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i cant figure out whats wrong with me!

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  • Posted By: chevygurl
  • January 8, 2009
  • 11:29 PM

i have been to the emergency room several times because i keep having this funny feeling that my heart is skipping beats. ive held my fingers to my pulse and felt it actually skip a beat. all they do for me at the emergency room is do blood tests and ekgs and tell me my heart is fine or that i may be having anxiety attacks. im not sure if its anxiety or not. i dont think i worry. the heart skipping beats jus starts out of the blue for no reason. its scaring me so bad. when i keep having them every so often throughout the day i get upset an jus sit and cry. can anyone help me figure out whats wrong with me?

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  • what is a gaussmeter/electrosmog and where do i get one?
    chevygurl 2 Replies
    • January 9, 2009
    • 00:49 AM
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  • I don't recommend buying these things. Here you go: http://www.drdaveanddee.com/heart.html
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • January 9, 2009
    • 08:34 PM
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  • i have been to the emergency room several times because i keep having this funny feeling that my heart is skipping beats. ive held my fingers to my pulse and felt it actually skip a beat. all they do for me at the emergency room is do blood tests and ekgs and tell me my heart is fine or that i may be having anxiety attacks. im not sure if its anxiety or not. i dont think i worry. the heart skipping beats jus starts out of the blue for no reason. its scaring me so bad. when i keep having them every so often throughout the day i get upset an jus sit and cry. can anyone help me figure out whats wrong with me? It could be nutritional. I had heart arythmias for years until I started taking b-complex twice a day. I don't have any as long as I maintain twice a day on top of a whole lot of other vitamins and minerals. Find a doctor who treats this kind of thing. The ER is the wrong place for this to be treated. However, don't get all anxious about it. Panic attacks will not help and will casue the docs to blame those thereby missing the real cause.
    Freddd 3576 Replies
    • January 9, 2009
    • 10:32 PM
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  • A HOlter monitor will tell you what's going on.It's like wearing an EKG for 24 hours.
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 10, 2009
    • 01:38 AM
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  • see richard has bet me with his reply. i was just about to say the same thing....... And you need to stop worrying...
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • January 10, 2009
    • 02:39 AM
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  • The ECG screen was certainly negative or they would have likely kept you overnight on telemetry to monitor activity for 24 hours, which is sort of what the holter monitor does without the confinement. There are a number of characteristic underlying causes that we look for when patients complain of skipping beats or palpitations and in the absence of such causes, the events are ruled benign. It is also common to run limited lab tests to examine cardiac enzyme activity and thyroid function, which I'm sure that if performed, the results were normal as well. Understand that if stress or anxiety is elevated enough, it can indeed cause such events to occur and is the consequence of impulses being directed to the heart and other areas innervated by the vagus nerve. It is the equivalent of your heart skipping a beat and then pounding afterwards from an event that suddenly startled or frightened you. It is the activation of certain nerve impulses designed to induce changes in the body and in your case, is doing so in the absence of an external event. Many people experience the syndrome following the death of a loved one, divorce, loss of a job and other examples of major life events that often induce very high levels of stress. People so affected will often exclaim that they are neither stressful or anxious, but it's important to understand that the more subtle characteristics of anxiety are masked by the physiological manifestations of these levels of stress or anxiety. The holter monitor may or may not capture the events and I caution you here not to let the matter overtake you to the extent that you begin an endless search for an underlying physical cause. Many people develop health anxiety as a consequence and feel compelled to diligently search and have multiple tests performed, all of which characteristically return negative. You'll be fine. Have them administer the holter monitor for 24 hours and if the results are unremarkable, my suggestion is to examine any areas where stress may be affecting you to such an extent and work from that perspective to deal with the matter effectively. A reduction in stress or anxiety will correspondingly reduce the associated physical symptoms. Best regards, J Cottle, MD
    JCottleMD 580 Replies
    • January 10, 2009
    • 01:09 PM
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  • You can learn and practice EFT when you feel the skips...a positive affirmation along with the tapping would ease your anxiety: www.emofree.com
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • January 10, 2009
    • 05:03 PM
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  • To add to my problem of my heart skipping beats...I notice when my heart starts skipping beats i get short of breath and sometimes dizzy. I also notice that the more I move aroubd and do things, such as housework, cooking dinner, taking care of my kids these symptoms worsen. sometimes I even feel weak. I am going to see a doc. monday to get a holter moniter put on for 24hrs.:(
    chevygurl 2 Replies
    • January 11, 2009
    • 07:59 PM
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  • I suggest that you go to a heart doctor to make sure. Make sure you get tests done like EKG, and 24 hour holtor monitor. I also suggest getting a stress test done. If you have anything serious or close to it, it will show in those tests. If they show nothing, than what you have is just very minor. What youre describing is pretty common. I had this myself before and doctors couldnt find anything. It can be due to anything from stress, anxiety, caffeine, alcohol, illegal drugs, or medication. I suggest if you take any of those you look into them and see if they are the cause.In the case that they dont find anything, I suggest that you start taking Omega-3 pills once a day. Ever since I started taking them my heartbeat seems a lot healthier and it never skips beats.
    HelpinOhio 32 Replies
    • January 11, 2009
    • 08:11 PM
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  • Arythmia.Do a Cardiac Stress Test(Don`t worry to much most types of arythmia are harmless)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 12, 2009
    • 07:13 PM
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