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Dealing with heart/ stomach symptoms

Sep 24, 2013 - 4 comments
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pains in my stomach

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heart problems

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heart murmurs

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heart palpations

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nausea

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Gas pains

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acidity

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dizziness



I went to my new doctor today. Over my stomach symptoms and heart murmur and palpations. My doctor is nice but yet again like the rest she tells me the most they can do is give me acid reducers which don't really help me much. They tell me I produce to much acid but my question is whats causing it? Maybe if they spent some time trying to figure out what causes it then I could feel better. Most people don't have that problem so my symptoms are deffinatly not normal. Most doctors tell me to watch what I eat espically on the fast food and to eat lots of fruits and veggies but even that kind of stuff messes with my stomach and their really isen't any fast food places that have none greasy foods so I really don't know what I'm suppose to do. I'm suppose to call the specalists (GI and Cardio) up myself and try to get appointments even though I know I will need to be reffered again. Most people think that my heart and stomach symptoms could be linked but my doctor today said that my acid shouldnt be causing problems with my heart. She thinks my heart is fine but I still need to check in with the Cardio specalist because they did a chest ultrasound a few months ago and I never heard back. It just don't make much sense to me. I'm still young I don't get why I cant just feel normal. Normal people can eat whatever they want and feel fine but with me weather I eat or not I still feel like crap 90% of the time. Life is to short I would like to feel good and be able to eat the things I want. I'm starting to lose hope like I'm going to just have to live feeling sick most of the time but on the bright side at least getting my gallbladder taken out a few years ago did help somewhat.

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by remar, Sep 24, 2013
I'm glad to hear you're seeing a cardio Dr. It's best to cover everything. Stomach problems can be a sign of heart problems in some people. The gastro Dr can help find out why you're producing too much acid and what can be done about it.
There can be several reasons why people produce to much stomach acid. Certain foods, stress, medications. There are some things that may help until you get a diagnosis. Aloe Vera juice, which can be bought at any drug store and many grocery stores. Eating yogurt can help too. Do some research on foods that will help balance your stomach.

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by Curly03, Sep 24, 2013
Thanks for the reply I will search for Aloe Vera Juice, never tried it. On dairy products like yogurt I can barley eat because it makes me get gas pains. One day I took one sip of milk for breakfast and I was having a lot of gas pain all day. Sometimes even Beno and gas reducers don't help I just have to wait it out. Then other days I'm fine Im able to eat and drink whatever I want. Those days dont happen much but when they do Im happy. I'm going to ask my Gastro doctor about the acid the next time I see him and I'm going to tell the Cardio doctor everything and try to find out if maybe my heart could at least be linked to me always getting gas pains. My grandma gets that as well and my grandpa had stomach issues similar to me. He went to several doctors they never figured out what was wrong. He had heart surgery and that somehow fixed his stomach issues.

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by remar, Sep 26, 2013
Have you been tested to see if you're allergic to dairy products? Aloe Vera juice is easy to find. If you have a Walmart close to you they carry it in the pharmacy department.
When I commented on your post I should have asked your age. I see that you're only 25 so I highly doubt you could be having any heart problems.
Some other things your Dr should check for are any vitamin and mineral deficiencies. If you're low on B vitamins it can cause stomach problems. If you're low on potassium or magnesium it can cause stomach problems and heart palpitations.
Too many Drs will just tell us to take an acid reducer instead of doing tests. I know you've already had several tests but you did'nt mention anything about your Drs checking your vitamin and mineral levels. If your body does'nt have what it needs it's going to react.
I'm always here to listen and help anyway I can. I do understand stomach problems and it's awful. You seem to have a severe case and that's terrible for anyone, especially for someone as young as you are. I really hope your Drs can get this figured out very soon.
Take care. Corena

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by Curly03, Sep 26, 2013
Im not sure if they have checked me for dairy products or not but if I take beno before I eat ice cream or drink milk I usually do ok. I have been tested to see if Im allergic to gluten. A lot of doctors dont think I have heart problems but I started getting heart palpitations real bad and found out recently I have a heart murmur. Sometimes after I eat I feel gassy, dizzy, and my heart starts pounding fast until I lay down and start belching I start feeling better. Its kind of scary when that happens. I had a chest ultrasound done a few months ago and never heard back. I have got my vitamins checked a few times. First time I had a b12 and vitamin D defficiency from my stomach not being able to absorb it when I had my gallbladder. The low b12 was causing me all kinds of other symptoms doctors just blew off as anxiety. I got better once I started taking b12 injections and vitamin D pills. Now my vitamins are suppose to be ok but I did do some research online about my heart palpitations and I started taking potassium or magnesium and its helped a lot with the palpitations. If I stop taking them after a week they come back so its kind of odd. On my stomach some people think I probably produce to little acid or automatically have heartburn like acid reflux but thats not the case with me. On the little acid Im not sure cause all they have ever done was upper endoscopys. I have threw up buckets of pure acid before I had my gallbladder out and a few months after surgery so I always just assumed I do produce to much acid. A month ago I was out and couldnt eat for several hours I started feeling real sick and started throwing up acid and was to nasous to eat. I took an acid reducer and took a few bites of my food and I started feeling better and was able to eat within a few hours. I dont understand my stomach at all. It seems more like I got a gas problem but I know acid problems can cause it just dont get why acid reducers dont help all that much like they do for most people. It just helps for a few hours then I start having different symptoms through out the day.

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