still having some palpitations, but no other symptoms

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   Posted 10/21/2009 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello,new friends. I am still having some palpitations, hit and miss, and mostly as the days progress.
I have read so much that I am confused. I have always thought that my GERD was the source of the
palpitations and usually after a flare up, the reflux med helps me. My questions is I have been taking P
Protonics now for almost 4 weeks. Could my palpitations-if they are indeed due to the GERD-get better if
I have been on the Protonics more than a month or should I contact my primary care giver for a reference
to a cardiologist? I have no other symptoms-no shortness of breath, no dizziness.
Thanks for the advice in advance.

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   Posted 10/21/2009 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
You could try that to rule it out. Better safe than sorry.

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   Posted 10/21/2009 9:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I would discuss it with your PCP and see if he/she feels you need to see a cardiologist seeing as you are having a decrease in frequency of palpitations.
I would recommend cutting back on the reading of so much re the palpititations and start moving on.  You are perhaps causing the palpitations with your increased anxiety re the in a health anxiety.
Take care and big breath.


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   Posted 10/21/2009 10:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, Kitt. I just took a deep breath...moving on to bed. I do think you are right. Why borrow trouble?
I go back to my PCP in December for a consult. If still having them, will bring it up.

Sleep tight!

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   Posted 10/21/2009 11:04 PM (GMT -6)   
My GI specialist told me that it spossible to get them since the area affected most by GERD, erosive esophogitis, and even the wrap is very close to the heart. He said that the swelling in my esophogus could be bothering my heart, making it have a long beat.


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   Posted 10/22/2009 3:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, Rafael, I think that is what is going on. Means alot to hear from those who have experienced symptoms I have. Hope you are doing well.

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   Posted 10/27/2009 8:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I developed palpitations before any other GERD symptoms. After an ER visit (where they found nothing since naturally the palpitations stopped by the time I got there....) my doctor ordered several cardiac tests and they all came up normal. He's convinced my heart is healthy and I just get PVC's sometimes. My mom and brother also get random PVC's but do not have GERD or any other heart conditions. So some people can have palpitations that are not anything to worry about :)

If you haven't had any cardiac tests I'd recommend asking your doctor just to be sure, but more than likely you'll be fine!
Oh, and yes, sometimes I get more palpitations when I get stressed -- including when I stress myself out reading about scary medical conditions online!  Like when my doctor ordered a test to check for an aortic aneurysm -- it turns out I do not have one, but I definitely gave myself some anxiety attacks before I had the test!
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