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Missed heartbeats 😟

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magicgirl74 Sat 24-Sep-16 14:19:12

Hi for about 6 weeks I've felt like my heart is fluttering,not all the time I've had days where it doesn't happen at all and when it does it mainly late afternoon,evenings and nighttime.At first i thought it was anxiety or panic which i have suffered from for years and have medication for,but this has always felt different as anxiety and panic makes it race and beat loudly.Last night i was at my parents and it was doing it there and made me feel uncomfortable,my dm who is a nurse checked my pulse and told me my heart is missing beats.She also checked my blood pressure and my dd who is normaly like me and only goes to the doctor when absolutely nessessary looked worried as it was 161 over 105 which according to dm is very high.Im now really worried and it has frightened my ds who although 15 years old has autism and now keeps following me everywhere asking if I'm alright and is worried I'm going to die.Im going to try and get a dr appointment on monday and I'm wondering if anyone else has had this and if so what will be done about it,I've been awake all night worrying about it,I'm 42 years old and normaly fit and healthy,sorry for the long post 😟

Eva50 Sat 24-Sep-16 15:58:34

Yes. I first started having this when pregnant with ds2 who is now 19. Mine is mostly just odd missed beats but I have had some episodes of 'runs' of it. I have had ECGs x many, 24hr halter monitor and echocardiograms x 2 and was told they are harmless ectopic beats. Mine is always worse when I am anxious or unwell and when it starts I get more anxious and it gets worse. At its worst (on a weeks holiday in a caravan with two teenagers and a toddler) I has having runs for hours at a time several times a day. I survived by googling it and reading about the many people who have this and were clearly still alive.

You should definitely see your GP and get it checked out and also get your BP rechecked but that may have been falsely raised due to your anxiety about your irregular heart beat. If it's checked out and is not a problem you may feel less anxious and it may improve. I'm 52 now and I still occasionally get a few missed beats but it's a long time since its been really bad.

Shurelyshomemistake Sat 24-Sep-16 23:14:02

Is it just missed beats or arrythmia? e.g., just a bit of a gap and then a thud, or disordered beating for a short while (e.g, around 10 secs or so) and then back to normal.

160/100 is high but if you are very anxious that might not be doing you any favours.

i thin definitely one for the GP on MOnday. It's in all likelihood nothing at all but best to get it checked.

Palpitations (e.g., gap/ thud) can be quite normal, especially if you're anxious about something, ill, have drunk a bit of alcohol or more caffeine than you're used to. Arrythmia a bit more unusual and needs checking out IME, not a medic, but someone with similar.

magicgirl74 Tue 27-Sep-16 12:38:42

Thanks for the replies,i managed to get an appointment at the dr's unfourtunetly it was with a dr im not keen on(our surgery is crap and you just have to take what your given)i was in there 2 minutes and all he did was check my pulse 😡 As I expected he put it down to anxiety and after a bit of arguing he is sending me for an ecg next week.Iv suffered anxiety for years and im pretty sure its not that so will see what happens next tuesday xx

frenchie12 Tue 27-Sep-16 12:43:22

Have you shown any signs of perimenopause as I'm 43 and going through same things with palpitations. My BP goes high with stress to about 160/95 but then is fine at rest.

magicgirl74 Tue 27-Sep-16 18:14:05

Funny you should mention that frenchie as thats what my mum thinks it could be as im tired all the time and my monthly cycle has changed(its every 3 weeks now)They are running blood tests when i have my ecg and i think they can tell if im peri menopausal from blood tests(i think).Im getting fed up of it either stopping me falling asleep or waking me when it happens 😟

Shurelyshomemistake Tue 27-Sep-16 20:41:58

With those addittional symptoms I would say your thyroid needs checking - you could be hypothyroid.

Shurelyshomemistake Tue 27-Sep-16 20:42:48

Excuse spelling

Bookaboo Mon 03-Oct-16 17:09:47

I've had these for a few years. Sometimes I can go for a few weeks without experiencing any, then I'll have runs of them and if feels like they're happening all the time.
I keep being told they're harmless but they are very worrying sometimes and I've voluntarily stopped driving.

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