Palpatations can result from a change in rate, rhythm or volume of a person's pulse. Rhythm problems dominate the list of causes for this complaint. Some abnormal rhythms are harmless; however, more serious causes such as thyrotoxicosis and pheochromocytoma need to be ruled out.
While alcohol, exercise, stress and caffeine are specific triggers for arrhythmias, other causes need to be excluded.
I would strongly recommend you undergo an evaluation. Your doctor may recommend an EKG depending on his examination.
Good luck and keep this thread updated!
Dr. Tamer Fouad, MD
MB, BCh, MSc Internal Medicine.
Consultant of Hematology - Oncology.