racing heart and palps

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   Posted 5/10/2010 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Since June 09 I've been experiencing a significantly higher RHR than in years past and also experiencing palpitations or flutters. I've had a stress test, numerous EKGs, worn the halter twice for a month....and nothing. They cannot find anything, yet it persists. Any advice for other tests I should consider or inquire about?
I've also recently discovered (last mo) that I have lesions on my brain (still undergoing tests as to why) -- small ones (about 2mm on avg.), Does anyone have any knowledge if these can contribute to heart irregularities?

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   Posted 5/10/2010 4:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello there,

Wondering if you racing heart problems are related to your new dx. Have you talked with your regular physician re anxiety as the cause of the tachycardia?

I am so sorry to read of your recent scan results.

Gentle Hugs,


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   Posted 5/16/2010 12:33 AM (GMT -6)   
I would think it depends on where in your brain the lesions are. Have you had an echocardiagram? You could have mitral valve prolapse. I was diagnosed with it when I was 8. I had chest pain, tachycardia, multiple PVC's, and palpitations. For most of my life it was just an aggrevation. Then, after I had my daughter, I started an exercise program and my heart would jump to 170 within a minute or 2 on the treadmill walking slowly. I went to the cardiologist who swore I didn't have MVP because he couldn't hear it with his stethoscope. Insisted he do an echo anyway, and it turned out that not only did I have MVP but I also had mitral regurgitation (I didn't have that as a child). Anyway, he put me on a beta blocker and I've remained on one ever since. I'm due another echo, and the last time I went to my regular doctor she said she could hear my murmor with her stethoscope! Oh, boy. Have that scheduled at the end of this month.
Now if I miss my meds by just an hour, I have left arm pain, "quivering in my chest", and "skips" that cause an involuntary cough-very weird.
If you haven't had an echo, I would suggest getting it done. My EKG's have almost always been normal. Never worn a holter monitor though.
Jessica, diagnosis: unsure

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   Posted 6/4/2010 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I get tachycardia from sulfite allergy. It's a preservative in many processed foods, bleaches french fries and nuts, used to soften corn for processing, it's natural in pork and grapes, beer.

I kept a food log, still do, along with logging my meds and any symptoms. Sulfite is an acquired allergy - from eating too much processed food.

May not be your problem, but keeping a log might help your doc.

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