Heart Palpitations

Anyone experience this with peri-menopause/menopause?
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I may have had this during a hot flash. (OMG! I'm so old I don't remember .) I just hope you are ok.
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I've heard it's one of the symptoms. Try reading What Your Doctor Never Told You about Perimenopause.
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Is that why I have been having those??? Just another thing to add to my list.
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Is that why I have been having those??? Just another thing to add to my list.
Originally Posted by xcptnl
Me too! I've had them before also.

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Glad I'm not the only one...it's weird.
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Is that why I have been having those??? Just another thing to add to my list.
Originally Posted by xcptnl
Me too! I've had them before also.
Originally Posted by CurliLocks
So that's what's causing that! Now I don't have to panic when it happens.
Sheesh, there are more weird symptoms to this than pregnancy!
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Yes! It's worse when I have had too much caffeine.
I am not particularly into health foods or natural remedies (not against them, just often skeptical) but I read that walnuts have something in them that smoothes out heart rhythms. I think it is a particular kind of omega 3's. I started eating about 1/4 cup when I was having heart palps for the first time in my life (during menopause) and they stopped. I can't prove it was due to the walnuts but I still eat a handful every day. If you decide to do this, it takes about a month for the effect to kick in, but watch out because walnuts are very fattening. Good luck!
Yes! It's worse when I have had too much caffeine.
Originally Posted by Verity
My husband was having them and they have gone away since he quit drinking 2 or 3 Cokes a day. He doesn't drink coffe.
Those are really scary..I am definitely going to try that..
I started getting them in 2000 or 20002, when I was only 34 or 36. I hate them. When I get them now I take a Xanax or Klonopin because I associated them with anxiety.
Horrible, aren't they? I've been getting them since I was in my 20s so I guess mine aren't related to menopause. Anyways, I used to get bouts lasting for 20 mins or longer and finally found a way to stop them - go upside-down. Headstand or shoulderstand both work, although you do get strange looks if you try this in public
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I'll sign my name to this - too much caffeine makes it worse.
Yes! It's worse when I have had too much caffeine.
Originally Posted by Verity
My husband was having them and they have gone away since he quit drinking 2 or 3 Cokes a day. He doesn't drink coffe.
Originally Posted by sdc
That could be the aspartme - dreadful stuff. You're better off having drinks with real sugar than these awful artificial sweeteners.

The palpitations - had them ever since I had a chemically induced menopause to thin the lining of my womb prior to an endometrial ablation. Never let anyone mess about with your hormones if you can avoid it. Usually get them when I'm overtired or overwrought. Doctor was concerned and sent me for the full check-up (gross seeing a picture of my beating heart on the screen) and there's nothing wrong with me.
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Horrible, aren't they? I've been getting them since I was in my 20s so I guess mine aren't related to menopause. Anyways, I used to get bouts lasting for 20 mins or longer and finally found a way to stop them - go upside-down. Headstand or shoulderstand both work, although you do get strange looks if you try this in public
Originally Posted by kema1v
I've had the same thing for most of my life. There was a point about a year and a half ago where I couldn't stop them. I went to a cardiologist, got a heart recorder, and recorded it the next time it happened. My heart was beating over 200 bpm.

It's called supraventricular tachycardia (Daniel Craig gets this in Casino Royale!). Basically there are abnormal pathways in the heart that the electricity can sometimes trip on. This causes it to go around one short circuit instead of the whole thing, causing a much faster heart rate. I was referred to a specialty cardiologist who said I could have surgery to burn off these pathways (cardiac ablation). I chose not to, since it didn't happen very often.

This past April I had another episode, and this time I couldn't stop it. There are three ways to stop it: bearing down (which is what you and I both did with the leaning over), jabbing your choratid artery, or sticking your head in a bucket of ice water. I did all three and it still didn't stop. Had to call an ambulance. It stopped by the time they got there, but it was pretty scary. I ended up having panic attacks for a month after.

Had the surgery in May. It wasn't bad, and they found a lot of different pathways. I still get the occasional jump where the electricty tries to go down those pathways, but nothing happens. I'm really glad I ended up having the surgery though. Sorry for the novel!

Another possibility is hyperthyroidism.
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This past April I had another episode, and this time I couldn't stop it. There are three ways to stop it: bearing down (which is what you and I both did with the leaning over), jabbing your choratid artery, or sticking your head in a bucket of ice water. I did all three and it still didn't stop. Had to call an ambulance. It stopped by the time they got there, but it was pretty scary. I ended up having panic attacks for a month after.

Had the surgery in May. It wasn't bad, and they found a lot of different pathways. I still get the occasional jump where the electricty tries to go down those pathways, but nothing happens. I'm really glad I ended up having the surgery though. Sorry for the novel!

Another possibility is hyperthyroidism.
Originally Posted by curlyjenn10
Hi Curlyjenn, there have been times when I was scared it wasn't going to stop too and I've seen my heart rate reach 210 when I had an attack while out running with a heart rate monitor on. But thankfully it has been getting better for me over the past few years.

The thought of having an operation for it is even scarier! Glad it's worked out so well for you, it's re-assuring to hear that surgery can be a solution.
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