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Laying in bed and suddenly felt a strong heart beat in chest

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Laying in bed and suddenly felt a strong heart beat in chest (Like heart filled up and strong push in left side of chest) followed by a few seconds of weird irregular beats which made me cough. What was that
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Josh replied 4 years ago.
Welcome to Justanswer website.
Myself Dr Josh and I’m happy to help with your question today. Please provide me the following information so that I can address your concern appropriately.
How long back this happened?
Did you have numbness in left arm/ shoulder/ jaw ?
Are you on any medications?
Do you suffer from anxiety or severe stress?
What is your age and gender?
Any other health or medical problems?
Thanks
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

35 about half hour ago. . Synthroid And no numbness or anything out of ordinary. . I normally have left shoulder neck and arm pain from disc and muscle issues . . Stress yes and hypothyroidism

Expert:  Dr. Josh replied 4 years ago.
Thanks for all these additional details.
I am sorry to hear about your problems.
Well, having a feeling of Heart pounding or Racing can be due to any of these possibilities-
Stress and anxiety related, thyroid disorder, anemia, excess use of Caffeine, nicotine, heart related illness.
Stress and anxiety issue are common causes for such symptoms.
It is also possible that you may be suffering from Angina.
Angina usually starts with chest pain or tightness.
It is a chest discomfort which occurs when there is decreased blood oxygen supply to an area of the heart muscle.
You need to undergo few tests-
-Blood tests, such as a blood count, glucose and cholesterol level and specific blood tests for heart damage.
-EKG should be done.
Further management will be advised after clinical examination and tests.
I suggest that you should not delay and rush to ER ASAP.
You should get immediate medical evaluation.
If there’s more I can do, please use the reply tab and let me know how I can be of further assistance.
My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back, I am happy to address follow-up questions. Thank you for your business
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I Did not have any chest pain with this . . I normally suffer from pvcs buttthis felt nothing Like That. . my husband sometime s complains of letters in chest and I wonder if that is what it was. . ?

Expert:  Dr. Josh replied 4 years ago.
Kailyn, Thanks for all these additional details.
Most likely it was related with stress and anxiety issue.
Other common possibilities are- thyroid disorder, anemia.
Such symptoms are common with anxiety attack.
Chances of heart disease are slim.
A complete clinical examination by doctor is necessary for diagnosis.
Further management will be advised after clinical examination and tests.
If there’s more I can do, please use the reply tab and let me know how I can be of further assistance.
My goal is to provide you with excellent service – if you feel you have gotten anything less, please reply back, I am happy to address follow-up questions. Thank you for your business
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Josh replied 4 years ago.
Hello.
Please let me know what more information do you need.
I am here to provide you complete satisfaction.
Thank you.
Expert:  Dr. Josh replied 4 years ago.
Hello.
How are you doing? Let me know if you have any more follow up questions.
Thank you and take care.