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Heart palpitations and drug abuse - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   I talk befoure wish some doctors here
User :   i want to ask you
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   i got some strange heart beat
User :   i feel my heart all the time
Doctor :   Ok
User :   in me head
Doctor :   Ok
User :   also,some time i feel few heart beats so much
User :   feelins like something flow to heart
User :   is hard to explain
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   im female
User :   25 old
Doctor :   Since when are you having these symptoms?
User :   but doctor keep saying im fine
Doctor :   Do you have headaches?
User :   this strong heart beat for longer time
User :   yesi do
User :   have headache
User :   i got some migrane pills but nothing help
Doctor :   Are the sensations that you notice seen in times of headaches?
User :   no
User :   headache is always there
User :   but without sensations
User :   but the heart make me really worry
User :   i cant work or do some activity
Doctor :   I mean those sensations that you feel on the headaches cause aching?
User :   heart start beat not fast but hard
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
User :   alsi ifeel
User :   nausea
Doctor :   Since when are you having these sensations?
User :   strong heart beat for month
User :   and headache for around 2 weeks
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but now heart is getting more bad
User :   it feels like it pump so hard
Doctor :   Do you have palpitations - meaning do you feel your heart beat (fast beating)
User :   and some times i feel heart sensation so much
User :   yes
User :   betwen the heart strong beat i feel something strange
Doctor :   Are these palpitations regular?
User :   it happend once a day
User :   or 2 times aday
User :   it feels like i feel 3 beets so much more
Doctor :   Ok
User :   im sorry im not good in explaining
Doctor :   For how long do you sense these?
User :   one month
User :   but i feel it now
User :   it getting more and more bad
User :   heart do what ever
Doctor :   Are they constantly present for a month?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have any chest pain, breathing difficulties?
User :   i have chest pain for long
User :   but breath is fine
Doctor :   Ok
User :   strange think is
User :   when chest pain stop
User :   headache start
Doctor :   Do you smoke or consume alcohol?
User :   when headache stop , chest pain occur
User :   i smoke
User :   but i dont drink
User :   but i was drug user
Doctor :   Do you use illicit drugs?
User :   few yeears ago
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i use subutex.i did not eat it but injected it
User :   it can be because of drugs use?
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical illness such diabetes/hypertension?
User :   no i dont really know
User :   because
Doctor :   when was the last time you used this drug?
User :   my doctor
User :   dont look at me
User :   he just say im fine
User :   im too young for be sick with heart or another serious problem
User :   but he dont care I REALLY DO FEEL BAD
User :   i dont want lie so
User :   today
Doctor :   When was the last time you used subutex?
User :   but i use it for 6 years
User :   and was fine:(
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you.
User :   ok:)
Doctor :   Palpitations is the term used when one can feel there heart beating.
User :   yes
Doctor :   The can be sensed as a beating in the heart region or periperally on the limbs, the neck of the head close to the ears.
User :   and when i feel some of the beats much more as normal is it also heart palpilation?
Doctor :   As long as the beats are less than 100 to 150 beats per minute and are regular they are normal.
Doctor :   I mean they do not cause any problems.
User :   yes i always take care about it
User :   and after i feel heart so much
User :   i control heart beat
User :   normaly it is around
User :   120
User :   times
User :   but 2 times it was
User :   210
Doctor :   The rate and the regularity of the heart beats can be checked by getting an ECG of the heart.
User :   i got ecg
User :   one month ago
User :   all was fine
User :   but at this time i did not have heart palpilation
User :   does it show problems anhy way?
User :   any"
Doctor :   If they are fine, then these are harmless condition.
Doctor :   They are caused by multiple causes such as stress, anxiety, drugs that includes subutex and other factors
User :   strange is
User :   i cant go outsite and walk faster
User :   or do some activity
User :   or heart get crazy
Doctor :   such as anaemia, hormonal factors, exertion and so on.
Doctor :   Rarely these are due to cardiac problems.
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   yes
User :   sorry:)
User :   i hear about thyroid
User :   problems
User :   may i ask you how i can get check for al lthis symptoms?
User :   with blood test or?
Doctor :   yes, the hormonal factors include the thyroid hormones too.
User :   but my doctor will not send me anywhere anyway
User :   he think i lie or i dont know
Doctor :   I shall suggest you a few measures that should help you.
User :   strange i was never check for al lthis symptoms
User :   oh yes
User :   please
User :   sadly i start destroy slowly my life
User :   because i start be anxious
User :   and scary
Doctor :   1. Start of with exercises such as deep breathing exercise when ever you feel your heart beating fast.
User :   it is really not nice to have a heart beat as this
Doctor :   They help to improve the blood circulation to the heart and inturn help in reducing the heart beats.
User :   i do this but after i do n
User :   heart slow down for 5 min
User :   and then start pump again as crazy
User :   few times it beat so heart i faint from it
Doctor :   2. Take a cool shower or other methods like chewing a gum.
User :   chewing gum help:)
User :   abit:)
Doctor :   They reflexelly reduce the heart rate.
Doctor :   These measures are for temperory.
User :   oh thats why i feel better when i have candy or chuwi gum
User :   ha;)
Doctor :   2. Restrict smoking and the use of the drugs.
User :   but is possible get some medicine for heat palpilation?:=)
Doctor :   3. Medical drugs are the last resort of treatment.
User :   i wish to stop this stupid subutex but is impossible
User :   sadly:(
User :   problem is i dont have who to tell this things
User :   nobody know it
User :   i take subutex
User :   for 6 years
User :   only me
Doctor :   4. Try yoga and meditation measures, they should help you get control of your heart beats slowly over a period of time.
User :   yoga is relax but when i relax heart is more agresive as when i work
Doctor :   5. Count your pulse when you wake up from bed in the morning.
User :   is it normal have heart papilation 24 hours aday for long periode?
Doctor :   If this pulse rate is high(more than 100 beats per minute) then its worth getting the thyroid hormones checked.
User :   at night time i wake up because i feel this strong heart bang
User :   it is more as 100
User :   always
Doctor :   You can consult an endocrinologist then who can help you.
User :   it is around 120
User :   to 130
User :   always
User :   never less
Doctor :   If the pulse rate is high after you wake up, then you may need to check your thyroid hormone profile.
Doctor :   These tests are done after consulting an endocrinologist.
Doctor :   Lastly if none of these measures are helping you, then you may need medical drugs.
Doctor :   Medical drugs belonging to the class of betablockers are helpful in treating such conditions.
User :   i try most of things
User :   and sadly no one help
User :   but sadly also ask i told you My doctor dont want send me anywhere
Doctor :   They are the last resort in the treatment of this condition, and has to be needed only if all other parameters mentioned to you are corrected.
User :   just leave me with this problems
User :   well, try to talk to doctor again
User :   but i know he will say no for everything
User :   :)
User :   Thank for your time and help
User :   :)
User :   please last fast guestion
User :   can this kill me?
User :   or do something bad to me?
User :   it feels like:(
Doctor :   As I told you already, if the pulse rate is not more than 150 beats and they are regular, its harmless.
Doctor :   You should be fine.
User :   Thank you
User :   it is just hard to believe
User :   when it feels so strange:)
User :   :)
Doctor :   You can consult and endocrinologist for helping you deal with thyroid problems if any .
User :   i will:) try
User :   Thank you
User :   have a great day:)
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no thank you:)
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.Bye for now.
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