Zantac and heart palpitations

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Avatar m tn I saw the doctor the next day and told him that my heart was beating very hard and it was keeping me from sleeping. He listened to my heart and did an EKG. Everything was normal. Later that day the leg pressure came back just as bad if not worse than the first time. That, coupled with the heartbeats made me start to panic a bit. After a while I began hyperventilating and tried the ol' paper bag technique to combat it. Again, my mom convinced me to go to the ER.
Avatar f tn It started with heart palpitations and vomiting, then i had abdominal or gas pain. stomach feels uncomfortable after eating.i went to a physician and he prescribed me zantac. i also had my blood checked for a deficiency in anything. results were norma except that i had a UTI infection. now i'm on zantac and an antibiotic. unfortunately i'm struggling with extreme fatigue upon standing, rapid heart rate some coughing and sometimes dizziness. This has been going on for three weeks.
Avatar f tn Hello, just wanted to say that I too have been suffering with esophagul spasms which bring on heart palpitations, breathlessness and even twitching.. plus constant discomfort in my chest on my left side about where my ribs are... Ive been trying to figure out for some time what's causing this and I think i got it down to parasites causing my stomach to spit food back up. So i started on a parasite cleanse, and it seemed to really help.
Avatar m tn // Basically, I gather these symptoms can be explained by one or both of the following: - Hiatal hernia - Vagus nerve irritation I also get the impression these are common and widely misdiagnosed conditions. Hope that helps someone. I am going to book in for some tests first thing tomorrow.
Avatar n tn // Basically, I gather these symptoms can be explained by one or both of the following: - Hiatal hernia - Vagus nerve irritation I also get the impression these are common and widely misdiagnosed conditions. Hope that helps someone. I am going to book in for some tests first thing tomorrow.
Avatar m tn I would ask for an holter monitor (an ekg for 1 or 2 days that you take home) to see if it can pick up any correlation between your heart symptoms and your other symptoms. PVC's (premature ventricular contractions) are usually normal as long as they aren't more than 15% of your heartbeats.
692001 tn?1236566062 Oddly enough, my reflux has been bothering me off and on and I seem to be having heart skips or palpitations until I either eat or take Zantac. Has anybody else considered or have heart about the relation between reflux and heart palpitations? Is there a better medicine out there for reflux? I take Zantac 150 mg twice a day and have been doing so for the last 15 years.
Avatar f tn Last week my brother passed away due to an undiagnosed heart condition, probably as the result of many years of drug and alcohol abuse, but the stress and d fear and worry combined with the idea that the ER doctors missed his condition that was fairly obvious cashed the original symptoms to come back.I went back to the zantac and the stomach issues are resolving but the palpitations have gotten worse. They started walking me up at night with flutters (maybe pvc) every other or every third beat.
Avatar f tn I have been suffering from episodes of pain and discomfort in the epi-gastric and chest area. It feels like I am going to have a heart attack, it is a pressure/discomfort in upper abdomen and back between shoulder blades with palpitations, difficulty getting a deep breath and feeling lightheaded. It seems to come on as an "attack". I find that it happens most during my walks for exercise, when bending over, before or after meals, and also before bowel movements.
Avatar f tn , verapamil) and sleep itself. If it is transient and only occurs during sleep - and if your heart has been thoroughly checked out - then I'd bet everything is A-OK. One thing that can cause your pulse to accelerate during sleep is dreaming.
Avatar f tn (I've also been having awful acid reflux that has been making me throw up, inspite of my Rx for it, coupled with diarrhea and extreme pain in my throat, esophagus, chest/stomach, some dizziness/head rushes when standing up, and some random heart palpitations.) I've been taking Claritin D for the last few days and that seemed to be making my breathing better, UNTIL today. I have pretty severe non-allergic rhinitis, for which I've taken Nasacort spray for for years.
Avatar n tn I have been diagnosed with acid reflux earlier this year and I have been having heart palpitations ever since of and on. I did the holter monitoring test, EKG and ecko cardiogram which came out all perfect. Nothing is wrong. I get so scared though. Sometimes I can't sleep at night. I do suffer from gas. Does anyone know what foods relieve this gas pain. alot of the foods that I eat seem to contain gas.
Avatar f tn The doctor asked me if I had any kind of heart issue and I told him about the bi/tri geminy I had last year and the occasional palpitations I had and told him I was having them at the moment and for about the past week. He asked his assistant to do an EKG. Then, my doctor came back after reading the EKG and said he wouldn't be able to do the injection because of the EKG. The EKG read: 2nd Degree AV Block (Mobiltz 2) with Premature Tarch (not sure how to spell that out).
1551963 tn?1302296332 i suffered with acid reflux for years and then i got on some prilosec and my symptoms went away but i started getting bad head aches and it felt like my heart was skipping so i went to the doc and he said i had high blood preasure but my colesteral was good. I then changed my diet and wheened myself off the prilosec and all the symptoms went away.
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Avatar n tn and second of all, would a congenital heart defect cause palpitations and arrhythmia? and would it also be part of the problem with someone drinking caffaine? reason for asking, my husband recently was informed and reminded by his mother that when he was 19 (now 45) that he had a hole in his heart. unfortunately he doesnt have the sonogram results and he doesnt remember the drs name that did the testing.
