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I had a couple heart palpitations last night, I struggled to

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I had a couple heart palpitations last night, I struggled to sleep because I was worrying, I have felt exhausted after waking up, but not exactly tired, I have had a really bad memory today and everything feels like a mess, I struggle to maintain focus at the moment. I have not really experienced these things before, I have not been sleeping properly lately but I slept last night until I woke up. I have a metallic taste in my mouth sometimes, that came on recently, for the past week I have been experiencing bad blood flow in my arms/hands and feed/legs sometimes, they just seem to feel numb sometimes.

Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Have you been in a lot of stress lately?

JACUSTOMER-8v168pnw- :

I don't feel like I have been but that may be the case

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Have you been seen for this?
Had any ECG done?

JACUSTOMER-8v168pnw- :

Something I would like to add now, I have not eaten much today but will be eating in a minute, I have also started feeling a little dizzy now.

JACUSTOMER-8v168pnw- :

My breathing just feels light, I am worried right now so it may be that.

JACUSTOMER-8v168pnw- :

I dont know what ECG is

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Electrocardiogram.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

As a general rule, any person who has heart palpitations, having dizziness and breathing problems should be seen in the emergency.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

So that is what I would recommend.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

However, having said that, your symptoms do not sound like anything serious.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Just sound like a lot of stress to me or anxiety more than anything else.

JACUSTOMER-8v168pnw- :

I don't have breathing problems I think, it feels like more of an effect.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

So I would like you to be seen in the emergency for a precaution more than anything else.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I understand.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I think it is more related to stress or anxiety.

JACUSTOMER-8v168pnw- :

I had 2 heard palpitations last night, none today

Dr. Shahzad MD :

But I would still like that you should have a heart strip (ECG) done.

JACUSTOMER-8v168pnw- :

I feel like in might be that too but I want to be safe

JACUSTOMER-8v168pnw- :

What is ECG? A test?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

It is a test

Dr. Shahzad MD :

To check the rhythm of the heart.

JACUSTOMER-8v168pnw- :

Ok, my food will be ready soon, do you suggest I dont eat and go straight in or eat first?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You can eat first.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

and then go to the emergency.

JACUSTOMER-8v168pnw- :

Ok.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Anymore questions?

JACUSTOMER-8v168pnw- :

Well my heart has been a little different in the past hour too, but I am worrying a lot right now.

JACUSTOMER-8v168pnw- :

Does this match up?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You should try your level best to relax.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I think that it is stress/anxiety.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

But I would still want you to get evaluated just to be sure.

JACUSTOMER-8v168pnw- :

Ok, there is one more thing.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Yes please go ahead

JACUSTOMER-8v168pnw- :

I just remembered, but sometimes when I need the loo if I have to hold back I get a bit hot.

JACUSTOMER-8v168pnw- :

That lasts a couple seconds when that happens

Dr. Shahzad MD :

That is again not something to worry about.

JACUSTOMER-8v168pnw- :

Ok.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

But again I would recommend that you be seen just to be on the safe side.

JACUSTOMER-8v168pnw- :

Ok, thank you very much for your help.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You are most welcome
Wish you all the best.
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JACUSTOMER-8v168pnw- :

I clicked 5, thank you ^^

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You are most welcome.

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

After eating I feel pretty normal, I agree "better safe than sorry". But if my symptoms have gone after eating would that mean I am really fine? If there is any chance of me still having a problem I would like to go in so please give me your input on this, thank you.

Expert:  Dr. SH replied 2 years ago.
I agree that you are okay and there is most likely nothing to worry about.
But again it is better to be safe than sorry :)