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    i have anorexia binge purge subtype, recently i have just been binge purging all day and i can tell my potassium is low because i get pins and needles, cramps, irregular heart beat, rapid heart beat(137bpm resting ) blurred vision when standing up. i have previously been in high dependency units due to low potassium which caused the ecg scan to be abnormal. i'm just wondering if i should go to a and e? thanks





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    i had raging tonsillitis and went to my walk in centre they said my heart beat was irregular and sent me to hospital I was given antibioticts and told to see my doctor in a week I saw doctor and she had no results from hospital so she sent me for a blood test and an ecg went back to doctors for results and she said I had an irregular heart beat and it could cause a blood clot then a stroke I was gob smacked then she went on to ask me did I want beta blockers or I asked her is the medication for life she said yes I did not want to take theys drugs so she told me to take one asprin every morning and go back in a week there was no explanations or reasons why she was just reading from the computer I have been very axsiouse since I seen her I don't think she knows anything about the heart she could not answer my questions I have not slept since I seen her and am very frightened can you advice me on what to do next please I am 55 years I have asthma but its controlled and have never suffered from blood pressure one scered adult many thanks





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    This sounds like atrial fibrillation where your upper chambers do not contract but more like shiver, they send many electrical impulses and your ventricles respond to some that is why you get irregular beats. This while not life threatening in general should be fully evaluated by echo cardiography to look at the valves and heart motions, you could get a very rapid pulse sometimes that may be symptomatic. If you get symptoms you should see a cardiologist. Aspirin is not the right choice at least not alone and you need a blood thinner to protect from clots, A beta blocker is a good choice if there are no contraindications as this protect the heart from beating too fast. Once you are evaluated and no other issues found then doctors may try to stop the fibrillation but many live with it as long as they are symptoms free and otherwise healthy. Complication may arise from long standing afib. See you cardio. I am not a doctor though

    I hear my heartbeat in my right ear as a squeaking beat especially after movement. Is this a heart murmur? I am 70 and in good health.





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    hi could you help me i have only noticed this at night when im in bed relaxing but my heart starts to beat very fast and it feels like its going to jump out of my chest whats wrong





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    Hello im 20 I noticed my hand are shaking,my heart beat is so fast and blood pressure is also increase many time.i cant concentrate or focus on any work,I'm facing problems in conversation,head ache also.so,tell me what is my disease and its solution? Help me,thanks





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    Hi, I am 23, female and I have been bulimic for the past 9 years now, It started off as anorexia and I would throw up if I had eaten a square piece of chocolate, then the more I ate the more I threw up etc. I have hidden this all my life, there are periods of when its not so bad and periods of when it's terrible and for the past 2 years I have been a mess, hours and hours of binging and purging. My heartbeat has become very irregular and I get really bad chest pain where my heart is, my blood pressure is on the low side of normal and heart beat regular (after visit to GP), I don't know whether the two are related but I am becoming worried now, I'm not in a good place right now and I know that triggers it, but even when I've been happy I still do, just not to as much extent. I want to recover I just don't know where to begin.





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    Hi Alessandra, I am having the same problem, but less strong I have had it for about a year now, but I think going to a nutritionist helps a lot. Getting into sports and taking proteins and vitamins produce endorphins that make us happier therefore we eat less out of stress and anxiety and purge less. Also finding other hobbies help me a lot. If I think of chocolate and I know I will throw it up afterwards I take my guitar and play until I forget. It doesn't work all the time and I still have this stupid bulimia ))': that's how I came on this website because I want to get rid of it too but start off with things like this they may help! Feel free to contact back

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    after exercise my pulse misses a beat, it beats fast for a few beats then stops for a couple of seconds then beats fast again, it also then beats so fast that i cant count the beats, its like going over a bumpy road feeling in my wrist, it also feels like my heart flutters, after that i get a funny tingly pressure feeling in my ears and slight blurry vision. It only takes a fast walk to bring this on and i often get hot and sweaty from just a fast walk within a few minutes. i am a 36 year old female with no previous health problems. Do you think i have a heart problem or is this just normal for my age





