Patient Comments: Palpitations - Effective Treatments

What kinds of treatments have been effective for your palpitations?

Comment from: 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 05

My palpitations are associated with my head. I hear my heartbeats in my head. It is constant and annoying. It keeps me awake because it is so loud. I am glad to learn that palpitations are not necessarily associated with heart disease. I really wish someone figures what causes it.

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Comment from: luzace, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 26

Bicycle rides from 5 to 10 miles once or twice per week has helped me to control the palpitations, and drinking less caffeine and soda helps also.

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Comment from: hannah louise, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: April 06

I have suffered with palpitations since I was 14 years old and now I am 19. When I have my palpitation attacks I get a stabbing pain on the left side of my rib cage and I also suffer with dizziness. I have been to the doctors about it, but they dismissed my claims.

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Comment from: cheri, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 12

I have had palpitations since I was in my twenties. I am now in my fifties and for the last 6 months have had palpitations with a very strange feeling in my head after. It feels like my pulse is beating in my head and eyes. I have had and MRI and stress test that were both normal. I am about to loose my mind over this and wonder what is going on. I also now am having migraines that just started this week.

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Comment from: kaydbud, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 17

A very good doctor gave me medications with a beta blocker for my high bp and also alprazolam twice a day for the control of the palpitations. As long as I take these meds correctly the palpitations do not occur except very occasionally. I also reduced my intake of caffeine on my own which helped.

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