Originally Posted by CindyB67
Gastric Problems mimic heart issues so it would not be uncommon for someone with Gerd to have feelings that might feel like it was heart related. Since you have already had your heart tested for issues I think I can assure you that what you are probably experiencing is Gerd related. I think as with any new diagnosis or issue it is trial and error on what you can and can not handle and it sounds like you have figured out a lot by just eating smaller meals which to me means you are on the right track in figuring this all out.
Also Panic attacks mimic heart issues too...so that was probably what brought on the heart palpitations...And possibly the Gerd could have also...I just know for a fact the Gerd can cause heart pain and even change an EKG when you are having heart pain (or Gerd pain once they eliminated the heart diagnosis) But just to be the voice of caution, if you continue to have issues and the meds or what they have told you to do for Gerd don't seem to be helping or things seem to get work, don't think twice about going back in and getting it rechecked out. It is not uncommon for heart issues to go undiagnosed at first so just because you checked out ok then...doesn't mean they might not of missed something...but you know your own body and Panic attacks and Gerd will give you issues similar to heart problems, but don't be afraid to get rechecked out if things don't improve or get worse
It's the weirdest thing I've ever gone through. When I was having the panic attacks I'd always get cold right before it happened and my heart would start palpitating pretty badly, almost to the point where I thought I might pass out.
Ever since I've lightened up on the food I haven't had another one but it's very annoying/discouraging to still be having these palpitations. They are not constant but I'll probably notice 2 or 3 times out of the day (most of the time after eating) where it starts to palpitate for a few seconds. I'm almost certain its linked to something with my stomach because like I mentioned, symptoms always seem to come after I eat, I have pretty bad off and on diarrhea and my stomach seems to "growl" way more than it normally does. I also don't really have any chest pain. I get some slight tightness now and then where it feels like I'm not getting a full breath and I start yawning a lot but this is mostly after I eat. So I'm thinking maybe bloat or something?
I also seem to have developed some type of food "sensitivity"/"allergy" I guess you would call it. Sometimes after I eat, I'll get close to flu like symptoms for about an hour or so where I get really hot and lightheaded and I just have to go lay down. Weird right? It's just really discouraging because I can't even explain it to my mom without her thinkin' I'm nuts, so I really don't see how I would explain it to a doctor. I don't really have the insurance to go through all the testing they are probably gonna want to put me through either. So, I'm hoping that by eating better, all these thing will just go away.