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    I have this problem too (I am 33 and have had small episodes since my late teens). I ended up in hospital a couple of years ago due to a prolonged period of racing heart (got to Dr's after racing for 40 mins, was still racing in the ambulance an hour later). I was given some tablets for 3 month and told how I could control the racing, but nothing happened after that (I hate going to the Drs). I am going to have to make an appointment again with my Dr as after a few years of small episodes I am having longer episodes which are scary especially ones that come on in the night(frightens hubby, so he wakes me and gets an ice pack). The things I was told to do when I have a rapid heart rate is get two fingers and press hard just above the clavical on the left hand side for a few mins, if this don't work after 10 mins get Ice wrapped round head face neck (or as my doc said stick your head in a bowl of very cold icy water.) If you still have not calmed down after 30 mins I would get someone to take you to your Dr or hospital as it can make you really faint and weak. Hope you get it sorted. If anyone else can help us with this issue I would be greatful x

    Ermm... i think i have A diffrent type im not sure. its like my mind has remembered diffrent sounds, saves it like on a brain ipod or something and it plays when im sleeping or when there is silence in a room. it usually causes me a fright cause myself to hear my heart beat. It is like tiny little men are decide to play halloween tricks a few days too early!





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    I am 25 and have been told I have an enlarged heart and my heart murmur has come back. I was born with a heart murmur and was due to have open heart surgery. The consultants told my mum it would close up eventually so felt surgery wasn't needed in the end. I have hospital Thursday to see the consultant. What will they do?





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    Hi im 33 and have been suffering with dental problems since I was 16. When I was 16 I was attacked with a crow bar by an unknown man who beat me and left me for dead. Thankfully I am fine.However the trauma will be with me for the rest of my life.. the worst thing is since the ordeal I have had issues with me teeth as he beat me sseverely in the mouth and caused massive damage.. I look after my teeth and clean them daily. I have lots of decay and have had to have several teeth removed. My confidence is very low and dont like to smile. The other thing is money to have them repaired. Is thee any help I can access. Many many thanks.





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    hi im 42 and iv always suffer with panic attacks iv been told my heart puts in a extra heart beat but now my heart missis a beat my chest feels like a warm flutter in my chest all the time and banging then i start to panic i red up on this and there is a name for this but also so it said that it can cause a stoke is there any one who can put my mind to rest and help ?





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    Hi I have had a a few hospital visits for this recently, started off as an infection but then my heart was pouding and felt like a panic attack. It was palpitations and today I have been told this is secondary to ventricular ectopics. They have give me a sedative to calm my racing heart and will be having a follow up echocardiagram and 24 hour tape shortly. Anxiety is a big player in this so I suspect they will be treating this soon.

    I am 21 years old.. When i am emotional, stressed, happy , sad, my heart starts to beat differently, and people around me can hear it. It murmurs or even it sounds like vibrations. I even recorded it and it was audible on the record. I have asked many dr and they told me it is impossible for people around u to hear ur heart beat. Have u ever heard of a case like tbag before? Thank you





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    Hi, my partner was lying on my chest and said my heart beat is odd... It will beat 3 times very fast. Stop then do one big thump before continuing.... I do normally feel the skip but didn't think much of it. Is this serious?





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    hi i have suffered from panic attacks since i was 17 and now 26 but at the same time i suffer from my heart skipping beat and it uncomfortable when it happens, my dr said its to do with my anxiety is this true as i was getting them all day every day im now taking beta blockers for it and scared that it could be something bad as i have a big fear of having a heart attack please help me





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    Hi, my name is Jennifer and I am 42, I had a truma in my earlier sex life as one my my girl freind wanted to start sex with me and I was very shy girl and every time I rejected her but I started to feeling some kind of obsession to girls and feel attraction to them but everytime I just supresse my self strongly. Some times the situations got worse to me when I was in sexual atmosphere around me and I never could supresse myself from getting sexual arouse. In this time with changing my physical traits like heart beat or breath ratio I was so so embarrassed in front of other people. It took for me five year in this situation and after that I start to have sex with guys. On my first sex u felt nothing no increasing in heart beat and breath and no changes in my body also mentality I felt nothing it seems I have no sex. After that I started to change my partner and the had more than 20 partner for this 15 years but never and never fell anything. It is so disappointing and upsetting when I see my partner get orgasm but me nothing and everytime I just have fake orgasm I read lots of book and paper it seems there is no way for for treatment for that. I hope someday even one day before my dying I can experience sexual pleasure and sexual enjoyment.





