Hi! I'm new here. I'm a 21 y/o male. Just almost two months ago, I was diagnosed of GERD and now I'm on medication (I'm taking Omeprozole and some antacids). I was just wondering if palpitations could be related to GERD, because I'm having palpitations every now and then. My palpitations are becoming bothersome that I even have them while I'm sleeping, sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night with my chest literally pounding. I've read some of the posts and I can relate to most of their symptoms (e.g. chest pain, heartburn, salivating, pain in the back and abdominal pain) Could there be a link between palpitations and GERD? If so, what best ways could alleviate or stop the palpitations? I'm hoping for all your tips and suggestions!
It very well may be the medicine then. When I was diagnosed with it they put e on Protonix as well but everyone's body is different and will suffer from different side effects. It is weird because I was diagnosed about 5 years ago and now I really don't suffer from it at all.
I had horrible palpitations with both generic Prevacid and OTC Prevacid-- but not prescription, name-brand Prevacid (which I've taken for years, but insurance bounced me off of it for awhile). And yes, it was the wake up in the middle of the night with your heart racing like a maniac kind. Very disturbing and frightening. I don't know what the difference is, but definitely something was different in those formulations that affected me adversely. Hope you can find something that helps your GERD without the cardiac side effects!