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    Heart Question
    arpijones posted:
    Hi, i'm 29 years old and I've been experiencing something odd with my heart for years. All I can do is describe it.

    it feels as if (completely randomly) all the arteries surrounding my heart expand all at once and my heart starts pounding faster but it cant pump enough to fill the arteries. it doesn't hurt but its uncomfortable and lasts anywhere from a few seconds to 30 seconds.

    this happens completely randomly, I've never noticed any sort of pattern, it'll happen and then nothing for months at a time. the longest it's ever taken to go back to normal is about 30 seconds.
    it's been going on for years, as long as I can remember and its so random that I can't really go to a doctor and tell them what's going on so they can test me b/c I have no idea when it will happen again.

    I do smoke, but this started long before I started smoking.
    does anybody know what this is? or has it happened to you?
    nic14120 responded:
    It sounds to me like you are experiencing tachyacardia issues. Where your heart races. Does it feel like your heart is beating super fast, and out of your chest? I had this issue when I was pregnant with my daughter, and I was told it was hormone surges. It went away when I was in my last trimester, but I do experience freq palpitations post baby.
    Anon_5366 responded:
    You need to see you doctor.

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