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    I hope you can experience sexual pleasure and enjoyment some day too. I'm curious if you're able to experience that on your own through masturbation. If you haven't spent much time doing that, it would be worth experimenting more on your own to see if you can learn what you like. Also, the harder you try to have an orgasm, the more difficult it is, so the goal shouldn't ever be to reach orgasm, it should just relax, be in the moment, and make yourself feel good. If you are able to climax on your own, then maybe you need to teach your partners what you like, or there's another possibility that you've kind of touched on. From what you're saying, it almost seems like you're more attracted to women than men. If you think that's possible, it might be worth pursuing a relationship with a woman, and see if your body responds in a more favorable way. Talking to your doctor about your concerns would also be a good idea if you haven't already done so. Good luck!

    Hey,ive been recently diagnosed with a heart murmur.I have been told to stay away from stimulants such as food colouring :red and yellow mostly, and caffine. My pulse rate suddenly goes incredibly fast and i feel light headed and like im going to faint if I get hiccups. My mum was serioucly worried when she could feel my heart beat was very strong and very fast. I was just wondering if this kind of heart murmur might be dangerous to me?





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    I always hear my heart beat in my head and ear too is it normal?

    My doctor heard a heart murmur 3 weeks ago, apparently I was first diagnosed with one when I was 4 years old but no doctor has ever said anything about one since I have been going to doctors myself. I am now 60 years old and have 3 children. I am waiting to see a cardiologist. I have Lupus SLE, Arthritis and problems bottom vertebrae in my spine, This heart murmur was found when I went to the doctor as I suddenly lost my hearing. I do get palpitations but they sound like a normal heart beat unless I am walking or doing something. I get slight chest pains at times and these could be at any time even when in bed. Is this anything to worry about? My doctor has worried me because he keeps insisting if I get chest pain to phone 999





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    Hi I'm 21 also suffer from very bad anxiety and panick attacks since giving birth to my daughter get sick chest pains loose stools feels like my heart is going to beat out of my chest , just recently had bad chest pains and am worried I am going to have a heart attack , that's my biggest fear I have had ecgs done a treadmill test done everything but am so worried its ruined my social life , and I am scared that one day i will have a heart attack and not sure how I will cope , just wanted to know if anyone feels the same or things I can do to make my anxiety easier thank you





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    hi i am 24 and seem to feel like you i have had a few panic attacks through my teens, but has been so much worse since having my daughter nearly 5yr ago i used to panic that something would happen to her and has rolled on from there i am now petrified of dying and leaving my girl which sounds so stupid. I also have had ecg a number of blood tests. I suffer from chest pains,always thinking the worst that something is seriously wrong way to many trips to the docs i should have my own chair ,,, shortness of breath,dizzyness,loose stools,my heart feels like it skips a beat.I also think everytime that im having a heart attack.No body understands how bad it is i hide it most of the time which ive got quiet good at. i get anxiety goin out for a meal partys, really starts to get you down but feel like i have to put a happy face on all the time for my little girl x

    yes im 14 and ive been suffering from anxiety, panic disorder and depression for nearly 2 years now yeah its normal to have minor chest pains, and I have to live with it everyday I would recommend going to your gp to see if he/she can give you some more advice

    I have been getting the sound of a heart beat in my left ear.have had it for 2 weeks i have no pain. it does worry me .my bp is normal.im female.

    I have a different type of Tinnitus I hear my own heart beat in my right ear. The level of noise goes up and down but when its loud its really annoying.





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    I get that sometimes. It comes with an adrenalin rush and stays for a while. It may just be your pulse when you get scared or exited. Hope it helped :)

    I was diagnosed with aortic stenosis and endocarditis at the age of 7, I had an aortic valve replacement when I was 8. I am now 24 and obviously have now got a heart murmur. Most of the time I wouldn't even notice a difference in my beat but occasionally I get this rush of strong fast beats and it sometimes panics me and feels quite uncomfortable. I have been told this is normal for a murmur but worry that if something serious was to happen what signs would I need to look for? Also is dull aches through my left leg connected to my heart condition??





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    Jeff....I absolutely know of your plight...please read the advice I gave Mickey above....I know what misery you suffer....What am I doing wrong?...Why me?...Why can't I just be like everyone else? What did I do to deserve this horrible problem?....Don't give in to it, you can beat it, if you can't beat it you can handle it..You are NOT weak, you are STRONG....I know you are, because I've lived my life like you, battling on trying to fathom it all out...You are not a second class citizen, you are just someone with a problem to be solved....Don't ever succumb to it..Don't let it beat you...If you do, then, you will be weak!

