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My heart randomly beats very fast.

     I have noticed over the past few months that my heart will randomly start beating very fast. (85-95bpm) Previously, I have enjoyed a very slow average heart rate as a runner (about 65bpm)

These random fast heart beating sessions can last several hours sometimes, and occur even at times when i'm not physically or emotionally stressed out (on the computer, lying down in bed, or just after eating) I became so worried one day that I drove myself to the doctor's office and got an EKG. The results came back fine, but my problem didn't stop. Does a good EKG guarantee I'm not having heart attack symptoms?

I am 18 years old, 125 lbs, and I used to run cross country, and now I play Rugby so I am pretty active and fit. I do not run as much as I used too anymore but now I am afraid that if I start to work out hard again my heart will react negatively.

My mother has a history of heart disease, but she also has anemia.

Please can someone help me, I am so scared that my life will be cut short because of some uncommon thing.

Thank you so much!
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Hi.  I am 31 and have the same problem.  My heart will start racing and skip beats.  It sometimes feels like a flutter.  Mine is anxiety.  When I first started having them I did the same as you.  I have had multiple ekg's and echo.  I have also worn a 24 hour halter monitor and all came back normal.  I wake up in the middle of the night with panic attacks (racing heart, shaking, fear I'm dying).  I also found out I have a thyroid condition that causes the anxiety.  My suggestion to you is see your doctor and tell them your symptoms.  I take medication now and just try to calm myself down whenever I have an attack.  Good luck to you!
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