After some very odd feelings in my body (small muscle spasms on left peck, morning not feeling well, some strange pains in/around heart (this was most scary), bloating, light gas, and mild heart burn once in a while, stomach uncomfortable) I went to DR and they did blood test with also a EKG as I was most nervous of the heart. EKG came back fine but I tested (by blood) positive for carrying HPylori. (I am ware I need stool or breathe test to fully confirm) On prevpac and been so for about
10 days and not feeling much better. I am having most anxiety due to my heart pains, rapid heart beat, feeling of a heavy heart beat (when I lay on stomach I can feel my heart thumping like its irritated and simply not normal for me) etc... When I walk up stairs or other little strain I can feel my heart start to beat stronger. (very concerning feeling) Also I am a bit run down (but not wiped out) and having some head aches, ringing in my ears, pains in area where left arm meets body. I am a father, 40 years old, all other blood work was very good (all my cholesterols etc) about
6 ft tall and 198lbs. I have to admit over the years I eat late at night and have for sometime, I have a big appetite and although not a junk food attic by any means I eat too much and recognize that. (Recently changed that over the past few weeks also eating foods suggested by some -kale, yogurts, cranberry juice, staying away from sugars, carbs etc-). I am also taking mastic gum (as recommended by some) and a Probionic pill, eating garlic heavy chicken soup. I tried to make a meeting with gasto Dr but it was a month out (now 3 weeks out) and just can't wait as I am growing overly nervous (mainly due to heart) and now my small son and wife are now asking me "why are you holding your heart" and its just a scary feeling....I made a appointment with another gastro Dr for this Thursday for a 1st consult. What should I suggest and request? I am aware he is the professional but know best to go in educated and want to get to the bottom of this... endoscopy, catscan, other?
I don't seem to have many of the other HPylori symptoms many have reported... I do NOT have burning in chest or esophagus, no back pain, don't really have heart burn, no vomiting or diarrhea, I am not bed ridden from being weak.... I do have a odd taste in my mouth at times but believe that is do to prevpac.
Unlike many I have read about
with HPylori, I am not that run down, I still have a decent appetite, I am not that nauseas, stools solid (but dark due to med I believe) ... That said, I have been feeling also some gurgling in stomach recently, have been burping more lately then have in past also in the morning which I never did before but small burps. I do believe based on many of my symptoms this is gastro related but again the heart stuff has me spooked. Also heart issues are in my family but always been with people as they reach old years. Thanks for listening.... after reading things online for weeks this is my first post. Sorry if it’s all over the map...
Post Edited (mickfluff) : 3/10/2014 11:45:20 AM (GMT-6)