, the same goes for smoking and anxiety. I was told the 5-10 minute rule about the skipped beats, by the way is most of the time labeled as svt (supraventricular tacchycardia), if meds, vagal maneuvers, and relaxing dont stop them in about 5-10 minutes to seek immediate medical attention. If it doesnt stop naturally or with home interventions, medications such as adenosine may be needed. In some instances cardioversion may be needed if meds and other techniques dont stop them. But I will let everyone know, I am very fearful of the svt and palpitations. they are uncomfortable and provoke anxiety. i think that I will possibly die everytime they start. I need people to talk to that have the same problem. I was just started on a beta blocker daily to try to keep occurrances from happening. Please help, I am at wits end with this problem. I have stopped any and all caffeine as of a month ago, and it still occurs as before. I still do smoke, but have went from about a pack and a half a day to about 1/2 to one pack a day. Its just so hard to quit. I will go to a new cardiologist to get a second opinion, but now I am looking to talk to others in the same situation...please help, and thank you.
I agree with the Religion part. It has nothing to do with medical science, in fact medical science and religious nbigots have been fighting for years over the fact that "GOD AND JESUS CAN SAVE YOU! YOU DON'T NEED MEDICINE" instead of thinking logically about the fact that if you have something wrong with you--especially your heart or other serious thing--yes. You need medicine. No amount of prayers are going to help, however, if you refuse to take medicine and stick with the praying, you will be able to meet your god sooner than you think, unfortunately.
When I was in middle school I had a BAD few months FULL of Anxiety attacks and Palpitations. Ever since then, although I only get those types of attacks when one of my phobias are triggered, I have had heart problems. Now I get Night time Panic attacks, although taking Valerian Root for the past couple weeks has helped, it is still a frightening experience that I fear I may have to live with for a long time. I only take one to two capsules a day of Valerian Root, once mid afternoon and once around 7pm--a few hours before sleep so that both pills are in my system when I lay down and it makes it easier to go to sleep without having an attack.
If I don't take my valerian root than I get a small panic attack depending on what all is on my mind as I try to go to sleep.
So My suggestion to you for Anxiety Attacks and the such is to just take a couple capsules of valerian root a day, or drink some tea with it in it. (Celestial Sleepytime now has Valerian root and Melatonin added in, costs around 4 bucks, and tastes very nice and eases your tension) Valerian root usually costs under 5 dollars for around....I think my bottle has 60 pills?
It takes a little while for it to kick in if you take the capsule form. However, if you drink the tea it usually works within just a few mninutes and keeps working. If you buy the capsules you can twist them open and put them into your normal tea also.
Try to cut back on caffiene and sugar. Definitely sugar. I know it's hard, but try limiting yourself to only a little bit of sweets a week. I've cut most of mine out--although I am still working on the caffiene part (I've cut down A LOT more than what I used to drink, and now I only have a peice of candy a week or longer)
You should also build up your potassium. I wouldn't take the capsules for that, however, because you can easily overdose and screw yourself up more. But try to eat more fruits and veggies. Eat carrots and tomatoes, Bananas, strawberries, and drink orange juice and lemonaide.
Do some Yoga and other stress relief practices. Meditate, or do whatever usually relaxes you. Problems like this are usually a 'mind over matter' type of problem that you just have to overcome mostly on your own in the long run. If you feel an attack coming, or the Palpitations, just say to yourself 'I'm fine, I'm fine." And let the attack pass. If you freak out about your attack, you will only be fueling the fire, and it can get worse. If you stay calm and just try to overcome it in your mind, It will make the attack subside or atleast less harsh.
Get feeling better and I wish you luck.
Hi there, I can relate with pretty much all of your stories. As a debout Christian I don't doubt that my God will deliver me from my trials, and dispair. For those who are believers, I want to say that Jesus bore all our sickness and illness on that cross, so we could be free; however God does allow certain things (like this) to remind us that is not about us but him, that we are so vulnerable and that without him we are nothing. I also want to remind you our true life begins after this one, or upon my savior's return. As the apostle Paul would write, whether I live or die, it will be for Christ.
I have also been suffering from panic attacks, skipped heart beats, and SVT's, that have taken me to the ER in more than one occassion. All test are coming say that I am fine, and there is nothing wrong. I've been having SVT's since my early teens, but they were not as frequent as they are now. Recently there have been some pretty big changes in my life, and I do believe that the emotional ride has taken a roll in all of these suddenly appearing on my life. As a result my life has change for the better, including my dieting, and life style over all. Amazing enough God has put in nature all things we need in order to live a happy healthy lifes, begginning from drinking more water than your soda, coffee, concentrated juice or any other bottled beverage. Eat a wide variety of veggies, fruits, nuts and grains, I would encourage to many of you to eat healthy, lay off the fast food and all kinds of junk food out there, watch your sugar and sodium intake.
Believe it or not, simple chages like this will make a world of difference in your life. Learn to relax and enjoy life, as my Lord said it in one occassion "Why do you worry about tomorrow (enjoy your today), for tomorrow will have it's own worry. That word "worry" could be literally translated as being anxious. Go back and study in depth what Jesus said to his disciples "I give you my peace, not as this worlds gives you, but the one I can only give".
I am still under the doctor's care and going through different tests, ruling out possiblities. Don't think just because of my deep faith, I will not seek for professional help, for it is because of God whom gave the knoweldge and understanding to the doctors for the benefit of others and to help us live a better life; but never doubt that God will do miracles for he will act according to your faith.
I really have to say that was a really "bold" comment given the fact that we've kicked God out of tooooo many things in our daily life and society as a whole and thus the reason for all our despair and panic. Who do you think even allows medicine? or created the things and people that help medicine along? I know...the big bang theory(very big LOL)....as intricate and complicated as our bodies are (and everything within it serves a purpose), there's no way we came from a spec of dust and who better to ask for help with our bodies than the One who created them? I won't call you names or suggest you should be banned from something just because you don't believe God has anything to do with it and you should really give others the same respect.
II am a 76 year old woman and I have had this skipping heart beat for ab out six years now. My doctor put me on warifin, a blood thinner) I just wore a heart monitor for 24 hours, my doctor said my heart skipped a lot. This condition causes strokes if you are not on a blood thinner and I also take Toprol.
This is very uncomfortable. Feels like my heart is beating out of my chest.
You need to see a heart specialist, which is what I am going to do. I feel like I could die at any moment from this. Makes you very tired and stressed out worrying about it. Good luck, see a specialist,
Wow, that made me feel super good, i have been having skipped heart beats and will see my doctor 2morrow, its really scary and i pray that he tell its fine , thank you though , i am somoen who believes in Jesus so that message was for me i guess :) God bless you.......thank you
i too have had this for many years there were so many times when i would call anbulance to take me to the hospital it goesaway for a few months but it comes back but i had all kinds of test and am fine thank god i feel sorry for non believers amen leave fears and axiety behind and go on
You have really helped me alot with this information. I am definitely going to try the Valerian Root for my anxiety attacks. Is there a specific place you have to buy it or can you get it at Wal-mart? I hope it works for me like it has worked for you. I also agree with the religion part, just talking to god helps me with my problems. Also I have such a worry problem, I like because my mother died 5 years ago from a heart attack at the age of 41, it wasn't until I had my son 2 years ago that I really started to worry alot. I have always been afraid of dieing but now since I have a son to live for it seems that I am terrified everyday that something will happen to me and I won't be here for him anymore. I have started a diary for him, so that if something does happen to me before he is old enough to really know me than he will have a diary that I wrote him to help him remember me. I write in about 2 times a week and in it I tell him everything that we do and how much I love him. That makes me feel so much better, because I think that is all my anxiety is about, the fact that I am scared to death of leaving my son and not being able to be here for him anymore. So maybe if I keep talking to God , keeping writing in my journal for my son, and start taking these Valerian Root pills then hopefully my anxiety will go away for good, I hope. It has really changed my life, I feel like I can't even enjoy my life anymore because I am always afraid. Thanks!
Keep your atheist opinions to ypurself.
