Hi to everyone! I’m 17 and in this period I often have palpitations (every day or every two days), that cause me very labored breathing and very heavy beats (I perceive them very strong even if they are simply sitting). I am suffering from fibromyalgia and I wanted to ask if these palpitations can be caused by fibromyalgia or if it could be something more important. Thanks to all, Alice
I've had palpitations since my teens, decades before I developed fibromyalgia, & I'm 57 now. I've had several heart studies and my heart is fine. My father, brother and one sister all have palpitations. Only my father's was connected to A-fib, and my siblings are caused from high blood pressure. My palpitations can be triggered by things like stress, anxiety, and too much caffeine. But palpitations can also be caused from other issues, so you should see a doctor to make sure nothing more serious is the cause.
I tend to feel my palpitations when I get excited or stressed. And sometimes they are so strong I can feel short of breath. Often times my heart feels like it skips a beat, or stops, or even flutters (like Jell-O jiggles). The flutters tend to take my breath. I have to keep calm when they happen, breathing slow and shallow, until they stop, or they worsen. An hour before bedtime I relax by reading because I also tend to get them more at night. Another important cause for mine is taking cold medicines.
Start keeping a journal to document when you're happens, what you were doing (sitting standing walking or laying, etc), and if you had taken in caffeine, chocolate, cold meds (type & dose), if you were calm or an ious, etc. Then take the journal to the doctor with you. It can help them. Hugs love & prayers! 🙂❤🙏🌼