Re: Gallbladder and Heart Palpatations
I developed scary heart palpitations a few days after my gall bladder was out. I went for the recommended walk, and after 10 mins I was dizzy and my heart felt funny. After that, I frequently got heart palpitations and felt dizzy for no reason, whether sitting or moving or whatever. It about about 20 times a day. After a week of this, I went to Emergency all scared. They did mega-tests and wanted me to get a Holter monitor, too. I skipped that after all because the fluttering settled down a bit in the following days. It came back, though, perhaps due to stresses in life.
FWIW, I note that 1/ I have always had an arrhythmia, 2/ I do not handle stress that well, 3/ Although I said palpitations/fluttering above, I would really describe it as a pressure drop, like what happens when you get up suddenly. I had the odd chest pains, but mainly this pressure drop. The docs focussed on the heart "pains" but actually, the dizzy pressure drop is more worrying, from the palpitations. I have no idea what is going on, and neither do the docs, as I have a good heart, basically.
I have to say that all my insides feel strange in so many different ways, even after 10 weeks now. My heart is in there too, so maybe it is just feeling the effects of abdominal surgery like anything else. It's all been affected, I would think.
This is Canada, so there's no immediate cost to me to sit in Emergency for five hours have 2 EKGs, an x-ray and piles of blood and urine tests. IE, the test were extremely thorough, I thought. OF course, sitting there on the bed doing nothing all that time, I didn't get as many palpitations and not as extreme as at home. That tells me that much of it is due to stress or anxiety. I felt very safe there.