hello im 27 yrs old and suffer from heart palpitations, i wondered if these can be linked to the menstrul cycle
as i tend to get them mostly around this time and only occasionally inbetween its quite scary as i have to breath deep to get my breath, i have not been to my local gp about this yet as im afraid of what he will say.
Yes they are directly related. I remember when I went to my new doctor at the University of Pennsylvania. We were talking and I said to her I don't want you to think I'm crazy but I feel like the pvc's are worse around my period. She smiled and looked at the nurse in the room and said actually no I don't think your crazy and I (she) just had a big seminar about it with the doctors around town. She said it is directly related to the hormones in a womens cycle. That's not to say it can't happen at other times of the month. There are "triggers as she said. Caffein, alcohol and so forth. I felt better. I take medicine for it and sometime right before my cycle starts I have to take more because it can get so bad. Most of the time they are harmless but I would still go and just get it checked out. Good luck.
thankyou very much for that tia, as no matter where i looked for infomation about palpitation nothing mentioned it been linked to the cycle, i feel so much better for reading this i have an appointment with my doctors this week to have a check up,
I absolutely believe they are related. When I first started having them, or noticing them I was finishing up my cycle and that was over 2 years ago. Now I noitce them a week before, during and a week after. It's so crazy because it's like I have 1 normal week and that week isn't that normal at all-lol.
I have a cardiologist and he said lots of women complaint that their palps are worse during that time of the month. It would be great if there was a study done regarding that.
thankyou for that, mine are usually 4/5 days before my cycle is due and sometimes during my cycle too, thats it then till my cycle is due again, its quite a scary sensation, id like it to been looked into too as like i sed before i found nothin online to tell me they were linked, x
I am 29 and started experiencing them around 28 and its only gotten worse but just before my cycle and during and sometimes one week after I am so glad to know I am not just trippin because I really thought maybe it could be related to my period but just wasn't sure....thanks for clearing this up...I also wonder is this because I am almost 30 because I have never felt like this before on my cycle but just within the last year and a half my cycle has just gotten worse
I am so happy that I'm not the only one going trough this!! I thought I had some disorders and never went to the docs cuz I was too scared!! A week before my period or when I have my period or a week after after I get some random heart palpitations , slight loose of mind and tend to vomit plus I get anxious and scared which makes things worse. I am only 18 and this has been happening for tr past 4 months
I'm the SAME way! I'm 35, though.....a few months ago I had a panic attack...from the palpitations I freaked out and could hardly breathe, chest all tight.....hands felt numb like they were asleep lots of anxiety...now I notice it's really bad right before I'm supposed to start...and then during my period...and then just when I think I'm back to normal...it's that time of the month again and it starts all over again....glad to know I'm not alone. :)
Yep. Same here. I can sometimes be palp free all month until about a week before my period. I always try to schedule any testing around that time. I am 38 and I fear this will only get worse with menopause/peri-menopause. I am DREADING it...
OMG You guys just don't know what a relief it is to know I'm not the only one having to deal with this worry..I ALWAYS get palpitations a week before my period during and after. I'm only 24 and I did do check ups but the DR said its not serious. Why did we have to be part of the unlucky! But anyway its comforting to know that I'm not alone!!!
my pvcs started around 29. i was mortified. i went from being a care free, happy person to a very anxious, scared person. i am not myself. i get pvcs all the time, at times they go away for weeks but come back. they are worse around my period. i've found there are so many suffering with this. there should be more research, answers, remedies..if you want to chat or if your having a bad pvc day..email me, ***@****
I was just having this conversation w/my family 2day at dinner, there should be more research, there would be less women suffering from thinking their hearts are going 2 stop & less trips 2 the ER, I have suffered from palpitations since I was 16 n was told it was heartburn till I couldn't take it any more n went 2 see a cardio dr, I still suffer from the palpitations especially around my period, but my beta blockers help a bit
The palpitations start leading to the menstruation and once we notice them it makes us worry more. I tend to try horlicks in the evening and at bed time. If at certain months things get bad I go on the Kalms or quiet life which are just herbs but help. Slow things down, lift the mood and help sleep.
