Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps

161 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

My heart was beating very fast. what should I do ?

I was sleeping for about 3 1/2 in the night and I woke up, and my heart was beating very fast. what should I d I am a diabetic. I am feeling better, but my heart is not going down. anything? I dont think I am in the shape to drive, I can walk and do things, but my heart is still beating fast.
Thu, 17 Dec 2009
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
  User's Response
's  Response
Take your pulse and count the beats over a minute ...if its below 150 u should be ok just try to relax...if its over 150 since you've been awake call 911 and go to the ER, u may have a heart arrythmia u need to have checked right away.
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

I have a resting heart beat of 129bpm I am 15 6feet tall 157lds male I haven t had a chang in any diet and don t eat sugary foods it s been like this for about 4 hours now and feels like my heart is going to beat out of my chest is this bad what should I do and how may this have started.

doctor1 MD

hi im 21 and ive been haveing palpataions in other words my heart is racing really fast and its makeing me feel quite ill at times i get shortness of breath and it takes everything out of me. and makes me dizzy i do have an eating dissorder but not sure weather its to do with that or not it hapans quite a lot what could it be and do you think i should see my doc bout it. thanks victoria

doctor1 MD

hello, just a query, i just had a very fast heart beat and made me dizzy, the best way i can describe it is my heart felt like it had a little pop and then came a really fast rush of a heart beat and made me feel dizzy, it only lasted 5 seconds or maybe less i was sitting down at the time, is this something i should be concernd about or not. thanks rob

Recent questions on  Cardiovascular disease

doctor1 MD

5'6" 175lbs in great shape. I run and walk and weight train. my heart started to "stutter" about 4 or 5 days ago and is increasing in occurence. sometimes multiple stutters. 47 years old. no history of heart disease. low cholesterol levels. low blood pressure.

doctor1 MD

My husband's heart is beating loudly and seems to be beating irregularly. I took his blood pressure and it was normal. His heart rate was 102bpm. He also has an urge to cough periodically. He's had these episodes happen before and the cough has helped at times. Do we need to be concerned? His father died from heart disease and started having an irregular heart beat when he was 35.

doctor1 MD

l am a 51yrs old sudanese schoolteacher 5 ft six inches of height 55kgs weight diagnoesd in Kuwait chest hospital in 1989 as a vsd sevesre pulmonary hypertension and not indicated for surgery i got married in 1998 with three duaghters 12_10_8 .l know my case very well and l ve heart disease history a younger brother had died of heart failure and four youger brothers died in their baby hood they were likely have the same disease .my parents are close relatives and they still alive with reasnable health according to thier age.l was hospitalised in1986and 2006 for haemoptasis. I have been suffering recently from feet swelling and neck and shoulders stiffness specially when l carry any something over ten kilos of weight accompanied with a high fever and l feel the area very hot a two days ago echo showed that the case is normal a chest xray showed in the day that heart is not enlarged but not in good health other lab results 2days ago esr 8 mm/h.hb119.5percent uricacid 6.0 my question is what are the exepected symptoms and comlications in this case and how to deal with them.email: YYYY@YYYY cell 0000

doctor1 MD

Hi Hoctor, My mother went to perform angiogram 2 years before. Doctors results shows of Ischaemic heart disease, Mild hypertensive heart n normal LV function. She under meditation for cholosterol n diabates. She having problem with occacasional cough n cold for d past 70 days... so what was d reason n what we should do?

doctor1 MD

How do I help my wife of 40 + years who has developed dementia in the last two, getting worse all the time: memory, mood etc. I try to do everything I can for her but she does not cooperate a good share of the time. She sits in a recliner all day...

doctor1 MD

i lack vitamin D & Vitamin B12 .how manage this two naturally ?

doctor1 MD

I had completed my routine blood check up 5 days back, I have attached my report. Please review my report & let me know on the actions that need to be taken, am currently consuming 125 mg of thyroxine