Heart Palpitations..help

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by jane32, Aug 13, 2006.

  1. jane32

    jane32 New Member

    Does anyone else get them? You use to never be able to feel my pulse now they are so loud and fast. It use to be 50-60 beats per min. now it is averaging 80-90. I relapsed a few weeks ago so I am nto sure if it is a new symptom or stress. I am so jittery too.

    I went to the ER and they did say I have them but my EKG was fine. I went off my T3 medicine two weeks ago against my fcc drs. advice but the er dr. and my regular dr. told me I should not be on it.

    They did give me a xanax and it did nothing...I did not even sleep with it.

    I just want them to stop..esp since it is keeping me up. Any movement sets them off.
  2. pam_d

    pam_d New Member

    I think I'd want to ask an expert at this point....explain about going off the Thyroid meds & if that could be a factor...but I think you should see a specialist since these are causing a lot of distress/ lack of sleep for you...

    Hope it gets better!

  3. cherylsue

    cherylsue Member

    Skip the ER doctors. They don't know how to treat your condition.

    Check with your FFC doctor. This may be in conjunction with your thyroid medicine. If you stop it abruptly this might happen.

    Oh, and stay away from nuts = I found a couple of sites on this. Check out herpes.com/nutrition. There's a chart with lysine/arginine ratios.

    Worst on the list were walnuts, hazelnuts, orange juice, grape juice, brazil nuts, sesame seeds, pecans, almonds, and peanuts.

    I don't know if your CFS is viral, but if it is, these are some things you might want to avoid until your NK count goes up.

    Hugs, CherylSue
  4. cherylsue

    cherylsue Member

  5. jane32

    jane32 New Member

    interesting about the nuts...I added them to my diet b/c I thougth they were good for me and I went off them for a week and the heart papls. seemed to have stopped.

    My acupuncturist also did all sorts of weird thigns and now I am feeling better with sleep and anxiety and dizziness but my viral load must be high. My fevers and chills won't go away!
  6. jane32

    jane32 New Member

    Thanks..yeah it was awful. Sorry you had to take a med for it. I am going to follow up with cadio guy next month.
  7. charlenef

    charlenef New Member

    at the moment i went to my dr she sent me for ekg and echo i also wore a heart monitor for 24 hours. idont have any results yet but i think it is coming from my muscles pulling. charlene
  8. pmesser

    pmesser New Member

    Eight years into CFIDS, I experienced a VT...Ventricular Tachycardia.....or, sustained rapid heart beat at 160+ heartbeats a minute, and blacked out on the sidewalk, and lucky to have survived according to Cardioligist. For protection, I subsequently had an ICD, Implanted Cardiodefibrillator, which has discharged once (and saved my life) in eight years. Because of an article in CFIDS journal indicating some possible link between CFIDS and such VT events, I mention to you only as a precaution. Also, very important to have proper Thyroid meds, dosage, etc. It took me several Endochronologists to finally get one who understands CFIDS and got right balance of Synthroid and Cytomel. Yes, some serious allergies could also be contributing. I have been fortunate to have an EI/MCSS Allergy doc who keeps finetuning my Injectables protocol, and nagging me on food rotation diet. I am a 69 year old male who had otherwise good health until May 7, 1989 when
    CFIDs took over my life. Hope this helps.
  9. detsgirl

    detsgirl New Member

    I hate when that happens. It used to scare me so bad. My heart would pound so hard and so loud, Then when it finally did slow down to normal, I would get so shaky. Now I pretty much put up with it and wait it out. Sometimes it happens at night and I can't go to sleep with it. So I will be up so late waiting for it to pass.......

    I have had so many tests, heart monitors, ekg, echos, One doc said that I have high anxiety and needed to calm down. I would say "I was laying in bed, reading a book. How do you get more calm then that?"

    I just do nothing about it. Wait it out.
  10. jeduanboneis

    jeduanboneis New Member

    I Have had this strange feeling in my chest for about the last 3 or so months. And it is a new symptom after 25 yrs. or so.

    My heart feels like it is flopping around. And then I have to cough.

    I will pay attention to the nuts as I do eat them frequently.

    It has scared me but as usual I attribute it to CFS and just think that it is all part of it.

    I don't have a very informed Dr. and think she would laugh at me again so I just let it go.

    Thanks for posting this as it helps when someone else has the same problem.

  11. GwenGlo

    GwenGlo New Member

    ....in March with palpitations and my pulse went up to 249 at on point while I was there.

    My pulse rate was around 125 at all times for years and no doctor ever was concerned.

    Now I am told I have Atrial Fibrillation. Whether it could have been prevented I don't know. But I'm sure that it is a consequence of all those years of rapid heart beat.

    I am taking a beta-blocker now to slow down the heart.

    I have eliminated ALL caffeine and that includes most soft drinks and no longer have palpitations.


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