I just left the Dr. with heart palpitations i have to get an echo cardio gram however i am on my period so i dont know if it is directly related i hope so im glad to hear that other women experience palpitations during menstruation too. My dr said i might have mitrial valve prolapse . i hope its nothing serious.
I also never experienced anxeity issues or heart palpatations until i was 29. I had my first panic attack last august and totally freaked me out. shortly after that day, i had another panic attack. Come to find out, anxeity runs in my family on my fathers side so i guess it was eventually gonna hit me. I also did take birth control pills and did some research and some pills can trigger anxeity issues. I have noticed that my heart palpations generally are close to my time of the month. its odd though, i can go weeks and feel fine and then bam, it hits me. i will have a heart palpation for a brief second and then most of the day i am ok. my dr prescribed me xanax as i need it for anxeity attacks. i have also noticed that if i dont get enough sleep then i generally will have a much rougher day. i just hate feeling ok one moment and then feeling like i am going crazy the next. i dont know, i just hope that more research can be done to see what can be done to prevent this.
I have them too. I realised last week that I was having them at a certain time of the month, I also noticed that I had some other symptoms that I had when I was diagnosed with low B12 (dizzy, tired, fuzzy thinking, itchy tongue) a few years ago. Took some vitamin B executive stress supplements and they went away. Maybe it wouldn't hurt to see your doctor, be sure to ask for an iron and B12 blood test, as I was misdiagnosed as having depression and put on Prozac before I went to see another doctor who did the blood test.
Thank you so much for your post!! I thought I was losing my mind and spent around $2000 only to learn nothing is wrong. At first the cardiologist couldn't catch it because by the time my appointment was scheduled the palps would be gone. It would be awesome if they did a case study on this. I am just glad to see I am not the only one experiencing this. I will check my B12 I am already on an iron suppliment.
It happens to me every month!! The most recent time was this past weekend...I finished my period on the 7th and on the 13th I had the worst night I've ever had. Not only was my heart pounding but I had such bad pains in my chest...it felt like I had knots in my chest. It was so scary. I literally only slept 1 hour that night, went to work the next day still feeling that chest pain. Finally around noon I had a break down...called my mother crying flipping out basically hyperventilating. I thought I was going to pass out I got so dizzy i could barely breathe. About 10 mins after that the chest pain went away and I was totally drained. I left work early and took a 2 hour nap (lucky me...I don't have kids yet). I felt better but I still have to take something to help me fall asleep ever since then. I wonder when this racey feeling will go away. I'm 26 years old by the way. I'll be 27 next month.
Ladies I am going to the doctors today I used to have a heart palpitation before I started my period now its happening a week and a half before my period everyday at least 5 flutters a day its scary and I hate it . I have been to the cardiologist twice before for diffrent reasons everything was normal but this flutter stuff its scaring me i have to take a deep breath to get my heart back on rhythm , I have been noticing its worse after I eat something sugary, this is so scary and if its hormone related I am scared to be pregnant with double / triple hormones , I want children so badly but if pregnancy spikes hormones are we gonna be walking around holding our chests for 9 months?? :(
I had my first panic attack at 26, couldn't breathe, heart racing, tingling in hands, so I went to the ER, checked myself in as "I am having a heart attack" -- diagnosis was anxiety and I have been on meds ever since (now 42). Through meds and seeing a psychologist to get to the root of the problem which was a loss at the age of nine (my dad), I am now able to control the hyperventilation, racing heart, etc. The meds in combination with therapy have both helped.
I get those scary palps around my period as well. I HATE it, a missed beat that leaves me breathless, I kinda get scared but not like I used to because I know that the palps are normal and I have control of my anxiety. I have changed my whole diet and drink lots of water, that helps with those darn palpitations (somewhat) - that time of the month, I cannot control, it is a hormone thing. Well, I guess it can be controlled but I don't want another medicine added to my regimen.
Hope this helps.
Have any of you seen a gynecologist to have your hormones tested? I feel like mine are hormone related and feel like a beta blocker is only a band aid....I really believe my body has an imbalance. I recently had a baby, so it wouldn't surprise me if my palps are indeed hormonal. I want to find the root of the problem before going on a medication that may be irrelevant in the long run. Any thoughts?