You need to get a life by Acceptng Jesus as your saviour
I started taking magnesium to stop the skips and it helped. But yesterday I drank a tea of magnesium citrate, and got a bad reaction. My heart started beating fast and iregular and was very scary. It lasted 3 hours. Why did this happen after I injested the magbesium?
I told you that I took Magnesium Oxide. I don't know anything about Magnesium Tea.
What if Im Jewish? LOL
This site is about people finding healing. The only way to heal completely physically is to heal spiritually as well. Also, not only does this user has a life, she has everlasting life. I encourage you to receive everlasting life as well.
feel free to email me! I get these skips all of the time! I am only 42! Had testing...halter monitors.....I do have a fib too:(
Email me to chat! I need to talk to others that have this!
No You Get A Life,People belive is what works for them,You belive in these doctor why not Jesus, If this religious don't flow your BOAT dont SINK some one Else, AS YOU SAID GET A LIFE. DONT BE SO ANGRY PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE, And this religious thing as you call it we are all God's people includeing you .Be Blessed
O'MY....are you serious!!!!! I am a nurse and I call on God DAILY to guide my hands, open my ears and bring forth the knowledege I have learned and to help me understand each of my patients INDIVIDUALLY so that I might be able to BEST help them.... there are millions of miracles that happen daily that WE in the MEDICAL field including DOCTORS can not explain It is called faith and GOD..........the gift of healing ( ie... doctors, nurses, specialist etc....) is a GOD given desire put on our hearts by GOD therefore to hmi, be the glory for the healing we are capable of!
Thank yoyu thank you thank you all!!! My family history has no heart disease. When this happened to me before I saw a DR and he put me on some meds, which I stop. He could not give me any reason for this so I felt he shouldn't have given me meds. My stress test was good ekg good. Now it is happening again and I noticed it when arguing with husband. (The cause?? LOL) I try to stick with decaf already but I know I don't drink enough water. I will start the magnisium oxide today!!! You are all great!
Because magnesium citrate is used to speed up your heart rate and digestive system. Its Magnisium Oxcide you wanted..
Your View is a little warped. I know about Science and Medicine, but I also know about Jesus Christ.
Then That is your problem.
Honestly--I was meaning do not rely on your God for what you need for your health. and I'm not going to sit here and reply to everyone that has replied after me, but Praying is not going to heal you.
I'm not Christian so I don't believe in your God, However, I'm not telling you to not believe in Him, but to not rely on him for medical advice. For 'signs' that you should go to the hospital, or for healing purposes.
When you are sick, you need medical attention, or someone living, breathing, that can help you.
Praying for stress relief and as it relaxes you is a good practice. i often pray to the Gods for different reasons, but I would never ask them to heal me or anything.
Medical Science is different from religion. And I completely seperate the two, seeing as how in my mind they have nothing to do with one another, seeing as how they conflict.
And yes, you can buy the Valerian Root at your local Wal-Mart or health food store. Such as Vitamin World or something of that matter. They also have it at Dollar General, I believe that's where I picked mine up. It was either 3 or 5 bucks.
And honestly, it's better to take it as a tea. So If you would rather get the Sleepytime Celestial Tea, since it also has melantonin in it (a sleep aid) I would also recommend that. If you break a capsule into your tea, try to make it caffiene free green tea. It's better for you and also relaxes you and calms you down (especially if you add honey or ginger root) .
And Just relax. I know it feels like you could die any moment and leave your child behind, but that's just motherly worrying. I'm sure every mother goes through it. Just calm down and do things that relax you. Don't overwhelm yourself, and make sure that you do not get too stressed.
Also, I've noticed that greasy foods, and spicy foods also can trigger it. I haven't had an attack in two months since I changed them out of my diet. (Which I'm Cajun, so spicy food was my lover.I had to break it off...I just...had to....*cry*)Once you've cut things out of your diet for a while, you really won't enjoy them much anymore.
good Luck to you, and it helps me to just try to live everyday to it's fullest potential. ^-^
Hello-- I understand that whatever you believe is your business. But you let us know on this public forum that you do not believe in God. I respect that. However, it is God who made our bodies. Science is STILL learning things about our bodies that God knows. Yes, there really is a God. The God that I'm referring to made the Universe, Sun, Moon, You and Me. We are perfectly made. I'm not trying to change your mind. Only God can do that. There is nothing wrong with someone turning to God to ask for healing. Except for the part about not going to God for healing, He might have used YOU for giving the rest of that good information that you put in your post. Going to God has helped me greatly in my life. Some people say He's just some concept that weak people use to be able to make it in the world. I strongly disagree. God makes the weak strong. There are things that have happened in my life that only God could have done. Just read Psalms 14:1-3. Only a fool says there is no God,they are corrupt and their actions are evil:not one of them does good! God Bless
Ive had ekg/ecg and stress test. Ive had stress and anxiety problems for years. Last year I ended up in the E R and my ekg was abnormal and my labs showed high cardio enzymes. My cardiologist had to hold me on the tread mill while I did the stress because my heart skiped so bad I couldnt stand up alone I asked him if he knew cpr because I thought I was going to die. Well after all that, he looked at me and said stress kills and shot me up with Ativan. Stoped the rythmia and I had a great night sleep. After all the years of going through this I have broken down and scheduled an apt next week with a counciler because meds alone arent helping anymore. Stress and Anxiety are just geting to be to much.Also if you dont have anxiety attack then take potassium and magnesium. That has helped me in the past...I have had a different cardio go through my records and say the same thing even wit abnormal ekgs. That im fine..whatever fine is...lol
I agree,Jesus saves!
A lot of anxiety for me came from the metabolic end product of ammonia from parasites overstimulating my adrenal glands. It also does bad things to the brain. I got rid of parasites by doing some liver flushes and colon cleanse and staying on a dewormer for a considerable length of time. I am still on it because of this. I also took magnesium oxide and a complete vitamin mineral supplement and then took a TBSP of olive oil before bed every night. My anxiety attacks and skipped heartbeats are a thing of the past. I hope this helps.
Hey Megan ,
Thanks for all your info this site helps
this is my first time on the site
Great to here you on the heart subject , i have been getting skipped beats for over two years now . The first time i felt it was after sex with my partner i thougt i was going mad . She thought i was being anxious as i am an anxiuos person . Any way i did not feel it again for some time until i noticed little sensations in my chest while is was working at the computer or walking around . i was on concerta at the time which is a drug used for ADHD . I thought this being a stimlutlant could be causing it so i stopped taking it took magnesium instead . Anyway i think the magnesium worked and now i have not been taking it it has come back even though i have not taken concerta for over six months which sucks really bad as that was the only drug which really seemed to work for me . i have told my psych who was not that worried and told my GP who is a very respected GP in on the gold coast Australia but he did not seem that worried . it freaks me out . i do cardio in the gym and wonder if this is bad but my doctor says no keep doing . I thought like you and imagined this would be worse . he told me thirty percent of the polutlation have an irregular heart beat and dont know it . i get scared training in the gym that i will have a heart attck but need to as i am a dancer and need to keep lean . Did the doctor say why training will help it ?
Hi June bug ,
i could not help being moved by your state of mine at present , i used to have really bad anxiety , i tried the meditation , cut back on caffiene , everything asnd nothing worked . until i met a guy who took aururix antideppressent for anxiety , i never ever wanted to take meds but i guess i got to a stsge where i thought fuck it its my life i want to enjoy i am sick of being scared every day sick of anxiety it really robs your life and you dont realise it until you dont get it anymore . Go to the doctor take the meds even if you say to yourself i will give it six months . i coudnt believe how good i felt i enjoyed goign out , i was a better dad because i was confident , your child will pick up on your anxious behaviour you dont want that . I started public speaking all the things i never dreamed i could do . its a chemical imbalance in your brain . if you have diabetes you take meds . if you have to take one pill a day to enjoy your life who cares . please dont do do it to yourself you deserve a good life and your time with your child will be more quality and enjoyable . Just try the meds you have treid every thing else and its not working . you deserve to be happy dont listen to other people in your life giving you advice who dont suffer from it as they dont know what its like . give it a shot you wont know yourself , obviously it take a little time to work but hey make a choice comrade you want to live in happiness or fear you choice .
