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Old 05-20-2008, 03:56 PM   #1
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Heart Palpitations from Asthma??

I have had asthma for 10 yrs. now. I am 47 now. I am right now only on singulair. I have had episodes of heart palpitations and a former Dr. told me asthma can trigger this. Is this true?

Anyone else get heart palps? I would think since the lungs and heart work together it would be possible for asthma to bring on heart palps????

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Old 05-27-2008, 06:54 PM   #2
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Re: Heart Palpitations from Asthma??

yeah its true. they say some of the asthma medication can actually cause the palpitations. but also can be directly linked to the asthma itself.

i have them too and it freaks me out. but i'm not sure if its something serious.

 
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Old 05-28-2008, 01:19 PM   #3
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Re: Heart Palpitations from Asthma??

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yeah its true. they say some of the asthma medication can actually cause the palpitations. but also can be directly linked to the asthma itself.

i have them too and it freaks me out. but i'm not sure if its something serious.

 
Old 05-28-2008, 01:25 PM   #4
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Re: Heart Palpitations from Asthma??

Yeah -- I too suffer from heart palpitations. I dunno if it's the asthma or the meds or both. I take Asmanex -- quite effective -- but I know that something relating to the asthma triggers those palps.
I've had asthma for more than ten years now -- have tried many different meds and each of them has some undesirable effect. This is about the best I can achieve.
Hope you come up with a safe, effective plan.

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Old 06-05-2008, 06:40 AM   #5
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Re: Heart Palpitations from Asthma??

This is funny to read. Last September I had a very severe (which is VERY unusual for me) asthma flare. I had 2 hospital stays and went through weeks of steroid injections. Now ever since -I get palpitations. I am not on any current meds, but I was on protonix until about a week ago. The past few days they seem to be subsiding somewhat. So now I am curious what has caused them. The asthma or maybe the protonix. I guess if they go away completely I would have to say the protonix. But if not, then it would have to be something with the asthma. Odd.

 
Old 06-19-2008, 09:13 AM   #6
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Re: Heart Palpitations from Asthma??

I also had an issue with heart palpitations. I did read that some of the side effects of our meds may cause this. I had to wear a heart monitor for 24 hours and they confirmed that I had them. I also had to take a treadmill test and thankfully my heart is fine.
I've only been diagnosed with asthma for 2 years and I never had palpitations before that. I don't know if it's the asthma or the meds or both, but there does seem to be a connection. They can be a little scary.

Good luck,
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Old 06-21-2008, 02:38 PM   #7
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Re: Heart Palpitations from Asthma??

Look at the thread I just posted about low potassium. It's very treatable, and heart palpitations are a symptom of low potassium. Asthma meds can cause low potassium.

I don't if that's what pxs was referring to, but it's worthwhile to look into.

 
Old 06-24-2008, 10:20 AM   #8
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Re: Heart Palpitations from Asthma??

i think it depends on medications.
i've been on salbutamol [ventolin] for the last two months, and it causes me to get heart palpatations sometimes. check with your pharmacist?

 
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