What happened to you is the same thing that happened to me last May-I freaked out hands were numb, chest got tight, couldn't breath-by the time my husband got me to the hospital I was ok except my hands we are all curled up and tingled-they checked me out said nothing wrong with me and sent me home since then I notice a couple days before or first couple of days during my cycle it's bad really the only time it bothers me-I hate it and it's so scary-somebody needs to do a study on this and find a cure-a miracle drug or shot....It really does make me feel better reading about all these other women having the same symptoms I just hate you all have to go through it-
Yes I also feel lucky to know that I am not alone out there with these symptoms,,, By the way mine also started by the time that I turned 26 , racing heart, palptations etc always about 10 days before menstruation hit me. Interestingly enough though I becmae pregnant at these symptoms stopped , they got better and better the more the pregancy carried on and while I was breastfeeding I never ever had any of them, in fact my heart rate dropped to a low healthy range. I truly believe it is hormonal most probably a so called progesterone deficiancy, as from the moment I stopped breast feeding the symptoms came back. This leads me to think that while I was pregnant I produced enough progesterone , or more than usually , also while breastfeeding and that prevented me from having these symptoms. I now think of trying the natural progesterone cream.. I also found it very helpful to take a high dose of magnisium and calcium to calm me down. I really hope this might be helpful for some of you!
hi im so happy to have found this site. I have never had any of these symptoms until I stopped breast feeding my baby.Its been four months since i stopped and every month the week before my period i have really bad palps,Im also very tired and have a pressure on the back of my head that makes me feel dizzy.I went to one doc she said it was silent migraines,but she wasnt moving fast enough with the tests, so i decided to go to another doc and she said she thinks its ms.now that i found this site im sure they are both wrong.Iam going to look for a new doc.someone really does need to do a study on this.ty ladies for writing i have been so scared the past couple of months and with your words feel a bit better
I can not even tell you all what a relief it is to read these posts!!! I started getting palpitations 3 yrs ago at the age of 29. Just out of the blue!! I was in and out of the e.r. so many times it was ridiculous!! Once it was 10 times in a 14 day time period. I have noticed that the week before my period like clock work I get them so much worse. I also have been diagnosed with anxiety. I have had every test known to man done on my heart and every single thing comes back great!! All my blood work is great and my bp is normal. I just went to the gastro dr today and they set up a scope appt for me bcuz I also notice that I get them after eating or drinking. All the drs say its not serious but it sure doesnt feel like that when its happening. Im so glad to know that Im not alone thank you all for posting your stories..
This has been happening to me for the past 3 months. I've always had palps for as long as I can remember, but once or twice and sometimes months apart. I got diagnosed with Graves Disease in Feb 2012 and at that point I was getting a ton because that is a symptom of it. Got put on beta blockers and have been on them ever since. I am currently on 10mg of Nadolol and I've noticed that I can go days and weeks without getting a palp and then a week before my period or so I can get about 50 or so palps in one day! They last all day and happen so often. It stresses me out so bad. It never happened before but until just 3 months ago. I've had every test(a few times) even went to the ER yesterday for it, have had heart monitors and everything is normal..but I just keep thinking, that many CAN'T be normal. But it feels good to know I'm not alone and it really could be my period. It started for me on Monday the 3rd only in the am after working out for about 30 minutes after my workout and got WORSE on Saturday still on Sunday and today so I'm just hoping for my period soon so I can see if this goes away after that so I can know for sure that's what it is.
I am 30 years of age and just had an ASD closure by occluder device last month. I was on my period for the procedure and started to have palpitations immediately. They went away until now, which is why and how I found this discussion, as I suspected that my period was related to the return of the palpitations. I did not get them regularly before the operation last month, but am clearly susceptible at this point. I hope that as my heart adjusts to normal functioning, the problem will subside at least somewhat. However, knowing that it is related to the hormones is very comforting. I used to freak out very easily, and drive myself into a terrible state of mind and body every time, but I have control over my anxiety now. It was easy for me to suddenly gain control as I had to undergo the surgery, after which it is basically foolish to allow myself to become overly emotional or anxious. May all of you find peace of mind - you will see that your hearts will always find more peace when you do. Hormones or no, you ultimately determine how bad (or not) the anxiety and palpitations get.
