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Old 04-16-2009, 10:22 AM   #1
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Heavy pounding heart beat link to acid reflux

Hi there

Just a quick question, can a heavy pounding heartbeat (normal pace, bmp) be linked to acid reflux ?

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Old 04-16-2009, 11:18 AM   #2
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Re: Heavy pounding heart beat link to acid reflux

I know acid reflux medication causes palpitations (heart pounding). My doc took me off my GERD medication the second I mentioned these palpitations. In fact, I am on my fourth medication...

If you're taking medication for acid reflux, talk to your doc about getting something else.

Hows Ireland... always wanted to go there.

 
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Old 04-16-2009, 01:44 PM   #3
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Re: Heavy pounding heart beat link to acid reflux

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I know acid reflux medication causes palpitations (heart pounding). My doc took me off my GERD medication the second I mentioned these palpitations. In fact, I am on my fourth medication...

If you're taking medication for acid reflux, talk to your doc about getting something else.

Hows Ireland... always wanted to go there.
Hi there, thanks for the reply I might quit the tablets i am on and see how much of a difference it makes, I havent been feeling that much better while taking them anyway.

Ireland is good, although would you believe I am in the South of Spain at the minute meant to be having a good time but affraid im having a rough time with this heavy beat and acid reflux, along with eye pain, chest pain like im taking a heart attack, shooting pains in my arms, back pain and random jabbing pains down my tubes lol, but sure no better place than a beautiful place to feel like cr*p.

Thanks again, when i get home i will look into this much further, I feel terrible at the minute

 
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Hi there, thanks for the reply I might quit the tablets i am on and see how much of a difference it makes, I havent been feeling that much better while taking them anyway.

Ireland is good, although would you believe I am in the South of Spain at the minute meant to be having a good time but affraid im having a rough time with this heavy beat and acid reflux, along with eye pain, chest pain like im taking a heart attack, shooting pains in my arms, back pain and random jabbing pains down my tubes lol, but sure no better place than a beautiful place to feel like cr*p.

Thanks again, when i get home i will look into this much further, I feel terrible at the minute
Sorry to hear your troubles, it sounds like you're on vacation. Hope you feel better.

 
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Re: Heavy pounding heart beat link to acid reflux

Many of us have experienced pounding and/or skipping heart with reflux alone. It was 1 of my occasional symptoms BEFORE "the floodgates broke" 1 day and I KNEW I had a serious problem called reflux disease.

 
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Re: Heavy pounding heart beat link to acid reflux

Right so I stopped the meds for the acid, and it looks to have had a good effect on the palpatations, far less pounding heart. Not sure now about the liver though as im very drunk and typing on a tiny mobile laptop, so excuse any spelling mistakes, but so far so good (Untill the morning)

luckily there are many great chemists in spain, and you can get just about anything without prescription, so i stalked up on some tablets along with liquid type anti acid meds.

anyway speak to you all later

 
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Re: Heavy pounding heart beat link to acid reflux

So are you all saying that you can get heart palpatations with reflux alone? Because I have been having them alot the past couple of days. I haven't even been taking reflux meds at all. But I am having heart palpatations and muscle twitches for 3 days. It is freaking me out, not to mention the reflux. Anyone have any idea's?

 
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So are you all saying that you can get heart palpatations with reflux alone? Because I have been having them alot the past couple of days. I haven't even been taking reflux meds at all. But I am having heart palpatations and muscle twitches for 3 days. It is freaking me out, not to mention the reflux. Anyone have any idea's?
Odd... I remember a couple weeks ago I was lying down ready to go to bed when I began having extreme heart palpitations and all of a sudden my muscles began to twitch. The twitching was in every muscle group in my body. I had them for 3 days, but the heart pounding ended the next morning. My doc said it was from the medication, which I stopped.

I am not sure if GERD or acid reflex causes the twitches or palpitations, all I know is that it is a side effect of the one drug I was taking.