Reading all this is really something. I have had problems with SVT (Super Ventricular Tachardia) for about 25 to 30 years now. I am now 55 years old. It is a scarey feeling. When my heart skips beats sometime it will short circuit on one electrode of my heart and kick back to another one and cause my heart to beat very fast. Sometimes 180 to 250 beats per minute. Sometimes by standing up and taking a deep breath and bearing down like your having a bowel movement with all your might for a few seconds will slow the heart rate down to normal. Another way is to massage the corraded artery in your neck and putting a little pressure on it while your massaging it. Another way is to get a BIG pan of ICE WATER and submerging your face up to your ears in the water for a few seconds. OH and take a DEEP breath before you do this. Another way to cure this sometimes is to have what they call an ablasion, which is they thread a wire up through your groin in your arteries and burn the electrode that is giving the problem. There can be side effects to this procedure and is quite frankly why I havn't had this done yet. A cardiololgist will try to have you to get this done because it is BIG bucks for them. While on the other side some nurses and other doctors will tell you to aviod having it done unless absolutely neccessary. I have lived with this like I said for 25 to 30 years and has been very anoying. But I find myself not really worring about it until happens again. I have set at the emergency room taking an EKG while this is happening only to come back normal function. NOT LIFE THREATENING! Now not saying I have the very same cause as someone else. If you have this problem you definitely need to be checked out. Some people have chest pain, nausea, light headed, pass out while this is going on, while I have never had those symptoms. I feel fine except for feeling tired after this has happened. ALL in ALL pay attention to your body language, Stress, Overly tired, worn down feeling, If you pay attention to that and just get plenty of rest it will go a long way. AND stay away from Caffiene definitly!!
Christians and Jews pray to the same God; the first Christians were Jews. Read the 53rd chapter of Isaiah and pray for God to open your eyes for understanding this chapter. The Bible says that ...My people perish for lack of knowledge. We get that from His Word. I pray that your heart condition improves. I have a heart condition. I pray, and I also take heart medication. I try to eat less fat and sugar. I use Stevia for sweetening. I take magnesium. I drink decaf coffee; I'm thinking about not drinking any. Stress can be a factor with your heart. You also need to get enough rest.
One of the side effects for magnesium citrate is irregular heartbeat. Magnesium oxide supplements are used to treat low levels of magnesium in the body. I would suggest some research on this or checking with a good health food store.
did you ever think God provided the medicine for the health condition you have been praying about?......hmmmmm
I don't believe in medicine OR religion
I don't believe in medicine or religion having anything to do with healing (unless that is part of your persoanl meditation). Your thoughts and proper nutrition work best. And at worst case scenarios I suppose pharmeceuticals have their place, but they ONLY mask your problems and should be a last resort. They don't clear or fet rid of the medical issues. It starts deep from within and finding the root of the problem....not masking. Just my 2 cents...hahaha
Ive have the same problems and all of you, but i did have the ablasion done in 1999, I had the same problem as you Richard, and it started when I was 13 im now 44. I did have a chioce this beats up to 300pm were happening 3 to four times a day, before that only two or three times a year, I must say the the ablasion for me was the best thing I ever did. The fast attacks stopped, but I still have skips and flutters, which like most of you the doc says is ok, but Ill tell you all they will scare the living hell out of you, If you never feel them you are so lucky but if you are a person like myself who feels the everyday it is terrible, it makes you scared to do anything,or even be alone, or go anywhere alone, I so here what you all are saying.
Amen..........................God showed me where to go for help with mine and I think it still skips sometimes just to keep me in check................Ive have seen Gods healing power and I know you have to believe in him for you prayers to be heard.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL
SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO True, Thanks for sharing
dont use magnesium oxide it doesnt work, no absorption, get online and get magnesium glycinate or citrate, and take 200 milligrams 3 time per day, minimum 400 per day with meals and drink 10 oz water extra twice a day. If you exercise then drink more water. If you drink too much water one day or too much salt one day, both can cause arrythmias. Sleep will cause the same, force yourself to get 8 hours every day!
They do call Jesus The Great Physician, so I'd say he's the one that I would listen to!
Well, I have read these forums for a while now because I too have dealt with a skipping heartbeat for many years... Sometimes it seems so serious that I resort to thinking that it has got to be worse than anyone else, only to read some of your stories to that mine is the same problem most of you have. I have had episodes where it ALL OF THE SUDDEN skips and DOES NOT - Repeat DOES NOT seem like it is going to re-start... this is followed with a 200 + beat per minute rate. I can't stand up straight and I have made trips to the emergency room on to be told there is nothing wrong. That feels good to know, until the next time it happens.
Most of the time its an occasional skip here and there and I have learned to live with it.
Now here is a bit of info I HAVE NOT HEARD ANYONE TALK ABOUT... over the weekend I was out of town. Normally when I go out of town, I get a bit constipated - I assume from the lack of a normal routine - who really knows why. Anyway, on Saturday morning, after several nights of alcohol from the week before, it started skipping... And I mean skipped like 10+ a minute for 2 and half days. The ONLY real relief I could get was to lay down and stretch my chest (left side) out as far as I could. This was the only way I could get it to stop skipping to go to sleep or just for moments relief during the day.
Today, at the 2.5 day mark of skipping, it quit skipping when I felt something like an enormous gas pain move everything on through middle of my intestines downward away from my chest, and then it hit me - MY THEORY is, that the matter in my intestines builds up and places more than pressure than it should against my sternum or chest wall causing a smothering affect against my heart.
Now let me back up a bit. Back when I have had the all of the sudden skip with the following 200 beat per minute heart rate, the whole episode was followed with something like a gas pocket moving and ridiculous belching after I felt it move and my heart rate slowed down. It could take up to 20-30 minutes for the 'bubble' to move and the belching to start, but my heart rate came down simultaneously with the relief in pressure. Now we all know that gas that you belch comes from the stomach that is buried inside the intestinal layout - nevertheless, the skip and the fast heart rates perfectly coincide with some type of gas pressure.
Back to the simple skips... I honestly believe that most of my skipped beats, if not all are related to more gas and intestinal content that should be in one place at one time. There may be other things related, like caffeine, and stress, but I absolutely can make the connection because the gas/content and my episodes of skipped heart beats.
I am going to ask my doc about it the next time I see him and see what kind of whacked out answer he gives me. Just remember, we know our bodies better than they do... a shot of antibiotics does NOT cure everything.
Hope this helps someone feel little better if you are experiencing the same thing. you're NOT GOING TO DIE! Just chill out, and try to figure it out - it has taken me years.
Feel free to chime in if you think there is a connection.
I have noticed that too, when my stomach is acidy from food I've eaten, my heart skips more frequently, and also at night when I am rolling onto or lying on my left arm. It's unpleasant, but, dr. said there is nothing wrong with my heart. For women, it is also a symptom of perimenopause and hormonal fluctuations.
I have a popping out in my chest between my ribs below, since June of last year. I have also chest pain every now and then for more than 2 years. Everytime I go to the ER for chest pain, the result is negative and that my heart is OK according to the doctor.
Then, I decided to have an angiogram which my cardiologist not suggesting it but not stopping me to take this invasive procedure. The result was, I have a plaque not on the main arteries 50% and 33% irregularities in the arteries.
This February, I had an irregular heart bit episode (Atrial Fibrillation), but I was converted back to sinus rhythm. During this episode, I was able to experience how to properly check my pulse. I am doing it every day.
I notice that when I experience popping out in my chest, there is a missing pulse bit.
I am going to see a gastroenterologist to have an endoscopy. I read in some of the comments that magnesium oxide of 250 mg 2X a day would help. But at this time, I don't know if the episode that I am experiencing is the same as the person recommending this medication.
