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Cold, increased heartbeat, cannot sleep. Taken Tylenol. What is this?

Hello Dr. Grief. These last two days I ve had a bit of a cold , but my heart almost feels like it s on adrenaline. I can t sleep, it s almost as if something always has to be moving on my body. If I breathe heavy through my mouth, my heart calms down. My mom works in medical and she felt my heart beat and wasn t concerned. However, it feels like the skin right above my heart is like, spasming (for lack of a better word). I m 23, 5 10, 143 lbs. I m usuaully a very healthy kid, but this concerns me. I ve just been on basic Tylenol medicine, nothing I don t normally take. I haven t done anything I don t typically do but this whole thing is new.
Asked On : Wed, 31 Oct 2012
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

This could be increased heart rate from the fever....
     Anaemia / Anxiety / Alcohol / Tobacco (smoking) / Caffeine (too much tea, coffee, cola) / Infection / Pain / Stress / Thyroid / Vitamin D, calcium, magnesium / Medicines like Phenylephrine used for ‘cold’; Salbutamol used for asthma and so on - may be responsible.... / At times, abnormal nerve paths in the heart (bypass tracts) or disease of the conduction system may be responsible!

A thorough history and physical examination is the first step -
ECG (Electrocardiogram / EKG) – Routine 12-lead – is part of clinical examination.
See your doctor....

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Sun, 16 Jun 2013
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