Well, since my doc is pretty much clueless thought I would post this here. Has anyone ever thought that they had heart palpitations that turned out to be GERD related? None of these are caught on monitor, heart has checked out fine... I do get the chest pain and occasional reflux back up into my mouth...eeeew gross.
Here is what happened today...
I went to the airport about an hour away with family member to pick up her husband, drank half dr pepper on way there... walked thru airport waited on baggage, when got back to the car.. had the heart palp sensation.
A little later on, went to hunting expo show and before got there ate mcdonalds chicken sandwich and a few fries... had five of these sensations while at show.
Came home, got hungry later, ate some bbq...and about thirty minutes later whammo...get another one.
Can GERD cause the feeling like you have a quick jump in your chest? I don't get a racing heart rate (unless I freak out from sensation), it only happens once, doesn't continue in a row, I do have anxiety/panic disorder...but don't think it's related to that.
My life would be so much more stress free if I knew these sensations were not heart related. I realize that they are not dangerous, but still... my doc tells me well it could be either or...so he really isn't helping me out much..lol.
I'm just curious whether anyone else deals with this.
When you have a handful of lemons, you have a choice. Suck on them, and be bitter.... or stomp on them and add sugar and enjoy them.
I have no medical training, any medical opinions expressed in my posts are just that....opinions.