Please help for I am getting anxious everytime I feel the pop under my chest and miss a pulse bit.
i to have heart flutter and iam glad you mention about the gas bubbles, pressure on the stomach i also get air bubbles coming up my throat but once i feeel like gas has run across my back and chest and let a good old fart or berp i can feel a big difference in my heart beats i also was thinking about my acid reflux and why all of a sudden i have lots of gas and cant figure out what iam eating that causes me to have so much gas everyday is anyone else have that problem with bubbles coming up there throat? also let me add that i have bad sinus problems year round and feels like iam only getting about 40 to 50% usage out of my nose taking in air cause it feels like its swollen on the inside
I really think you are onto something with this. It feels like all the same symptoms I have with the wind. To be honest with the Docs I have seen it is like they can't catch it at that time or don't really know they want to get you out and the next person in!
The only thing I would add is I do sometimes get acid reflux which I think can add to it or effect it in some way. I don't really get the flutters or skipped beats when the acid is bad but some time up to a few hours after. Sometimes I feel reading so many posts there must be some kind of link and it would be really good if someone could just pin point a set answer or even someone (doctor) take a real close look into it as it seems to be a very common thing that's leads to a lot of stress.
If you find anything out please e mail me, email@example.com
(I typed all of this up & Safari froze & closed itself, so this is gonna be all over the place.) Okay, so, I'm sixteen years old & earlier in the year (before summer break started) I'd occasionally notice my heart flutter, like maybe once a week. But since summer break has started, I've noticed that it happens more frequently, especially during the past few days. I'll admit, I've been pretty lazy this summer & drinking more sodas than I usually do (during the school year, all I drank was water) & the fact that they've been more frequent since school got out makes me think that maybe me doing these things has to do with it, but I'm not sure. I haven't seen a doctor yet or told my parents because I wanted to look it up on the internet first before I make them spend money we don't have on a trip to the doctor not knowing if it's serious or not. So I hope someone on here can tell me if I need to see a doctor or not? I was reading a lot of the responses on here & someone said if you think about it, it happens more & I've been doing that since yesterday, but I don't know if that has anything to do with it. Soooo, yeah. I'd really like someone to respond, please. Thankss. (:
Why does my heart occasionally skip every 3rd beat? I have atrial fib. but that is usually 'fluttery', and the beats missed are irregular.
Hey whats going on? My Name is Mill and Ive had the same symptoms for about 2 months now. I noticed it one day when I was out side working on my car and felt it. I didnt pay it any attention and it was weird until I felt it again when I was sitting down watching t.v, then I became worried. Havent been to the doctor yet but have an appointment coming up soon. Dont believe too much or anything is wrong at all but you never know. Hope the skipping of the beat stops soon for you and everyone. God bless you!
I am 32 years old and I too have had the skipping of beats for about 4 years now. I have been to the cardiologist twice and worn the halter monitor three times and had all the blood work done and two EKG's. They said everything is normal. The only thing that they did hear was a very small mumur. I am not over wieght and I don't smoke and I try to eat healthy. I started noticing them when I stopped exercising on a regular bases. It sometimes makes me feel like I need to cough and it takes my breath away for just a second. Caffeine and stress really makes it worse. It has been happening a lot for the last couple of days and I started to think I need to call the cardiologist again but now after reading this it makes me feel better that it is not just me. I too want to know why it happens.
I feel so much better after reading these stories too. I've been having skips for about 20 years and I know in my logical mind that it is definitely brought on by stress. In the past 3 months my stepdad has been diagnosed with kidney cancer, he also has 3 major blockages in his heart that he needs surgery on and my 90 year old grandmother was in the hospital and is in rehab now. I would get it occasionally but these past couple of weeks it happens at least once a day. It still freaks me out though. I have a history of panic disorder and depression as well. So, I know I'm not dying but sometimes that illogical part of me likes to think so. It can be very frustrating because I can go for months without them and now they are back. I did get away from the gym so I am trying to get back. But I also think that maybe I'm doing damage......but I'm just going to press on!! Hope everyone is feeling better!!!
Hey, my heart sometimes will skip a beat too. When it happens, usually I feel like I miss a beat and then there will be a big beat. After this, theres usually three beats and then the same symptom. I went to see a doctor and he told me it wasn't anything serious. He said that another part of my heart was firing before there was blood to pump, which is why it felt like I missed a beat, and then the bit beat resulted from there being even more blood to be pumped on the next stroke. Anyways, here is a really good article I read about how to reduce the symptoms:
I have suffered from skipped beats for nearly 20 years. It began to happen after an accident and a lot of stress. I find that over the years stress has always been linked to the problem. On ocassion I also suffer from heart flutter . I have been to several doctors who told me it was natural and nothing to worry about. Recently I had a 'bad' episode of flutter and went to the hospital and was told I had arterial fibrilation, this was at a time of high stress, this was rectified after about 20 hours of rest and medication. When in hospital I spoke to another patient who has had an irregular heart beat for over 60 years and has lived a normal life.. The point of my story is, its not a pleasant sensation to have, but its not as bad as we tend to imagine. However I think any body suffering from this should speak to his/her doctor to put your ming at rest. I have been told that alcohol, cafine, eating late and night, stress and lack of sleep can all contribute to the condidion.
Ihave had skippedbeats for forty yrs,amnowsixty yrs old.myinestarted when my first wife died. some times they are bad.I had a heart attack and tripple bypass and as soon as i woke up their they were again and still have them almost every day I was told bye thedoctor they were pvc. I wood not wish this on my worst enemy thanks for support
I agree with all of the above. It is frustrating though after going to doctors and they say It's nothing.....if it gets very bad go to the ER... While taking my pulse in my wrist, I can feel the skip 1st 3 inches below my adam's apple where the throat goes into the rib cage and then the skip in my heart. I have found one thing that has worked and can't really determine why it works, except it probably distracts the mind. What I do is begin counting my pulse, normally it will skip a few more times, then goes away. Hope this helps someone else.
my heart skips a beat
i asked the question???
<P>i dont realy know i think its something to do with the electric pulse to your heart iv been having lots this week more then ever like the weekend i had 30 or so and all week lots tonight i have had 3 big ones that literally take your breathe away and shakes your body you think you are never gone recover like thats it the end for u so i dont know if any 1 has them as bsd as me but if so can u give any info on how to control them and all i want to do is sleep</P>
I had problems with my heart doing a lot of skipping. My doctor wasn't sure what was going on.....checked different things. Then he did some fairly routine blood work and discovered that my potassium and magnesium levels were low. If either of these are low, they can cause skipping of your heart, and both of mine were low. He put me on suppliments, and it has almost stopped. I still get a few episodes, but not like before. I read that a lot of you drink a lot of caffeine, and that alone can cause the heart to skip beats....but caffeine is also a diuretic, which can deplete the body of this electrolytes.
hi, I have suffered from this too on and off for a few years now.... it actually started after my father died suddenly of a heart attack. Doctors have said dont worry about it and it will be made worse if I think about it. They also said it could be related to my thyroid disorder which is up and down.....or as you said electrolytes.
It does seem to get worse with stress and caffine, however I dont get it constantly, it happens for a couple of months a year the rest of the time its fine i feel nothing. I think its strange though it only started happening after my father passed..... some times i think i am so worried about a heart attack i make the skipping or palpitation worse.
CAN ANY 1 TELL ME WHEN THAY MOVE SOMETIMES FAST FROM BEING STILL DO THAY GET THE HEART SKIPS THANKS
Yesss mine does that. Esp. after a night of drinking alcohol. I get afraid to move cause I can tell its gonna skip. On top of that, being hungry does not help. If I am hungry it skips more often and worse and definately while drinking and after drinking.
DIET SODA and other things that use artificial sweeteners. I gained some weight and switched to diet soda. For about 2 years my heart skipped beats at a rate of about 20 per minute ( actually I think the EKG said that it held the last beat and then rushed the next two but it feels like skipping). Doctors said some people are more sensitive to it, anxiety, blah, blah, blah BUT a neurologist treating me for migraines (which also suddenly occured) asked me to try not eating certain things in a cycle...not nuts for a month and see results, no caffeine for a month and see results, etc. After I stopped eating things with artificial sweeteners the missed beats went completely away. Understand that I went about 1-2 months of not drinking diet soda before I noticed a change, but WOW what a difference. It was so bad some nights that I was absolutely convinced that I must have a heart problem (something electric or a serious murmur). I was amazed that a single substance could have that serious of an effect. It didn't even occur to me that that one chnage had caused all of my problems. Don't drink or eat anything with artificial sweeteners.
