Very strong pulse?

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SoulP
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   Posted 4/3/2006 4:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I have had Lyme Disease for about a year now. Recently I developed GERD symptoms because of it or the antibiotics. Anyways, now when after I eat my heart rate shoots up sometimes, and I have a strong pulse; like I can feel my pulse in my finger tips and everywhere; I can even see my heart moving my stomach and look in a mirror and see my pulse in my neck. What the heck is going on???? I'm a 22 year old male by the way.

DREAMGIRL
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   Posted 4/3/2006 6:28 PM (GMT -7)   
:-)  hi i hope someone can help you, i just wanted to touch base and ask if you have access to a blood pressure machine to see if your number is elevated. they have them at the drugstores, you are real young so you might not have realized that.

Aldo
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   Posted 4/3/2006 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   
If you were older I would tell you that you might have a problem. After we eat, a lot of blood is diverted to the stomach and I think the small intestine to absorb nutrients and liquid. This is a time that can cause chest pain (angina) in people who have CAD. They get less blood flow to their heart. Many people with coronary artery disease have died of a heart attack after a big meal.

Your heart is a variable speed pump. Your mind (autonomic nervous system) controls the speed of your heart. Maybe your heart rate and force increase while digesting a meal. This would be totally abnormal for someone your age though. I would see a doc and explain.

Rj

SoulP
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   Posted 4/3/2006 7:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been seeing a cardiologist because of the Lyme, and everything has always checked out OK; besides the palpitations that I had when I first got the Lyme. I never had these strong pulse things until I recently started having GERD symptoms. Could stomach gas somehow cause my heart to beat harder? I wonder sometimes that I'm going to have a heart attack all of a sudden.

David_
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   Posted 4/3/2006 11:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I have had the same problems you had for quite a while and I've come to understand what they are. I have GERD and my blood pressure is a bit high for my age (only three years older than you actually!). Anyway, the point of this conversation is that I went to see a therapist and she explained to me that since no doctors can find anything wrong with me outside the symptoms I just outlined (and those associted WITH them) that I come to expect my problem and so mentally, I bring it on myself.

Perhaps it is not all in your head, but try eating a meal once or having an entire day thinking that nothing is going to happen. Joke with yourself about how stupid it is to get worked up over it and try your best to actually laugh at yourself. If your mood improves, you just might find that you've brought it on yourself.

What someone said earlier though is *VERY* true ..the mind is a powerful thing and it can bring on all kinds of stuff, including digestive and heart problems. If a cardiologist cannot find anything "wrong" with you I would suggest what I said above...you might just save yourself a lot of time and worry.
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