Estrogen and heart palpitations

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I've been dealing with my heart palpitations on and off for 10 years or so. I've gone to a cardiologist many times and he can't find anything wrong with me. I even had a nuculear stress test to rule out blockages and echo test and was told I had a normal, 40 year old heart. The doctor said it was PVC's and PAC's which were documents on holter monitor. It only happens maybe once or twice a day, but it is ungodly scary when it does.
My naturopath suggested I use a bio-identical estrogen/progesterone cream daily and my doctor suggested beta-blockers. How long will the heart palpitations last and would it benefit me to get another Holter Monitor? The palpitiations are more regular now and feel like skipped beats, different than a year ago. I sometimes notice them 20 minutes after I eat. I especially notice them mid-month and the end of the month. Is this something I should be concerned about and are they harmful?
The palpitations feel like my heart actually stops for a second and I can feel it in my hands and head and then it feels like I am hit in the chest really hard. Are other people palpitations so hard like this???? Thanks.
Since then, I've had 2 EKGs from two different doctors and they both assured me my heart is fine and palpitations are "normal". For the past year or so, I haven't been bothered by them at all, but now, 2 days ago, they started up again. This has been the third straight day and my heart's been flopping and fluttering almost continuously. In fact, my chest now even feels somewhat sore, like when you've overworked a muscle. Does anyone else feel this? This is more than an annoyance...
Hanstar, So,is anxiety causing the palpitations and pvc's or are the pvc's and palpitations causing anxiety.It seems like when doctors are unsure of whats wrong, they label you with having anxiety. It seems to come up quite often as a diagnosis for pratically everything,that can't be explained. How long have you lived with the condition you have and are you on alot of medication to control it,if you don't mind me aking.
A friend of mine who is also struggling with hashimotos asked me a couple weeks ago if I had noticed a link between heart palpitations and my menstrual. I told her I don't really remember and plus I'm not really tracking them, all I knew is that they were very rare now. My menstrual was due that week so I told her I'd keep an eye out for them. Sure enough 3 days prior to my menstrual I started getting them not bad but they were obvious.
I fluctuate between borderline/mild hypo and normal (I also have a history of hyper) and I get heart palpitations (PVCs and PACs) too. There seems to be some correlation between my palpitations and my thyroid hormone values (they seem to get worse when my labs are more hypo) and I actually never had them before my thyroid issues started. Most doctors are convinced that hypo can't cause heart palpitations, but based on my experience and what I've heard from others, it can.
I can say right now, however, that if you have been checked out and had the necessary tests done, you probably are just experiencing benign fluctuations in your heart rhythm. In a healthy heart, occasional racing and skipped beats are almost never harmful, and are only exacerbated by fear. It is possible that these events are caused by your period, if you notice that they occur most often around that time.
A week before my period or when I have my period or a week after after I get some random heart palpitations , slight loose of mind and tend to vomit plus I get anxious and scared which makes things worse.
Just wondering if anyone else has experienced palpitations or fast heart rate in early pregnancy? I'm 8 wks today and lately it has felt like my heart is going to pound out of my chest and last night for about 60 seconds while lying in bed my heart just started beating so fast. It scared the crap out of me. This is my second child and I don't remember any of this with my daughter.
Many times this is associated with an irregular heart beat called palpitations and disturbed sleep, both of which can cause headaches and anxiety. It is good you are going to see your doctor. He/she can get a blood test for FSH which if elevated will show you are in perimenopause. If there is a need based on your history and exam, more testing can be done. While your symptoms are most likely due to perimenopause, it is important to be evaluated to eliminate other causes. Machelle M.
I have the heart palpitations and I eliminated caffeine weeks ago. Everyone is different. You need a full panel done. Estrogen, Estradiol, Progesterone, DHEA, and Cortisol. All these hormones are closely related and each can convert to the other, this usually depends on the woman's body. Were you taking natural hormones, or synthetic ones? I have been seeing a homeopathic physician, (my acupuncturist) & I have been trying all sorts of things.
Low estrogen can cause heart palpitations. Menopausal women often get them because they have low levels of estrogen (see http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/hormone+replacement+therapy section:"Menopausal symptoms", third paragraph). Have you had your estrogen levels checked? You may want to see a doctor about your period and see if they can help you get it back. Also, have you had you electrolytes and thyroid checked?
I did have a Dallas doctor suggest that estrogen depletion can affect heart palpitations. Sure enough, despite my taking a hormone pill each day, I was "severely depleated" of estrogen and low on Zinc. I will give anything a try to be rid of these palpitations which vary all over the spectrum of skips. I have not been seen by an electrophysiologist. I am taking a beta blocker (Toprol XL) plus an aspirin a day (325mg). I do have a mild case of MVP and no enlarged heart or chamber.
This doesn't seem good, and basically wondering what I should be looking to do about this. I had an ecocardiograhm, ekg, and halter monitor, and the heart health looks fine. Thanks for any input.
