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Acid Reflux / GERD Message Board


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Re: Gerd Symptoms
Feb 22, 2006
My symptoms:

* Pain at the lower part of my breastbone, sometimes radiating further up and sometimes radiating out into my breasts

* Gas and belching

* Sometimes a racing heart or heart palpitations

* Sometimes bowel movements and stools that differ from "normal"

* Loss of appetite and sometimes all-out aversion to food

* Anxiety and frustration over the symptoms and the apparently ability to make sense out the causes and triggers. What bothers me one time will be just fine another.
Re: Gerd Symptoms
Feb 26, 2006
Anxiety over the GERD symptoms can certainly cause a racing heart. I've also heard from several places that the inflammation of GERD can irritate the Vagus nerve, which may also cause a racing heart or palpitations.

And odd thing for me. I usually get the racing heart and palps when I'm having a flare-up. But I'm on this supplement right now that, for some reason, almost completely prevents them. I know this because I lowered the dose of the supplement and started having cardiac symptoms, then I'd raise the dose agains and it would go away. I did this a couple more times, just to be sure I wasn't imagining things.

-Karen





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