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Racing / pounding heart

I have heart palpitations (racing and pounding) at night.  It occasionally happens during the day as well...  Today is one of those days.  I have been diagnosed with anxiety disorder, however I fail to present any other symptoms aside from the pounding, racing heart.  I do not feel scared and do not feel anxious... EKG, echo, holter have all come up clean.  I am constantly disturbed in the night by the sound of my own racing heart.  I take ativan now and again, but that doesn't slow the palpitations.  Does anyone have any thoughts on what this might be?

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According to my cardiologist, everyones heart races and most people only notice it when they are resting. I have the same problem and it's driving me crazy so I totally understand what you are going through. My cardiologist prescribed beta blockers which do help just enough to finally get some sleep at night.
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Thanks lola259 for your response.  I wrote the post before heading to see the doc, who actually prescribed to me a low dose of beta blockers, 10mg and i'm to split it and take half in the am and half in the pm.  The dose has to be kept to a minimum as I have very low blood pressure to begin with.  With any luck, i'll finally get some much needed rest!  I see the cardiologist in January, been waiting since September, but thats the way the health system works in Canada...

I do understand that it's normal for a heart to race, but mine is vibrating so hard that I can't ignore the sensation and it is bebilitating.  Any other comments are much appreciated.

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hi i get a racing heart too but mine is in the morning as soon as i wake up its really scary, i been diagnosed with severe anxiety surrounding my heart. had all the tests which came out normal but i still dont understand why it happens to me??? im on beta blockers but take 60mg per day and my heart still races, its a nightmare
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