I had this all through my childhood. The most common cause of it is stress related but do not ignore this as it may be a sign of heart problems. I was diagnosed with an a.s.d at 12 years old. Meaning a hole in my heart. The blood could not flow around my heart properly and was gushing back in the wrong way. Other symptoms i got with this was clod hands and feet due to bad circulation caused by this.
I've had the same problem recently. I found this interesting:
It may be nothing to worry about, but I would much rather avoid this condition myself. I notice it occur with greater frequency and strength the more sleep I miss and coffee I have to compensate. I think I will get more of the sleep and replace coffee with water. Getting back into my workout should help ensure the sleep at night. -LP
Hi, my name is Laura and im 29 yrs old.I have had skiped beats and flutters of the heart.I went to a heart docor and had a stress test, ECG, EKG, home moniter for two weeks, they took x-ray pics of my heart and blood work............FOUND NOTHING! My heart sometimes feels like its changed rhythm of the beat........then after a few mins...go back to normal. Sometimes it might just skip around here and there, sometimes it might not skip at all for a month or it might do it over and over.....my doctor says that skip feeling showed on the ECG that my heart is really beating an extra beat,they said that was nothing to worrie about..........does any one have the flutter feeling that feels like the rhythm changes?does yours last a while before getting back to normal?
hi laura everything you have described is the same as what i get.Mine does the same some days its not too bad just a couple of skipped beats.Other days it does it loads of times,it depends on how stressed i am as to how well i cope with them.I find i get more scared if i am on my own .My problem is i worry over everything even though the doctor says dont worry,i cant help myself.I find keeping busy helps and i say to myself ive had these for years and im still here.It would be good if you could reply this is my first time doing this. Thanks Caroline
hi caroline, first i just want to say thankyou for responding. It really makes me feel better. I ve had this for awhile and now learning that smoking cigarettes makes my heart skips worse, im trying to quit.......hard,hard....Ive cut down alot. the flutter feeling i get, sometimes i dont think my heart beat is going to return to normal beat but then it does. thats what really worries me, i can deal with the extra beat that happens a couple times in a row but not the fluttering that last a few min non stop......your saying you have these flutters also?please respond
Hi Laura its caroline sorry not ignoring you for some reason i sent the same message three times,then i sent a new one dont think you got it.Can we swap email addresses i keep doing something wrong on this site.Mine is firstname.lastname@example.org hope to hear from you soon
hi my name is louise and yes my heart is the same thing, it flutters skips beats and sometimes pouinds really fast. Im so scared i thnk im going to die.Im 52 and im going thru menapause. ive been to doctors many years ago i had this for 10 years now. Sometimes i go thru months with nothing and now thru the past month ive been having it every day im going to the doctors next week. My cousin had this she is 50 and she ended up having a angio thing they stick a balloon up your groin area and shes better one of her arties was a little clogged so spooky. Im scared to go to the doctors,i have anxiety attacks also I hope im ok. IM scared to work out cause my heart will flutter even more, but alot of you say to work out, i used to walk 5 miles but i stoped cause my heart gets worst.
Hi Laura. Try taking 250 MG Magnesium Oxide twice a day. It works. Can't hurt you.
yep im 16 yrs old and at first it was freekin me out and now it dont rely bother me ..mine feels like it flutters or stops for a second ...and most of the time it only does it once but some times it does it ovvvveeerrr and ooovvveeerrr but ive had it since my dad died and i was 11 and i think its perfectly normal my doctor says it can be caused by gas ..most of the time
Hi my name is Bettie, I have heard some good comments, I have the skip heart beats as well. At first it will come after I will have a couple of drinks, but now it been doing this for like a week now, of course it scare me too! Haven't went to the doctor yet. But I use to be big...I have lost alot of weight and exercise everyday, except Saturday. my questoin is when u have the skip beats do u have a cough behind it?
My dad found out he had this irregular heartbeat when he was 16 years old and was just going into the Navy after Pearl Harbor was bombed. He lived with it all his life and died at the age of 83 a few years ago. He smoked all his live and had Diabetes later in life so I don't think the irregular heartbeat is what killed him. He just used to say his body was wearing out from old age. I'm 50 now and have had this same thing for years myself. I am just now finding out that my anxiety attacks I've been experiencing for years were triggered, I think, by the sensation of this extra beat... or pause... anyway, those of you who feel it know that feeling. It's scary. I think that may trigger the fight or flight response, then the negative thoughts start up and it turns into a panic attack. My doctor and two cardiologists have said the same thing... it's benign. Good luck to all, and I hope you feel better just knowing you are not alone.
I just had a EKG done and the doctor said i should worry about my heart skiping a beat. he is doing more test. please see a doctor for a full evaluation. anything that has to do with our health should be a concern to us. good luck!
Mine used to skip a beat then I started taking Magnesium 250 MG twice a day and the skipping stopped. Try it, it can't hurt you. Buy it at any drustore or Walmart.
is it safe bro? does your doctor prescribe that medicine to take? is it an over the counter medicine no need for precription? can u please send to me the name of that medicine brand? thanks alot and god bless
Well I lived with this flutter and heart skipping and rapid heart beat for 15 years. When I mentioned it to my doctor I was told that "flutters" are perfectly normal. My BP was 118/70 and my HR was 55...BUT THEN...one day...the rapid flutters just would not stop. They went on for 15 minutes and I began to feel quite uncomfortable and eventually went to the ER. I was told that I was in AFIB...Atrial Fibrillation. This happened 4 years ago. I was treated with BP meds, which besides lowering BP it also slows down your heart. It started when I was 35. Never a problem really. Now it still isn't. I have been to the ER and admitted twice since, the last time was in June. THIS TIME I had my meds changed, started antiarhytmic meds and a blood thinner. The main danger with flutters or AFIB is if you go into Rapid Ventricular Fibrillation, when it feels like you heart is going to jump out of your chest, when you heart recovers, which it should, the danger is the pools of blood that your heart did not pump out can cause a clot, which could stay there a while, but if it gets loose you are in serious danger of a major stroke. That is why many people take Coumadin. The tough thing is although it is manageable it is one of the biggest mysteries to Cardiologist regarding the CAUSE. People in great shape and people grosley out of shape have this disorder. Until it sends you to the hospital there is really no way to diagnose the issue. The doctors have to actually witness your episode to know if you have it. The worse thing I learned was that I can not always tell if my heart is fluttering...Ask your doc about AFIB, keep a diary.
Hi all you helpfull people!
About 5 years ago I was sitting on the couch watching T.V, it was about 7pm, when I felt something wrong with my heart. It felt like it skipped a beat. This scared me, so I of course went to the ER. They actually cought this "skipped beat" and told me it was called PVC's. They said you are fine, you may need to be put on meds for it in the future if it continues. So 5 years has gone by, I am now 28, and the PVC's have stopped, except for the last two days. Yesterday, I was working on an essay for college and I felt my heart stop for a second, I got instantly got dizzy, then I felt like I lost my breath for a second, my face got kind of warm also. I thought, wow that was strange and kept going on with my work. Well, sadly this happend throughout the rest of the day. I went to bed and woke up this morning and felt fine. However, tonight I sat down and all of a sudden I felt the same thing happen; heart skip, then pound hard, then get dizzy, and loose my breath. Of course, I was a little concerned about this, so in turn it amped up the frequency of this issue. I took my pulse it was 78 beats per minute, and within that minute my heart skipped 3 times. This has been going on for about the last 3 hours. I was contemplating heading up to the ER again, but instead I thought I would research what this feeling was and I landed here. I just spent the last hour reading all of your stories and great advice, it has sincerly calmed me down, and wouldn't you know it I am no longer having these palputations of my heart. I will make an appointment to see my doctor to rule out any underlining issues, but for now I think all of your helpful words did the trick!
