Posted 12/12/2007 7:50 PM (GMT -7)
Different meds can cause palpatations for me predinsone is the worst for me also caffene (spelling). chocolate also. some cold meds. it might be good to talk to your doctor about it.

synthroid .088 mg, lowpressor 50 mg x 2, cozaar 25mg x2, imdur 30 mg
nitroquick, proventol, plavix 75 mg, protonix 40 mg x 2, asacal 400mg x 9
carafate 1 gm x 4, zyrtec 10 mg, rhinocort aqua nose spray, fish oil,

Posted 12/13/2007 9:00 AM (GMT -7)
It could be caused by one of your medications.  You should talk to your doctor about it.

Diagnosed with Left-sided Ulcerative Colitis 1995 at 15
Tried: Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocortisone Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Canasa, Enotcourt, Colazol, Proctocort, Anamantle...
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis with rectal fistula in 2004, put on Remicade
2007:Increased Remicade dosage-660mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia
Current meds: Remicade 660mgs every 6 wks, Lomotil, Tramadol, Darvocet, Clorazepate, new meds I am about to start: Prograf, Cymbalta, Lyrica

Posted 12/13/2007 9:06 AM (GMT -7)
I had something similar some years ago. It came and went so I knew I'd never get a doctor to actually hear it at the moment it was happening. My doctor sent me for an EKG and everything was normal. It's nice to have the EKG done just to have the security of knowing that you're not ignoring something important.

I haven't had the palpitations in years. It just went away. Maybe it was the Prednisone. I can't remember if I was taking it at the time.
UC for the last ten years
Current Meds: 6MP
Past Meds: You name it; I've tried it.

Posted 12/15/2007 9:46 AM (GMT -7)
my first thought was anxiety. have you been feeling anxious? I used top get panic attacks (I have them under control now, and have for years, thanks to Paxil), and when I would get anxious and start heading down the road to a panic attack, my heart would beat very quickly.....
Pancolitis dx 3/07
12 Asacol/day
150mg Imuran/day (steroid dependent)
Various vitamins, a probiotic and fish oil.

Posted 12/15/2007 10:12 AM (GMT -7)
Anytime you have something that wasn't there before you should bring it up to your doctor even if it turns out to be nothing at least you will have the peace of mind. I was born with a heart murmur and later found out that I have MVP but in a mild form. I get the butterfly chest quite frequently and have had numerous holter monitors (which are major pain in the butts - well not literally! lol) but luckily nothing was ever seriously wrong. You should see your doc because it's better to be safe then to be sorry.
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Posted 12/15/2007 4:22 PM (GMT -7)
I was told by my doc that it could be a "side effect" of the UC. I get them a lot and have had a couple EKG and ultrasounds. Bring this up to your doctor. Like others have said, your heart is nothing to mess with.
Best Wishes,
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dx Pancolitis, mild, w/more activity on left side & IBS
12 Asacol a day;
1 Rowasa at night during flare/1 a week during remission;
Nexium; Probiotic; Multi-Vitamin; Flax Seed Oil
UC manifesting to other organs: joints, eyes (Iritis) & skin (Erythema Nodusom)
Controlling w/MEDS & DIET (eliminating animal protein, white flour, sugar, dairy, eggs, & nightshade veggies)
Current Status:  11/2/07 Ending 5 month remission w/mini-flare :-(

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