fast heart beat after eating???????????????

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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 4/27/2009 12:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok, so I am freaking myself out. My heart beats very fast after i get done eating. usually 15-30 mins afterwards.. and it lasts about an hour. IS this normal? I have GERD and very bad anxiety. I have had multiple EKGS and they all came back normal. I'm SOOOOO scared!!!!! PLEASE HELP!

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Date Joined Feb 2008
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   Posted 5/18/2009 11:13 AM (GMT -6)   
I had that happen a year ago. I really feel for you. Try not to be scared. Mine lasted 2 months like that. I went down to 115 lbs. because of it. I was too afraid to eat and was terrified from it. My heart would beat extremely fast and I would end up feeling dizzy after eating also. Almost felt like I had no ballance. I ended up in the hospital and did many tests which all came back normal. It did show that my heart rate was pretty fast, especially when standing and walking around. They didn't think anything of it though. A doctor in the ER put me on Atenolol which did help some. I saw a world known Cardiologyst and he lowered my dose because my heart rate and blood pressure went too low. I took the Atenolol until a couple months ago. I was also put on a very low dose (25 mg) Seroquel sometime in those first weeks. I believe those 2 medications got my heart and body back in ballance. Unfortunately, I still don't know exactly what was causing it and it still is in the back of my mind. I would deffinately get in to see a Cardiologyst to make sure something else isn't going on. Do you have any pain under your bottom left rib? I did and sometimes still do ever since then. They wanting to put a scope down my throat to check things out in my stomache and elsewhere, but at the time I was too terrified to let them. I wish I had a better answer for you and myself. All I do know is that it stopped. I think the meds and forcing myself to eat a lot more helped. Whatever you do...... keep eating. Don't do what I did and stop. That only made things A LOT worse and was harder for me to start eating again. Please let me know how you are doing.
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   Posted 5/18/2009 7:59 PM (GMT -6)   
If your blood sugar is fluctuating, meals can make it rise, then drop again. Your heart will beat faster when your blood sugar drops suddenly. It can also cause dizziness.

Try eating protein and low glycemic carbs EVERY two hours starting right when you get up. Eat three small meals and at least three small snacks. Don't skip meals. Don't eat carbs such as fruit, cake, ice cream, candy. Plan your meals so you don't over do it. Have a small protein/carb snack about an hour before bed.

If the problem is blood sugar related, eating this way will stop it within a few days. Try to eat things that you know won't bother your GERD.

Let me know if you need more information. I had the same problem and fixed it with diet changes.

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   Posted 6/1/2009 6:03 AM (GMT -6)   
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