I was recently diagnosed with Roemheld Syndrome and I am very glad that I finally have a name for the symtoms I have been having for 42 years. When I was 16, I started getting fainting episodes, but could never connect them to any reason. I was usually out for only a few seconds, sometimes a few minutes. They happened on average once a year, and I didn't pay any attention to them cos I had no other symptoms. At the age of 43, the fainting episodes stopped, maybe because I changed my diet, cut out wheat and dairy, however, I was never able to do a fast exercise class as I started to get palpitations, sweating, etc. heart rate went up to 160 and when I called the instructor and showed him on the treadmill, he said it's impossible!! Treadmill must be out of order. After menopause, the palpitations became much more frequent and I had 24 hr holters a few times and all the relevant tests and they never found anything wrong. My family doctor said its anxiety, and sent me to a psychiatrist. A few years later, diagnosis of electrical problem and had an ablation. Helped a little for a short time. I am very anti medications. The doctors wanted me to start taking beta blockers, nexium for reflux, and some other heart pill, I can't remember now. And so it continues. Now at the grand old age of 68, I had a body scan by Global Diagnostics, non invasive, and in only 8 minutes. Brilliant! Among other stuff was Roemheld Syndrome that I had never heard of. I was put on the Paleo diet which means no gluten, no dairy and no grains. Not easy, but my reflux and esophageal pain immediately went away, probably cos of the not eating grains. I find taking magnesium helps a little, but still get palpitations and breathing difficulty. I also am very stressed out, that's just my make up, and I think that's also part of the reason for the problems. So reading about the chiropractor helping was very interesting, now I will try to find a chiropractor who can understand the problem and hopefully help me. My father had an arrythmia and took medication. He refused a pacemaker and died suddenly of heart block. My uncle too. Is there a genetic link here?