Irregular Heartbeats or Palpitations

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One of the symptoms of CFS/ME/Burnout could be irregular heartbeats or palpitations, although it’s not intrinsic to the condition.

Understanding Irregular Heartbeats or Palpitations

Heart palpitations are sensations that feel like your heart is fluttering, skipping a beat, pounding, or beating too hard or too fast. This can sometimes be felt in your chest, throat, or neck.

Palpitations and CFS

People with CFS may experience irregular heartbeats or palpitations. The exact cause is not well understood but it may be linked to autonomic nervous system dysfunction, a common feature in CFS. This system controls the ‘automatic’ functions of your body, like heart rate and blood pressure. When it’s out of balance, it might lead to irregular heart rates or palpitations.

Managing Palpitations in CFS

It’s important to rule out heart disease or other serious conditions first before attributing palpitations to CFS. If palpitations associated with CFS occur, treatments can range from lifestyle changes like stress management and avoiding stimulants, to medications that can control heart rate and rhythm. Note that it is always crucial to seek professional medical advice for an accurate diagnosis and treatment.

Concluding Note

CFS is a complex disorder that can manifest with a variety of symptoms including palpitations. It is crucial to report all symptoms to your healthcare provider for the best treatment approach. While irregular heartbeat is not a core symptom of CFS, it can still contribute to the overall discomfort associated with CFS.

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