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Fluttering feeling in the chest with breathing difficulty post taking epi for anaphylactic shock. on routine allergy shots. Normal?

Two days ago, I went for my routine allergy shots (i get them twice weekly) and for some reason, Thursday, I went into anaphelactic shock. I was given epi and taken to the hospital, where i was monitored for 6 hours and sent home. Since then I have been having some trouble with a fluttering feeling in my chest , and when i get that feeling it becomes a little hard for me to breathe, almost like i just went for a run. At first i thought it might be a normal reaction to the epi and the extent of the anaphelaxis, but 2 days later it is starting to make me a little nervous. Is this normal? or should i be alarmed?
Asked On : Tue, 26 Jun 2012
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It seems you are having bouts of palpitations which may have been precipitated by the epinephrine shot. It may subside soon as the effect of epinephrine wears off in the body. If fluttering continues you may need to undergo a complete cardio check up which should also include a holter monitoring. You may consult a cardiologist who may advice you further.
Answered: Wed, 27 Jun 2012
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