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   Posted 1/24/2007 2:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone! I posted a heart-related question before and now I have another one.
I have been getting the sensation of my heart doing a "flip-flop" for a few weeks now.

A few weeks ago I had to take Prednisone for a CT Scan, as I am allergic to Iodine Dye.A few hours after I took the pill, I got bad heart palpitations that landed me in the ER for observation. The Dr. said it was a reaction to the Prednisone.

They had been ok since then until a few days ago when I started getting them every few hours again. I hate this feeling, especially when I don't know what's causing it.

I have had heart tests before, and they came back normal including an EKG, Echocardiogram and Stress Test. I had 2 Echocariograms done (one showed Biatrial Enlargement, but my cardiologist said it was the way the leads were placed and also being large breasted).

I have heard that palps are beign if you have a "structurally normal heart". How do I know if I have that?

What could be causing these "flip flop" feelings?
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   Posted 1/24/2007 2:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Also, I don't know if this could be related, but I have been having rib pain on both sides and muscle pains in my arms for over 2 months now. I just thought I'd mention that, just in case.

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   Posted 1/24/2007 3:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Bella,

I would think any drug would be out of your system by now. You didn't say how recently or why you saw the cardiologist in the past but it may be time again for another visit. If need be, write you questions down and make sure you get them answered! I do that now, because if I don't, I forget.

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   Posted 1/24/2007 3:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Did they mention the word "PVCs?" I normally have these but they increased when I had to take prednisone. Except for feeling weird & frightening to someone not use to them, they are harmless. Make sure you tell someone if you have another CT w/imaging ... not harmful, just info for the one giving the test.

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   Posted 1/24/2007 4:19 PM (GMT -6)   
The Prednisone should definitely be out of my system by now. Up until I took the Prednisone, I had never had a palpitation. The feeling I get is my heart jumps and does a flip flop in my chest, toward my throat. Does that make any sense?

I've had several visits to the cardiologist, most recently last week, where he did another EKG that said "borderline normal" which he said was perfectly fine.

My Dr. gave me an Albuterol inhaler for the recent bout of bronchitis that I am having, other than that the only thing I am taking is Zithromax.

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   Posted 1/24/2007 5:49 PM (GMT -6)   
The Dr. didn't mention PVCs? Are they palpitations? Are there different kinds of palps?

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   Posted 1/26/2007 11:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bella, I dont know much about PVC's but I have looked up this old thread that we had on the forum where members have posted about their PVC's and symptoms of having them...I thought you may be interested in reading some of the is the link.  You cant post to it as it has been locked but you can start a new one if you like

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   Posted 6/23/2009 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a bad attack of Atrial Fibrillation after I had an aortic scan with contrast. My doctor said that it might have been caused by a rection to the contrast material (Iodine) of by being too anxious during the test. He did not mention any allergies to prednisone which I had taken before the test. I believe that if you're prone to having arrythmias, any medicine, test or just stress can bring them out.

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   Posted 5/4/2010 11:47 AM (GMT -6)   
hi bella i too get these palpatations and know exactly what you mean about going flipflop and towards ur throat,, its sooo wierd it does that to ur throat,, i thought i was going mad,, but it must be what happens,,,,i,m so glad for this site to know others get the same feeling as me and its not us going crazy xxx hope ur ok
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   Posted 10/7/2010 6:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Duplicate posts in same forum are not allowed.  I will leave on post in place.

Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 10/8/2010 4:22:13 PM (GMT-6)

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