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irregular heartbeat?!?!?!

I have been experiencing a lot of weakness and dizziness and feeling like im gonna faint. Well on and off for a while now I have been getting this heartbeat that actually the best way to describe it is it looses rythm alltogether. It sort of just dows a twitching thing but it only lasts a few seconds then its gone. I also get chest pain up in my shoudler and sometimes right above my heart. It aso will start beating really fast for no reason. I have clocked it at160 before without excersizing. I have had an EKG and it was normal but I also wasnt experiencing symptoms during the EKG. Should I be concerned or just let it go? It scares me and the other day me and my friendhad to leave the mall because I got so weak all of a sudden that I thought I was gonna faint. What should I do? I feel like my dotor isnt taking me seriously.
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Hi amie80,

I'm sorry you're feeling weak and dizzy : (

There are many "weird" arrythmias that are not serious, but it will help for you to be checked out.  The doctor may order an echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart) and/or some type of monitor for you to wear (they're helpful to catch the "weird" beats).

When you are feeling weak or dizzy, do you know if your heart rate is fast, slow, arrhythmic?  Definitely let your family doctor know about what you've been feeling.  If he/she doesn't mention a monitor, you might want to ask for one.  They're are a couple of different kinds, some you can wear for quite awhile (in case the beats don't happen daily).  

When I'm having a short run of PVCs (extra beats from the ventricles), my heartbeat is out of sync and kinda feels like it's tumbling after itself.  It is not usually serious, but it is important to check with your own doctor.

Take care
connie
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I went to the doctor and they didnt do any tests and they said its just anxiety. I feel like im crazy. Maybe it is anxiety but the fast and irregular heart beats and the dizziness and weakness last for hours sometimes for a whole day. Mayb I should just give up and see what happens?? *sigh*
                                         Amie
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Here's the thing....even if anxiety is what's causing your symptoms, you still feel dizzy.  Talk with your doctor about how you feel and ask for any suggestions on how to deal with the dizziness.  Since he/she is not concerned, it might be worth a try just trying to "live with it" and see how you do.  Do you notice that you feel better (no dizziness) when you're busy?  If so, that seems to point toward anxiety or a similar reason.  If staying busy helps, you could try exercise, shopping, visiting with friends, etc.  See if that helps.  
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I know exactly what you're talking about.....I get this weird heartbeat too...it scares the **** outta me....it's hard to explain but here goes....my boyfriend & I were walking around the zoo...than all of a sudden...my heart felt like it was "struggling" to regain a normal rhythm....beat beat pause beat beat beat pause...almost like a flutter, like when "good hearts go wacky"....lol....believe me it wasn't funny at the time....my knees started to go weak....I feel short of breath....like I'm getting ready to pass out...or the worse is when I get this "pressurized" feeling in my throat...like somebody is strangling me....I get so scared....and my cardiologist says it's ANXIETY!!!
Well I tell you what...I'd LOVE to give this "anxiety" a swift kick in the *@# !!!
And "MY" heart is supposedly normal....normal for whom.....lol...
Hang in there.....
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