i have been having the same fluttering problems and feel like im such a hyperchondriac going to the doctors constantly. dont seem to be getting any help. i am so worried its my heart that is the problem. i get pains in the left side of my chest and the left side of my back too. i dont know what is causing this. please can anyone help. thanks
I've had the fluttery feeling in my chest my entire life. I've been in & out of the hospital having a miriad of tests run to be told it was only anxiety. My mother and grandmother experienced the same symptoms their whole lives and now my daughter is experiencing the same. Stress & exhaustion seem to be the main triggers. I was so glad to come across this forum... I don't feel so alone now with this condition.
Don't you just hate to even go to the doctor because it is like luck at the roulette table if you get the right diagnosis or maybe you will get it after the fifth or sixth doctor. Please take your family history into consideration and do your research before you head to the doctor's office to make sure they at least go in a good direction. I drink alot of coffee but I''ll be damned if I will let them blame it on that! All of my aunts and mom have thyroid issues so when I go next week they have to check that. I also have MS but have had that for years so we won't blame that. I am premenapausal so I will allow that to be looked at. And, of course there is the stress from work and I can always believe that's screwing up my health. . Good luck everyone, Magda
I have been having the flotters for nearly 2 months now. I hate the way they make me feel. I am a 57 year old female, I suffered a heart attack in May 2011. My main artery was 95% blocked. I just recently wore a 30 day heart monitor. All was well except one episode where my heart skipped 27 beats in a row. Had LEXI SCAN yesterday and seeing a dr for the electrical part. All very scary, please never ignore what ur body is trying to tell you. No one knows how you feel, but you. If I had listened to dr, I wiuld have paid no attention when I had the heart attack, listen to ur body, you know when somethings just not right.
Ive had this fluttering feeling in my chest for many years & im here to help & also seek further understanding. Im 20, have history of panic attacks, possible acid reflux and breast pains as well as headaches. Heres what happens for me in the moment of it happening. I am either sitting down or standing. It never happens when im sleeping. Sudden pressure/flutter in upper chest, not on the sides. Lasts few seconds. Now you may start to panic, causing your heart to speed, feeling weak, tingle in your limbs, feeling like you cant breath. Those are symptoms of panic attacks, not associated with the flutter in your chest. If you think u have stress, its most likely causing you to panic. You gotta realise when your having this attack that you will be ok, that no matter what happens, relax. Lay down and distract yourself. Anxiety can cause your flutter. Now if you dont think you have a stressful life, lets move on. Caffiene, sugar, low iron & lack of sleep can cause this. When i use to drink caffiene, i constantly had flutters. Now not so much. I still eat chocolate so im having a small intake of caffiene, which is possibly triggering them. I noticed if you dont drink enough water, this happens. But thats my observation. If you are sure your in good health or dont drink caffiene, lets move onto acid reflux or gerd. If you have acid reflux or if you constanty have sharp heartburn pains in chest, stomaches & constantly spitting up mucus, you might have flutters because of stomach spasums as some put it. Go see a gastro doctor for tests. 2nd to last we got the thyriod. Go see your doctor and take blood tests. Lastly, it could actually be that your heart is skipping a beat. After my flutters i check my heartbeat. I never could feel a disturbance in my beat. If you do you might need to go see a doctor. Or else your not taking your paulse correctly. You can accidently count 1 beat as two cause of the way it paulses. So i hope this has helped all of you out. I would like to hear more from people who have this and know from the doctors what their problem was so it can help others too. Much love to all of you.
It is 2am right now and this fluttering just woke me up but I'm so glad I found this and I'm not alone!!
I started having the fluttering feeling in my chest about a year ago but it came very rarely! Maybe once a month and didn't feel like much.
Recently, it has been almost every day. It is a much stronger feeling than it has ever been before and it happens almost every five minutes. When it used to happen it would be just a quick flutter... Now the fluttering sometimes stays around for 15-20 seconds and I need to sit down because I feel like I can't breath. Also, by mid day I have a very sharp headache which I know is not being caused by dehydration because I drink plenty of water during the day!
I also have been having this thumping sound in my right ear, kind of like a heart beat but its more at a random pace... I have no idea if the two are related at all because they both have been happening daily!
I'm 20 years old and I am quiet concerned because both the fluttering and the thumping have really been effecting my days.
Please reply if you have and tips on what to do and if you experience the thumping aswell as the fluttering!
My experience with feeling fluttering in my chest occurs at random times. Sometimes when I' riding my bike, when lying or sitting down, talking, working, any time. It happens every now and then. There is no set pattern or schedule. Sometimes it happens a lot in one day a few minutes apart. Sometimes it happens once in a blue moon. Sometimes it's so overwhelming it makes me cough or I have to catch my breath. It's neither painful or dizzying. Since it's not continuous I don't fret over it or feel that it's a harmful thing. Yet again I'm not sure what it means. I also have an odd diagnosis of Costochondritis which is basically inflammation of the sternum. I have dealt with this diagnosis for seven years now and it has never been known to cause a fluttering feeling in my chest for it's more painful than that, but I still wonder if that could be related.
I used to get the flutters one or twice a week for at least the last year but the last 2 weeks it has been a lot more mostly when i get in from work and sometimes in the morning. I am almost sure it is linked to feeling anxious...I. Was on holiday last week and don't recall it happening but as soon as I got home and started worrying about things again it started.
I think feeling more anxious makes it worse...I am fairly sure it is not my heart as it maintains a steady rhythm after each 'feelling'. It just feels like a painless stomach spasm lasting a split second each time but the anxiety worsens not knowing when it will next happen and for how long. I am also 4 mths pregnant now, but it only got worse a couple of weeks ago already 16 weeks in so don't know if that has anything to do with it.
I have also noticed I have quite an acidic stomach with trapped gas sometimes so considering some long acting indigestion treatment to see if that helps.
Drink 1/2 tsp baking soda,completely dissolved, in 1/2 cup of room temp water every 2 hours. Do not exceed 7 doses in a 24 hour. Decrease the doses as you start to feel better. If you are on any medication, check with your doctor first to make sure the baking soda does not interact with meds. Trust me, you will feel better.
i get it and i've had it for years, i notice mostly when i lay down at night and rest,i have often wondered what it is,it is'nt painful just a weird thumping fluttery feeling in my chest,a family member also gets it and he said he often wondered if it was the stomach,this seems to be more in the chest area but sometimes we can have things going on in one part of the body that can totally affect another part.....what i have noticed is it seems to be more women who get it or is it men just dont talk about it?
Mine started with what felt like my heart skipping a beat and a big "bang" when it started again. Then I started having fluttering. Now I have fluttering and a pounding in my chest. I have had anxiety/panic attacks for years and esophageal reflux with hiatal hernia. My dr. seemed to think it was related to my reflux since I was coughing a lot. I stopped the coughing and still have the fluttering and pounding. I occasionally have the coughing again. Tonight, I had the fluttering, pounding and shortness of breath. I usually get short of breath when I have anxiety.