I Have Heart Palpitations

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 131 People

    Living In Fear

    I have been having these heart palpatations for awhile and when they hit I get dizzy and break out in a sweat on my forehead.  I feel the flutter in my neck and it scares me like crazy.  I have been to the ER so many times for it and every time they tell me my blood work and...
    tristantheanimal tristantheanimal
    1 Response Sep 22, 2011

    Looking For Support

    It's 4:30 am and I am getting back-to-back skipped beats. I am relaxed but feel very lonely and scared. My fiancé is in the bed sleeping and I am contemplating jumping in the car and going to the ER. This is a living hell. You guys have given me hope. Please continue with your...
    Patsagenda Patsagenda
    1 Response Dec 16, 2012


    I'm 33 years old and have had these palpatations for a year. I have had blood taken, ekg, heart monitor all of which my dr. Said were normal, but it doesn't feel normal! It terrifies me that my heart may be unhealthy. I'm scared everyday....It feels good to know I am not alone...
    5 Responses Jan 9, 2013

    The Fear..

    After 16 years of mild funny heart  beats i decided to research what the hells going on in my chest,with an ironic twist of events and my new access to the internet i discovered many many people have the same heart problem as i do,and many more with differing tachycardia...
    Petrica13 Petrica13
    31-35, M
    4 Responses Feb 7, 2012

    Skippy Heart Beats

    sometimes my heart skips beats or palpitates and i hate it... it speeds up then skips then speeds up some more. its scary, i hate it, too.
    cad722 cad722
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 21, 2007

    Tired Of Being Scared

    I cannot tell you how all of your stories have made me feel better. For the last month and a half, I have been having frequent palpitations...sometimes every few minutes. Once home from work, if I have a couple glasses of wine they go away. The following day, however, they are...
    lunachardonnay lunachardonnay
    1 Response Aug 5, 2010


    I am sitting on my bed crying, trying not to get too upset because it just makes things worse.  I am a 40 year old female.  I have had palpitations in the past, was seen by a cardiologist who cleared them as stress, and then they seemed to go away.  That was about...
    linraebrown linraebrown
    7 Responses Sep 26, 2010

    I have had heart palpitations off

    and on for many years. I have a very reactive heart and I am sensitive to any extra beats. I also had a heart murmur and blood pressure issues which made me worry more about my heart. .
    micybp micybp
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Apr 14, 2015

    Heart Flipflops

    Hi there. i have had this problem for a while now (years infact), and it hasn't worried me too much.  i am on AFT-metroplol CR 190mg, and gets rid of about 99%, i do get the odd one or two, but hey i can live with that.  when i had them really bad, i felt scared and wondered...
    jshand2012 jshand2012
    31-35, M
    1 Response Nov 19, 2012

    Anxiaty Over Heart Palpertations

    i am 21 years old and have a 19 month old baby i have always suffured some severe anxiaty and occasionaly heart paplertations a poor circulation coursing headaches and dizzyness but lately i have been having realy bad heart papertation which caused an anxiaty attack that has...
    wheezylou wheezylou
    3 Responses Apr 12, 2012

    I get them randomly, often

    after like I exercise but also when I'm just doing other activities like drawing or tidying. But I especially get them when I talk to this girl. We've been friends and together on and off. I've been with different people aswell in the space of this but I always seem to get funny...
    LoveBeingLovable LoveBeingLovable
    18-21, F
    May 25, 2014

    They have become quite rare compared to how it

    used to be, but some nights they just show up like HEY BUZZ **** YOU. Tonight is one of them.
    BzzLghtyr BzzLghtyr
    26-30, M
    1 Response Aug 21, 2014

    Tired Of This...

    I've been getting heart palpitations every day for about two weeks now... at least, two weeks ago is when I noticed it.  In my case, my doctors have decided that they were brought on due to a decongestant I was taking... Advil cold and sinus.  I have chronic sinus problems, and...
    Metria Metria
    36-40, F
    6 Responses Mar 19, 2011

    The Last Few Mornings I Have Had Them Again

    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 31, 2011

    Who has it when their heart pauses then beats

    really hard ? Scares me so much ; worried my heart will stop ......
    Bejawri Bejawri
    26-30, M
    Jan 13

    Heart Palpitations For 4 Years Until 2 Years Ago When It Went Away.

