To think I don't need to go to A & E ?

(71 Posts)
DreamCloud99 Wed 24-Aug-16 21:13:49

DH thinks I need to go to the emergency room .

I think my symptoms don't warrant a trip to a & e , plus I can't be arsed to sit and wait for hours on end .

I've been having heart palpitations pretty much constantly for two days. It settles but then starts up again when I move about or stand / walk .

My heart rate when measured periodically has been anywhere between 90 to 125 bpm at rest or when standing / walking .

I only had a few hours sleep last night as the constant palpitations kept me awake and I also felt dizzy lying down .

I feel slightly unwell because of the regular shortness of breath and heart Palps but not actually poorly if that makes sense .

Knowing me , I'll rock up at a & e and I'll be totally fine hmm

Who is right ?

Dilligaf81 Wed 24-Aug-16 21:15:01

He is right. To be blunt better to have a wasted few hours at a&e than not wake up in the morning.

MsKite Wed 24-Aug-16 21:15:02

It does sound quite worrying and you definitely need further investigation. I'm not sure if it's an emergency though confused

peneleope82 Wed 24-Aug-16 21:15:37

Anything heart/shortness of breath related and I would probably go to A&E to be honest. But I am at the 'worrier' end of the scale! At the very least would go to GP in the morning

pinotnoirismyjam Wed 24-Aug-16 21:15:53

Call 111 and let them decide!

Dilligaf81 Wed 24-Aug-16 21:15:56

Shortness of breath and heart palpitations are definitely an emergency.

PigPigTrotters Wed 24-Aug-16 21:16:18

I would want to get this checked out, and I'm pretty sure if you rang 111 they'd want you to go to A&E.

WhooooAmI24601 Wed 24-Aug-16 21:16:43

Go to A&E, please.

I'm a big fan of the home-care stuff that means you don't waste valuable A&E time; the DCs don't get whisked there for every bump and scrape like friends DCs. But this is not run of the mill stuff; go and get checked over, please.

eightbluebirds Wed 24-Aug-16 21:17:35

If palpitations are unusual for you then I'd be making arrangements to see a medical professional sooner rather than later. Nobody here can assure you that your heart palpitations are harmless. They can be innocent or they can be a symptom of something more serious. Hope you're ok op

AnneGables Wed 24-Aug-16 21:18:06

You really need to go and get checked out. Sorry your dh is right.

FadedRed Wed 24-Aug-16 21:18:31

Nurse here-please go to A&E.

DreamCloud99 Wed 24-Aug-16 21:19:49

I do have ME and heart Palps can be part of this but it's never been this bad .

MsKite Wed 24-Aug-16 21:19:59

The thing is you can't know whether it's an emergency unless you get it checked out. And if it is an emergency it's likely to be serious. You should go to a & e. What you'll you say if it was your Dh?

CurbsideProphet Wed 24-Aug-16 21:20:18

At the least I would ring out of hours for advice.

gingerboy1912 Wed 24-Aug-16 21:21:00

Yep go to a&e. Anything to do with chest/heart you need to get it checked.

PointlessUsername Wed 24-Aug-16 21:21:12

If it was me I'd be getting myself checked out. Hope you're feeling better soon 💐

Sassypants82 Wed 24-Aug-16 21:22:51

Sounds like you've got A-fib. Worst case scenario it can lead to a stroke. You need to be checked out. I'd go if I were you.

Godstopper Wed 24-Aug-16 21:23:31

Though palpitations are a variation of a normal heartbeat, it's not normal for many to occur out of the blue. That, coupled with a relatively high heart rate, does indeed warrant a trip to A & E.

itsmine Wed 24-Aug-16 21:24:12

Out of hours dr for advice, it's what they're there for. Palpitations are very common, a gp can advise you on whether you need hospital treatment.

AtSea1979 Wed 24-Aug-16 21:24:27

What is your heart rate when you have palpitations?

takemetomars Wed 24-Aug-16 21:25:00

cardiac trained nurse here - go to ED please

PacificDogwod Wed 24-Aug-16 21:26:59

Go to A+E.

You are better trying to capture whatever is going on by having an ECG done when you are actually having symptoms.
And, btw, you will NOT be waiting 'hours' when you rock up with what could be serious cardiac problems.

PotteringAlong Wed 24-Aug-16 21:27:10

He is. This is definitely at the emergency end of the scale. Please go to hospital.

Heathen4Hire Wed 24-Aug-16 21:27:35

I have A-Fib. You need to go to A&E to get checked over and given meds. You will sleep much better tomorrow, I promise you. I lead a normal life with A-fib, just got to exercise more, eat less junk and salt. You have the symptoms.

DreamCloud99 Wed 24-Aug-16 21:28:03

Varies between 90 to 125 when having Palps .

I'm resting now but it's 98 .

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