Heart Palpatations

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Date Joined May 2005
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   Posted 5/1/2005 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I am 31 years old and have had panic/anxiety attacks for 11 years now.  Sometimes they go away for along time and then some times they happen frequently.  I have noticed here lately that they are quite frequent and I am having heart palpatations so I think like skipped beats, flutters.  Sometimes they make me feel like I cannot catch my breath and that they are up in my throat.  I wonder if this could be GERD or sinus drainage.  It will only do it and then I will take a deep breath and it seems fine.  My heart does not race when this happens unless I get real nervous about it.  I would get these palpatations every once in awhile until I had a miscarriage and thought I was going to have to have a DNC and got real nervous and it seems they have been happening off and on every since.  Has anyone else experienced this.  I feel as if I am going crazy. 

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Date Joined May 2005
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   Posted 5/18/2005 12:39 AM (GMT -6)   
All i have have to say is that im glad im not the only one. I like you think my panic is a result of GERD. If I eat anything testy I get a pain in my upper chest and feel like my heart is fluttering. Its really driving me crazy too. The only thing that seems to help is yogurt. You might want to give it a try.

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Date Joined Mar 2005
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   Posted 5/18/2005 7:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I go through the same thing... anxiety,,, GERD,,,, heart palpitations... I am not on any meds for anxiety and for GERD i take OTC Zantac 75. I am learning not to stress over the heart palps although it is one of the hardest things i have ever had to overcome. I think that they are linked to GERD, however there are times where i could just think,, "oh wow,, no heart palps today,, thats great" and then by the end of the day i will have em. When you get the heart palps.. think of what you have done or eaten in the day that may have caused them. Maybe even keep a journal for a while about them so that if it is caused by GERD etc then you will know what to avoid.Also stay away from caffeine.,. (BIG stimulant for heart palps). I am a big pepsi drinker and it is hard buy i drink caffeine free and its ok,.. but i also drink alot of Spring Water to help with the GERD. Whenever i feel the heart palps i just try to ignore them and go on,,, sometimes i can,, sometimes i cant and it starts an anxiety attack...Hope some of these suggestions help.

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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 3/8/2009 3:44 PM (GMT -6)   
i started having it seemed 100's of palpitations a day about 6 months ago...well i did some surfing the net cuz the docs wanted to put me in diltiazem...after reading the side effects i said no thanks...2 different places i read about someone taking aloe vera concentrate and them stopping and then when they stopped the aloe vera they started back up again...i thought what can it hurt...well i did and they have almost gone away...when i slack off they come back...my friend who is a nutritionist said she cant imagine why that would help unless palp. are related to stomach...so you guys with GERD...give it a try

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 3/9/2009 7:16 AM (GMT -6)   


Thank you for sharing your success with using aloe vera concentrate.

Diltiazem is a calcium channel blockers. It is used for various heart conditions one of them being Supraventricular tachycardias.  When you say you were having 100s of palpitations a day, did the Doctor ever capture any runs of  tachycardia on an EKG?

Just curious.  Again, thank you for sharing with us.

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