    I am 36, and my heart beat is so loud the neighbours are complaining about it and yet no doctor can find a reason why and most don't even take me seriuos to begin with, yet this has ruined my life in every aspect social work and so fourth !!can any 1 help me ??





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    Hi, I also smoke.. I had this system along with chest pains.. Sensation of something being stuck in my troat fast heart beat.. Also the feeling of chocking. I went to a&e and found out it was angziaty. So I have had some counciling and feel much better for it.

    For the last 2 months i've been experiencing an aching tighness in my chest which at times has been very uncomfortable. My heart beat seems to be pounding too. It started about 8 weeks ago then after a few weeks eased off, then a couple of weeks ago came back worse than before i was finally pursuaded by my husband to visit my GP. she listened to my heart and took my bp which was all fine then referred me for a blood test and ECG. The blood test was for Thyroid and Anaemia and both came back fine, due the ECG next Wed. Has anyone else had similar symptoms?





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    i am a 16 year old girl and i unfortunatly have this condition also it leaves me with poor breathing at times and an a racing heart beat. i am hoping to get it seen to soon, so hopefully will leave me feeling more confidence and a higher self asteem.





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    Hello i,m Alison i,m 47 and have had a problem with my heart for most of my life,it can kick off beating at 160 bpm and can last up to 3 hours leaving me exausted, then it will kick back to normal 80 bpm, this can happen even if i just do something simple like clean my windows.the other problem with it is basically i feel i,m being electrocuted when it happens, i hear a swoosh sound in my ears and my whole body feels like its being shocked,i feel my heart beat very quickly when its happening and it does it about 5 times one after the other, the only way to describe it to you is by saying its woosh woosh woosh very fast, its so uncomfortable but isnt painful. ive had tests but they found nothing which upset me tremendously, having said that, the very 1st examination i had i was told it was an electrical fault and ive probably got an extra beat due to this and can be corrected with surgery.the very distressing thing is the young doctor was quickly pulled to one side and my next diagnosis was being checked for M S, it wasnt that. i was put on a drug called procoralan 7.5 mg to slow it down, this helped to control the 160 bpm but not the shocks i get, the only drug that stops me feeling the shocks is Tramadol which i take for arthritis in my lower back. i really need help with this i,m a very active lady working in a busy hotel as a housekeeper so i,m very fit otherwise. Please help me as its starting to get worse and scaring me.

    I'm 15 coming on 16. For a long time now, i have noticed i have stretch marks and cellulite on the tops of my thighs. I must admit i have love handles, and i do have a little bit of a tummy, I am 5ft and only weigh 8st. Although i have been told im healthy, i dont feel it. I feel disgusting. Me and my boyfriend do have sex and he tells me he doesnt care i look perfect, but to me i dont like having sex, becoming naked, or going swimming unless i have my clothes on otherwise i feel self concious. I have tried losing weight by excersising, and i have been told i might have a heart condition but i need to be tested yet as i have a split tick heart beat. I have been told by a lot of people i am fat, and i want to get rid of it. Including the stretch marks.





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    Hi, You don't sound like your overweight. But if your worried about stretch makes try Bio oil, this is good its not a miracle but it helps reduce the look of stretchmarks. Unfortunately there is not a lot you can do with cellulite but swimming is good to help tone without putting too much strain on your boby. (If you are consious about your tum you can get swimsuits with built in support) Also Wii fit is good, it will tell you you what exercise you can do for problem areas and you can do the exercise on your own with no one watching. I know it's hard but don't listen to the people that say that your fat that will just bring you down. (I know I was chubby when I was younger and called fat as I went through school, but looking back at pics I wasn't that bad. but at your age you don't see how lovely you are, you just see what other people are saying). Listen to your boyfriend he sounds like a keeper. I met my hubby when I was 15 got married at 20 and still happy 13 year later (and a both a lot plumper but he loves me no matter what). If your worried abot you fat levels you can ask your Dr for a cholestoral test, this should show what your fat levels are. Good luck to you xx

    I have this occasional high beat like someone tapping in my head and sometimes it would wake me up and I had to watch tv or listen to music to get rid of it, but even then the beat would seem to tune into the ryhme of the voices or song it has not happen for a while now but I as still quite worried





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