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I am 26. I am suffering from heart palpitation

i am 26 yr old mum to 2, youngest being 6 mnths.. I have been experiencing palpitations i think? where the heart will go THUMP miss a beat back to normal.. what was that called? i was awaken from my sleep the other morning with my heart going really fast for a minute or 2 but i remember having to put my babys dummy in her mouth, was i frightened or did it happen on its own? what was that called? now and again i can feel my heart flutter like a butterfly in my chest .. whats that called? my last ecg was 2 mnths ago when i went to emergency room for a migraine (was a weekend, needed pills ) ive had other ecg s over the years and i even wore a 24 hr holter monitor as the fluttering was going on constantly for 2 days, the monitors report was ok benign stress, ofcourse i dont recall any fluttering when i wore it!! and that is it... yes ive been diagnosed with anxiety but what makes me worse is not knowing whats going on.. and what these are called? im abit overweight , started to do weight watchers again so healthy eating i dont drink alcohol but i smoke :-(... my heart rate is usually 60 s-70 s on rest and up to 100 when im on the go and will go up to 140 when im at the gym which i do regulary, my bp is ok 115-130/60-80. not on any meds!! thankyou for any help
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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it sounds to me like you are having premature beats, and maybe Even going into a irregular rhythm sometimes. The premature beats aren't that serious, and the irregular rhythms can be treated with medications. You may need to go back to your doctor and request a 30 day event monitor. This is a monitor that you wear for at least 30 days. With these monitors you have to push a button on the monitor to make it record when you a feeling something you want recorded. because sometimes patients do wear holter monitors and nothing shows up on them. That doesn't mean that there is nothing wrong it could just be that you didn't have any symptoms while you were wearing it. Their are also other test you can have done to check your heart out. This is something you want to stay on top of, but you also don't need to get too worried about it. Stress and worrying is a major cause of heart problems.
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