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    Old 02-25-2003, 09:46 PM   #1
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    Unhappy heart palpitations anyone???????

    i have stage 3 adrenal exhaustion w/ many symptoms including palpitations. can anyone relate? the kind i experience, & have been for the past 5 mths or so are...i could be standing , sitting, watching tv , walking, anything - when all of a sudden my heart feels like it thumped or something. like it stopped for a beat but thumped back into motion. its very scary, cardiologist says i am fine. i am skeptical, afraid to exercise.
    can anyone relate?
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    Old 02-26-2003, 05:41 AM   #2
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    hi cjp - i responded to one of your earlier posts - if your heart is OK according to a cardiologist maybe you can think about having all your hormones checked. That heart thumping is scary - it feels like it's going to bust right out of your chest, but only for a second or so, and sometimes will skip a beat or it feels like it's rushing to catch up to the next beat. Then it goes away - it use to happen to me a number of times throughout the day until I had everything tested. Do not attempt to correct any of your hormones, even naturally, without the help of a qualified physician who understands it, and you've been tested.

     
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    CJP, yes, I've had a premature beat from time to time, all my life. I'm retirement age now. Fainted several times as a teenagers, when weather was unbearably hot or other stresses. Did it ever happen to you? If so, that must be why. I'm afraid of too much exercise, like a stress test, too.

    Always had low thyroid, have diabetes, and until about a week ago always had high blood pressure, since having my children, all grown now. Allergies too.

    Do you get pain in one or both arms when there's simply a burp coming up in your chest? I don't know if it's diabetic neuropathy or what. One doctor says there's a nerve that gets affected with even the slightest chest disturbance. The chest doesn't hurt, just the arm. It's being treated for a pulled muscle, but this has been going on for years, off and on.

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    Old 06-01-2003, 04:59 PM   #4
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    I can totally relate CJP. My heart would feel like that a lot during the day and of course the first diagnosis was anxiety attacks because I'm a woman! I insisted that wasn't it and had a stress test (5mph for 12 minutes, uphill) definitely not cardiac. I also had an echocardiogram and a 24-hour holter monitor all of which were normal. Since I have been found a new doctor that listens she has diagnosed me with Stage II Adrenal Dysfunction and I'm taking adrenal support and Pregnenolone 30mg along with lots of stomach support because I'm also allergic to eggs, dairy, soy, and wheat. The palpitations have disappeared except last night when I had it for two hours after I went to bed. Could it have been the bag of jelly beans I ate? Sugar definitely has an adverse reaction for me.

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    Re: heart palpitations anyone???????

    about three weeks ago I started having palpitations in my heart they go on for hours I have no other systems except maybe heart burn. I am worried that there is something worng with my heart but have had palpitations before due to stress. I am 41 and am thinking it could be hormonal but it only seems to occure when I eat or do not eat. If I sit and relax they are not as often but if I move around I find I have them and they are not more then one every couple mins. I am going to have tests on my stomach. but any answer would be wonderful what I can do at home and no I do not drink coffeee or soda with caffinee I do smoke. Sue

     
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    Re: heart palpitations anyone???????

    A couple of you have mentioned "stage 2 or stage 3" adrenal fatigue. How is that diagnosed? All I've come across is Addison's. How do you get diagnosed as having those stages of adrenal fatigue? What type of doctors diagnosed these? Were there tests to indictate this diagnosis, or were the doctors going on symptoms alone? Thanks very much! ~ Tracy

     
    Old 08-29-2004, 12:30 PM   #7
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    Re: heart palpitations anyone???????

    Yes I get palpitations when my steroids get a bit out of balance - unpleasant and frightening.
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    Re: heart palpitations anyone???????

    I can relate to the heart palpitations. They started roughly 2 yrs ago and within 5 months they increased to be everyday a few times in that day, and felt like the heart was going to stop, and the pulse beating was very heavy in my throat too. I timed the stop to be about 3 seconds which really was scary. Then, I would see blackness coming from underneath and feel near to fainting, but never fainted completely. The doctor diagnosed me with Hypertension (stress related) and precribed Beta Blockers and Fluoxetin, and that got rid of the irregular heartbeat. Now,I experience only very light palpitations here and there, but hardly at all. It was a very scary feeling.

     
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    Re: heart palpitations anyone???????

    I too have heart palpatations...it's very scary. I'm still waiting for a doctor to actually acknowledge that it's happening. It's strongest when I lay down. It even wakes me up from sleeping (sometimes I think it might be sleep apnea). Some days I probably have 50 of them. They all started AFTER I started taking thyroid meds. The longer I take the meds the worse it gets. I've actually stopped my thyroid meds because they were so strong. I've assumed it was low adrenal function...are all of you saying this isn't the case? Also...I would also like to know the difference between "stage 2 or stage 3" adrenal fatigue.
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    Re: heart palpitations anyone???????

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    Originally Posted by cjp
    i have stage 3 adrenal exhaustion w/ many symptoms including palpitations. can anyone relate? the kind i experience, & have been for the past 5 mths or so are...i could be standing , sitting, watching tv , walking, anything - when all of a sudden my heart feels like it thumped or something. like it stopped for a beat but thumped back into motion. its very scary, cardiologist says i am fine. i am skeptical, afraid to exercise.
    can anyone relate?
    cjp
    Low adrenals with normal/low thyroid can cause heart palpitations. I also experienced skipped/rapid heart beats. When I began taking hydrocortisone the effect mainly went away but often reappeared. Only after starting DHEA did those symptoms completey disappear. Occationally they return and I have found that it happens a few hours after eating too much sugar.

     
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