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21 years old Heart Palpatations

I would like to first stop off by saying that i am uninsured.
I am 21 year old male and all of this started about 2 months about ago
I would also like to add that i am a recovering Alcoholic.
As of recently i have started having heart palpatations that occur during running walking it feels almost as if my heart is fluttering and i am dizzy and lightheaded alot and very fatigued. The other day i went for a run and by the time i got back i was so dizzy and my heart was pounding so hard i thought i was going to pass out it took almost two hours for my heart rate to come down from 100 beats per minute to 75 were it usaully rest.

The other night was the weirdest tho i was just sitting watching tv when all the sudden a palpitation came on. my heart rate shot up to almost 160 beats per minute and i panicked i started to shake could barely breath and felt like i was going to faint. So i Called a Cab and went to my local ER. When i got there they were shocked at my pulse rate and took me back and did and EKG and sed that if the EKG showed an Arrhythmia they were going to put my into the Code blue section and Monitor my Condition. But just as surely as they ran the EKG my heart rate started to come down and they sed everything looked fine. They kept me anyway for about two hours gave me some medication and fluids tho an IV ran some blood and urine test and a CT/Scan and sent me home.

Every sense then tho ive been increasingly dizzy and fainty feeling. i dont have the money or the insurance to see a cardeologest and  im quite scared. It has sense started to happen to me even while im laying down trying to sleep.

Any input is greatly appreciated.

-best-
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Is there anyway you can call your doctor and explain the situation..maybe paymemt plans? If you have something serious with your heart, you cant afford to igore it. Hopefully someone else will have some good advice. Hope you are feeling better.
ps...What was the arythmia they said you had?
I am wondering this.....if they said it was an arythmia..call them and get your records..
Is it possible you felt the flutter and then just had a panic attack? I am asking because although 100 is high, its not over the top..its the highest (normal). Mabye anxiety was feeding the high rate? Either way, you definately should see a cardiologist.
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They suspected a life threatening arrhythmia which turned out to just be a normal palpitation no irregular heartbeat i guess. I have no primary doctor btw this is the first real health crisis i have ever had up tell this point.  
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I am not a doctor, but it sounds to me (remember..just a regular gal here) that perhaps you felt a pvc or pac (flutter) and you panicked. (as we do). The dizziness etc... can be all from the anxiety of whta happened...HOWEVER...there is always a chance you could have had something else, serious that caused the dizziness and it should not be ignored. A stress test would be great for you...they can tell if your dizziness if from a dangerous arythmia or if you just panicked after teh sensation of a pac or pvc.
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I mean...If the doctor feels a stress test is in order...(dont want you to go demanding a stress test only to drop dead because of brugada or something)....
Please get it checked out so you know what you are dealing with.
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