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    Desmod posted:
    A while back i posted here about having some issues (Namely Palpitations, some chest pain, and racing heartbeats). I ended up having the Holter Monitor test, and while they said nothing serious was wrong, they found a "Discrepancy" and wanted me to visit the Cardiologist. (It wasnt an urgent appointment or anything, the earliest one they had is the middle of next month)

    I have yet to receive any of the results in paper yet (Except from a few earlier visits), but the doctors dont seem to be worried about it. I'v had the Stress Test, Echo cardiogram, EKG's, X-Rays, numerous blood tests, and now even the monitor. But it still just doesnt feel like something that should be happening as often as it does. And just earlier tonight, I had a strange sensation/attack while sitting that felt like my heart just went full speed for a few seconds, and felt like it was skipping/off beat, and only ended after some forceful coughing.

    Is there any sort of medication or something i could ask my doctor for to try to keep things stable till i see the cardiologist? Because the whole issue is getting fairly annoying/stressful which I get the feeling is just agitating the problem, and I just want to hurry up and try to pinpoint the issue.
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    cardiostarusa1 responded:
    Hi:

    For reference: Your previous post 6 months ago.

    Worried about possible symptoms

    http://forums.webmd.com/3/heart-disease-exchange/forum/4097

    "But it still just doesn't feel like something that should be happening as often as it does"

    You know your body best.

    "Is there any sort of medication or something I could ask my doctor for to try to keep things stable till I see the cardiologist?"

    Yes, as applicable, such as a beta-blocker, calcium channel blocker or other class of cardiac/anti-arrhythmic drug (noting that all may/can cause side effects/adverse reactions, sometimes being worse than the symptom or symptoms being treated).

    Take good care,

    CardioStar*

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