Thank you all!!
I am a medical student right now, I was a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) for 3 years and a Medication Tech for 2 years. I have so much more to learn about the body and especially the heart, but If I find any new information I will pass on to maybe help another like you all have helped me.
Hello.....I just wanted to add that as a registered nurse....sometimes the more you know, the worse it gets. I am referring to knowing specific knowledge of the human body, organs and some of their functions. I know that while attending nursing school during the cardiac unit I swore I was going to go into cardiac arrest at any moment. I too have suffered from heart palpitations ( racing heart, skipped beats) for probably 25 years now. At one point I had a stress tests...in addition to numerous EKG's that basically came up inconclusive. One doctor said " I see several premature contractions and tachycardia ( rapid heart beat) and I thought to myself " yeah, tell me something I don't know) but in any event.....among multiple other contributing causes.....as mentioned in many posts; caffeine, stress, an alteration in electrolytes ( particularly potassium), lack of specific things in the diet, too much of specific items in a diet, and the list can go on and on...but just reading and sharing experiences does seem to help considerably and I would like to thank everyone for their input.
I have been having what I call a strange flutter, almost feels like a twitchy muscle. Had an ekg it was fine, had a ctscan with dye...also fine. Started a heart monintor today. I hate the flutter feeling and Im terrified its something really bad. I do smoke, drink a lot of diet coke and I have anxiety and stress. Its been happening for about six month, some days worse then others.
Finding this forum has calmed me a lot. It helps to know others are going through it and surviving!
Just wanted to post an update. I have cut caffeine and artificial sweetners from my diet. I am on day four of no diet coke, my heart flutter is better. I still feel it BUT it is not as frequent and it is less intense. I am hoping as more time passes they stop completely. Its hard to break a caffeine addiction, but for me it is the withdraws from caffeine are not as bad as the way I was feeling before. Try it! It takes 4 or 5 days to feel the difference.
I realize that I am coming in late on this, but my wife found this post after she had a chance to listen to my heart the other night. She almost freaked out when she heard the irregularity in my heart beat, as it has been freeking me out too for years now. All the same symptoms as everyone on this post has mentioned, skipped beats, slight loss of breathe, comes and goes, some bad days, some not so bad. It does seem to come on when there is more stress and anxiety. I use to suffer from anxiety attacks, but I have learned to finally control them to a point where I don't get them any more. I was all ready to go see a cardiologist, but maybe I need to really chill out and let it go away on its own. Nobody here seems to have developed any serious illness from this. However, it is really annoying to live with every day sometimes. Thanks for all the posts. It really has made me feel like I am not alone, and I am not loosing my mind over this. I will think of these posts when a I get that crazy heartbeat.
I'm a 40 year old guy in pretty decent health. I don't smoke nor drink alcohol...quit both years ago. I admit my diet stinks and includes too many sugars, carbs etc. (trying to cut back on those too)
Now I cannot speak for others here, but I KNOW for myself that MY heart fluttering, skipped beat or palpitations...are primarily caused from pure emotional STRESS!
Recently I just got some blood work done, urine too...Of course it showed OK. I have high blood pressure and am on meds for it. (again I'm convinced it's stress related).
It really is amazing just how MUCH stress can affect your body!!! For those that aren't very stressed and are happy go lucky it will be hard for them to understand. Here's my example- For the past several years I've endured what few people will have to go through. I've waited on a business situation to come to conclusion and have waited and stressed to the point where I really think I made myself SICK!!
"They" say stress kills, well now I know that's true! To me this hasn't been just regular stress, but the kind where I just stew in my own misery LOL until I get the much needed CLOSURE I NEED...I can sniff aromatherapy candles, listen to peaceful music and relax, but nothing will calm me down totally until I get CLOSURE in my mind.
Can any of you understand what I mean by this? That nagging feeling that's always in your mind? Others say just don't sweat it..Yah easier said than done pal LOL
Years of this has caused me to be an emotional wreck...I'm edgy, irritable, I get anxiety and maybe even borderline panic attacks. I've want to go the to ER at times, but then I think am I wasting money and peoples time? I think , will they just call me a hypocondriac?? I mean, I DO calm down and the fluttering does subside...It does stay away quite a while when I'm calm, but the moment I start stressing it comes back!
I notice too much coffee (caffeine sp?) does tend to make it worse. Don't know if my drinking of my alkaline water helps but it sure seems to. Bottom line- Massive stress I KNOW is causing this for me! Try to relax more.. and take your mind off your problems. Constant worry is VERY unhealthy.
In my opinion when those EKG's and echos show you're fine, you just may be on a "physical level", but when your brain gets you all tied up in knots on an emotional level and the chemicals start flowing, and you stress out, it's hard for docs to diagnose...I know! It's like a car the clincks and clanks on the road, but the minute a mechanic drives it he says i didn't hear anything!!! UGH LOL
I think proper nutrtion does help as well...I know I need to look into some healthier alternatives.
My 2 cents...Relax people...it helps
Well Said and VERY helpful! thank you
I hope people with this problem still frequent this site...and make it to my message. I had this problem too so I did a lot of research and I found one thing that may actually help some of you. I can't guarantee it will solve everyones problems but for me it works. I found out that the pausing and skipping can be caused by an electrolyte imbalance. Electrolytes are sodium, potassium, chloride, and bicarbonate. Now you may be like me and have had blood tests done that showed everything was at perfect levels, but that can be a lie for you specifically. What is considered normal for most may not be right for you. I actually need more sodium and potassium than what is normal and I obtain it by drinking a glass of gatorade every day. Gatorade only has sodium and potassium for those wondering. If you are suffering from this I highly recommend experimenting by going to a store and buying a pack of gatorade, drink at least a glass of it every day until you are out....if it seems to work start drinking gatorade on a daily basis. You can buy large powder mix containters at places like sams club for a very cheap price, much cheaper than individual bottles. If you experience these things daily the effects wont take notice for a couple days to a week. If it so happens that sodium and potassium aren't what you need try looking into the other two and see what is available for you. Experiment by trying different combinations of the 4 electrolytes. I talked for a long time with my doctor about this and he agrees with me on everything i just said. He actually found my research so impressive that he has his other patients call me when they come to him for this problem. This could possibly be your ticket to relief. It worked for me. If this works for you too, spread the knowledge to other people suffering from this.
i am a 69 year old male. i have had palpatations for 4 years . when it first happened, i wen to the er and after evaluation they said its very common. dont worry. the palps stopped for ayear or so. then i had a reoccurrence. i was given a thallium stress test and again i was told all was weell, dont worry. the palps stopped right after the test. they started again 4 months ago. my doc keeps telling me not to worry, but i wanted another test. this time they gave me an echo cardio strees test. the cardiologist conducting the test saw the palps on the monitor and said like all other docs dont worry. you have astrong heart with no abnormalities.the docs say a very large percent of the pop has these same skipped beats or whatever the hell they are.some like me are just more attuned the sensations.
even with all the reassurances, its very disconcerting to feel your heart beat in not normal ,"funny ways" and its hard not to be concerned. i would advise that if you have palps to get either a thallium or echo test. when the test turs out ok, which im sure it will, it will help to allay your concerns
i know what you are going thru and hope my story helps
The Magnesium thing is interesting. I had a serious problem with this a few years ago after taking some weird cold medicine. I had the holter monitor, several docs, stress test, ekg, etc. and all docs saying "You are okay."
Then, I also had severe PMS and read about what to do and it was suggested to take calcium and magnesium. I'm 43 and since I've been doing that, my heart feels better and the PMS is much milder.
You should take the calcium in the afternoon (after all your caffiene consumption) and the magnesium at night in a 2:1 ration (2 parts calcium to 1 part magnesium). The magnesium at night helps with sleep too. I think diet Pepsi and coffee was the real problem for me too (it leeches calcium from the body). I still drink a little - but not to the same degree.