Im glad to know the palpitations im experiencing is related to my period. I never used to get them before.....im 27 yrs of age, and feel its become more intense. I do get anxious a week before my period, which doesnt help the palpitations.....its very frustrating, anything i can do to prevent them, or make it less intense?
Im the same way just this pass few montbs i been watching the patterns and ots always afound the same tie each month have had a IUD for 4 YEARS AND THINK THE PROGESTERONE IN IT HAS SOMETHING TO.DO WITH considering it causes me not to have a period
I had similar problems, i ahd severe panic attacks and taken medications which didnt help but i got really fat
so i started to use rescue remedy, BACH flower remedy, and all my anxiety stopeed, i only have panic on airplains now
i also have night rescue remedy and my insomnia gone
after stopping the anti depressants, i developed heart palpitations though and it is related to my periods
they checked my heart and there is no problem with it
i think it is related to progesteron deficiency in my body, and i started to use natural progesteron
what also helped me was don quay, when i take those i dont have much heart palpitation
my email ***@**** if u want to chat
I have to take a deep breath too to get my heart back to rhythm doctors have no idea what I'm talking about and reading ur post just made e feel better , have ur doctors said anything about ur flutters what can these flutters mean , it really ***** beings girl if it's all hormonal! Please email me ***@****
Reading all these comments has made me feel so much better! I've been to the Dr. and had a ton of test done (I swear my Dr. thinks i'm crazy but i'm not lol) and they always tell me everything is fine. It's comforting to know i'm not the only one this happens too. It ***** we all have to deal with this tho.
I agree.. I have been researching all over the web about heart palpitations and menstrual cycle as I thought I was going insane. I'm 25 years old and I started getting palpitations of November 2011, I was on birth control pills during that time and stopped it after I got my panic attack due to hormones I was getting mad palpitations, shortness of breath, I felt crazy. My mom works at the lab and drew my blood and everything was normal that gave me some sense of relief. But now ever since stopping birth control pills my hormones go haywire at times and my oh my I get palpitations before getting my period during and sometimes after and I feel like I'm just gonna have a heart attack I get really bad panic attakc as well *sigh*. But whoever reads this I hope this brings some comfort to you as you are not the only one.. because I thought I was the only one but I guess we're not alone, just wish there was some research going on .. I'm a nurse myself and idk I wanna make a difference someday and help other females with this problem too. Don't wanna go to the MD either becasue knowing doctor's they don't give a crap and don't know and just say everything is fine here take some xanax to control your panic attacks.
I started getting heart pulps around the age of 31 I'm now 36. I had a really bad episode a week after being put on the pill and ended up in hospital only for them to find nothing! Since then, I have had multiple tests over and over and still nothing.. It wasn't until a natropath suggested I take vitex. So I now take that, the pulps aren't completely gone but are less serveer..
I'm glad I found this post... I am 24. I haven't been having palpitations for very long... they probably started a couple months ago. I only really get them when I am extremely (EXTREMELY) anxious or a couple days before my period.... I am 2 days before my period now and I am experiencing a palp every 2 hours or so. They really scare me.. I noticed that my heart rate doesn't get faster or slower when I get palps... only when I go up or down the stairs. I also get irritated, very lazy and I feel tired around my period. I have been to doctors about multiple symptoms that I've been having like dizziness, head fullness, chronic sinusitis, shortness of breath, I've had a CT scan, an MRI, physical therapy for my neck pains, blood tests... and they haven't figured it out yet, apparently there isn't anything wrong with my heart. I've also been on anxiety pills (lexapro, Xanax) and they helped a bit but I gained a ton of weight so I stopped them. I'm not sure what is causing my palpitations exactly... (stress I know is one thing and anxiety) but I hope I can figure it out soon. I miss the days where I felt normal and could do daily activities and not have a care in the world about my health.... Getting older *****. If anyone has the same symptoms that I do, and has figured out what is wrong, please contact me!! Reply to my post. Thinking about all my symptoms brings me to tears every time.... I just want to know what's wrong!
