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Old 08-07-10, 16:48
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Indigestion and Palpitations

Hi

Can anyone please tell me whether there is a link to acid/ indigestion and palpitations?

I have been suffering with chronic indigestion for a couple of weeks now. Have had ranitidine (sp) which did nothing for it and now I have been given lansoprazole (sp) which has got rid of the pain but not the reflux. Only first day of taking it though. Was at the park today playing with my daughter and felt fluttering in my chest, skipped beats etc. Two in a row and felt like fleeing home as I felt dizzy.

I have since had welling from the bottom middle of my chest and burping a couple of times so I presume I still am suffering from heartburn. But can the heartburn be causing the palpitations?

PS Have had an ECG as I have been worried there was something wrong with my heart and that was normal. But I cannot get out of my head that there's something wrong. I have always been taught: indigestion + palpitations + dizziness = heart.
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Old 08-07-10, 16:49
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Re: Indigestion and Palpitations

PS I have had shortness of breath, heaviness in chest with it and a sort of welling feeling, like something is brewing up. I've also had jaw pain. Am only in my early thirties.
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Old 08-07-10, 19:54
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Re: Indigestion and Palpitations

acid indigestion/reflux...had symptoms for 7 months myself...from asthma-like symptoms to chest pains, upper back pain..wheezing..THE LOT!

It all began with HEART SYMPTOMS! like palps, flutters, pauses...At first, like you, I was convinced that I had heart disease or an irregular heartbeat. I even saw a cardiologist...Had 6 ECGs and a 24 Hr ECG and everything was normal!

I was then given both Omeprazole and Lansoprazole...Took the former for 1 month..It wasnt working so my doc switched me to 30mg of Lans and I took it for 3 months and decided to stop taking it to see if it had any effect...Things are just about starting to calm down for me..Its about time after 7 horrible months.

I also had and still have spells of lightheadedness etc..The jury is still out on whats causing this...A theory I have is that reflux can cause palps and funny heart sensations..and even lightheadedness...I think it ties in with the vagus nerve.
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Old 08-07-10, 20:14
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Re: Indigestion and Palpitations

Hi dodo,

Further down this page I posted recently, its headed 'chest pain and reflux' and someone left a link for me to look at which is very interesting as it shows the connection with the vagus nerve and indigestion/reflux etx.. I would copy the link to here but not that clever haha.

Anyhow have a look at it.

Shaz x
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Old 08-07-10, 22:31
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Re: Indigestion and Palpitations

I have asked the Dr before whether there is a link but have been told no. That something else must be causing the palpitations. I have been adament before in my mind that something was going on in my stomach to cause it. Sometimes I don't hve pain with the reflux, just sensations of gurgling etc.
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Old 09-07-10, 00:20
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Re: Indigestion and Palpitations

This seems to be really common - I've chatted to a number of people who feel that there is a link between indigestion and palpitations. I certainly have had this myself on many occasions. The only explanation I can come up with is that maybe when we've had a big meal, we are more aware of the blood flow because our stomachs are full. Also, when we are digesting there is more blood flow to that part of the body anyway, so we're more likely to be aware of it.

That's my theory anyway!! But I suspect there are loads of other people on here who would report the same symptoms.
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Old 09-07-10, 09:44
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Re: Indigestion and Palpitations

Thanks everyone
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