    I started having heart palpitations since i was 19 years old. I didn't have it severe until december 2007. I woke up from a nap n my heart was racing so fast. I could not grasp for air. I felt like i was going to faint. I thought i was having a heart attack. So i went with my...
    Anonymousgirls411 Anonymousgirls411
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Oct 17, 2013

    Anxiety And Heart Palpitations

    Hello everyone! I am a 22 year old female and I am currently suffering from heart palpitations. My whole life I have had anxiety over bodily issues. I guess you can say I'm a bit of a hypochondriac. I remember when i was little after i would get out of the shower I would inspect...
    ALZ90 ALZ90
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jul 16, 2012

    Heart palpitations have ruined my life.

    I'm always scared of them
    yulichka yulichka
    Dec 1, 2013

    I have been having crazy palps the last 3 days !

    This came after I had some major tummy trouble !!! Have you guys experienced an increase in palps after indigestion problems ?
    Allaboutme1981 Allaboutme1981
    31-35, F
    Mar 5, 2015

    Back Out Of The Blue

    I have had palpitations, skipped beats or extra beat. Whatever they are called, they have been robbing me out of an enjoyable life. I think that my heart is going to stop and "poof", I will be no more. I have been getting them over 18 years and all my tests have been benign. I...
    Patsagenda Patsagenda
    Nov 1, 2012

    I have heart palpitations

    and doc said everything is fine. i would really like some suggestions to help or even just to relate. Thank you.
    karenc5055 karenc5055
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Sep 7, 2014

    I started to have palpitations in mid-December

    of 13. I thought they might be related to stress as we sold our home in Michigan and moved to Arizona full time. So I waited over a month and they didn't stop. I went to my family Dr who did blood work and a 24 hour monitor. Of course, my heart was perfect. I then had an...
    JaneGfromAZ JaneGfromAZ
    66-70, F
    Aug 8, 2014

    Despise These Heart Palpitations

    I have had heart palpitations now for almost 13 years. They are driving me crazy. They interrupt my daily life. I worry and stay scared all the time because of them. I have been to the dr more than i count and have wore numerous monitors and even had a EP study which is invasive...
    dreadheartpalps dreadheartpalps
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Jul 25, 2013

    I have intense heart palpitations too.

    I'm a 29 year old female. Mine are really bad when I'm trying to go to sleep (especially if I went out/drank the night before). I shoot up out of bed thinking I'm having a heart attack. Then from the panic I feel like my heart palpitates even more. Glad to hear I'm not the only...
    ranata7 ranata7
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 30, 2015

      I'm 40 and have suffered from heart

    palpitations for the past year. Tonight I have had them constantly...2 or 3 every minute. I've had all the tests and my GP has told me everything is normal. However, like most people on this forum, it still scares me and I constantly worry about heart failure or that this may...
    overlander2 overlander2
    41-45, M
    3 Responses Jan 4, 2014

    Freaked Out!!!

    I first experienced palpitations while at work when i was bending over to pick something up 10 years ago.  needless to say i was freaked the .... out!   Ive also suffered from anxiety and panic attacks all my life as well.   I finally broke down and...
    jc970050 jc970050
    31-35, M
    39 Responses Feb 22, 2010

    I am a 31 year old female

    and i have heart palpitations everyday all day. They started in June 2014 and lasted for about 5 days then went away for about a month, around August 21st they returned for no particular reason and haven't stopped since. I went to doctor and ER and they ran test in June but by...
    karenc5055 karenc5055
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Sep 7, 2014

    So it I've been having them

    since June of this year. I started with chest pressure and pain and had those skipped or hard beats feeling in my heart. I ended up getting an ekg and an ecg and was told my heart was healthy and I was fine. I do go through a lot of stress at work and don't know what to do...
    Triforce89 Triforce89
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Nov 18, 2014

