You should check out the RicardoAnthony thread on this board. He has similar problems as do many others, including myself. Try small meals, eliminate spicy foods. That said, getting another opinion may put your mind at rest.
Hi, I'm 19. I was diagnose with GERD back in July, and was dealing with reflux for a few months. I then was put on prilosec 2 times a day for 6 weeks and shortly after stopping the medication found I was having skipped beats daily (mostly at rest). I went to a cardiologist to see what was going on. I remember having skipped beats practically my whole life but never as frequent as they have been for the past 2 months. I would maybe get them a couple times a months or so. Anyways, went to a cardiologist and did a holter monitor that should both pvcs and pacs. Also had an echo done, and blood work which both came back completely normal. Now that I know I have no heart conditions, I'm definitely considering that my stomach issues could be contributing to the sudden increase in these skipped beats. I've read online that taking acid reducers such as prilosec for long periods of time can deplete your body of many vitamins such as magnesium. I just started taking a magnesium citrate supplement, and fish oil daily to see if maybe that helps!
I would definitely recommend getting exercise as often as possible and cutting out foods that may trigger your stomach issues and see if this helps as well. I find the more active I am during the day, the less pvcs I tend to get
I agree that exercise helps the irregular beats. I also am on a PPI and if I go off of it, I end up with more problems because of GERD. Good luck on this. There is a definite connection in my opinion.
Hi, Thanks for all the advice exercise does seem to help but lately I have been getting random heart palpations pretty much everyday atleast once but thankfully it usually dont last very long its been going on daily for almost a week now. Not sure whats causing it besides possibly my stomach or stress. I got better in December both my heart and stomach and I went to my physical last month. My Gyno asked if I take a daily vitamin I told her i take Magnisum and Potassium she said to stop taking it because it can mess with my heart. I told her that's why I take it for heart palpations she said I needed to go to my doctor and just take a womens daily vitamin. So I stopped taking my Magnisum and Potassium for about 2 weeks and took the daily vitamin but it didn't seem to help and I read online that Pottassium and Magnisum shouldnt hurt anything and can even help with acid problems like I have. My doctor never did get back with me on the heart doctor so I guess if I want to get rechecked out I will have to find a doctor myself. My doctor didnt seem concerned and said my acid shouldnt cause my heart palpations but I beg to differ. I'm pretty sure it is related to my stomach issues but its still not a plesant feeling. In the past I have had an event monitor when I was having heart palpations at 12 and everything was fine but that was several years ago. I have had multiple blood work never showed anything related to my heart and supposly last summer all my vitamins were good but I still take Magnisum and Potassium to try to help. I also have been on the acid reducer Protonix for over a year along with many others I have tried for the past 5 years.