I'm 71 years old and have had most of the symptons described here for about 40 years. I eat healthy and have never been 1 lb overweight. Had most of the tests done and tried cutting out various foods and drink but nothing stopped the missed heartbeats and in later years shortness of breath. Let me say that I believe the shortness of breath comes from the heart not supplying enough blood to the lungs because of the missed or irregular beating. I think magnesum and potassium help some as they are electrolytes that need to be in balance. I do have periods where there are no problems. These periods used to be days and even months, but the skipping(about every 2 or 3 beats)seem to be almost a constant thing now, although I still have periods that will go on for a few minutes without skipping. I seem to notice it more when I'm in bed and especially when I take a breath. I still drink coffee and and beer and red wine and notice they aggervate the skipping especially if I over do it on the red wine. I'm gonna try drinking more water as it seems to help when I wake up to urinate in the night I drink water and the skipping moderates somewhat. One thing I will say, you may die from this condition, but Doctors don't have the answer. Stay away from them unless you are dying. Best of luck, Ed
I see that the original question is quite old, but the question is still relevent.
I have anxiety and panic attacks. I do eat mostly healthy, never smoked, my wieght is right where it should be.. over all in in good shape, 49 years old.
I have had skipped hearth beats for years. It used to put me in a panic attack for fear of my health going wrong. I tend to worry alot about my health and that keeps me on edge when I feel something strange or painful.
ok that's my history... I've had every test availble, stress test, quartly ekg, nuclear medicine exrays, 48 hr holster. Every thing, every time comes back fine.
This is what I know... Panic, stress, anxiety put out and extra dose of adrenilein that can cause them, caffine (sodas, coffee, tea, chocolate.. and i'm sure some other food). I cut them out and it was definately reduced occurances.
Add oddly for me... BBQ chips, hot sause (chili, mexican foods...) also seemed to cause them. As I experimented with my eating it seems that Hot Peppers also cause them for me... I have cut that out and the occurance is almost gone. I did some research on this and people can have an allergy that causes the feeling of skipped beats.
And lastly, my axiousness (sp) ... holding breath (tensing) and paused breathing causes the bloods to back up in the lungs (harmless.. it's just how the body works) and for some people the heart will try to take in all the blood at once and do what feels like a BIG beat... kinda like doing a big swallow. The pause is the time to take in the extra blood.
Thats my experiance... I hope it helps someone out.
could be a vitamin deficiency.
i drink herb tea and try not to think about it and mine are really bad its a pain but thats about it dont lat your self worry abou it you will be allright merry christmas
Take 250 MG Magnesium Oxide twice a day. IT works!
heart missing a beat every 7 to 12 beats normaly evenings for 2 hours
It's been wonderful to find all of these posts! I've been dealing with this for voer a year. My "extra beats" came out of no where one night last May. They were very pronounced and scared me half to death! I thought I must have sleepy since it was late at night and went on with life. A couple of weeks later...same thing, but just once or twice. It progressively came more frequently and I felt I needed to see a doctor. I've done the tests, ekg, ecg, holter for 24 hours..nothing. They were caught 4 in a row once in the ER but the holter didn't pick up the exact same beats...:/. It was frustrating to think finally they could see what I was talking about and to be told there was nothing on the holter was such a disappointment! SInce then, after being told once again it's nothing (although I don't understand how it can just come out of nowhere..) I've tried to ignore the extar beats, the fluttering and the gurgling feeling I get. They are very random, not any more or less with exercise or rest so that part is frustrating as well! Anyway, I am willing to try the magnesium and hope that helps some! It is so nice to know many others are going through the same thing, we know our bodies and it's not in our head! lol
Has anyone felt their pluse on the wrist and noticed that it actually stops for a moment? I have had this happen since I quit smoking in may and it usually happens when I am not active. It come for a month then will dissapear for a few weeks to a month and then it comes back again. I went to the doctors but of course my heart would not "flutter" while being examed. I then got the heart monitor you wear around your neck for 14 days. Again as I expected I did not have a single flutter. A few days after I sent the monitor back it started again. This is crazy and I just dont get it. It never happens when I'm physically active I'll try the magnesium and hope it works!
Mine used to do the same thing until I started taking 1 250 Mg Magnesium Oxide twice a day. Skipping stopped within a few days. You can purchase these tablets at any drug store.
hi shanann funny enough this seems to be a common problem with a lot of people i myself started getting this complaint shortly after a lot of stress. i was very concerned like yourself so i seeked medical advice ,i was told by my GP that it was anxiety and just like a lot of people it was difficult to accept the diagnosis however, it's been two years now and i still get these times where my heart jumps and skips a beat and i am now convinced that the GP is right. when i get these attacks i just tell myself not to panic and everything is going to be ok and you'll find that they go away. when you visit your doctor they will ask you questions and they are looking for specific answers to weither your condition is serious and although they sometimes are wrong you can bet that they will be right about your symtoms and condition. take care and don't panic
I JUS WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR INPUT....THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS MY HEART HAS BEEN SKIPPING QUEIT A BIT, I TRULY THINK ITS FROM THE STRESS IN MY LIFE, WORK, BILLS, KIDS, ONE HAVING SURGERY, ME HAVING SURGERY AND SO MUCH MORE. READING ALL OF YOUR STORIES HAVE HELPED ME UNDERSTAND IM NOT THE ONLY ONE. I USED TO HAVE REALLY BAD PANIC ATTACKS, I WOULD BE IN THE ER LIKE 1-2 TIMES A WEEK THINKING I WAS DYING AND HAVE EVERY SINGLE TEST DONE I CAN THINK OF ULTRASOUNDS OF THE HEART, MONITORS AND MUCH, MUCH MORE AND IVE ALWAYS BEEN FINE. IM DOING MUCH BETTER, IVE FOUND THINGS TO HELP WITH STRESS..IMAGINE CLORING WITH MY KIDS HELPS!!! I HOPE ALL OF YOU FIND SOMETHING THAT HELPS YOU GET THROUGH IT!
i also have a skip in my heart randomly.. its quit anoying as it takes my breath away.. i feel like i have to take a huge breath when ithappens. i also feelit in my chest.. also.. im becomming aware with age.. (only 43) that when i change positions.. as example.. go from standing to laying in bed.. it seems my heart has a hard time compensating for the change of blood flow the first ten seconds or so.. also. bmine happens more when im physically exausted more so then stress. and ya caffine also... im going to try the mag 250 thanks~!
If your scared about it, Go to the doctor and have them test your heart. I only went in because I had palpitations, don't be swayed by what other people are telling you like pacemakers and all, you probably don't need that at all! Everyone has some palpatations, but most people don't feel it. I was told that by a medical professional, precisely a heart doctor. Skipping a beat is nothing to be conserned about really, but if your scared about it, do GO IN AND HAVE A HEART DOCTOR CHECK YOU OUT, OK? Please don't be scared though, you only ad to your problems. Worry does none of your body well. Think happy thoughts, ok? :)
Sometimes the cuff cannot count the heart beats because of skipped beats. Sometimes I count 40 beats at my wrist and then a skip. The other night after beiing quiet, I counted one and a skip, three and a skip, two and a skip three- skip-one skip, etc.
Hi, My name Is Dakota and I'm 12 almost 13 years old. I have been worried about my heart these past 1-2 days or so, My heart has been skipping beats and I get light headed alot now. When Ever I eat soemthing hot I get REALLY light headed. Tonight my heart keeps skipping beats and after a few beats have skipped it feels like theres a hard beat and I feel like I have to breath harder. Any Tips? Reply at email@example.com
Hi guys I read all the entries on this. I am a 28 year old male. When i was 17 I had my first "panic" attack. I lived a normal child hood I am heavier (275 lbs) I was put on BP meds (10mg of altenol) at 17.
about 5 years ago I was at home and started having weird heart beat and starting shaking was so bad i couldnt breath correctly. I went to eR had a EKG, was hooked up on a heart monitor for 48 hrs OF COURSE I did not experience any symptons of this while hooked up to the monitors.
fast forward. I still get the heart skipping beats sometimes 1-2 times a day sometimes only 1-2 times a week. I did lose my job at the beginning of the year. My wife and I have tried to put the stress behind us but its hard sometimes. My sleep routine is so off wack its not funny. there are nights where i cant go to bed and ill stay up 20+ hours 2-3 hours of sleep. Lay in bed restless. It seems that the skipping beats kind of starts the "anxiety" episodes. WHen i have them i want to be away from people. Sometimes going to the bath room, or going and laying in bed. I may try the magn. thing to see if it helps. I know i need to change my diet and get more sleep. Hoping everything gets better for everyone including myself. Happy new year
I am over eighty years of age. Had a triple bypass twentyfive years ago, one bypass collapsed two years later. However missing beats have occured many times over the years. Some times a year goes by without any beats missing. Doctors tell me "it is not going to kill me" However as at present it is very uncomfortable, missing a beat every second or third beat.
