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During exersize/After Eating Chest/Stomach Pressure? Heart Palpitations

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 22, 2007
  • 10:13 PM

I am 19 male and 145 pounds used to be very active and becoming immobile from this .

After I eat I get extreme gas pressure causing rapid heart beat and palpitations Excessive Belching will ease the palpitations. It takes me hours to lay down and fall asleep because I keep having to get up and belch because my heart starts pounding or palpitating, and this is hours after I have eatin or drinking. I take Previcid which was helping my stomach discomort but my symptoms have progessed over the past year little by little that even the previcid doesn't seem to help any more.

I also go to the gym and lift some weights and do some cardio machines, But usually not to long into my routins my heart will start racing and palpitating and I will feel this extreme chest pressure and I get a strong urge to let pressure out of my chest by belching, and when I do, it will often get my heartrate feeling normal. Just today when I went to the gym for the first time i was getting bad chest pain in my upper left side. So i stopped and went home.

I couldn't get comfortable enough to sleep the night before, I was barely eating anything over the past week because after I did even eat alittle I got these symptoms, nothing over the counter will calm this gas pressure though, and if I keep the gas pressure down it seems to put pressure on my heart and my heartrate becomes unstable.


I eat healthy, I have tried cutting out caffeine, Dairy, High salt/sodium foods, high sugar, fried foods. none of it changed my symptoms.
I was tested by my primary care physician for High blood pressure, High cholestral and suger, he said everyting is veery good. Soo.
I wasn't sure it could be a hiatle hearnia or somthing serious so I went to the ER

So i went to the ER yesterday they took a Chest X-ray, Blood, Urine, and EKG, They all came back good they said, They did say my blood pressure was a little high though, although my blood pressure is usually fine, I think my high blood was a symptom of whatever is wrong with me because even when My blood pressure is fine I feel like this. They didn't really even try to help me she thought it was because of stress. I don't have any stress but this ****.

At the ER they tried to say I was depressed and it was intensifying the effects, But I feel emotionaly fine, when she told me that i was *****d because I know what I'm feeling is seriuos.

I occaisionaly get headaches after I eat and my vision seems to be getting blurry.

Does any have any ideas that the doctors may have missed? And could this be anxiety.

