Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

174 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.

Why does my heart beat hard ?

Lately my heart pounds rapidly, more than 5 times a day; it is the kind of feeling like when you’re excited or surprised or scared. Could this be a mild heart attack? Should I consult a doctor for this? This has been happening for more than 2 weeks ever since I met and chatted with a male colleague, who came to my office for some training (we are located at different offices and never spoken to each other before). I know some of you might think that it’s an attraction or perhaps infatuation, but I believe I don’t feel any of those. However, he keeps visiting my head since that day I spoke to him, and then I felt my heart beat racing. Any advice, possibly from a doctor? Please assure me that it’s not that I’ve fallen for him or something cos I really don’t think that’s what I feel. I don’t really know him and we’ve met only a couple of times since I started working here a year ago (he’s been here for some 5-6 years, I heard). Thank you for your kind advice.
Sun, 20 Dec 2009
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
  User's Response
's  Response
Well, those symptoms (palpitations) are not typical for a heart attack, unless you have some symptoms other than the palpitations (which is the medical term for the ability to feel your heart beating), such a dizziness, light-headedness, nausea, vomiting, or the feeling that you're going to pass out or they're really disrupting your life, I don't think you need to see a doctor about them just yet. If they really are situational and only happen when you interact with or think about this guy, then you should strongly consider the idea that it's in some way related to your emotional reaction to him, whatever it may be.
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

sometimes my heart will beat really fast out of nowhere, like there is a spasm and its really uncomfortable and it makes it hard to breath and everything is almost completely black to where i can only kinda see outlines. usually if i sit down and try to breath it will just stop, like it wasnt even there, but last time it happened i was in school and it didnt stop for almost 10 minutes and it was on and off for about 45min. does anyone know what,why, or how i can stop this?

doctor1 MD

yes, i ve been having trouble with my heart since i was in high school, im a junior in college right now. My heart starts beating so fast and jumping so crazy and then my chest hurts like no other. with the movement on my chest, i cant get enough air and its so hard for me to breathe... I ve passed out because of it... I ve had to go to the hospital quite a few times and the doctors have done tests but they cant find anything wrong                                                                  

doctor1 MD

My 14 year old daughter has mentioned that her heart seems to be beating hard and fast every once in awhile. She is not short of breath but I am concerned. Will make an appt with her doctor tomorrow but wonder why this may be happening? It just did it and her pulse seemed to be about 120 beats for a couple of minuets. Any ideas?

Recent questions on  Myocardial infarction

doctor1 MD

after echo test dr. advise me for angiography and ask when i got heart attack before then i went to hospital where echo and tmt are dione and found positive i am not interested in angiography they refer me metrolol 30mg, ecosprin 100mg, isosorbide mononitrate 20mg,crestor 10mg please advise me ; my heart health and can it be cure by any means

doctor1 MD

I have discovered yesterday that I am allergic to the generic wellbutrin....hives all over and taking benedryl. That I can deal with, however, I ve had chest pain pretty much nonstop. I have taken antiacids, but they don t help. I am not sure if a heart attack on a female (43) would go on so long. Had nausea as well. I had blood clots in my right lung in 07 that almost killed me. This happened a week after having jaw surgery. I ve was on blood thinners for a little over a year afterwards. How can a female tell the difference between bad indigestion and a heart attack?

doctor1 MD

I am a 63 year old male.15 years back I had heart attack and take regular medicines( B blockers,aspirine,diapatic,anti collastrol etc) also have regular moderate exercise.Now for the past 3 years I monitor my condition with annual check up with Ecco cardiogram,blood tests,Treadmil test,CT scan angiogram.All conditions are normal.No pain or discomfert with TMT modified bruce program.However I have 3 blocks in 3 arteries 80-90%,45-50% and 80%respectively.I am advised to under go coronary By pass surgery as a precaution and since my conditions are presently good.Is this the correct course of action or can I delay further or consider Non surgery CHELATION therapy.will this be better than BY pass and which doctor in chennai can do this.Thankyou

doctor1 MD

after echo test dr. advise me for angiography and ask when i got heart attack before then i went to hospital where echo and tmt are dione and found positive i am not interested in angiography they refer me metrolol 30mg, ecosprin 100mg, isosorbide mononitrate 20mg,crestor 10mg please advise me ; my heart health and can it be cure by any means

doctor1 MD

I am a 66 year old woman, healthy and fit before a Sudden Cardiac Arrest this year (April) CPR and defibrillation received and was resuscitated. How long will it take for the chest/ribs to repair/recover from the procedures? Stretching and turning...

doctor1 MD

I am 77 years Diabetic type 1 since 14 years under control with Amaryl 1 mg two in morning 1 in night Blood pressure since 16 yrs under control with Lipril 5 Two Tab a day I work normally and I have no impairment Since a month I am feeling...

doctor1 MD

I'm a 27 year old male. 7 days ago I was showering and not long before drank 3 tablespoons of salt in hot water (thought it was good for sore throats, later learned you're not supposed to drink it). During the shower my heart suddenly began...