Heart fluttering...really scared pls help

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   Posted 11/13/2013 9:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone! Im new here and need some help. Im a 34 year old momma with 7 amazing kids..
I have a history of gastric bypass (6years ago) and in 2012 i was diagnosed with cervical cancer. I had a hystorectomy. They left one ovary in. Fast forward to today i have recently been having gi issues along with massive migrianes and pain all over. So im on pain managment with norcos and vicoden (i never allow myself to take more then 3 a day..) i do have vitimen defeciantcy and anemia which for now is under control. But the last several months i have had this fluttering. All times of the day and night. Sometimes it will wake me right up. Feels like my heart is jump around. I get dizzy and shaky sometimes. I have had countless visits to the er. I have had cardiac monitoring, blood tests, stress and echos and a lot of ekgs. My bp is never to high. I have never been anxtious person. Heck i lived though the big C but my heart is scaring me. I have these awesome kids who need me and so so scared my heart is just gonna stop. Can anyone tell me what i should and can do next. My doc recently put me on anxity meds. But im not stressed so...anyway so sorry for being so long. Help pls...

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   Posted 11/13/2013 9:22 AM (GMT -6)   
I was born with a heart defect, have a prosthetic aortic valve and an aortic aneurysm.... needless to say, I have known heart disease.

I too get the flutters, all the darn time. Sometimes they even take my breath away. All this to say, mine are palpitations and PVCs and they are completely benign.

You should continue to push your doctors if you feel it is something more. But I just wanted to say, sometimes....it is just nothing. Good luck.

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   Posted 11/13/2013 9:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Oh and with 7 kids...... there has to be some stress :)

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   Posted 11/13/2013 9:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you. Haha. Yeah theres some stress but for the most part we are a happy bunch. Its just scary having ur heart jump around and the doctors seem not as worried. Thank you for the reply. Is there anything that makes it stop!?

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   Posted 11/17/2013 3:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Noone else have any other ideas??

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   Posted 11/17/2013 5:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello there :-)

I too have PVC's and I understand how annoying they are!!
Have you tried magnesium supplements?
Quite a lot of people who have pvc's use magnesium and have great results with it!!
It didn't work with me but everyone is different!
I'm trying Taurine at the moment and I'm sure it makes the pvc's less intense!!
Also have you tried a beta blocker?
I can't take them as my resting heart rate can get low.

Hope u find relief soon
Take care :-)

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   Posted 11/18/2013 1:08 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Lamomma,

Welcome to HealingWell - and the Heart Forum. I'm sorry though for the issues that bring you here.

First - I have 8 kids - so I understand having a big family. I also have many health/pain issues - so I can relate there too. You've definitely been through a bunch - especially having dealt w/ cervical cancer.

I have diagnosed heart issues - I have high blood pressure and a heart issue called POTS. But I can get tachycardia (racing heart) and the "shakiness"/dizziness from a few things as well.....

First - you mention being anemic. I have severe anemia too (I have a port in my chest and receive infusions every 2 months). When my blood levels are low - my heart rate goes WAY up. It's your body's way of compensating. So, you say it's controlled but are you sure they've checked your iron levels, iron stores, etc?

What have the stress tests....... or EKGs....... said? On one hand, no news is great news - in terms of it being heart related. On the other hand - it's very stressful to not have an answer.

Have you had issues with your thyroid before? This can also cause tachycardia.

In fact - there are so many things that can cause tachycardia............. so, I know it's hard not to - but try not to worry. If you've had good EKG's and stress tests...... it's probably not directly heart related.... but more a symptom of something else. But I would absolutely suggest pushing on to get to the bottom of what's happening.

One thing that they may have you do is wear a Holter monitor........ for anywhere from an afternoon to 24 hours to a week. This will track your heart rate over a period of time.

Depending on what's causing your symptoms, there are medicines (like someone else mentioned - beta blockers, for one) that can help lower your heart rate and decrease these symptoms.

Hang in there - and keep pushing to get an answer. I would really suggest asking for the Holter monitor. Have the anxiety meds helped at all?

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