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Sleeplessness due to palpitations at night. Thyroid and blood test results normal. Other reasons?

I wake up in the middle of the night and my heart is flip flopping and I can feel it pounding on my mattress. No other symptoms...... Just it acting really weird. Had my thyroid , fsh and other gynecological bloodwork and all that came back normal. Going to my regular doctor next week for other bloodwork.......just want a quick what could it possibly be answer.
Asked On : Thu, 2 Aug 2012
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Hello and welcome to HCM
I read your mail in detail and wants to help you. As per your mail you might have AF (Atrial Fibrillation) or PSVT (Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia). But needs to be investigated and wants to know more history:
1. Heart rate at the time of episode?
2. Frequency of the episodes?
3. Your age?
4. To what time this episode occur?
For proper diagnosis try to do the EKG at the time of episode.Alone EKG is sufficient to get to the diagnosis. Also it may occur due to stress or anxiety. So consult your doctor and investigate it.
Best Wishes
Answered: Thu, 2 Aug 2012
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