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Heart Flutters

Hey there, Just wondering if anyone else here experiences heart flutters and palps all day!! It scares me, i get so tired and weak and when my heart flutters it makes me feel like im gonna stop breathing. Ive had an EKG that was fine. Anyone else get this? Is it really just anxiety?
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My original anxiety stemmed from heart health.  I can still feel every flutter, palpatation, pain, etc.  In my opinion, it is how we interepret it.  We often become oversensitized once we start to worry about a particular symptom.  Of course we will feel every little thing going on in the chest when we are so finely attuned to what is happening.

Initially, despite reassurances from the doctor and tests, I was still convinced there was something medically wrong until I decided to accept the anxiety.  What we often feel is normal; once we get checked out medically and are given a clean bill of health, then odds are stacked in our favor...the trouble with this is believing the docs....but once you start to accept it and confront it, you are on your way to beating it.

Let us know how things are going and feel free to ask as many questions as you like!
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I just feel so weak all the time, is this normal?
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yes yes yes , i have heart flutters from stress and not from stress. i get over 3000 a day sometimes , have you wore a heart montor for 30 days, i do when they are bad and i feel so much better because you record them and than call them in over phone they read your montor right than and if there is a problem you know so i always feel good after they say your fine, than after about two weeks of it i get used to them saying your fine and forget about them, they go away. , yes they can make you feel weak and tired but so does the anxiety that comes with them. ifyou have been checked out and everything good try and relzx, it helps them to go away. here if you want to talk .
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I also have heart flutters. they drive me crazy!! (well, crazier than i feel!!!) i take 100mg of zoloft and still have break-through panic attacks. i'm a bad hypocondriac (sp?) too! any little thing that twitches wrong and i'm on it! i'm driving my poor husband insane, not to mention me in the process! i just want it to stop and live a normal life.

my panic started when i overheard my ex-sister-in-law talk about a friend of hers at works husband fell over dead from a heart attack. he was physically fit and etc. and i was in a bad marriage at the time. so at 25yrs. old i started these dang panic attacks. i'm 37yrs old now and just tired of them.
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   I really believe they are from stress or anxiety. I had little episodes as young as kindergarden, but a lot more in highschool. But when I moved away from home they magically went away. I had just one eppisode out of the blue last winter during a very stressful time for me. So defenetly anxiety related.
   Also, my baby brother, who is diagnosed with social anxiety among other things, has these flutterings and heart racing episodes that will last for hours. He feels very week during his as well.
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i have started to have these horrible heart flutters also and im terrified also,but int he back of my head i know they r just caused by stress and anxiety.i always say to myself well ive had all the heart checks and all was normal.so you are not alone and plz feel free to write ive added u on msn hope we can have a right old laugh about are symptoms.
takecare
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I had them since Jr.High and about a month ago read about a guy who had them extremely bad in a book on Olive Leaf Extract. I can't remember the Drs. name who wrote the book. He recommended for him to take the Olive Leaf Exract(capsules) once or twice a day and his palps.etc. went away as well as the weakness,etc. I tried it and mine disappeared also. Most naturopathic Drs. say it is caused by some nutritional deficiency.
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hiya as you know i suffer from heart anxiety big time, flutters and feeling weak are part and parcel of anxiety if they are getting troublesome maybe a monitor would be a good idea? it will make you feel more at ease. the doctor told me that palpatations wont kill you. maybe when the palpatations are happening they are forcing you into panic mode which definatly causes weakness, when im really anxious and then calm down i feel as though i done 10 rounds wi mike tyson lol its draining. try not to let them worry you are you getting nervous about your new job? im sure your fine hun
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I experience an array of heart "flutters" daily. Based on my experience, anxiety can definitely add to the symptoms. It makes sense because when you are anxious, adrenaline is introduced into your system and causes the heart to respond in a mighty way. So, if you feel a flutter, get anxious about it, you may feel another and then so on. Both the anxiety and flutters will feed off each other and keep going. It can be a viscious circle.

That said, "flutters" can be caused by real physical issues or be completely benign and harmless. No one here can determine that. You may have an electrolyte imbalance, a deficincy of some sort, or a heart structure defect... among many other things. Chances are it is nothing but you should never ever let anything to do with the heart go unexamined. I would get thoroughly checked out by a doctor who listens to your concerns. That way, once you are told you're healthy, some of the anxiety may go away.
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Well ive spoken to quite a few doctors, they listen to my chest, ive had an EKG, blood tests, urine tests, CT head scan and its all come back negative. The docs say its nothing, should i still try o find out more? What other tests are there?
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Should you try to find out more? That is the question we all have. I am not sure if there is a right answer to it either. On one hand, you have knowledgable doctors who run tests and give their opinion that you are fine. On the other hand, these same doctors are human and can miss something. Most of the time the docs are right, but there are also lots of cases where they fail to find something significant. Ultimately, you are the best judge of how you are feeling. If something just doesn't feel right, I would trust your gut and search for more answers. Eventually though you'll have to make a decision to trust someone with their diagnosis. This is easier said then done. But if you keep questioning and searching, you'll eventually run yourself ragged. At some point you will have to draw the line.

In your case, I would consult a cardiologist about wearing a 30 day heart monitor (unless you have the flutters daily, then a 24 hour Holter monitor may be enough) and maybe getting an echocardiogram. With the 30 day, your doctor will see an EKG the same moment you are having the flutters/weakness. That will make it easier to determine what exactly is going on. With the echo, he/she will be able to see if something structurally is wrong with the heart. Of course this is just my opinion and the only symptoms I know you are having are flutters and weakness.

I wish you the best of luck with all this and I can totally empathize.

joseph
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Sometimes when I get really scared or someone yells at me and it surprises me, It feels like my heart drops or flutters.
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I never noticed heart flutters until i started drinking that stupid redbull ****, i never thought much of them until one day at the age of 23 it started to flutter and just didn't stop. My heart started to palpitate then went into afib by the time the EMS showed up to take me to the hospital. I quit energy drinks, quit smoking, quit drinking (well not completely lol) and have quit letting stuff get to me. I haven't had to go back to the hostpital since, and even when i did it was just a quick cardioversion and i was back to normal. I did ALLLLLLL the tests in the world, top cardiologists and even went to a clinic dedicated to afib (which i was released from).  I still get palpitations once in a while, but keeping calm about them does wonders, i always think, if i've told my wife i love her this morning, and an ambulance is only 5 minutes away, there's really nothing to worry about because if its going to happen i really have no control over it, like the weather, you dont freak out over rain, because if its going to rain, let it rain..
Stress is a big player in heart health, and i think it could be a prehistoric mechanism, built into our bodies, that if we endure too much stress, then the body spares us the wretched life, and naturally selects us. my theory, i digress, do yoga, that's the thing i've learned from all this. Do yoga  or some other low impact activity, eat healthy, stay calm and satisfied with life, and then at least you've done everything you can to make the most out of a life that you realize could end short one day. When i accepted that, my palpitations went away.
Do yoga, do yoga, do yoga
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I also suffer from this frightening affliction. I have had the same tests and the doctors say that they're nothing. This angers me. I also feel weak, but I think that comes from exhaustion from lack of sleep and worrying if your ok. Why isn't there a bloody cure, its not uncommon, there seems to be a lot of us suffering from this. I find it depressing, I just want to enjoy life. Find a damn cure!!!
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i too have to struggle with this new symptom and having panic attacks for 30 yrs, i am here to support all of you and from time to time may need alittle support myself.
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