As with many other medical conditions, the answer varies depending on your particular situation.
Are your palpitations serious enough that you see a cardiologist about them? Are you taking medication? Do you have an implant?
An important source of information will be the doctors at Divers Alert Network. You can find them at http://www.diversalertnetwork.org/
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I am an adult 32 year old female who had a tonsillectomy 5 days ago and was prescribed percocet for pain. I have been experiencing heart palpitations recently when taking medication. Is this dangerous or should I just continue usage? I have no known heart issues, but I do not enjoy the feeling of rapid heart beat.
Hello. I am a 40 year old female, 5 5,126 lbs. I have been taking percocet 10mg s for about 10 months for pain in my back. 2 days ago out of nowhere i started experiencing irregular heartbeat...palpitations...fluttering feeling in my chest . No other symptoms...no pain or breathing trouble or rash. Its just kind of scary. Why would this occur out of nowhere? What causes it? I used to take pain medication 7 yrs ago and i remember something like this happening and then it subsided. I just dont understand how i can take something for months that has really helped my pain and have this occur. Will it go away? Is it dangerous? I have tried to contact my doctor but he is out of town for the holiday and wont return until tuesday the 5th. I just want to make sure im not going to have a heart attack or something.
When I m at school, mainly in chemistry of biology, I tend to feel slightly anxious and I can usually hear my heart pounding in my chest, and blood rushing through my ears. Sometimes I get quite shakey too. Is this what is meant by heart palpitations? As they are caused by stress, are they still dangerous?