Can someone answer this question please???

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Tootiebug58
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   Posted 6/9/2008 1:06 PM (GMT -7)   
My 24 year old son went for a physical today.  He says that he wakens with severe nausea, sweating, then promptly emptys his bowels, then he feels fine.  The dr asked him if he had heart palpitations and he has had them for about 6 months now. The dr suggested that he had Irritable Bowel Syndrome???  He is having a stomach ultrasound next Monday.
They also think he might be hypoglycemic.  Does IBS cause heart palpitations.  This dr is excellent and he feels the two are related, along with the hypoglycemia. He is also going to see a nutrionist.  I am a little concernerd, so if anyone can answer this, it would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much
Tootie
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Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 6/9/2008 2:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I have never heard this discussed but I feel that many times when I have had diahrea that I get all hot and feel heart palps. I don't have IBS with diahrea but have certainly had it in my life and it just seems to affect the body overall. I don't understand a stomach ultrasound though. I would think a abdominal and pelvic CT scan would be more productive. Maybe someone else will be able to tell what the ultrasound can show in the stomach.

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   Posted 6/9/2008 2:59 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Tootie,
Yes, heart palpitations can be IBS related.  However, your son is doing the right thing in having further tests.  Usually the heart palpitations are stress induced (as the link states).

Please let us know how your son's doc apt goes.


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Tootiebug58
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   Posted 6/9/2008 3:44 PM (GMT -7)   

thanks lil..........made me feel much better after reading the link. He is having an abdominable ultrasound, not just the stomach.  He is taking magensium supplements which is helping a lot, but he needs some meds to help him.  Thanks again.  Mothers never stop worrying, do they?   :-)


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Marsky
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   Posted 6/9/2008 5:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Tootiebug58 - no, they don't. One of my pat phrases is - once a mother, always a mother. My girls are 18 and 20 now but I still turn around when a young child calls out - Mommy! Or is lost in a store or public place. I immediately look for an employee but usually a parent is not far behind. But yes, I worry!

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gutastrophe
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   Posted 6/10/2008 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   

Tootiebug,

Just wanted to respond that I have had arrhythmia for years.  When I was in my 20's, they dx me with MVP and colitis.  Recently, an ultrasound indicated I do not have MVP and I am more convinced than ever that the skipped beats are related to stress, just as the IBS symptoms are.

If you read my post about "miracles", I recently worked an extremely stressful weekend job that got the arrhythmia kicking and screaming AGAIN.  I finally got them under control in the last two months with medication but the stress and adrenalin of the work kick started them.  And needless to say, the IBS symptoms were pretty nasty as well. 

The connection, according to my doc, is the stress and especially the adrenalin.  Most folks who have heart palps get so anxious that the adrenalin rush of the stress just activates and perpetuates even more palps.  It's something of a vicious cycle and even though I can control the symptoms of arrhythmia with meds, it's really just the relaxation factor that puts them into remission.  Either way, they are not going to kill me so it's best to stop worrying.

Gut, I loved your post so much that I just had to link it here.  :-) Lil

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   Posted 6/11/2008 12:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Tootie, I posted a thread in the heart/cardiovascular disease forum several months ago about PVCs (a common kind of benign arrhythmia) and the physiology behind them. If you search that forum for "PVC tidbits" you will find that thread and it has some maybe-helpful info about arrhythmias in there...I'm computer illiterate for the most part, so don't know how to hyperlink it (Lil is the computer whiz around here - maybe she'll help me out).
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7Lil
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   Posted 6/11/2008 10:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Alright, Sarah, you got me on a mission.  Here are 2 related posts (as I wasn't sure which 1 exactly you were talkign about):
 
 
 
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Tootiebug58
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   Posted 6/11/2008 12:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Lil and Saran for the information. My son will have his ultrasound on Monday, and we shall see. The dr wasnt too concerned, but as he was explaining his IBS symptoms
to the Dr, thats when the Dr asked if he had palpitations. The dr said that was part of IBS, which really surprised me. My son never thought it could be IBS, but at 24 no one really thinks they have anything wrong. He has a very stressful job, he is a minister at a church of 2,000 people and is on call almost every night, and he doesnt get much sleep and his eating habits are horrible. But this informatin you gave me was most helpful. I have suffered with palpitations for 25 years, and its all due to stress, as I have a generalized anxiety disorder. I take magnesium and it helps as it has also helped my son.
Will keep you posted, and thanks for your kindness
Tootie
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