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Heart skipping a beat

It has been happening a lot these days. For that second when it skips, my breath's cut. Can period cause that? I still feel out of breath, but I don't know if that's just out of panic for worrying for the skipped beats. I haven't been on medication apart from 1 pill of Mesulid and two  Voltaren solutions a day ago.
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Hi.  So a feeling like your heart is skipping a beat is called a palpitation.  It's important to note that most of the time, it isn't anything to worry about!  But if you have any other symptoms with it like shortness of breath, heavy sweating or dizziness, that's considered an emergency and time to get checked out immediately as those are signs of a heart attack.  

You mention your period.  Hormones WILL affect your heart and can cause this.  So, ya.  Your cycle and/ or period can cause this.  Stress can as well and I always have that around the time of my period too.  Like I just don't cope as well.  Sigh.  (plus I'm a mom which I swear adds to it).  

I think since you also mention that you have the breath issue and this happens periodically and not just isolated incidents, I'd tell your doctor and see if they want to follow up with any tests.  It's likely hormonally related since you've tracked it.  Here's information https://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/atrial-fibrillation/heart-palpitations-overview#1

Do you have a regular doctor you can go see?
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Thank you so much for taking the time to reply! I am not a mom myself, but I am sure that motherhood adds up to it. The period is gone (it was the shortest it's ever been, makes me think of hormones like you said), but the heart palpilations are here daily. I will probably talk to a doctor.
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Hello~I am so sorry you are going through this. I have had those horrendous skips for years, and always I get the same test results "Normal" They are very scary. I would think yours are probably due to fluctuation of hormones, they can play havoc with the skips. I would definitely see your GP or gyn and let them know this is occurring, perhaps they will be able to refer you to a cardiologist if they think it is necessary and you will be able to wear an even monitor for a day, or the 7 day monitor. I have worn them, it gives you peace of mind when the results are normal, even if you have had lots of skips during that time.
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