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Hi,

Hoping someone here can help. I have been experiencing heart palpitations on and off for awhile. Doc has done EKG, echo, and I wore a monitor for a month - determined that I am experiencing PVCs. Seem to be related to my digestive system, as they typically occur after I eat. Was having symptoms of acid reflux also - gurgling in throat (not burps, I call the gurgling "gremlins" cause that's what it sounds like), regurgitation of stomach acid. I had a prescription of liquid Zantac doctor had given me previously and when I took that religiously, symptoms disappeared. Had given up caffeine years ago but also recently quit drinking all carbonated beverages and really watching what I eat. Went to doctor for recent flare-up of palpitations and he too thought they were related to acid reflux so he put me on Protonix in place of the prescription Zantac. Have been on Protonix for about 2 weeks.

I am still having palpitations after I eat (mainly first thing in the am and after dinner). But, the frequency of them has gone way down. I am thinking that maybe I just haven't been on the Protonix long enough for complete relief and that maybe my Vagus nerve is sensitized from my acid reflux problems and will take a while to "settle down".

Does this sound right? Does anyone know how long I should give the Protonix to work? Or, does it sound like it isn't working and I should ask my doc to put me on a different PPI?

The palpitations are very scary and I'd like to be able to get them to go away. I am also having some very irregular menstrual cycles and am trying to get that corrected as I fear I have a hormone imbalance. Also am on Synthroid for hypothyroid and have struggled with anemia in the past - all other potential causes of palpitations.

Just not sure how much time to give my symptoms a chance to go away. I'm thinking I should not panic until I get my hormones under control and give the Protonix more time to work. Any thoughts?

Thanks!!! Sorry so long :)
I experienced heart palpitations for about 6 weeks. I also have anxiety with GERD. I was put on Nexium 2x a day and many symptoms have disappeared. The only time I have those bizarre heart palpitations now is when I eat chocolate (which is a huge GERD trigger for me) Maybe it will just take some time for the Protonix to work. I thought I would never get relief and it has been a long journey but I feel better now. I still take Nexium faithfully. I hope you feel relief soon.
To YKCEB:

Hi, I'm new here and a search on the benefits of using apple cider vinegar brought me to this board and your post. My father in law reccomended this to me, as I too suffer from Gerd. I have been on Nexium now for approx. 3 years and recently stopped taking it because I have been rapidly gaining weight and read somewhere that these acid reflex meds. can cause weight gain as a side effect.

I've been off of Nexium for approx 1 week now and am constantly experiancing symptoms of heart burn and acid reflux. My question to you is this:

You mentioned that you bought this book "Natural cures that they don't want you to know about" This is interesting as I just saw a tv program this morning where the author of this book was being interviewed about the book. And then I see your post tonight! Weird. Anyway, I almost bought the book except money is a bit tight right now. I was wondering if you could tell me how to take this dosage? Do you take it straight before each meal or do you mix it with water and if so how much?

Thanks in advance for your help, I really need to get this book, as it sounds like the real deal!

God bless you too. :angel:
Palpitations can flucuate during the month along with your period naturally GERD or no GERD.
If your getting anxious about having palps you will cause yourself to get more. I have mitral valve prolapse (a floppy valve ) Any upset to my system causes palps especially GERD and unfortunatley I also have anxiety for which I take xanax to help rid me of the cycle of palps thats causes my anxiety which causes me more palps.
When I was on PREVACID I hardly had any palps. Protonix was the same as prevacid, Nexium the palps came back. It took about 4 weeks for my GERD and palps to get under control on the prevacid.
Coughing stimulates the vagus nerve and can stop palps if your getting them one on top another.
Do a seach on Mitral valve prolapse, even if you dont have it, there are some great ways to help palpitations on those sites. Also A doctor can only diagnose MVP through echocardiogram or they can hear a clicking while listening to your heart. EKG and Palps wont show it. My symptoms of MVP where chest pains & palpitations both of which got better after I started the PPI's





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