Having heart palpitations, should I be worried?
August 26, 2014 3:54 PM Subscribe
Having prolonged heart palpitations, yes I will see a doctor but what tests should I ask for? I've tried to stay off of Google because it's going to convince me I'm dying of heart failure, but how common is this? Should I be concerned?
posted by MaryDellamorte to Health & Fitness (27 answers total)
Thankfully I don't need referrals to see a specialist so I'm going to make an appointment as soon as I do a little research for a competent doctor. Should I see a cardiologist? I occasionally get heart palpitations that last for a few minutes and just go away. I've never had them last for as long as they have last night and today. I had some start last night and it lasted for hours. And it started up again today, lasting another few hours. I do have problems with anxiety, but I've had anxiety issues pretty much my whole life and have never had heart palpitations this long, maybe anxiety affects you more as you age? But the heart palpitations today started AFTER a relaxing hour and a half long professional massage.
-Female, 33 years old, normal BMI
-No blood pressure, cholesterol issues
-On Synthroid for under active thyroid for about a year
-I do drink caffeine, usually one or two cups of coffee in the morning. Occasionally tea in the evenings.
-I don't typically get stressed out but I do have anxiety issues