You are not alone! This happens to me as well, also usually around my period. I first noticed them in my early 20s right after I started birth control pills. I stopped taking them and they went away for a few years. They came back with a vengence at age 26 and I had numerous tests and everything apparently fine. They went away again for a few years and came back after the birth of my second child. I am 34 now and also have anxiety. I have only had a few of these palps, usually before or after period, vut they are " strong" and can cause a very rapid heart rate and panic attack immediately following them. I have had futher tests and all fine. Its the dread afterwards and the fear that they will return and that possibly the doctors havent caught that there really is something wrong that bothers me. Again, that is just fear. I should know by now that they will come and go in my life and are either related to anxiety or hormones or both. It is reassuring to see I am not alone and some of us are just more prone to them than others. Hang in there girls! Xoxo
It's nice find this thread. I have been feeling a little worried about the palpitation I have been experiencing lately. At 27, this is not usual to me. My menstruation is not regular, though, but I feel all the signs before getting menstruation so I know when it's my time of the month (though I don't bleed sometimes). I have to get myself checked, I know, but it's nice to know that this is common. I am not at all happy about all this but knowing that I am not alone somehow eases the panic attack.
Hi girls you are not alone! The best relief is to drink hot water or hot beverage. After 30 mins it will be ease off. I have this problem for about 15 year and now 40 still have the same problems 30 mins ago..
Hi girls you are not alone! The best relief is to drink hot water or hot beverage. After 30 mins it will be ease off. I have this problem for about 15 year and now 40 still have 30 mins ago. Hope this help all the women in the world! God Bless!
Are any of you guys on medication for these palputations ?
I also started with these feeling since November last year and having it right now day or two before my period ! But I am not scared anymore, just want something to releave me from this.
I'm 26 years old and just started getting these attacks the last few months. It's always the last few days of my cycle. Today, I freaked out over the headaches, nausea and chest pain and called for an ambulance to come check me out. Afterwards, I called the OBGYN to make an appt for thorough blood testing. It's very comforting to know that there are several other women out there like me who also pinpointed it down to raging hormones. Thank you for the piece of mind!!
Mmmmmm. In New Zealand I think our doctors need to learn how to communicate a little clearer. I not only get the flutters around my period (which I choose to ignore) but also the odd thumping palpitation. I have had my heart checked out and they said I have a couple of arrhythmias, but didn't seem all that too concerned about them. I too have been to the Emergency department and apart from a genetically high cholesterol level everything else seemed to read normal. I remember commenting to a few different doctors things in my body get worse around my period and in particular ovulation. Then after researching arrhythmias I asked my doctor if it was normal to have flutters because I had read they were a form of palpitations to which she replied yes it happens to everyone, and that was it. There was no mention of hormone related occurrences or anything. The second doctor whom I mentioned my concerns to just said oh yes you'll have lots of horrible feeling things happen but that's just normal?????????? My arms read different blood pressures they can have a difference of 10-20 at times, doc sent me to ER one day cos he though I may be having an angina attack it was chronic inflammation in the chest again, and they suggested I get the differences in my arms checked out. I went back to the doctor and discussed investigating this like suggested. He asked how long has this been going on for to which I replied "Oh forever I think, I have already seen you about this before you know. Oh he said did you (makes you feel so heard huh) he then takes me seriously starts an investigation and sends a request back to the public hospital specialist to ask for a 24 hour montior to be done on me. About a month or two later I get a reply saying my condition is not serious enough for them to take and I will just have to pay full price at a private hospital if I want it done at all...what the????? So palpitations are scary but so is the Health System in New Zealand. I'm so glad you guys are able to find doctors that will listen to you. I'm still struggling to. Even though my first doctor was fairly vague in regards to her reply it did help me to calm down a bit. I guess since your body is already stressed during that time your stress hormones will already be high and add in a scary anticipated palpitation and your body goes into overdrive. I must admit the older I get the stronger relaxing medication I need to calm the heck down. I too am dreading menopause, and at 40 I think I'm in the perimenopause stage already. Add in chronic costochondritis and endometriosis and managing is all I do. I do remember asking the doc about the increase in palpitations I have been getting and he asked me does it hurt when you get them, to which I said not really they just feel like flutters after that he seemed satisfied it was nothing and that was the end of that. I hope you are able to find something that helps, I do know that if I don't get enough sleep it's worse for sure.
