I have suffered from heart palpitations for years (I am only 34) I was diganosed with SVT and told my condition was a nuisance by a cardiologist. Nobody can give me an explanation.thank you for your reassuring explanation. Recently when I undertook a walk I got palpitatitions just below mt chest bone.
My GP seems to think they are harmless, but it certainly is very scary when I have an attack. I just took it easy for a few hours and it then returned to normal.
Very soon afterwards I developed a sick feeling in my tummy and my heart began to race - but at a regular pace.
I went to bed and the extremely fast heartbeat continued for some hours. (anonymous)I experienced palpitations in my 30ties and 40ties and found them frightening My GP reassured me and I had a normal ECG.
Once I was reassured by my doctor and cut down my coke intake they stopped. I have been experiencing palpitations for 18 months now and am exhausted from them. I have spent 10 days in hospital being monitered, but I still have them.
A visiting locum who called one evening after I had a long bout of heart irregularity asked me about tea and coffee and tiredness.I started to suffer from palpitations about six months after the op and it was thought I would have to get a pace maker but my cardioligist then put me on a low dose of beta blocker as I am on other medication for high blood pressure, and can only be on a small dose because it would interfer with my medication.This was working fine no problems and then I notice over the past 6 - 8 weeks they have started to come back and seem to be getting stronger and and I am aware of them most of the time with a feeling in my chest and then up my neck. On the evening inquestion, for my dinner I had a plate of pasta with a pesto sauce and a glass of red wine, followed by a cup of coffee.) but decaff for the rest of the time, I feel alot better for it.The tightness in my chest is gone and the palpatations have eased.