    Out Of The Blue

    I think it's so strange that when my heart palpitations started it began with me having shortness of breath, so during my lunch break I come back from the the mall and then I started to panic because I felt like my heart was stopping which I'm sure was a palpitation i left work...
    H0559 H0559
    22-25, M
    Nov 14, 2013

    Hi, I've suffered from heart palpatations

    for about twenty years now, I've had ECG , bloods and 24 hr heart monitor which all came back fine, but this does not stop me panicking every time I have them which is everyday on and off. Sometimes I hardly notice them but then other days I have them all day which is a pain...
    shellyclay shellyclay
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Mar 29, 2014

    I am happy to have found this site.

    Everytime I get a spell, several times daily, my anxiety level goes through the roof. I end up crying with fear and frustration. I will have all of my test results of blood work, 24 hour monitor, echo, and stress test by next Wednesday. It feels like forever. I am hoping I can...
    lindaraeweisel lindaraeweisel
    1 Response Mar 29, 2014

    I am a highly wired, Type A Person.

    I tend to experience high anxiety at times, thus the condition. Medication has helped tremendously.
    deleted deleted
    Dec 30, 2015

    now experiencing panic attacks along with

    reluctance to live life productively. With a current diagnosis of SVT, I am terrified one of these palpitations my be my last. Have seen cardiologist, and at this time they are telling me that everything looks fine. I wish I knew why they happen. I go for months and not...
    kbyrd5 kbyrd5
    46-50, F
    Jan 11, 2014

    Fluttering Heart

    Random times I'll have heart palpitations, but it's usually when I'm really tired. It scares the **** out of me and usually jump starts a panic attack. I'm so tired of it and I just wish I knew other people dealing with this same thing. I've considered getting a doctor to look at...
    miniskirtjerk miniskirtjerk
    26-30, F
    9 Responses Apr 21, 2007

    Ahhg okay so this happens alot during the

    winter. Anyone else? Like todah I was walking to school in 38° weather and the palpitations started. And I began feeling dizzy .. And warm but cold. I can't really describe the exact feeling but you feel all queezy and just noo:(
    lisaisasil lisaisasil
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 1, 2015

    Heart Palpitations (skipping Beats)

    I have heart palpitations, also. Mine are best described as follows: My heart will beat like this, 1, 2, 3, ... 4 with the fourth beat being hard. Very rarely is there any discomfort. No chest pain, arm pain, or jaw pain. BUT, when they happen, it freaks me out! Sometimes, I will...
    RockbandExpert RockbandExpert
    6 Responses Nov 16, 2009

    Svt Heart Palpatations

    Well where to begin? I'm not really used to writing about myself so please bear with me! I was about 13 - 14 years old when I first started noticing that my heart would periodically start beating extremely fast for no real reason. I could be walking home from a day out or simply...
    J3st3r J3st3r
    22-25, M
    1 Response Sep 2, 2010

    Heart Palpitations For 15 Years...

    When I was 15 I was just sat in my bedroom and suddenly there was a thud in my chest followed by fast heart rate that I felt was uncontrollable at the time. Doc did not seem to bothered so I went on like this for years until I'd had enough and needed to know more. I have had...
    vitsy1 vitsy1
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 24, 2013

    My heart palpitations came on

    after excessive use of caffein and alcohol in a two week span. I have discontinued caffein and alcohol, but these symptoms are still going strong. Included with the palpitations are headaches, chest discomfort, and lightheadedness. I fear that this is never going to go away. My...
    dinojs dinojs
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 9, 2014

    Heart Palpitations

    Ok here goes...i didnt start having hart palps till after my son was born 4 yrs ago. It feels like a thud in my chest like my heart skips or beats really hard for one beat. I notice i have them when i lay down or try to relax and watch tv. I can be up doin all day and not have...
    scared1230 scared1230
    2 Responses Oct 16, 2013

    Just had some major heart palps.

    Get scared every time. Anyone else get them from taking welbutrin?
    jemma8 jemma8
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Sep 14, 2014
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