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Have a question about thud in chest.

Once in awhile if I bend over to pick something up, or rest on my belly I get a fluitter in my chest. It feels like the same feeling I got when I was expecting. It feels like a baby kick but in my heart. This scares me and then my heart will race because I am scared.

I have been known to have anxiety issues. I am on no medications though. Dr's do not think I need them. I am 33 active but need to lose lbs. I am walking briskly, and taking care of horses for exercise.

So far I have had 12 EKGS, several complete blood counts done, thyroid checked, chest x-rays, as well as a sonogram on my heart. I have also been hooked up to monitors for extended periods of time.

Is it possible that this might be a throat problem more than a heart problem. When I get the feelings in my chest I belch and I feel better.

Are there any other tests I should do to rule out heart issues first? or should I go to a Gastro Dr? Or am I just so scared of heart problems that i am creating these symptoms somehow?

Can Anxiety make your heart feel like it skips a beat? Could this be a posture issue? I do have bad posture and am trying to change that. Along with man y other things.

I used to drink, chuck drinks down and air would get trapped. But I have now started taking slow drinks and air back up is getting much better.

I also used to have an eating dissorder. Can this be an issue?

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612551 tn?1450025775
A quick response is I don't think you have a heart problem.

You mention over weight, and the thud  occurring when you bend over.  If you have a lot of extra weight on the stomach area (that's my problem area) that could put extra pressure on your internals when you bend over.

I think a effort that lowers weight, increases cardio strength (exercise) and a bland low fat diet is you best first try at a cure for the heart thud.

I am not saying you don't need to see a doctor, but from what I read I came to undersand that you have been checked out by one or more doctors.
1151202 tn?1262221976
Yes I have been checked by many Dr's. I have been to the er, and my doctor has done many tests.

I am going to put myself on a diet called a raw diet. I am also going to remove coffee from my diet.

Thanks for the rely.
Avatar f tn
This happened to me this morning! I was in the shower, I have a little sinusitis, I was blowing my nose a little in the shower. Then when I got out I bent over to get something I dropped, when I stood up I almost passed out, my heart felt like it went out of rhythim, I was dizzy, lasted a few seconds, but I felt weird for a while after.

I work for a cardiologoy group so I asked one of the docs and she said VERY COMMON, it's a vagus nerver thing. I know that it happens often when I have tight pants on or am sitting in a weird hunched position for too long, I'll get the thud, but this was worse! Anyway, the docs always say, if no congenital defect and no underlying heart disease then arrthmias like these are harmless.

One thing that can aggrivate is lactose intolerance and high carb diet, as it bloats you and that puts pressure on the diaphram which irritates the vagus nerve.

I'm very petite, but I can feel every beat! Also, when I am bloated or gassey same thing happens and again I've been told it is vagal, not to worry. So that would explain the belching makes it feel better.

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