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Heather H.
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   Posted 4/1/2008 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   
I just had an odd question.  Does anyones heart flutter?  I can just be sitting and resting and my heart rate rises for a few seconds than it slows down.  It does this a few times a day.  And if it happens when I go to bed, it takes hours to settle my body down enough to get some sleep.  I was just wondering if this happened to anyone else, or if it's just me.
I have had a total work up on my heart and everyone tells me that my heart is fine.  So, I'm not sure if it's the MS or the fibro.
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dx's:  Fibro, 8th cranial nerve inflamation, MS.
meds.:  Starting Betaseron for MS
co-mod for Fibro

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   Posted 4/1/2008 8:03 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, Heather, I've had that happen alot and the same thing, no heart problems. I've been told it's called palpitations... they come and go. I'll take my blood pressure and it'll be fine but my pulse will be crazy... then it settles down. Been told by my GP sometimes it's an effect of the thyroid issues, so I don't know either if it's MS, Fibro or Thyroid. I've gotten so I'll just tell hubby when it's particularly intense just in case... :)
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   Posted 4/2/2008 6:19 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey Heather,

It is good to hear from you again.  I do not have that.  I wish I could help you with that.  I am glad to hear that you have had the doctor check your heart.  I would definitely let your doctor know that you are experiencing this.  Could this be caused by medication you are taking??  Just a thought. 

The not being able to sleep sounds miserable.  The quickest way to make my completely crazy is to take away my sleep.  For that reason alone, I would be aggressive about looking into that. 

Love and prayers,

Gretchen       co-moderator MS board       diagnosed with MS July 2006

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   Posted 4/8/2008 10:42 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi there, I have not posted for some time, just taken a break so that I can absorb everything that I have been told, etc.  I have been on copaxone now for 4 months, and all is going well.  I have noticed that the electic shock feeling I got when I bent my head forward, has all but gone. the tingling in my fingers and numbness is not as bad as it was before, it seems to only worsen if I get too tired, or if I expose my self to hot showers, or warm water (mmmmmm dishes?????)

I have not had it for awhile either, but from time to time my heart misses beats, and if it misses enough of them, I can feel the effects on my breathing. But as funny as this might sound, if I get up, and go for a walk, or something like that, something that raises the heart rate a bit, then it seems to go away.  I too had my heart checked, and it came back OK, mind you the test occurred when the heart was acting the way that it should be.

Anyhow, thanks, have a nice day,


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   Posted 4/8/2008 6:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there,

I too have had this......not a nice feeling. Was hospitalised with it about 10+ years back....and had meds for a year or so to prevent it.....then surgery. Was related to the nerves that controlled the heart.....but it has never been connected with my current neuro symptoms, (undiagnosed)......maybe you're onto something?????

Hope you're getting some sleep, and some resolution.

Not diagnosed
Neuro says he'd "bet on me having MS"

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