Irregular or Rapid Heart Rate

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NuffinButtTrouble
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   Posted 7/21/2008 10:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone else experienced this before? I'm trying to figure out how many of us might experience this and whether there's a possible connection to UC.
 
Thanks,
 

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NBT


Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis January 2007
Meds: Remicade, Primal Defense Ultra, Multi-vitamins (also iron, B12, Magnesium and Zinc), Flaxseed/Natures Bounty Fish Oil
Swanson Ultra Caprylic Acid (natural anti-fungal) 600mg x2 daily
Carrot & Garlic supplements (natural anti-fungal) x2 daily
Currently taking herbal meds in the search to regain full health.


quincy
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   Posted 7/21/2008 10:42 AM (GMT -6)   
What herbal meds are you taking? Some can affect the heart rate.

Anxiety can affect the heart rate.

Have you taken your pulse to find out if it's actually an irregular heart beat or does it feel like it's an irregular heart beat?

I have that.....I do have a very mild heart murmur, but my doc things it's more anxiety. Coffee doesn't affect it, however, interestingly.

Do get checked out for sure....don't leave it by assuming it's nothing..could be something actually going on with your heart.

quincy
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suebear
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   Posted 7/21/2008 11:04 AM (GMT -6)   
And dehydration can cause rapid heart beat as well.

Sue
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998

1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics

2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic

2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free


ediekristen
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   Posted 7/21/2008 11:46 AM (GMT -6)   
I do occasionally have weird palpitations but the only time I had a disturbingly rapid heartbeat was when I was on prednisone.. I joined a gym to try to lose the pred weight and keep it off while I was on it, and this gym offered three free visits with their personal trainer to get you familiarized with all the equipment before using it. Anyway, I was on the treadmill that tracked your heartrate, and he came over and made me get off it because it was around 200bpm and I had barely even gotten started!! I wasn't winded or anything so the guy said I had to see my doctor before getting into exercising. Needless to say that REALLY freaked me out.


Female, 23, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in femur head & lumbar region of the spine from long term prednisone use. 

Currently unmedicated and flaring :(
Waiting for my appointment with the new GI on July 18th. Insurance finally kicked in, hooray!

 
 
 

Post Edited (ediekristen) : 7/21/2008 10:49:06 AM (GMT-6)


NuffinButtTrouble
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   Posted 7/21/2008 12:40 PM (GMT -6)   
I forgot about dehydration...I don't suffer from irregular heartbeats anymore but when I did it was often and I always thought UC was the culprit, but I think suebear may have hit the nail on the head.

thanks,

NBT
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis January 2007
Meds: Remicade, Primal Defense Ultra, Multi-vitamins (also iron, B12, Magnesium and Zinc), Flaxseed/Natures Bounty Fish Oil
Swanson Ultra Caprylic Acid (natural anti-fungal) 600mg x2 daily
Carrot & Garlic supplements (natural anti-fungal) x2 daily
Currently taking herbal meds in the search to regain full health.


Blue220
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Date Joined May 2008
Total Posts : 191
   Posted 7/21/2008 11:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Anemia... I know that when I was really bad with my blood and iron levels I would walk up four stairs and my heart would beat as though I just ran a 26.2 mile marathon. Scary.

I'm supposedly 'better' and not exactly severely anemic anymore, but, I still get the wild heart beat.
21 years old

Diagnosed with moderate/severe UC June 2007

Taking Lialda 3x a day, and just started taking Entocort(3 pills/day) on 5/29/08. Started to taper off on the steroid, but, that proved to be bad..

Severely anemic, was taking 3 65mg iron tablets a day, now just down to 1 because my hemoglobin levels are almost normal, and I cannot stand the stomach aches I get from all that iron. However, I was down to just 1 Entocort a few days ago and started to have a flare, so, I might have ruined my levels again. =/

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