 
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Re: Heavy pounding heart beat link to acid reflux

Glad you shared that. So can I ask your thoughts on something? I had leg surgery one week ago to have some bad veins taken out of my leg. I was on 800 mg of IBUPROFEN every 8 hours with Tylenol inbetween for 7 days straight. I just stopped the pain meds yesterday morning. My leg is healing really nicely and I went without any meds today. So do you think that the twitching started today because I am off the meds and they are clearing out of the body? And maybe they had built up alot just now and I am feeling a so called delayed reaction effect? I was fine until today. ugh! The last time I had this I had been taking Sudefed for my allergies too many days in a row and I was twitching day and night until it got out of my system. My neurologist even told me that's what was causing it. Meds can do that. But I wasn't sure about IBUPROFEN AND TYLENOL. Any thoughts? It is freaking me out! Because I hadn't had heart palpatations for months eithor and these both came on after one week of pain meds. Now it's giving me MAJOR anxiety.

 
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Glad you shared that. So can I ask your thoughts on something? I had leg surgery one week ago to have some bad veins taken out of my leg. I was on 800 mg of IBUPROFEN every 8 hours with Tylenol inbetween for 7 days straight. I just stopped the pain meds yesterday morning. My leg is healing really nicely and I went without any meds today. So do you think that the twitching started today because I am off the meds and they are clearing out of the body? And maybe they had built up alot just now and I am feeling a so called delayed reaction effect? I was fine until today. ugh! The last time I had this I had been taking Sudefed for my allergies too many days in a row and I was twitching day and night until it got out of my system. My neurologist even told me that's what was causing it. Meds can do that. But I wasn't sure about IBUPROFEN AND TYLENOL. Any thoughts? It is freaking me out! Because I hadn't had heart palpatations for months eithor and these both came on after one week of pain meds. Now it's giving me MAJOR anxiety.
On my second consecutive day of twitching I decided to call my doctor to ask her what she thought could be causing my muscle twitching. Before I was able to talk to my doc, the receptionist told me to take Ibuprofen. So I am not sure that ibuprofen would cause twitching, especially when it is proscribed to reduce them. I would give your doc a call.

 
Old 04-19-2009, 08:42 AM   #11
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Re: Heavy pounding heart beat link to acid reflux

I would be quite interested in knowing if any of you also suffer from sinus problems also and think there is a link to acid reflux or gerd. In my case persistent sinus inflammation.

Between allergy, acid reflux, sinus problems, heart palpatations and the multiple other problems with myself I think they are all linked, I will get a referral to a specialist when I get home from Spain next week sometime.

I think sinus problems linked to acid reflux is a fairly new thing? Maybe not? Something to do with producing too much mucus?

Anyone also getting the palps that are visable in the stomach?

I generally feel ill everyday, its hard not to get down when you constantly feel tired and sick, and living in what feels like a contstant cloudy headed cr*p dream.

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Re: Heavy pounding heart beat link to acid reflux

I am thinking the twitching is my low vitamin D level. I bet it is not up to normal yet. Ugh!

Also...I do have bad sinus trouble and allergies almost year round so yes! I think that causes some of my reflux trouble. Grrrrh!

Hang in there too!

 
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Re: Heavy pounding heart beat link to acid reflux

I stopped my acid meds, which has had a good effect on the palpatations, well those and coffee and caffine in general.

Now I have the terrible heartburn, which I would rather have that the heart pounding. I am asking my Dr for a referral letter in the morning for a specialist.

Ahh another question, do any of you wake with what I can only describe as confusion or racing thoughts with the reflux? Im thinking that the acid pain is maybe just waking me at the wrong time or during a dream or whatever, ahh I dunno

 
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Sparkyireland,
As to your question about waking up/confusion/racing thoughts ~I have really bad, really vivid dreams, and lots of nightmares which started when I began taking PPI medication. It's awful.

 
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all my life I have constant sound in my ears/head. I learned to live with it without explanation from any one. Recently the beat changed, it would skip he beat and be louder. At the same time I developed heart palpatation which cause to wake me at night I realized on my own that I was hearing my own heart. Doctor could not explain the reason for my irregular heart beat. About a year ago I started to be treated for acid reflex, would that explain my irregular heartbeat?

 
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