I am 28 years old, and I have experienced that fluttering feeling in my chest also known as palpitations since I was about 16. I had some particularly traumatic events happen within a few years of each other, and when I went back to school for my junior year, they started for the first time and it scared the heck out of me! I began to have panic attacks associated with these fluttering episodes and ended up in the ER several times, as well as went on anti-anxiety medication and began to see a psychologist. Every time I went to the doctor, they told me my heart was fine, and so I eventually learned to live with them. I should say, however, that the palpitations back then usually would occur every so often in "clusters," like a minute or two of occasional flip-flopping sensations in my chest, and then would go away for months. They also almost always occurred following a large dose of caffeine. For some reason, they eventually went away almost altogether--for a period of time. I would go an entire year having one or two episodes, and then I went about 5 years without having any. Fast forward to 25, which was when I had my first child, and they started up again. I had a few of them when I was pregnant, but they were literally like 1 flutter and that was it. After I had my daughter, however, they gradually got worse. One night, I called my parents to complain about them and a half hour later, my dad called me to tell me he had done some internet research and that palpitations are linked to, um, a "woman's time of the month." (My poor dad, he hates awkward conversations like that...LOL) So, after doing my own research, I began to keep track of them and realized that, at least for the past year and a half (since I started keeping track), they happen a week before my period. The only time they stopped this cycle was when I took a leave of absence from work to focus on school and being a mom. I feel like it is a combination of stress (I work full-time, go to school full-time, and have a 3-year-old) AND hormones. But I don't know what to do to stop them! They have really gotten worse over the last few months, which have been especially stressful times at work, and today I've had tons of them. I know I am about to start because I'm holding onto some major water weight, my pelvis is cramping up, and I have that gross feeling I get when I'm about to start--I only want to stay home in my sweats. This seriously *****. I notice I get really bad heartburn right around this time, too, and I'm not sure what comes first. So, I'm going to eat super small portions of clean foods (fruits, veggies, whole grains, etc.) which for the most part I do, but I ate a huge burrito with salsa yesterday, so I'm wondering if a combination of everything triggered it..? Idk, I just feel so miserable and the thought of having to deal with this monthly for the rest of my life makes me want to cry. So I'm going to do the small portions thing and see if that helps with them next month. I'm also going to start drinking aloe vera juice nightly, because I've read that its soothing properties help with heartburn. Other than that, I'm going to take magnesium and a multi vit to see if a combination of everything will help. Had anyone had any luck asking the dr. for something to fix the problem--hormone fluxes..? I am going to scream because I am between insurances, and I would have to pay out of pocket if I went at this point...I just want these to stop. :(
From my personal experience I don't know that it is so much hormones but the bloating that comes with the period as I seemed to get mine worse right before I got my period and they would stop once the period got going or ended. I actually have had a really quiet period now that I have skipped a couple of months. I also had an issue for a while where every time I ate I would get them but that has settled down too but you might want to watch what you eat and how much you eat to see if that will help. The one thing to keep in mind is they will likely calm down for you again if they did it before. So just do your best to try and destress when you feel it creeping in and take some time to release when it gets hold of you and I am sure you will feel better. I know easier said than done sometimes in this hectic world but worth the effort. Hang in there and feel better soon.
Those of you experiencing symptoms associated with birth control pills...you should be tested for MTHFR and Factor V. If you have these genetic blooding clotting mutations then birth control pills is something you can not take and is dangerous. A internet search on the subject would far better explain it then i could. It's not just the birth control that you should be concerned with if you have bloodclotthing disorders..but how those disorders can cause such symptoms in your circulation which impacts your heart. Most docs don't test for this and many are not all that familar with it. Hormones has a been impact on these disorders because of how it effects the blood and if you have these condtions.......i have both please read up on it just in case.
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