Rapid Heartbeat, stomach throbbing?

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mtbcubs2004
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   Posted 6/3/2008 12:59 PM (GMT -7)   
the last couple of days I noticed my heart beating fast.  I was weaned off Prednisone completely as of April 30.  had a reaction the Remicade and had to go back on from May 17th through May 24.  All I'm taking right now is Pentasa, Iron.  Also, Amoxycilin for my bacteria infection/Acne from Remicade.  I can feel my heart beating a little fast, nothing like I'm out of breath.  also I can see my stomach sort of like throbbing up and down.  I saw my GI Friday and all my vitals were normal. 
 
-Matt 

Howlyncat
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   Posted 6/3/2008 3:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Do you feel anxious about anything at all
Are you a person that has anxiety about your DD
Many with Chronic illness do get anxiety/Panic and or depression
Just wondering

I would talk with your family doc or GI about the pred w/d and if that may be the reason

I am alwasy with a fast heart beat but I suffer with a/p

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Lammy
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   Posted 6/3/2008 4:14 PM (GMT -7)   
I get the racing heart and the throbbing stomach a lot when I'm in a lot of pain. I don't know if it's blood going to the source of the problem, or my high blood pressure, but I'm not taking anything prescription-wise, so I know it's not that, for me. I know it's scary. Let us know how your doctor responds, and good luck.

broomhilda
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   Posted 6/3/2008 4:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Heart palpatations is what it is generally called when your heart feels like it is racing. Normally when a palpatation actually happens the heart adds a beat to a EKG reading but leaves you feeling like it actually skipped a beat. Since you do not have shortness of breath I would assume you are not experiencing palpatations. Try taking your pulse the next time you have this happen. You should have a reading of appx. 80 beats per minute. Also, do you have a blood pressure monitor handy? It would be of benefit to see what your readings are when you experience this as well. You've been off the Prednisone long enough that I wouldn't think that this was a withdrawal symptom. I sure would tell your doctor about this especially before doing any more Remicade treatments. It could be anxiety or something warranting more investigation. Should you become nauseous, break out in a cold clammy sweat or have dizziness and/or radiating pain in the chest, back, neck, shoulder blades or arms go to the ER and don't wait. As to the stomach movement...I have no suggestions. Most of us here with Crohns feel at times we are about to give birth to an alien being. Maybe it was some massive gas!
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Predinsone, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Acne, Fatigue, Joint Pain, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, fibroid cysts, peri-menopausal.


mtbcubs2004
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   Posted 6/3/2008 6:43 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks for the input, I think part of it is anxiety. I don't feel it in the morning when I wake up. I'm writing a pseudo journal to keep track of how I feel (should have done this earlier). we shall see.

songstress
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   Posted 6/3/2008 6:54 PM (GMT -7)   
hard to say--do u have a BP machine--like a wrist one that checks pulse and for an irregular heartbeat??

on Pred I get the fast heartbeat problem with missed beat I think its called PVT's but its totally benign

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Diagnosed with severe Crohn's colitis in May 2005--spread to ileum and small intestine as of April 2008. Have taken Imuran, Remicade, TPN, Colozal, Entocort, Flagyl, PamineForte, Cipro, Dicyclomine, Prednisone, Asacol, Prevacid, and the list goes on. Currently on Remicade every 8wks, 40mg Pred, Pentasa.


medchrt1
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   Posted 6/3/2008 7:18 PM (GMT -7)   
typical electrolyte imbalance causes muscle irregularities. check potassium level for heart (is dangerous).
this is very typical electrolyte problem: calcium potassium and salt, and glucose balance... i dont know which side yur on on low or high.
my experience also points to the forced iron supplement to mimic an irregularity.

broomhilda
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   Posted 6/4/2008 8:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Excellent Medcht1! You are sooo very right and this is a common problem keeping all the levels you mentioned in balance when you're having to go to the bathroom so many times a day!

Husband has a genetic inherited irregular heartbeat and also suffers from panic attacks (two seperate issues) for him. The panic attacks before meds were so bad he actually passed out while driving one day. Never had any warning the anxiety was approaching and there was nothing major going on in his life at the time either. Freaky thing.
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Predinsone, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Acne, Fatigue, Joint Pain, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, fibroid cysts, peri-menopausal.

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