In 1997 for about a two week period I experienced chest pain (especially when lying down) as well as frequent multiple flutters (palpitations). I went to see my doctor who did an EKG and he said he could find nothing wrong. Although the chest pain improved and the flutters became much less frequent, from that point on I began to develop severe fatigue and dizziness to the point I had to quit working. Eventually I was diagnosed with Hemochromatosis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
There is a population that is more like to have clots with estrogen and this shows up very early in the medications use. There are some doctors that will not start new estrogen prescriptions but will not stop it on someone already on chronic estrogen. There is no right or wrong answers, just an informed decision about risks and beneftis. Do you think a consult with a cardiologist is appropriate? It would never hurt to see a cardiologist.
Gerd causes my heart to beat fast. (It affects my breathing and causes my food to get stuck when it gets really bad.) My cardiologist told me (after many heart tests turned out normal and I was finally diagnosed with gerd) that you have nodes in your esophagus and when your esophagus gets inflamed it can trigger your heart to beat faster. Have you stayed on the Prilosec for a while? The first time I took it it took about 2 months for all my symptoms to go away.
They also put me on HRT therapy and then just last week I found it causes heart palpitations and lightheadedness during the first several months of taking it.. No one ever told me about that either!!! I told the doctors enough is enough you have ruined my summer and I want my old self back.. No prescriptions for anything and I am stopping the HRT therapy as well.. Relaxation mp3s are the best, trying hypnosis to get my old positve self back.. That I thinki is the best thing to do..
Disease (such as hyperthyroidism and pheochromocytoma) or mitral stenosis, panic disorder all cause this. Palpitations may be associated with heart problems, anemias and low blood pressure. If you have cough and are taking medicines that contain asthalin or terbutaline then the palpitations can be a side effect of the drugs. I think you should discuss these possibilities with your doctor. It is difficult to comment beyond this without examining.
I can predict the stage of my menstrual cycle by the increase in my heart rate and PAC/PVCs. I recently had a checkup with my cardiologist and he said that this was a common finding amongst his female patients, and suggested that the hormones involved may be arrythmogenic in some women (especially progesterone). He said this is more common in pre-menopausal women (a classic case is my mum who had never had a palpitation in her life until she became pre-menopausal).
Am I safe to fly or should I postpone my travels until I had further tests(this would cause problems financially and with acomodation)? Also, can a heart attack waiting to happen in near future be detected with any tests? I am going crazy with these questions rolling around in my mind. Sorry for being a nuisance.
Flutters are a common part of menopause, occuring in up to half of women. They are not dangerous and do not represent heart disease. Estrogen treatment typically makes the flutters stop. Flutters can also make a person feel anxious due to the rapid heart beat. You have a lot of responsibilities with a husband who is a quadraplegic and your mother having ALS.
Had a severe case of fast-beating heart and PVCs and rushed to the ER. Once again, resting ECG fine, bloodwork fine, thyroid fine. To make a long story short, the cardiologist basically kicks me out of his office when I see him now. My regular doctor has also ordered an upper GI and chest XRay which again turned out fine. No one can even start to explain this, but it's more than just anxiety (although I think anxiety worsens it).
Also, everything I can find on DHEAS says not to supplement due to the supplement causing heart palpitations, estrogen dominance, and possible cancer, etc. I am leaning to trying Progesterine supplements again and seeing if I can up the dose and hold on thru the side effects until they stop. Estrogen dominance seems to be looking more possible. And, if I understand it all, Progesterine is used to make DHEA and cortisol so it could balance it all out, right?!?
I have had the same thing you are describing- it feels like your heart has flipped-flopped in your throat and sometimes you have a panic attack after that has happened, I saw heart doctors and my heart is fine- then why??? I had an ekg, echo, and a stress test! First check your thyroid!! Get a thermometer take your underarm temp every morning for a week ( the best time is to count day 1 as your period- then start taking your temp on day 20 for the best reading-- (does that make sense?
He wanted to increase me on the weekends to two 50mcgs(100 each day) only on Saturday and Sunday and go back to 50 during M - F well you guessed it I felt sick all over again with my heart pounding and feeling like I was going to have a heart attack.... I just recently started with another doctor and she said I was within my range of 4.79 and I should stick with 50mcgs.... I am going out of my mind!!!!! I don't want to become hypothyroid again. So this past week I bumped myself up to 62.
This sounds like me! I am going through menopause and have heart palpitations along with mild mitral valve regurgitation. Have had an echocardiogram and Holter Monitor and all turned out okay. The palpitations are very annoying and I am hoping one day, I can be done with them. I am going to try a bio-identical estrogen/progesterone cream suggested by my naturopath. I am hoping this will relieve me from the palpitations.
This is associated with an increase in heart rate (sinus tachycardia) and an increased frequency in palpitations and non-threatening arrhythmias, such as premature ventricular contractions or PVCs. Since you are 43 years of age, you are perimenopausal and hence may be having tachycardia. But it is important to get the cardiac causes ruled out by getting an EKG and holter monitor done. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
They can get them if undergoing treatment for prostrate cancer using anti-testosterone therapy, using thermal blankets and from alcohol, hot liquids and other substances. If either estrogen and testosterone are withdrawn a rapid increase in skin temperature due to dilatation of the skin blood vessels can occur very frequently. While these hormones protect from frequent hot flashes, many other events and ingested substances can also cause the skin vessels to rapidly dilate and release heat.
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