Patient Comments: Palpitations - Time


Do you get palpitations after eating, after exercise, or when lying down? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Jan, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 28

I was very short of breath and my doctor had done tests the day before. When I called him about my palpitations, he said to go to the hospital immediately to emergency and to race! I had atrial fibrillation, very serious. Could have had a stroke or heart attack. If ever you are short of breath, go to emergency; it is the first sign of cardiac problem, and too many die not doing this. My life was saved and I was in the hospital for 3 days, closely monitored.

Comment from: Hafeez, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: January 15

When I lie down in the bed, especially at night to sleep, I can feel my heart beat. That make me so difficult to have a sound sleep. The whole of my body begin to shake along with the palpitations. That make it very difficult to go to sleep. I need help.

Comment from: worried, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 24

My palpitations mainly occur after eating along with much stomach gas. I also feel a little flushed. It scares me since this has started happening just a few weeks ago. I have been to the doctor and had the Holter monitor but nothing was found to be abnormal.

Comment from: Pat, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 18

I have a serious heart palpitation. I have gone through so many tests, taken all kinds of drugs but am still battling with heart palpitations that I cannot sleep in the night, or even in the day time.

Comment from: Milly, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 18

When I lay down at night I am aware of my heart palpitations and my pulse is 50 bpm, blood pressure is normal range and my TSH is 4.8. I feel tired when I wake up.

Comment from: Joy, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: December 10

I would like to know if anyone feels pain like a kick to the chest with palpations. I do sometimes and it is very scary.

Comment from: Lem73400, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: April 08

I had irregular heartbeat some time ago and I am using digoxin, aspirin, clopidogrel, amlodipine and atorvastatin. These worked well but recently I started experiencing erectile dysfunction. I don’t know the cause.


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