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#516945 - 04/20/17 06:19 PM Anyone have chronic palpitations?
worldofme Offline
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Registered: 02/15/16
Posts: 91
I have chronic palpitations on and off despite beta blocker and normal ekg, echo I get palpitations. Last week it went up to 170...went straight to er. Nothing.

Send me home saying they don't know , heart and blood work looks good.

Any idras?

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#516946 - 04/21/17 04:32 AM Re: Anyone have chronic palpitations? [Re: worldofme]
Frederick Offline
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Registered: 03/28/06
Posts: 99
When I had palpitations my doctor told me to cut out coffee and red wine. To be honest I didn't think it would make any difference but it did. Also cut out monosodium glutamate such as that used in Chinese cookery.

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#516951 - 04/21/17 06:09 AM Re: Anyone have chronic palpitations? [Re: worldofme]
KA_Bob Offline
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Registered: 08/16/16
Posts: 32
Loc: Shanghai
I have that ,I think AS involves CNS

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#516969 - 04/22/17 10:34 AM Re: Anyone have chronic palpitations? [Re: worldofme]
MollyC1i Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 9701
Loc: Brittany, France (since Nov 08...
Yes from over here. Horrible. Like ones heart is going to jump out of ones body ! I do drink coffee, but mostly instant as real coffee, although much nicer drink, would be too much caffeine at the rate I drink it ! Red wine in moderation.

I have palpitations and claudication and dead toes... Toes go deader and deader when walking, recover with rest, but also go dead / claudication, at night. Have to hang legs out of the bed.

All such a putrid bind...!!
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#517065 - 05/07/17 12:03 PM Re: Anyone have chronic palpitations? [Re: worldofme]
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Registered: 09/13/15
Posts: 5
Loc: Hubei, China
Taking 400 mg of magnesium supplements a day almost eliminated chest pain or a strong heart beat. My heart beat didn't race. I have IBS and chronic loose stools and so I assume that I'm poor at absorbing nutrients. I've never had vitamin, mineral and other nutrition level tests done. I have had a comprehensive stool test done and my microbiome is highly skewed toward a firmicute population as opposed to a bacteroidete one despite a diet that strongly supports the latter.

I also take a vitamin B complex in an attempt to reduce homocystine levels and hence vasospasms that woke me up at night. It seems to mostly work so long as I stick to a clean diet.

Running 4.7 km in the morning before work two or three times a week may have helped.

I hope this helps

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#517073 - 05/08/17 07:26 PM Re: Anyone have chronic palpitations? [Re: worldofme]
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Registered: 09/15/15
Posts: 11
Loc: Canada
My palpitations are starting again after 6 months of none. I've been to ER a few times and sent home after hours of tests showing nothing wrong? Doctors try to give me anxiety drugs even though I mention maybe there is inflammation from AS in heart. It all seems to be a guessing game, from one symptom to another which sucks. Sometimes it feels as if my body is giving out and I'm youngish (39), fit and have been on a NSD for 2 years. The only thing I can think of why they have returned so strong is I haven't taken my electrolytes in over a week? They were out of stock so am getting some today and hope the palpitations will go away!! I can't take feeling like this- it's rediculous- I feel like I'm an old grandma but have a young family to take care of! Sorry just venting!! But also I take a lot of NSAIDS which does cause heart problems.


Edited by Jennyis1 (05/08/17 07:30 PM)

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#517075 - 05/09/17 06:15 AM Re: Anyone have chronic palpitations? [Re: worldofme]
Frederick Offline
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Registered: 03/28/06
Posts: 99
When I had palpitations my doctor told me to cut out coffee and red wine. To be honest I didn't think it would make any difference but it did. Also cut out monosodium glutamate such as that used in Chinese cookery.

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#517112 - 05/13/17 10:17 AM Re: Anyone have chronic palpitations? [Re: worldofme]
worldofme Offline
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Registered: 02/15/16
Posts: 91
My are random not related to food.

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#517137 - 05/17/17 09:34 PM Re: Anyone have chronic palpitations? [Re: worldofme]
stevec Offline
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Registered: 09/05/01
Posts: 6221
Loc: Millstone NJ
I do and am absolutely certain they are biomechanical and caused by the affect AS has had on my spine causing vagus nerve irritation

When my heart starts to race I always first feel a triggering tightness or pressure on my neck

If you google vagus nerve and inflammation you will find several interesting articles but I am certain this is the source of my palpitation

I have been able to stop them usually in a few minutes with deep breathing focusing more on long slow exhaling while intermittently sipping water
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