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Is something seriously wrong?

For as long as I can kind of remember I have this thing where every now and again in my chest a fell this drop and it’s almost like my heart stops and I cannot breathe for maybe a second or two, I guess you could kind of explain the feeling as a single heartbeat but in the middle of my chest. It doesn’t happen very often mainly a few months apart or if it happen more frequently nothing more and one every few weeks. This tends to only happen when I’m either sitting or laying down, It’s honestly very scary when this happens as I’m not sure what to do, but tonight has been the scared and most intense by far. The “drop” feeling was far more powerful and this time afterward it made me feel as though I was spinning out (like dizzy but a lot more intense) The feeling only lasted a few seconds but the dizziness afterwards lasted a good minute and made my mouth go very dry.

I would like to note that i am 17 I don’t know of any medical conditions that a could genetically have
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20748650 tn?1521032211
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I would recommend cardiology to obtain a type of heart monitor called a “holter monitor” to take home and wear for 24 hours to as long as 2 weeks.

Personally I tend to be more of a fan with longer monitoring, even though it’s more expensive and labor intensive to read.
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20748650 tn?1521032211
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Dizziness can be brought on by fear but I wouldn’t necessarily shrug it off as that quite yet... especially if accompanied by dry mouth or any other symptoms that tend to occur after syncopal events.

I would definitely go see a GP or go straight to cardiology if this is an option for you without a referral.

Any family history of heart problems or sudden death?

Any other potential fainting or near fainting episodes you can think of?

Do you exercise or play sports? How do you respond to absolute peak exercise? Have you ever felt these palpitations at PEAK exertion (ie during exercise NOT immediately after; when heart palpitations are normal to find)?

What feeling came first: the drop of the dizziness?
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363281 tn?1643235611
Hello~It sounds like you may be having PVC's or PAC's ( Premature ventricular contractions or Premature atrial contractions)both are usually benign and we all have them. They can definitely feel like your tummy is dropping. As to the dizziness, that can be brought on by fear, I have had all this, it is not fun, but I am still alive and I am now 62. I would try not to worry too much about them, I know they are scary and it is difficult not to worry, I am the queen of worry. If they continue or get worse, then, for your own peace of mind, I suggest seeing your GP and telling him/her about this, they may be able to put your mind more at ease.
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