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Abnormal heart beat. Quit smoking, took iron pills. Increased BP. What to do?

going on 3 months now when i sleep on my stomach I'm waken up due to my heart beating fast and it feels like its not beating normal , as in feels like its not fully beating its almost a month since i quit smoking and the symptoms are not as bad as they were when i was smoking I have gone to the doctor and she gave me iron pills and increased my blood pressure meds
Asked On : Sun, 7 Apr 2013
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Dear Sir/Madam
Thanks for writing to us.
Feeling of heart beats when you lie down on your stomach is common and may be totally harmless. Since heart comes more close to front chest wall in this state, you feel it contracting much more. When you suddenly wake from your early sleep this may happen at that time too.
It may be due to heightened state of anxiety or may be due to certain drugs, tea coffee etc.
Do you feel abnormal heart racing at times of exercise or using stairs? or you ever feel dizziness, blackout, loss of consciousness, chest discomfort or undue shortness of breath on exercise. if the answer is no, then probably you need not worry much. since your doctor has examined you , i guess your examination is normal. Still if you are too worried you can get an ECHO done for structural heart disease (after discussing with your cardiologist).
Feel free to discuss more.
Answered: Fri, 3 May 2013
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