It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Message Board

  • heart palpitations and ibs

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 06-25-2004, 12:39 PM   #1
    KimKel's Avatar
    Join Date: Jun 2004
    Location: Texas
    Posts: 4
    KimKel HB User
    heart palpitations and ibs

    I'm new to IBS, but one of the most bothersome symptoms I have are theses skipped beats or palpititions. I'm told it is related to the autonomic nervous system response of the bowel. Anyone else have this? Kim

    Sponsors Lightbulb
    Old 06-25-2004, 06:04 PM   #2
    CrazyCats4's Avatar
    Join Date: Mar 2001
    Location: NY
    Posts: 66
    CrazyCats4 HB User
    Re: heart palpitations and ibs

    Originally Posted by KimKel
    I'm new to IBS, but one of the most bothersome symptoms I have are theses skipped beats or palpititions. I'm told it is related to the autonomic nervous system response of the bowel. Anyone else have this? Kim
    Wow, I've never heard that skipped beats/palpitations are symptoms of IBS. I have had IBS for about 10 years, and come to think of it, my stomach problems started shortly after I experienced skipped heartbeats one evening. I went to my family doctor, a cardiologist, had ekg and echogram done, heart checked out fine but no one could tell me the reason my heart skipped beats.

    Anyone have more info on this???


    Old 06-27-2004, 12:29 PM   #3
    6th_sense's Avatar
    Join Date: Apr 2002
    Location: Ottawa, Canada
    Posts: 317
    6th_sense HB User
    Re: heart palpitations and ibs

    Hi guys,

    I suffer from IBS too - I get more than just skipped heartbeats - my heart rythm goes completely out of whack. Fortunately, I am capable of undoing the effect. However, I would like to know - do any of you suffer from severe IBS - like severe cramping or severe constipation/diarrhea or other strange manifestations of IBS? (for eg: eye twitching).

    The heart palpitations will be undetectable after they go away. It can be a temporary or long term thing. It is not necessarily related to heart disease - what I mean is you don't have to have heart problems in order to have palpitations or arythmia (irregular beating). It is extremely irritating though. Some people have changes in the way their heart behaves though (not palpitations) - it causes the heart to become sluggish and its long term effects can lead to heart disease - The best way to deal with this is usually exercise (plenty of it) - however, that does not always help.

    On another unrelated note: everyone should however, read and find out about strokes. The heart and stroke foundation has a very interesting site that explains it - It is unrelated to heart disease and heart palpitations though. They talk about thrombosis, aneurysms, TIAs...

    Cheers, Raju.

    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    ongoing heart and health issues - long post chem2 Heart Disorders 2 06-10-2011 08:51 PM
    Anyone have heart palpitations like these? actudan Heart Disorders 16 08-04-2010 12:55 PM
    Heart Palpitations Vs. Lightheadedness Liz1900 Thyroid Disorders 5 02-04-2008 06:46 PM
    Everyday heart palpitations HELP! marie221 Heart Disorders 4 12-04-2007 03:43 AM
    Heart palps and Vitamin B injections barbpom Heart Disorders 1 05-05-2006 05:31 PM
    Heart Palpitation Rx lorbis Menopause 5 11-07-2005 05:28 PM
    Random heart palpitations? a2479002 Heart Disorders 10 10-24-2005 02:28 PM
    Heart Palpitations jmackey Heart Disorders 2 06-29-2005 03:59 PM
    Heart flutters venezia Heart Disorders 2 01-13-2005 07:20 AM

    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:13 PM.

    © 2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!