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mollyr11, August 7,  2019  12:26pm EST

Heart palpitations...Arrythmia?

Hello everyone,

In the past month or so I have been experiencing heart palpitations.  I am a 29 year old female and have an almost 1 year old son.  At first I would just expierince it once a day and only a couple times a week and it felt like a flutter.  They seem to be becoming more frequent as I have them almost every day now and sometimes up to 3 times a day.  They also don’t really feel like a flutter anymore but more like a quick thump, thump, thump and then done.  I’ve had 2 ekgs done and they said everything looked great but of course I wasn’t having any palpitations during the ekgs.  The cardiologist I went to also listened to my heart with his stethoscope very thoroughly and said that everything sounded great.  He offered to give me a tracker (the zio irhythm tracker) just to ease my anxiety and I decided to do it.  I did the tracker for a few days but not as long as I had hoped because I workout often and I sweat so much that it kept making the tracker come off.  I have returned the tracker and am now awaiting my results next week but I am finding myself with so much anxiety because I keep having the palpitations and I don’t know why.  The palpitations last less than 30 seconds and I can usually get them to go away if I move or change positions.  My heart rate does seem to go up when I have them but not extremely high (resting heart rate is normal around 60 and my heart rate might go up to 70 or so during palpitations).  I did have postpartum thyroiditis but I have had my thyroid levels checked recently and everything is back in range.  I know these palpitations aren’t as frequent as some others I’ve read on here but I am having anxiety and scaring myself about having sudden death or a stroke because of course I have read too much on google and seen that sometimes people have no symptoms at all.  Also, I am mostly always sitting down when I have the palpitations.  Only a couple times I have been standing but not doing anything extreme just washing dishes or brushing my teeth.  I have never experienced the palpitations while exercising.  I know that I will have to wait and see what my cardiologist says about the tracking results but if anyone has any insight into what I’ve been experiencing that would be really helpful.

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    mollyr11, August 7,  2019  12:42pm EST

    Also, can you feel heart palpitations in your back?  I have been having this twitching feeling in the left side of my back in the spot that I think would be directly behind my heart but I’m not sure if it is palpitations. 

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