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Heart Palpitations and Body Shakes

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: June 4, 2021 7:34 PM
Anonymous 4 months

I started a new job almost a year ago and it is a very busy, fast-paced job. I realised that I oftenw orry or feel uneasy when I don’t do work as I’m always overworking until late night so naturally you’ll find me drinking at least two cups of caffeine every day.

Since January, I’ve been waking up mid sleep with heart palpitations and feel like my bed or body is shaking. This happens for no more than 10 seconds before I fall asleep again. This has happened about 6 times now. What may be the cause? Do I need to see a GP or specialist? if the latter, what type?

Dr Sashini Seeni 4 months
General Practitioner

Hi, thank you for your question.

From your description above, we truly understand your concern regarding the problem you are having and you want to know what may be the cause of it. Don’t worry, we are here to help you.

From your complaints, we believe that your condition may have multifactorial causes such as:

  • Side effect of medications, caffeine
  • Anxiety
  • Emotional stress

Nevertheless, it can also be caused by other serious condition, such as:

  • Heart rhythm disorder
  • Adrenal glands problem

You are recommended to speak with our doctor online to weigh in your symptoms of heart palpitations.

We hope this answer helps you.

Have a nice day. Thank You

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Last Updated: Fri Jun 04 2021 19:34:15 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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