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Heart Palpitations?

I had a great workout today.  Ran for 3.5 miles at an incline of 2 on the treadmill.  After the cardio I did weight training for my legs, arms and chest.  I felt great during and after the workout but something in general doesn't feel right.  Not sure what's been going on with me in the last 5 days.  Ever since I've lost this large amount of weight I've become  more aware of my body.  My body not only feels lighter but different.  I have a deeper sense of physical awareness from the inside.  It's like the organs that used to have fat surrounding them now feel different.  It's like I have a heightened sense of awareness of their presence in my body (sounds a little corny I know).

I've noticed over the last five days I can feel my heart beating in my chest.  At first when I noticed it I thought it was kind of odd but just passed it off as a heightened sense of awareness.  Since then I've become a little bit concerned.  I've never had this before and I don't have other symptoms (other than perhaps I notice my breathing for that brief moment of time).  When I feel my heart beat its only for a brief moment and it happens several times a day.  When I'm exercising I don't seem to notice any problems with my breathing or energy level etc... 

The only thing I can think of is it stress?  My son K~ wasn't feeling well last week and he's going through a little bit of angst about school (there hasn't been a full week of school yet this year with snow days, vacation days and illness - so that isn't helping I'm sure).  I think I'm going to call the Dr. tomorrow.  It could just be stress but I think I should air to the conservative side of things and get checked out sooner than later.

Hoping this is nothing and I'm just being overly cautious.  Now I'm off to a much needed Mom's Night Out!

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  1. Definitely have that checked out. I started having heart palpatations around Christmas time. After wearing a heart monitor for a week and seeing 2 specialist, they chalked it up to a fluke but I'm glad that I went.

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