I am new here so please be nice.
I get heart flutters all the time. They had been occasional, but now are much more often, sometimes a couple of times a day. My doctor thinks I also have acid reflux due to other chest pains I get, but is unsure whether the two are related. I am taking Omeprazole to settle my stomach prior to my breakfast and evening meal.
The heart palpatations are scary. They’ll often come on without warning when I am resting and last for 2-4 seconds each time. Once I have one, I spend the next hour or so panicking about what is happening to my body. I feel a tightness in my throat, causing breathing to become more of a struggle and swallowing harder and my mind races into overtime, basically thinking I am about to meet the Grim Reaper. I have a constant feeling of nervousness which is centered around my chest.
Could the pains I get from the possible Acid Reflux be linked to the heart palpatations and flutters?
I have recently had a couple of ECGs which have come back fine and had a Stress Echocardiagram which I was told was completely normal (for a fat lad).
I think anxiety makes these things worse, but even when I have spoke to the doctor after having the Echocardiagram and told them I am still getting these flutters, they tell me that it’s nothing to worry about....but I guess I’m the one who has to live with the pains the abnormal heart beat and the worry that everything is coming to an end.
Can anyone offer any advice?
EDITED : Just wanted to say I am a 32 year old man, 6'1" and weighing 330lb
Post Edited (FameAsser) : 1/17/2014 2:56:02 AM (GMT-7)