Hiatus Hernia PVCs

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Seabass17
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   Posted 5/30/2012 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there:

New on the board. Hello folks. I have been feeling like crap for the last couple months. Having troubles breathing. At first all the time, but now only have meals, or a few hours later when my body wants a meal. Sitting down after dinner is very uncomfortable. Lots of noises in my chest. Vibrations coming from the esophagus etc. Also, I have PVC's usually when bloated or gassy. I notice they are worse when sitting in a recliner or lying in bed. The first few minutes I am in bed, I have a few and then they calm down. I am bloated constantly, and dont each much anymore. Is it possible for your bloated diaphragm or hernia to annoy your heart when lying down or in a semi-reclining position?

I went to my GP and he said it sounds an awful lot like a hiatus hernia. I had gone to ER earlier thinking it was my heart as was told I was fine. I am not on any PPIs or anything yet. Tried one for a few days and made me feel really anxious, so I got off them. Going in to see how big it is. One thing I have noticed is since I have lost weight, the symptoms are not as bad. I can breathe a little better.

Does anyone else experience positional PVC's with a hiatus hernia?

Thanks.
Jeff

davinci817
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   Posted 5/31/2012 8:32 PM (GMT -7)   
It is pretty common with gastro issues to experience palpitations. Mine were almost always when lying down. You might try elevating your bed a bit (not just stuffing extra pillows under you). Through my research with one gastric issue after another, I have found more often than not it is a vagus nerve issue. The nerve runs through the GI track and with any aggravation, that booger can cause you some real wonky and worrying symptoms. Follow through with your Doctor, might be time to find yourself a Gastroenterologist. For most a hiatal hernia has to be pretty large to cause any major issues. Hopefully they will get you in for a scope and will be able to see if it is a hernia, GERD or another issue.

Seabass17
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   Posted 5/31/2012 8:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Do you not have them anymore? I noticed sometimes when I first go to bed, if I press down lightly on my stomach, pushing it away from my chest, I dont get them. Really weird. If I dont do that, I get a few.

GerdyGirl
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   Posted 5/31/2012 10:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Anxiety is not a usual side effect of PPIs, maybe there was something else triggering your anxiety? It might be worth a shot to try them again because that does sound like GERD and I think you might get some relief if you can manage to take a PPI for a couple weeks. Make sure you take it 2 hours after eating and wait 45 minutes to eat after you take the pill so it can absorb entirely. If that doesn't do the trick, the next step is probably an endoscopy. Try to follow all those GERD precautions too, like not eating within 2 hours of bed, smaller meals, less spice/alcohol/caffiene/fatty foods. Hope you find some relief!

davinci817
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   Posted 6/2/2012 12:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I rarely have palpitations now. I did CBT, hypnosis, acupuncture and meditation which helps a lot in controlling anxiety and heart palpitations. You can try splashing cold water on your face, you can gently rub either side of the throat with light pressure, one side at a time and that will relieve a vagus nerve problem. If it is a hernia, you can drink large amounts of warm water and then stand on your toes and drop quickly to your heals. This sometimes makes the herniated portion of the stomach drop back down. Some chiro(s) know how to do an adjustment for hernias. When they scope, make sure they check for Hpylori also. The bloated gassy thing could be from a bacterial infection. For me it was multiple issues, so make sure they give you a good once over.

Pamcox
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   Posted 8/10/2012 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi..im new to this board, but was hoping someone cold highlight my symptoms. I have cronic indigestion for many years and especialy when lying down or bending. I recently have funny chest and thoat sensations like a gasp or palpatation fom the middle of my chest. I think my problemm has worsened since i have gained weight. My father has a hiatus hernia and i was wondering if this was hyredatory?
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