Heart Flutters/Palpatations every day

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Date Joined Jan 2014
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   Posted 1/17/2014 4:44 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi all


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)

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   Posted 1/17/2014 5:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Please see the following link. I think it may address your concerns fairly well (it's safe to assume you can ignore the "Time of the Month" stuff that's part of the discussion ;-), and the Moderator had some interesting suggestions as well. Please post here again if you have additional concerns on your situation.

Be well.


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   Posted 1/17/2014 7:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Than JR for posting the link.  I hope our new member finds it helpful.  Welcome to the forum FA. Pull up a chair and sit awhile as you will meet many wise and caring members that will share their personal stories with you which includes what has worked to treat their problems.
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New Member

Date Joined Jan 2014
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   Posted 1/22/2014 6:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks JungRulz - that link has helped a lot.

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   Posted 1/22/2014 1:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm going through exactly the same thing. I can be fine for a long time them I'll get the fluttering and what feels like skipped beats. Sometimes it almost makes me feel lightheaded. I was told I have mild MVP. It's non fatal so I won't die from it. I was given Toprol XL to help,with the issue but I still get it. I also take half a Xanax whe. It happens and that helps settle things down a little bit. I also take Zoloft to try and control the anxiety it produces. I think the biggest issue is the anxiety it produces. Tell yourself you've had this feeling before and that you'll get through is. I think you'll be fine.
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