I am 21/female/normal blood pressure and weight. It seems that lately I have been having more heart palpitations and irregular rhythm. A few times a day, I notice my heart beat is around 50 bpm and has no steady rhythm. After I have an orgasm, it feels like my heart stops altogether, then all of a sudden starts to thud very slow and hard, but still in a very broken pattern until I stand up, when it will start to get a bit faster and more normal after a few minutes. I get heart "thumps" that take my breath away several times a day, and many times the rhythm is not steady. I have started noticing this in the past few months. I have also had chronic daily headache/pressure and some neck pain during this time, but don't know if they're connected. What could this be?
An orgasm is accompanied by a strong neuro-vegetative reaction and it is normal that there is a change in the heartâs rhythm, as in sinus-tachycardia or sinus-bradycardia. The type of heart and breathing problems you describe are usually due to stress in people at your age. Nonetheless, to be sure, you may need to do ECG and, if necessary, to wear a holter apparatus for 24 hours of ECG-monitoring. You can go to your primary health provider to begin the diagnostic process.
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