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Very strong heart beat/pulse, but normal rate

Posted In: Cardiovascular disease 6 Replies
  • Posted By: notyetnever
  • August 23, 2007
  • 06:44 PM

I'm a 25/fit/male and about every 4 to 6 months for the past two years, my heart begins to beat very strongly for about 2 hours each day and lasts for about a week or two, but the rate is normal and it never skips any beats. I can see my heart beating in my chest and feel my pulse in my neck without touching it, both of which happen when I've been resting.

This first time it happened was when I got a bad case of strep two years ago and it's now one of the symptoms I have whenever get strep again. For whatever reason, each time I get strep, my heart goes haywire but nothing is wrong with my throat. Rheumatic fever and heart disease have been ruled out. So I'm not even sure if it's strep related.

It's an issue because it makes me very tired the rest of the day, not to mention creates anxiety. I've recently had an EKG and an echocardiogram (each year for the past 3 years) and it all comes back normal, except for a small murmur which I'm told isn't a problem at all. I do have vasovagal syncope, but I never feel faint when this occurs so I don't think it's related. Has anyone experienced something similar?

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  • I jusy woke and felt that. It has beating rapidly, but is still strong but slow. I think having an anxious dream has al ot to do with it.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 13, 2008
    • 00:13 PM
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  • I am 25/fit/male.I like working out and staying healthy too. I get exactly what you described (with the exception of the syncope thing) but nothing's wrong with me.Docs say it maybe due to thinking too much about it or trying to avoid uncomfortable "symptoms" that aren't in my control. In the end, it's all in our heads (given that you already checked yourself out at the hospital, of course).
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 16, 2010
    • 05:44 AM
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  • Howdy. I'm a 30/male who's having the same problem. Really tired since it started and feels like it's going to beat right out of my chest even though the rate is normal. Found out I have high blood pressure today. I'm fit and healthy, don't smoke or drink. Waiting for more results from the Dr.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • September 9, 2010
    • 10:53 AM
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  • My daughter also gets this sort of thing and was just telling me about it the other day. She is only 19 and slim/in good shape/physically active. She also appears to have raynoud's syndrome where her fingers turn all white and green when she gets just a little cold. When she was very young and went running across the yard to my mother it scared my mom to death when she could actually see her little chest going in and out with the heart beats. When she played soccer in elementary and middle school she always played defense because she could never get her breath right when running, even after training all season, but she does not have asthma.She has had an echocardiogram and a stress test. The echo looked fine but she was slow on the stress test, but don't really know what that means? I worry and the doctor's don't seem to know anything.I keep wondering about genetically modified foods, as I have been learning more and more about the results when consuming them. They can create all kinds of bizarre and unexpected symptoms but right now it would be impossible to trace any symptoms to them because they are not even labelled in foods and most people are unaware that they are eating them. Eating organic is the only way I know to be safe from these effects. Unfortunately it is more expensive but the more people start to buy them the more the prices will go down. We have cleared up many physical problems from gradually switching over to less and less processed foods and more and more organics. For your own sake and that of your friends and families I would recommend seeing the movie The Future of Food to educate yourself on some symptoms others have had and learn what products to avoid eating. Most soy, corn, canola are gm and they are in most processed foods. Good luck to everyone and please post if you learn anything new about this specific condition.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 2, 2011
    • 04:46 AM
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  • My heart pounds so hard. Very uncomfortable. Make me sick to my stomach. I am on tylenol4 for my dislocated back. Im also on meds for my depression. I have animia but, my doctor told me last time it was o.k. 8 months ago i was hospitalized with a count of 5. The doctor said he could not believe i was even talking. lol. Its been 3 months since ive had my blood taken so i know i`m due. Right now all i want to due is have my heart beat stop pounding so heard. Jeez i can feel it through my body. I know what to do. I need to see my doctor. Check EVERYTHING. The reason why i posted this is if i can help anyone out. If you feel like this for the first time and never been told any of these thing please go to the hospital now. I could have died my blood was so low. He told me that a 3 or 4 you are usual almost dead or dead. Scarey i was walking around even. Taking care of my kids and driving even. Anyway. Good luck to all. If you have a question feel free to ask. I`m not a doctor but i have been very sick in my life and have been to many and on alot of different meds so i know alittle.
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  • the same thing happens to me im 21 6 ft i just stopped working out i gained some wait but even so it was befoer that wen i started experiencing this. it shakes my belly i would like some info
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