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My heart flutters and it starts to race,Is this heart problems ?

For about 2 weeks I've been getting these weird feelings.. My heart flutters and it starts to race...then i get a feeling in my stomach. Kind of like kicking... im not pregnant... positive about it.... now I've been under a lot of stress. I recently had a baby girl she's 8 months and im freaking out about finding a job.... i feel like i can't breath but its not my asthma... i take my athsma pump almost everynight just incase it is my asthma and i kind of feel better... this usually happens when im relaxed and at night only...
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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Wow, you have a lot on your plate right now! The heart flutters is called palpitations. The term refers to the ability to feel you heart beating fast or irregularly. It is common for many people and the causes vary. Your other symptoms sound like they are anxiety related. Someone else mentioned panic attacks which are definitely a possibility. As for your symptoms occurring at night, it may also be happening during the day but you are unaware of it. When we sit down and try to relax, we become more aware of our surroundings and what is going on with our bodies. I strongly recommend seeing your family doctor. He can better evaluate you as an individual and help determine the best treatment. A low dose anti-depressant for a few months may do you some good. You may say that you don't feel depressed, but there are many uses for these drugs. Best of Luck
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