Fluttering heart Anyone Have this?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by wish_to_be_healthy, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. wish_to_be_healthy

    wish_to_be_healthy New Member

    My heart is fluttering like crazy...I've had this before, but don't know why its happening, or WHY TODAY??? WHY RIGHT NOW???

    Is there something I could take? Is this a Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium problem?

    Sympathetic, parasympathetic nervous system???


  2. Kimba4318

    Kimba4318 New Member

    I hope others will pipe in. I have MVP (Mitral Valve Prolapse) and I get that fluttering too. I wonder if that is what it is. I believe someone here said to try Magnesium.

    Any thoughts for Suz??

  3. wish_to_be_healthy

    wish_to_be_healthy New Member

    Going to the Mag bottle right now!

    Thanks...I don't like that feeling at all.

  4. wish_to_be_healthy

    wish_to_be_healthy New Member

    I also have Lupus and anticardiolipin issues...I also have 2 boys 11 and 5...you can see on my bio.

    Thanks again,

  5. woofmom

    woofmom New Member

    Along with magnesium you might want to take fish oil supplements.
  6. Kimba4318

    Kimba4318 New Member

    i hope it helps. When you say you have anticardiolipin issues, can you explain that in more detail. I have had that positive on a bunch of tests and still do not know what that means. Can you explain?
  7. Kimba4318

    Kimba4318 New Member

    and read your bio - I have 2 with ADHD... It can be rough on us at tims & you certainly have a lot on your !plate
  8. donna13210

    donna13210 Member

    I've read that it's quite normal if you only get it once in awhile. Does your heart feel like it's flopping around, like a fish out of water? That's what mine feels like sometimes. I don't like the feeling either, because while I'm waiting for the fluttering to stop, I half expect the heart to stop completely for some reason! It's creepy.

    Take care
    Donna M.

  9. springlakeorphan

    springlakeorphan New Member

    Hi Suz
    My "irregulor heartbeat" landed me in the ER last year. I take pills for it now but it can mimmic a heart attack. PLEASE have this checked out and also your blood pressure. Mine was VERY high to to all the pain meds I was on.Never dreamed the "fluttering" was bad because there was no real pain involved.So pay exrta attention over the next day and call dr just to have it checked.Good luck!!! Mary
  10. kriket

    kriket New Member

    sassy described it well. Mine will do the exact same thing that she described. I also have rapid heart rate and have to take med. to slow it down.

  11. fieldmouse

    fieldmouse New Member

    I don't know that my heasrt flutters but when I am laying down resting sometimes,it will just start racing. I was checked my blood pressure during this time and it always goes very low at these times. Very strange!! I will be talking to my PCP about it at my appointment next week....Hugs!!...Mick!!
  12. EllenComstock

    EllenComstock New Member

    As someone else mentioned here, some fluttering of the heart is normal, but if it is happening more frequently, I would get it checked out. I used to have palpitations that began when I was 16 and became more frequent as I got older. After years of EKG's that showed my heart was normal, I finally saw a heart specialist who diagnosed me with a defect in the electrical system of my heart, which he said gets worse as you get older. For me it would come on suddenly and it got to the point I was afraid to drive or go shopping. I had palpitations several times when I was driving and I had to pull over and lay on the seat until it was over. Fortunately, those times it was a short episode. My episodes lasted anywhere from a few seconds to two hours. I would feel faint and once in awhile I would have nausea (with the longer episodes).

    The problem was doing an EKG on my heart while the palpitations were actually happening. After several months of frustration (I wore a halter monitor for a month), they finally determined where the defect was. Now I understand why all the EKG's I had in years past showed my heart as normal when it wasn't.

    To make a long story short, I finally had heart surgery four years ago and it took care of the problem. They threaded a catheter up a vein in my thigh and burned out the defective areas with a laser. Short recovery time.

    Of course there are other reasons for heart palpitations, but I thought I would share my story with you just in case this is your problem. My doctor said this is a fairly common problem. Why no other doctor thought of this is beyond me. I didn't have the surgery until I was 43.

  13. abcanada

    abcanada New Member

    my doc said that it is a woman's issue. Seems to occur to me when I'm doing too much. Take it easy, and don't stress about anything.
  14. woofmom

    woofmom New Member

    My MCS has greatly improved. I've gone from feeling like I might drop dead any minute to actually feeling good. I didn't start off taking tons of supplements. I eased into it. I do know that two much magnesium caused me to have diarrhea really bad. But, neither was I on any meds.
  15. ruby711

    ruby711 New Member

    I have this as well and have found COQ10 to be very helpful. It may be a coincidence bec. the condition comes & goes. I just hope the co Q keeps on working.
  16. TerryS

    TerryS Member

    I have mitral valve prolapse and also have the "flutters and sputters". Someone mentioned it being a woman's issue, but my father also has MVP and has flutters.

    However, I'm sure there could be other heart issues that could cause the flutters, as well as just doing it for no known reason.

    I was diagnosed with MVP by an ER doc who heard "a click and a swoosh". My PCP then told me that I didn't have it 'cause he couldn't hear anything. I went to the mitral valve prolapse center in Birmingham, Alabama. They did an echocardiogram and confirmed MVP. (BTW, my then 15-year-old daughter also went with me because her doc heard what she thought was MVP, and my daughter's echocardiogram also confirmed MVP).

    From what I understand, MVP in generally is not too much to worry about. Most people don't develop anything serious from it.

  17. wish_to_be_healthy

    wish_to_be_healthy New Member

    I haven't had it for a long time, then the other day, Bang!

    I do think I should get it checked out to be on the safe side...I used to have heart racing quite a bit...felt like it was pounding out of my chest!

    I haven't had that for a while...

    The thing that happens with me, and maybe you all can relate, is that with this DD, it seems like we have these bizarre symptoms...and then the doctors look at us like we are off...or you have a complaint about something, like this heart fluttering...and it doesn't show up at the time they test you for it (EKG), so they say "It's nothing", or "you are having a painc attack."

    Someone had posted back on a thread (To the person who wrote it, thanks... Brain fog is in the way to remember where right now, and give you proper credit...sorry) about keeping track, and writing down all the symtoms, meds, supps, food...Great idea, I just need to get that organized ; ) (BTY, you should see my "organized household"... Ha!)

    It is something to shoot for, definitely!

    Thank you all again,


    [This Message was Edited on 10/21/2006]
  18. Smiffy

    Smiffy Member

    I have this as a side effect of my interstitial cystitis medicine; have you checked the side effects of your medications? Hope you can find an answer to this, it's a scary feeling. Hugs
  19. KittyCat

    KittyCat New Member

    I'm in my late 40's, and I deal with this every now and then. Thankfully, it doesn't happen often, and when it does it is not too severe. It always makes me nervous though. When I was in my 20's my doctor said he heard a slight 'click' noise when listening to my heart. My dad had a slight murmur. I wonder if a murmur is the same as/similar to MVP? Does anyone know? Since I start exercising regularly (cardio and weights) the episodes of palps don't occur as often and they don't last as long.
  20. ladykew

    ladykew New Member

    Suz, this could be from high blood pressure, many times goes unnoticed. It can be very dangerous and if goes on without medication, can cause kidney failure.

    Also, have you ever had a thyroid panel done? You could also have an over active thyroid. Also very dangerous if left untreated, as it can cause a heart attack.

    Please have these two very simple tests done right away.


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