View Full Version : Sudden Rapid Heartbeat

03-07-2002, 06:30 AM
Hey everyone:

Sometimes when I am laying in bed or just sitting watching the boob tube my heartbeat will shoot through the roof. I mean it is well over 100 beat per minute when this happens (my resting pulse rate is about 67-75). Its not like I got up suddenly or exerted myself in anyway. When it does happen I can breathe deep, shallow, or hold my breathe and it doesnt effect it at all. This lasts about 5-15minutes. This has been going on for a while now, I would say at least 10 years. It happens about 10 times total in those 10 years (that I can remember anyways). I am not taking any drugs, dont smoke, I do nothing out of the ordinary.

You guys and gals have any idea what this could be, you think it is serious? I remember reading something in the Newspaper a while back about it and nothing much was said about it being serious. You have any ideas on where to look in the WWW to see if I can get some information?

I do plan on going to the Dr's, but this is a very sporadic thing so I tend to forget about it when it happens.

Any thoughts would be great, thanks

03-07-2002, 07:20 AM
it's palpitations.

you may want to talk to the doctor to verfiy. I don't think there's much you can do about it though, but i'm not 1000% sure. you aren't even on an ECA?

03-07-2002, 07:37 AM
I do plan on going to the Dr's, I don't know anything about the matter, but I seriously think, this is the best thing you can do.

03-07-2002, 08:03 AM
No ECA's for me. Like I said before this isnt the first time. It has happened when I was in highschool 5-9years ago. Ya im gonna make an appointment in a bit....will keep ya up to date

03-07-2002, 08:05 AM
sounds good. let us know. i think it's jsut palpitations tho.

03-07-2002, 02:55 PM
How much caffeine do you take in?

03-08-2002, 12:17 AM
yep. it happens to me and my friend and we just keep powering on. My friend nearly falls over sometimes when playing basketball (stoopid smoker). Weird huh.

I get it less these days, but its usually from stress in my case.

The way that I look at it is this - get it checked out from time to time, a referal or two to a specialist, if you are young then there is very minimal chance that you will have a heart attack, however, dont stress about it cause the heart is like a superpowerful and super efficient muscle that can take a substantial amount of stress.

03-08-2002, 07:46 AM
Mine does it too and I find it is usually related to diet. Like Delphi said, watch the caffeine... I also find it happens if I have a lot of sugars (especially chocholate), which I try to avoid these days.

03-08-2002, 08:05 AM
THink my diet is on track. If ya look at my journal you can see. Since Jan my diet has consisted of: Tuna, Chicken, Sweet Potato, Oats, Eggs, Nuts, Oils. Every meal, every day.

But this has also happend to me when I was 15, when I was eating **** so it really is no different.

I will get it checked though, just to be sure.

Thanks everyone

03-08-2002, 09:07 AM
I get that too. Maybe once every 2 weeks, but it usually lasts only 10-15 seconds and it makes me feel kinda short of breath. I read some stuff about it that said it's fairly common but you should probably still see a doc. I guess I should too.

03-08-2002, 09:12 AM
i had it today, for the first time really.

it was very severe too, like the rate it beats during a cardio session. i thought it was scary.
i drank a very large glass of green tea the night before and it was a bit strong too could that be anything

Short N Buff
03-08-2002, 11:46 PM
i get thos a lot. sometiems i chck my pulse cuz i don' know what is going on. one time i felt a HUGE anguish after the shower in my chest all the way to my back,like a spear shot thru me or sth..it was the scariest moment of my life. my friend told me he once had a similar sensationa dn it wewnt away when he stopped drinking soda. i dot' really know what this is, but i'mtoo lazy to see the doc. when u guys see the doc, post what the doc said k?

03-28-2002, 07:21 AM
I got that sudden heart beat thing checked out this morning (along with my fuken left rotator cuff injury :( ). I told the Dr what happens and he listening to my heart and checked my pulse rate (54bpm) and he says everythign sounds healthy. He said that when it happens again to check to see what pulse rate it jumps up to and to monitor to see if it is irregular. So there is nothing to worry about but if it starts to be more frequent I should let them know.

03-28-2002, 07:37 PM
stop taking Krusty brand vitamins;)

03-29-2002, 08:49 AM

04-15-2002, 08:58 PM
I get this too! Every morning when I wake up my heart beats so fast that I can hear it and actually SEE it pounding in my neck. If I were you I would get an EKG just incase... (i think that's what they're called.) I had terrible rheumatic fever a few months ago and, as a result, I have mild heart-valve damage. If I am not mistaken, there are several other illnesses that can damage your heart. Hopefully this is not the case for you, but I would ask my doctor to look a bit further into it just to be on the safe side. I hope it stops though!!!

04-16-2002, 06:45 AM
Ya, Thanks for your concern.

The Dr said they could monitor it, but since it happens so infrequently it is practically impossible. Somtimes it doesnt happen for a year, sometimes longer. Thanks for the advice though!!