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Palputations and wierd feeling in chest

Sunshineyday

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hi all I'm a 45 year old female and a few years ago I was told I had sinus tachycardia. Had an ecg and was sent to hospital by this time I had calmed down and was told I was ok Fast forward a few years and now it's so bothering me I have wierd palpitations and I do feel quite dizzy sometimes I also have this weird bubble or just a strange feeling which makes me cough i have had a cough now on and off for months I'm not really active and I do suffer from worry especially ljke you all are at the moment I am not a huge fan of the doctors as they push my worries up with their tests which I fear will push my heart to beat faster i measured my resting heart against my friends and mine was twice as fast which they thought was funny " how can you be twice as fast as mine " which made me worry even more ...anyone else had this strange sensation just fed up now and want to get on and get back to normal.
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Resting heart rate is not a single value, but instead a range. The medically accepted "normal" range (unless something has changed since I learned it) is 60-100 BPM. That's also not a hard rule, it can be normal for some people to have a resting rate below 60 or above 100. Also, that's a true *resting* rate. If you're not sitting for 10 minutes, or if you're severely anxious (hello? :p) you're not resting, and your heart rate will almost inevitably be elevated.

If you're concerned, ask your doctor about it. If these are new symptoms, especially. That doesn't mean something has to be wrong, but checking new / persistent symptoms with a doctor is always good practice.

I will say, however, that what you're experiencing sounds quite normal to me, barring any underlying conditions related to your heart. I experience all sorts of oddities with heart palpitations and the like.
 

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I can't say I have those exact same symptoms, but I've been in a similar situation - my HR shoots up any time I go to the doctor, and especially if they're doing tests. In fact, I got referred to a cardiologist after my HR was high during an EKG in the clinic! Turned out nothing was wrong...just me and my white coat syndrome acting up. Of course, the same thing happened when they ran tests at the cardiologist's office. But the doctors were very kind and understanding.

I know when you experience that sort of anxiety around medical testing it can be difficult to make the decision to put yourself through the extreme anxiety of having tests done, or spend your days worrying about symptoms! It can't hurt to mention it to your doctor, and they will be able to provide more information about what tests they would/wouldn't run. I'm sure if you tell them that tests make you anxious they will do their best to make you comfortable! And if you're worried about getting a reliable reading in the office, they can always give you a 24 or 48 hr heart monitor, which will give them a much better idea of your typical heart rate (and it gives you a chance to relax at home, out of the office).

Long story short: it might be scary to go to the doctor and get some tests run, but depending on how anxious you feel right now it might be worth it to go get checked out, even just for peace of mind. I hope you start to feel better soon, and if you need to talk more we're all here!
 

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Drinks a lot of water, and take your vitamins. Eat healthy it will not cure you completely but its a step in the right direction.
 

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hi all I'm a 45 year old female and a few years ago I was told I had sinus tachycardia. Had an ecg and was sent to hospital by this time I had calmed down and was told I was ok Fast forward a few years and now it's so bothering me I have wierd palpitations and I do feel quite dizzy sometimes I also have this weird bubble or just a strange feeling which makes me cough i have had a cough now on and off for months I'm not really active and I do suffer from worry especially ljke you all are at the moment I am not a huge fan of the doctors as they push my worries up with their tests which I fear will push my heart to beat faster i measured my resting heart against my friends and mine was twice as fast which they thought was funny " how can you be twice as fast as mine " which made me worry even more ...anyone else had this strange sensation just fed up now and want to get on and get back to normal.
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I have ectopic heart beats and sometimes short runs of nsvt. And, I get the weird throat feeling that makes me feel the need to cough. I have had tests done which all came back normal but confirmed the existence of ectopic beats. I'm a fit 50yo cyclist. I'm convinced my issues relate to acid reflux irritating the vagus nerve and even possibly a hiatus hernia. I use antacid tablets to help control this and also take potassium for the heart electrical issues. It all seems to help. Sounds like you may have some similar problems, I recommend you speak to your doctor for his opinion on this.
 
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