Avatar m tn The Gastroenterologist said he did not see a hiatal hernia. So with Chest wall pain, gastro symptoms, and heart racing/palpitations all in one... Im guessing it has to be fat or something else pressing on things in there, maybe compressing the vagus nerve (Which may explain the palpitations and racing heart), irritating the nerves around the chest/esophagus (Causing the chest wall pain). Has anyone had or heard of symptoms like this before? They're really starting to impact my life.
Avatar m tn He took some blood and prescribed me some Claritin and Zantac to control the hives. When the blood results came back they didn't show anything very remarkable. He said that I had minor food allergies to corn, wheat and shrimp. I had never had any sort of noticeable allergic reaction to these food before and when I eat them now, they don't cause any sort of difference with the hives. A month or two passed and I was taking the Zantac and Claritin every day.
Avatar f tn In the last few months, I have had a flare up of diverticulitis (coinciding with a 6-month absence from the gym and a new job) and very strong heart palpitations. I strongly suspected a link between the diverticulitis and heart "thing" but the GP denied knowledge of any link between bowel and heart, was patronising and dismissive and sent me away (after I secured a 2nd prescription for co-amoxiclav).
Avatar f tn Low potassium in the setting of slow heart rate, palpitations and structural heart damage is dangerous. You need to correct this immediately. I don't know the cause for your low potassium, but as far as I can see, this is the first thing you need to correct. Maybe I'm a bit confused with US and Norwegian measuring units, but if it is 2 mmol/l it's dangerously low, even if you didn't have any heart disease.
Avatar n tn in any case no matter how bad pacs , pvcs , nsvt may feel, it quite obvious by looking at the posting of persons that have dealt with this for nearly half a lifetime that with a normal heart or a heart without significant abnormalities that these palpitations are harmless and benign even though they might make you feel like you are on your last.
Avatar f tn I keep a journal and at 27 when I had my first cardiology exam and learned of Mvp, pvc's and the way my heart functions.I enjoy this heart board for sharing.My last holter a month ago had 495 pvc's and I was really feeling bad. Increased my potassium, magnesium and given Propanolol to keep on hand. For years I walk daily , stay thin, lots of water and non of the no-nos which can cause heart palps. I find comfort in meditation too. Hope for a skip free day for all.
Avatar m tn I'm somewhat convinced it's not heart related, but the palpitations worry me. Zantac doesn't seem to get rid of the ache. It's not painful, but noticeable. Does this seem heart related or just acid? Why am I able to make it hurt by simply changing body positions?
Avatar n tn Tests and tests were taken on my heart with no problems found. Finally I was given an upper GI and my doctor told me it was Acid reflux caused. Took Previcid and it went away after about two weeks. Now it is back. Previcid does not seem to help after two months. It seems worse than the first time. I have slight heartburn at times. My heartbeat issues are about the same as the first time but now I occasionally have a rapid continuing heartbeat which will last for 5 or 10 seconds.
Avatar f tn - I remember also taking epsom salt in early May since my sister said my body must be low and magnesium, and I felt bad palpitations to where I felt weak from standing. - I tried forcing myself to sleep early at 9 or 10 p.m. now, changing my diet and completing exercises that do not exert the body. My sister also purchased teas, enzymes, probiotics and minerals to help heal my body. There were days when I was feeling much better, until I ate food that was greasy.
Avatar m tn I have been experiencing some back pains here and there so don't know if that has anything to do with it either. Oh, and some heart palpitations. I've attached a pic of where the main pain zone is to give you an idea. I was told by the doctor to possibly see a cardiologist but I can't afford to see them and they want $300 for a check-up up front. The tests they did were a cat scan, x-ray, blood work, and EKG. Had me under monitoring for a bit too and nothing.
Avatar n tn I've had that shaky chest discomfort for a couple of months now. I thought it was heart palpitations and I thought I was having a heart attack. I'm only 23 with high blood pressure from pregnancy. I can't lay down because that just makes it worst. It keeps me up all night and the doctor put me on Zantac and said it was because of my stomach and that when I lay down my stomach pushes up against my chest and that's whats causing the shaky feeling.
Avatar n tn 1st of April, I noticed my heart was having palpitations. Dr. gave monitor for 48 hours and the results, he said, were fine. 25 PACs and 13 PVCs. They have almost ceased now and it is July 8th. End of May, I had a massive attack. Sharp chest pain and this time, through to the back shoulder blades, felt immediately sick to my stomach, went to the bathroom, then had severe pains on right side ribs. Husband touched the area and I about jumped off the bed.
1364061 tn?1282590498 I also have heart palpitations at time. I have been told they are hereditary (My mom and her dad do and did this) But also I can tell if my acid reflux is really bad, I will have those palpitations. I have taken meds for the acid reflux for the entire 17 years. I have recently had another bad attack of acid reflux where my food was getting stuck after gaining some weight through the holidays.
1666825 tn?1303256259 I read your post on the Heart medhelp board and know your heart has been checked out and no problems were found with your heart. I can tell you from first hand experience angina and GERD problems from a hiatal hernia can cause a similiar symptom, but in my experience you just know when you are experiencing a heart attack. There is no other experience like it.