Heart palpitations on right side of chest

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They can feel like little kicks or thumps in my chest. It is mainly on my left side. Sometimes it feels like they are right in the center of my chest down low and those for whatever reason bother me the most. It just feels uncomfortable or annoying. I do not ever feel dizzy, lightheaded or faint....Well once in a great while I will but I'm pretty sure that is just from when it hits in the cycle coupled with the surprise of it hitting. No big deal!
Keep a record of how often you have palpitations, when they happen, how long they last, your heart rate at the time of the palpitations, and what you are feeling at the time. This information may help your doctor figure out both their seriousness and the cause. Once a serious cause has been ruled out by your doctor, try NOT to pay attention to heart palpitations, unless you notice a sudden increase or a change in them. However Call 911 if you have fainted or lose consciousness.
I've had palpitations most of my adult life. First they were the result of panic disorder and later of generalized anxiety. I guess it was the way I was wired. But as I got older I developed PVCs, those little skips you speak of and they could and did last months in which it was impossible to get a good nights sleep. They were found to be benign after a lot of study. Nevertheless, they alomost drove me crazy. Eventually they'd go away and not come back for years.
Do others feel it like a kick in the chest and then a rush up to your head thru the left hand side of your neck? I also get the rush feeling to my hands. It actually feels like it stops and then kicks me and then starts again. I need reassurance!
MY HEART IS ABOUT TO BEAT RIGHT OUT OF MY CHEST.......I JUST COUNTED 124 BEATS PER MINUTE AFTER RESTING FOR 30 MINUTES.........IS THIS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE?
never had that done), he said that there was nothing wrong with my heart. i've still been having the intermittent chest pain right over my heart, left side of chest, and pain radiating down my left arm and into my left wrist. what are the possibilites that the test i had done would have missed any blockages or anything else that could be causing my symptoms with my heart? what could be causing my pain and symptoms? unstable angina?
I am a 29 year old white male, my mother's side of the family has a history of heart disease, but no real early deaths or heart attacks. My mother had her first heart attack around age 50, and three years ago had triple-bypass. Why am I telling all of this??? Simple... the "anxiety" I suffer when I feel "heart-related" like symptoms is often probably due to the family history and my anxious disposition in general. I began experiencing PVC's about two years ago.
I wasn't sceptical, I was just a little wary of how much of an effect my head was having on my heart. I must say that it has been an eye opener. Just telling someone, who can deal with me objectively, how this effects me was a great weight off my shoulders.
I have done a good job of eating right, not smoking and exercising my whole life so right now, there's no sign of heart disease (41 yr old female). I also take Lipitor and Zetia to control my cholesterol. Despite my apparent health, I too worry that I will die from this. Lexapro has definitely helped - it is the "next generation" of Celexa and has fewer side effects than Celexa - it's also effective at a lower dose than Celexa.
but i am still getting heart flutters followed by dizzyness and panick, and its freaking me out, the doctor said to me there is no need for any more tests its all anxiety? there is heart disease in my family (my mothers side/nan has had heart attacks), I can not go to see another docotor because they always tell me to come back to see the doctor who is treating me for mental health (i am in the uk/nhs).
For the past month, I have had chest pain, which was diagnosed by an ER doctor as Costochondritis. He ordered an EKG and Xray, both turned out normal. I also mentioned to him that it felt like my heart was "fluttering" sometimes. I've probably had around 5 of these "flutters". It really catches me by surprise and has me still while it's happening. It only happens for a few seconds and then my heart rate speeds up for about a minute.
However, starting in September I starting having many more PVC's (feeling of skipped beats), went on a heart monitor and clocked 20,000 in one day. Cardiologist was un-impressed, seems its not the quantity but the type of PVC that they look for and mine were benign. Eventually they decreased except for early morning where I would wake up with them. Bending or moving quickly would put me into 1 pvc in 4 beats, this would happen until about 10am. Doubling my toporol did nothing.
They say that I am super sensitive and too tuned into my heart. Who wouldn't be when they feel all of these weird things going on? Do you think the doctors could have overlooked something with all of this testing I have had done - or am I just making a big deal about nothing. These things have really taken over my whole life. Should I really be ignoring all of the bumping, thumping, fluttering etc? I was prescribed atenolol years ago (which I go on and off) - I hate being on any drugs.
I feel them in the left hand side of my neck and my heart. How many times a day would others get that?? I was really worried last night. I was really tired and I felt four really hard dropped beats (every third beat) when I was at the mall and then when I got home I sat down on the couch and put my feet up and my heart went wonky (like little skipped beats for around a minute or so). Does anyone ever get that????
One more thing is, at night I have to lay down Elevated head and on my right side. I can't lay on my left side, my heart beats gets stronger and i feel comfortableness in chest "heart" and if I fall sleep on left side All of sudden I get up breathing heavy and my heart beat is up. Thank you for any information :) This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/253644'>Tachycardia after eating a heavy meal?</a>.
for many years I let it beat fast because I was sick of the side effects from meds. But as I age it gets worse and I have to be on my meds I currently take lopressor it has worked fine for my tach and pvcs for the last three years then around Christmas it felt like the meds werent really working now I am having 100's of pvc's , flutterings what ever they are called a day. It is the worst feeling, very, very scary.
