Patient Comments: Palpitations - Symptoms


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Comment from: CatinAthens, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 08

My heart will skip and then a strong pound in my chest as it beats again when I have palpitations. Also when I walk I feel a chest tightness sometimes which makes me stop walking until it's over.

Comment from: Retta471, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 30

I am less than a year post liver transplant. I have been having palpitations a few times a day in the past few months. I feel it up into my neck and feel light headed. I have to just stand there for a few minutes and take some deep breaths until it passes. I get lab tests in the morning to see if my potassium level is too high.

Comment from: Yvonne, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: December 06

I'm 66, been having palpitations (skipped beats) for 40 years, and they still scare me. These started a few weeks ago and are getting worse as the days go by. I can feel it skip, then I get a feeling in the base of my throat like I'm going to gag. Otherwise I don’t feel too bad, but the irregular beats are driving me nuts. I am very anxious also.

Comment from: Delith, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: December 01

I have palpitations every day and also up the left side of my neck. Sometimes I feel I can’t breathe. I have had this for 40 years but it has definitely got worse as I got older. I am waiting to go back to the heart specialist.

Comment from: Vickie., 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 20

My palpitations last for 12 hours, start early morning around 2 to 3. I feel the rapid beat in the left side of my neck. Beats are irregular too. I can't get out of bed for 12 hours, just to feed cats, maybe have soup 6 hours in.

Comment from: miss carlos, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 12

My palpitation symptoms feels like someone is sitting on my chest and I have no air to breathe. It is very scary.

Comment from: officer, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: February 20

With palpitations I have sudden racing in the right side of my chest.

Comment from: olga, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 09

My palpitations feel like skipping sensations and at times when I'm at rest it feels like my heart wants to stop. I feel most of my palpitations when I'm at rest. Sometimes they feel like someone is pounding on my chest. I get up right away. It feels like my heart skips a beat then it continues with a heartbeat. One cardiologist told me that I will need a pacemaker one day. I had a heart attack 25 years ago. I'm tired most of the time.

Comment from: sansav, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 01

I've been getting palpitations with shortness of breath for the past three days. I feel panicky. It happens off and on during the day. I also have a history of low blood pressure.


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