I am not overweight, am a non smoker, have two or three small glasses of wine per day. Am physically active. Why is my heart missing beats???
Reading previous comments I will now try Magnesium
At times my heart will skip every fifth beat. How serious is that?
i am 55 now and my heart has been skipping beats for 30 years. It has gotten worse the last 5 years. I went to the doctor 30 years ago and they did an EKG. He said there was nothing to worry about..I read on here a year ago to take Magnesium. I now take 400 mg once a day and I cannot feel it skipping anymore. It got so bad before I was afraid to do anything because I thought i would have a heart attack. Magnesiun really works.
I want to say we are all lacking the normal life that we were deprived of. They dont wait for the soil to replenish for crops the way they should ( Its in the bible) not to mention added chemicals. No wonder theres an epidemic of anxiety and depression is if isnt genetic. So in this Im sure we are lacking the proper nourishment we need. Our waters are contaminated (mercury ect.)( Theres an interesting write up about that..Mercury is in a lot of stuff. for instants, amalgum fillings,certain eyedrops..Just look up mercury poisoning. We have constant anxiety from all the stress of the world on TV..things we need to see and pray about and some are announced just to make ratings.. and just from hearing it also from other people and taking on other peoples problems that dont want to get themselves the help they need the way they should; Acurate and honestly. ...I wonder if medicationsome can mask vitamin deficiencies? I was reading a while back about toxins. I remember a site mentioning that they made kitchen cabnets out of types of trees that was giving off toxins. And we know that certain plant life arnt suppose to be uprooted and brought out of its environment and replanted out of its habitat. And they are crossbreeding plants which is a big no no. They do it to many animals and Ive heard about so many problems with animals because of that..I dont know about you but I definitly dont put my trust in some scientists..Im sure those eccentric minds of theirs get very bored at our expence..Please note; this is just a feeling, intuician, some factual. God bless..Oh, and I am in no way giving any advice to anyone to chalk all problems up based on my some of my information...May Jesus reviel His love to you so you can get the Holy Spirit can enable decernment thats needed to maintain your health and a positive outlook.
my heart feels like it misses a beat its scaring me ?
Like everyone who has written on this, my 1st attack when was at 16.
I'm now 59 and finally decided to do something about it.
I have taken all the medication I really want to socolol etc, which seems to reduce the length of an attack, but didn't stop it, nor the frequency.
Mt cardoligist recommended I see a leading surgent for PVI which, it is still early days, appears to have worked (PVI operation 2 weeks ago today).
I've just finished the Socolol & apart from a a minor mis beat now and then (that was expected) I definetely feel a lot better and a lot less tired from the drugs I was taking.
Today, I was advised the success rate is 80%+ (Depending who you go to and type of ablation surgery) with death 1:500. Aparently, the heart is quite robust and the scaring may not cover all tracks of the misplaced electrical signal.
After this, it is 70% if it is required to be tweaked to close the gap. I'm hoping this is not required.
The operation is around 4 - 6 hours & I highly recommend it as the alternative to drugs. Not sure if it is the same operation for all, but the troublesome signal that fires off the atrium is from the Pulmonary veins (between the heart and the lungs (4-off). The operation was ablation of the veins entering the heart, thus creating a block for the unexpected electrical impulse. Plenty of details available on the internet.
Good luck with what you finally decide, but I do know exactly what it feels like when your having an attack. I virtually had a bed at the hospital with my name on it.
I had asked a question I did not get an answer
I went to a Cardiologist for 7 years and also currently see one. During that period of time I had 6 stents installed to correct blockages. Also I kept telling the docs I was having irregular heart beats and palpitations. And when I cut the grass pushing the lawnmower or walked briskly playing golf that I would get very light headed and sometimes pass out. I had a stress test which turned out fine, then the doc thought I might be having seizures. The EEG test for seizures turned out normal. When the docs couldn't figure it out, they said it was all in my head. Well I knew they were wrong. It turned out that in 2005, I had triple bypass surgery. After the surgery as I progressed in the hospital, after getting out of intensive care; the nurses had me get up to walk my 600 ft. I was fine at that time no chest pain, and then went back to sit down in a chair. I tried to get up just to go back to bed, and I could'nt get up out of the chair. It was like I was glued to the chair. All of the sudden 5-Nurses ran into my room and asked if I was ok? I replied 'no, i can't get up'. I asked what was wrong? One nurse sai my heart rate dropped to 42.
The got me back to bed and then rushed me back to Intensive Care. The doctor came in and told me I needed a Pacemaker. In fact he also stated that I had a condition called 'Sick Sinus Syndrome' and should have had a pacemaker 10-years before. He then appled an external pacemaker since it was a Sunday and the next morning Monday I was first case in the operating room and a short time later I had my Pacemaker. Things were much better after getting the Pacemaker. The doctors said that Sick Sinus Syndrome is difficult to diagnose. Palpitations can happen for any number of reasons, you just need to be persistant in having it checked out. As you can see even though I was going to the appropriate docs, it took an extremely long time befor the puzzle was completely solved. Hope this helps.
I have a ? actually my friend was going to go and give blood and they wouldn't let her b/c they said her pulse was skipping to much. what can be the cause of this??
i think what your experiencing is an irregualr heart beat or just the odd skip of a beat, im at work now and sat at a computer and mine just jumped into my mouth it felt like it stopped n pausded and then carried on really fast, i go to the gym 4 times a week and play football 3 times a week at a high intensity and it never happens then only the odd time when im at rest nothing near as what i just expereinced today. i take propanlol they calm your heart and mind and let you relax but dont stop the skipped beats. ive had all the ecg scans and tests and they said i was fine, but i dont feel fine some days, i guess we just hve to live with what we have got.
I too suffer from those skipped beats and have been for the last forty one
years. They started when I was twenty-five and I am now sixty-six. I have
been to every kind of doctor and all the test run. I have tried all kinds of
supplements and any other thing I can think of, all to no avail. I'm not saying
this to discourage anyone, but we just got to keep searching until an
answer comes along. Keep trying, don't give up. I am still looking.
ive been getting the skipping beats too, for a while now but only really at night, it freaks me out a little. i go to the gym also 4 ta 5 times a week and feel fine during the day. i have trouble sleeping to like i jump outta my skin. ekg's come back fine, i dont know i hope its not to serious
Moderate sleep apnea was causing my heart to palpitate and skip beats. My heart had always palpitated for seemingly no good reason. So, It wasn't until it started skipping beats that I got really worried about it. I was also a pack a day smoker and caffine addict for 20 years. My Primary physician ran an EKG and found an inverted T-wave. He said it was probably nothing but, it was a good excuse to send me to a cardiologist. They did a stess test which included an ultra sound of my heart (it skipped several times during this) resting and stressed images and a 24 hour holter monitor. Good news is my heart is still perfect at 40 years old. The doctor asked how i was sleeping, I said OK, but my wife says I snore really bad. He then sent me to have a sleep study. Turns out that i stop breathing 27 times an hour. 3 of those times was for 8 seconds or longer, which was enough to cause a drop in my oxygen levels. The result: Palpitations and skipping heart beats. After two days on CPAP therapy my problems stopped. I have not had an episode since starting CPAP 14 months ago. If you snore, wake up a lot at night, go to your car to sleep on lunch breaks and your cardiologist says your heart is good, have a sleep study.