Also when I was driving home, back to Lake Charles, the left side of my chest started hurting really bad and my left arm hurt severely and my left hand and finger's went numb and were tingling so I went the the Christus St. Patricks hospital here in Lake Charles and they ran ekg, and chest x-ray and said perfectly normal, and gave me a prescription for Hyroxyzine Pamoate (Vistaril). Thanks so much for your time, word's can't explain how grateful I am for your help. Thanks again!
Can you please tell me why then I had wicked palpitations on Tuesday night. I was feeling really stressed laying on the couch and my heart skipped a beat every minute or so and I started getting more and more anxious and i went to get my stethascope and laid back down and it skipped every other beat for about 10 minutes. I started calming down listening to it and it still skipped. I was going to go to ER but I then when I stood up it stopped skipping.
Hello :) I don't think it has anything to do with RBB or LBB, this is just structures (pathways) in your heart I think :) The down "tip" of your heart (I think it's named Apex) tends to push against your chest wall when laying on the left side. The heart looks a bit like a giant strawberry. In addition, some arteries are closer to your skin on left side, making pulsations much more noticeable when your body weight push against them.
Dear Mumof2, You have been experiencing palpitations which seem to consist of documented short runs of ventricular tachycardia. It is also possible that you may be experiencing runs of SVT, PACs and PVCs. It is reassuring that you have a structurally normal heart. PACs and PVCs are not very worrisome in the setting of a structurally normal heart. SVT includes many different arrhythmias, most of which are more of a nuisance than a long term threat.
The symptoms cause a significant decrease in quality of life. Do you think since I have had a full workup on my heart and it basically shows nothing I should just stop my darn worrying about every little thing I feel. I have even been to a psychiatrist to try to get over my anxiety over it. I just can't seem to get it out of my head that everyone gets these things and doesn't get scared.
My arrhythmia episodes are characterized by a rapid irregular pulse that feels like it’s skipping beats from time to time. It feels like someone is knocking on my chest from the inside. No dizziness or arm pain. My chest gets a little sore but I think that’s from tension. I take 40mg of Nexium for reflux in the morning and 50mg of Toprol at bedtime. Even though I have reflux I don’t feel it-but it’s there. I take 3000mg of triple strength fish oil and a few vitamins and baby aspirin.
Could this be the reason for palpitations? No. 2. I usually get around 10 palpitations where it feels like my heart stops and starts again but last night I was thinking about palpitations when I was watching TV and it starting doing a rythum like this - normal beat, clunk, normal beat, clunk, normal beat, clunk. It did this for about 20 minutes. I have a stethascope and was laying there listing to it to this. Freaks me out. Is this normal???
Since then (its been a couple days) I keep having palptations and that burning/tingling sensation keeps coming back except now its spread through my entire neck area and up into my face a little. The left side of my chest has a dull pain to it sometimes, and my left arm does as well. The palpitations don't seem to bother me when i'm on the go, only when I'm laying down, relaxing, or sitting. My throat also feels swollen to me(don't know if its related) I'm only 22 .
I was diagnosed with heart palpitations a year ago. I'm 22, in great shape and normal BP. My dad has arrythmias in which his pulse increases and he has been diagnosed with an enlarged heart and was born with a heart murmur. He is overweight and has high blood pressure. I've had 2 EKGs, a chest X-ray, blood tests, and an echocardiogram done. The EKG showed I was having PVCs. All the other testing came back normal. I was officially diagnosed with benign PVCs. They occur about twice a week.
The pallpations can of your heart are frighteming when unexpected. They all kinds of anxiety can cause an escallation in your conscious pain experience. Scleroderma is another condition that can invade a heart and the lungs. A back massage has been known to reduce that back pain. Kidney stones can cause very awful pain in the high back.
I am 49 and yes, I have experienced heart palpitations for over a year now. I have had every test as well (Holter Monitor and echocardiogram) and have mild mitral valve regurgitation which I was told, is not serious and nothing to worry about. I am thinking about having another Holter Monitor just to make sure since I get the palpitations every day now and sometimes after I eat a meal. They are very scary. I take 2 magnesium pills right before I go to bed which helps with sleeping.
The chest pain was mostly on the left side and in the same area in my back but at other times it was on the right side. This pain never got any better or went away so I went to the ER and they did a 12 lead, troponin, and chest x-ray. Everything was "normal" except for a 8mm nodule in my left lower lung. They told me it was probably nothing and I should follow up with another x-ray to make sure the nodule doesn't change. I am still having the chest pains a few days later.
Within the last couple of months it has went from heart skipping or flip flopping to heart racing, getting real hot in the face and neck. I was then told I was having panic attacks. Dr put me on Sertraline 50 mg (which the side affects have been awful but getting better). It seems as though the panic attacks have went done to very small ones but I still have the heart skipping. I have had blood work, EKG, 24 hr haltor and Xray which came out normal.
So this brought on some stress. While on hold with them I browsed websites of symptoms of heart conditions which made my anxiety increase. I also browsed websites that discussed new findings that "hot flashes" may indicate heart trouble. I have had hot flashes for a year or more, but they seem to be subsiding very noticably in intensity and duration after faithfully taking my supplements now for a week.
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