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how do you know if your having a palpitation ?

to have your heartbeat beating fast after crouching down to look at something in the supermarket ? i just noticed it today my heartbeat seemed 2 b racing how do you know if your having a palpitation? im only 28 also from time to time i notice in my neck my pulse is visibly throbbing and my heart seems to be beating faster and i do not do stenuous activity i also notice i get out of breath just from walking up stairs i am not overweight , very skinny in fact, not overly stressed out, not on medication and am otherwise healthy is this normal ? ive never had an ECG , i dont know whether to say to gp help? thanks
Mon, 14 Dec 2009
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It's probably benign but it wouldn't hurt to see your GP who will do an ECG. He can also do blood work too and check your general blood status (including iron and do a thyroid function test.)
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