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Old 11-17-2010, 01:14 PM   #1
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Rapid heartbeat, wakes me up at night

Every few months I have a scary thing happen. I will go to bed and sometimes it happens as soon as I lay down but other times, it wakes me up. My heart rate will go from a normal (for me) of about 85 to 122 or thereabouts (one time it went to 140). `I start breathing fast, get a feeling of impending doom so I get up and get my pulse oxymeter and my heart rate will be climbing...it will get up to around the 120 range and if I stay sitting still for awhile, it will slowly go back down again, so I go back to bed. The next day, I will feel headachy, tired and nauseated from it.
The last time this happened, a few weeks back, I went to the ER the day after, even though I felt like crap and didn't want to move off the sofa.
They did the EKG, X-ray, urine and bloodwork and everything was normal. So, that was a waste of time. I have no idea what could cause this but it scares me, makes me sick, and I'm never going to know when it's time to go to the hospital or just sit and wait it out.
Any idea's at all what causes such a thing? I'm on mycardis for high blood pressure and Advair for COPD. I am also on 2lts of oxygen at night, but my oxymeter, which is working correctly, shows my oxygen level as being in the low 90's. So oxygen, or lack of it, isn't the problem either.
I've tried googling my symptoms but that hasn't helped at all.
Thanks for any input....it would be greatly appreciated.

 
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Old 11-17-2010, 11:25 PM   #2
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Re: Rapid heartbeat, wakes me up at night

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Every few months I have a scary thing happen. I will go to bed and sometimes it happens as soon as I lay down but other times, it wakes me up. My heart rate will go from a normal (for me) of about 85 to 122 or thereabouts (one time it went to 140). `I start breathing fast, get a feeling of impending doom so I get up and get my pulse oxymeter and my heart rate will be climbing...it will get up to around the 120 range and if I stay sitting still for awhile, it will slowly go back down again, so I go back to bed.
The bed is the worst place for allergies and usually the most unhealthy place in your home. When you lie down, you become exposed to numerous allergens and irritants, which excite your allergies, your immune system and your Sympathetic Nervous System, which in turn excites your heart and causes increases in heart rate and blood pressure.

The medical care industry should know this because it is the basis for the majority of corrective medications, but for some reason it is not.

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The next day, I will feel headachy, tired and nauseated from it.
This is the result of your NeuroHormonal System over-production of nightly hormones.

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The last time this happened, a few weeks back, I went to the ER the day after, even though I felt like crap and didn't want to move off the sofa.
They did the EKG, X-ray, urine and bloodwork and everything was normal. So, that was a waste of time. I have no idea what could cause this but it scares me, makes me sick, and I'm never going to know when it's time to go to the hospital or just sit and wait it out.
Any idea's at all what causes such a thing?
The over-active and over-reactive NeuroHormonal and Immune Systems are reflective mostly through metabolic imbalances, mostly which are not tested in the ER or hospital. So...... you can get tests in the ER or Hospital until the cows come home, and you will find out NOTHING!

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Old 11-18-2010, 07:57 AM   #3
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Re: Rapid heartbeat, wakes me up at night

Metabolic imbalance....well, this is very interesting because here are some of the symptoms "The person usually has stomach problems that produce appetite loss, as well as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea, which may lead to dehydration."
I have these symptoms!!! OMG! I didn't mention this new development since I didn't think it was related to the heart issues...but about two months ago, I started feeling nauseated..not every single day but a lot of days. I have no appetite because I am too nauseated to eat and I will also feel "full" when I haven't even eaten yet! I have lost so much weight that I have been referred to a gastro specialist. I had a CT scan of my abdoman, an MRI, and finally, nuclear testing of my liver...they thought they'd seen a lesion on the MRI but as it turns out, the nuclear test shows no abnormalities.
This is a starting place and I can't thank you enough for mentioning the metabolic imbalance, I'm going to do some more research and then talk to my NP about this possibility...

 
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Re: Rapid heartbeat, wakes me up at night

shellda,

Has the gastroenterologist done an endoscope and a colonoscopy on you yet? The Ct of the abdomen is good for what may be on the outside of your abdomen, however, the endoscope and the colonoscopy shows what is inside of the lining of your esophagus, stomach, small and large interstines. You really need these two test to rule out some of the major causes of your discomfort. You also need to check to make sure that you do not have a yeast infection. Do you do proper mouth care after you use your Advir?
I hope you feel better.
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Re: Rapid heartbeat, wakes me up at night

I see the gastro dr on Dec 1st and he is going to set up an appt for a colonoscopy. He hasn't mentioned anything about an endoscopy yet. I guess I better to google that and see what that entails. I try to be careful with the Advair...I always rinse my mouth pretty good after using it. Just about the time I think whatever is wrong seems to go away (I have days where I'm not nauseated or anything), it will come back full force.
One evening I ate a salad and then two days later, got nauseated and threw up the salad....it was completely undigested after two days. So gross but I sure felt better afterwards. The whole thing is getting on my nerves I know that, tired of never knowing how I'm going to feel and not knowing what is wrong. I have constant indigestion and my NP prescribed Prilasec (sp). I just don't know if this is actually related to the rapid heart beat, which has been occurring, every few months, for several years now. This other issue just started about a month ago.
Thank you so much for your response, going to go read about an endoscopy.

 
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Re: Rapid heartbeat, wakes me up at night

Just a fast search and I got that side effects for Advair can be "irregular heart rhythm, signs of an allergic reaction, and breathing problems"

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