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  • Have you been taking enough time off in between workouts? Overtraining is a possibility, especially with your trouble falling aleep. It also sounds like you might have injured yourself doing exercise (possibly your abdomen area) and so when you exert pressure there is gas buildup. Or it could be the stomach medicine you are taking. It might also be evident of diabetes, especially if you start feeling weird after eating. You may want to push for a Glucose Tolerance Test, which is where you drink an very sweet liquid and your blood is drawn every X hours to measure if the glucose levels are returning to nornal. Sometimes this is the only way to detect diabetes because the fasting glucose level is normal. It could be anxiety related, as anxiety can cause rapid heartbeat, stomach problems (due to improper digestion from stress), gas buildup, etc. Do you feel stressed out frequently? You could try something like Xanax if your doctor feels it might be anxiety and you want to see if a sedatitive might solve the problem.
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  • I am a 31yr old Australian female, I have been experiencing the same thing since January. My palpitations are more prominent in my throat, I get this after eating anything, intake of coffee, and especially after doing any excersize, which gets your heart rate up (even a short walk) Like yourself I too have had kept fit (aerobics class) and not to long into my routine my heart will start racing and palpitating and I will feel this extreme chest pressure, which has forced me to give it up due to how uncomfortable in feels in my chest. I have seen doctors, been put through the EchoCardioGram test, Ultra Sound of the Thyroid gland in the throat and have also had all kinds of alternative treatments (naturopath, accupunture, neurokinetics, bio-resonance allergy and health treatments) None of these treatments have stopped the palpitations. I can not sleep at night due to the constant pounding which is felt in my chest and throat. My Doctor calls it a Prominent Supersternal Pulsation. My assessment so far is that they need to exclude organic pathology (catecholoamines HMAA 24hour urine collection to exclude Pheochromocytoma) and I am to undertake a stress ECG (EchoCardioGram) Will post back the findings from the patholgy next week.I am 19 male and 145 pounds used to be very active and becoming immobile from this .After I eat I get extreme gas pressure causing rapid heart beat and palpitations Excessive Belching will ease the palpitations. It takes me hours to lay down and fall asleep because I keep having to get up and belch because my heart starts pounding or palpitating, and this is hours after I have eatin or drinking. I take Previcid which was helping my stomach discomort but my symptoms have progessed over the past year little by little that even the previcid doesn't seem to help any more.I also go to the gym and lift some weights and do some cardio machines, But usually not to long into my routins my heart will start racing and palpitating and I will feel this extreme chest pressure and I get a strong urge to let pressure out of my chest by belching, and when I do, it will often get my heartrate feeling normal. Just today when I went to the gym for the first time i was getting bad chest pain in my upper left side. So i stopped and went home.I couldn't get comfortable enough to sleep the night before, I was barely eating anything over the past week because after I did even eat alittle I got these symptoms, nothing over the counter will calm this gas pressure though, and if I keep the gas pressure down it seems to put pressure on my heart and my heartrate becomes unstable.I eat healthy, I have tried cutting out caffeine, Dairy, High salt/sodium foods, high sugar, fried foods. none of it changed my symptoms.I was tested by my primary care physician for High blood pressure, High cholestral and suger, he said everyting is veery good. Soo.I wasn't sure it could be a hiatle hearnia or somthing serious so I went to the ERSo i went to the ER yesterday they took a Chest X-ray, Blood, Urine, and EKG, They all came back good they said, They did say my blood pressure was a little high though, although my blood pressure is usually fine, I think my high blood was a symptom of whatever is wrong with me because even when My blood pressure is fine I feel like this. They didn't really even try to help me she thought it was because of stress. I don't have any stress but this ****.At the ER they tried to say I was depressed and it was intensifying the effects, But I feel emotionaly fine, when she told me that i was *****d because I know what I'm feeling is seriuos.I occaisionaly get headaches after I eat and my vision seems to be getting blurry.Does any have any ideas that the doctors may have missed? And could this be anxiety.
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  • I am not sure if this is the exact same thiing but a friend of mine was going through pain and erratic heart beats for two years. They were ready to put a pace maker in for him. One of the last Doctors that saw him thought it may be his gall bladder. They removed it, come to find out it was bad even though no tests showed it to be bad, and he has no problems to date.If this doesn't help, I hope you find your problem.
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  • They didn't do a stress test. See a cardiologist for further tests.
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  • A someone else who feels the same way! I go through the exact same stuff. I suggest getting your gallbladder checked out. 1 tip of advice though, gallbladder symptoms rarely if any, ever show up on a sonogram. The dye test is what is needed to get thorough results.
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  • Look into POTS - it is a Tachychardia syndrome that can cause dizziness, fainting, light headedness, fatigue, rapid heartbeat, etc after exercise, eating, standing up, etc. It can also cause GI problems, joint pain, etc. EKG, stress tests, etc all come back normal when you have POTS. There is a very specific test done to diagnose, not all docs knwo about it. The website for info on a doc that can help is dinet.org Hope this helps!michelle
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  • Here is a partial list of side effects listed for prevacid on www.rxlist.com: Body as a Whole – abdomen enlarged, allergic reaction, asthenia, back pain, candidiasis, carcinoma, chest pain (not otherwise specified), chills, edema, fever, flu syndrome, halitosis, infection (not otherwise specified), malaise, neck pain, neck rigidity, pain, pelvic pain;Cardiovascular System -angina, arrhythmia, bradycardia, cerebrovascular accident/cerebral infarction, hypertension/hypotension, migraine, myocardial infarction, palpitations, shock (circulatory failure), syncope, tachycardia, vasodilation;Digestive System – abnormal stools, anorexia, bezoar, cardiospasm, cholelithiasis, colitis, dry mouth, dyspepsia, dysphagia, enteritis, eructation, esophageal stenosis, esophageal ulcer, esophagitis, fecal discoloration, flatulence, gastric nodules/fundic gland polyps, gastritis, gastroenteritis, gastrointestinal anomaly, gastrointestinal disorder, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, glossitis, gum hemorrhage, hematemesis, increased appetite, increased salivation, melena, mouth ulceration, nausea and vomiting, nausea and vomiting and diarrhea, oral moniliasis, rectal disorder, rectal hemorrhage, stomatitis, tenesmus, thirst, tongue disorder, ulcerative colitis, ulcerative stomatitis;Endocrine System - diabetes mellitus, goiter, hypothyroidism;Hemic and Lymphatic System - anemia, hemolysis, lymphadenopathy;Musculoskeletal System - arthralgia, arthritis, bone disorder, joint disorder, leg cramps, musculoskeletal pain, myalgia, myasthenia, synovitis;Nervous System – abnormal dreams, agitation, amnesia, anxiety, apathy, confusion, convulsion, depersonalization, depression, diplopia, dizziness, emotional lability, hallucinations, hemiplegia, hostility aggravated, hyperkinesia, hypertonia, hypesthesia, insomnia, libido decreased/increased, nervousness, neurosis, paresthesia, sleep disorder, somnolence, thinking abnormality, tremor, vertigo;Respiratory System- asthma, bronchitis, cough increased, dyspnea, epistaxis, hemoptysis, hiccup, laryngeal neoplasia, pharyngitis, pleural disorder, pneumonia, respiratory disorder, upper respiratory inflammation/infection, rhinitis, sinusitis, I will post more... Best wishesDOM
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  • And more here: Skin and Appendages - acne, alopecia, contact dermatitis, dry skin, fixed eruption, hair disorder, maculopapular rash, nail disorder, pruritus, rash, skin carcinoma, skin disorder, sweating, urticaria;Special Senses – abnormal vision, blurred vision, conjunctivitis, deafness, dry eyes, ear disorder, eye pain, otitis media, parosmia, photophobia, retinal degeneration, taste loss, taste perversion, tinnitus, visual field defect;Urogenital System - abnormal menses, breast enlargement, breast pain, breast tenderness, dysmenorrhea, dysuria, gynecomastia, impotence, kidney calculus, kidney pain, leukorrhea, menorrhagia, menstrual disorder, penis disorder, polyuria, testis disorder, urethral pain, urinary frequency, urinary tract infection, urinary urgency, urination impaired. Please consider that prevacid is causing your current symptoms, including blurred vision. DOCS DON'T LOOK AT SIDE EFFECTS! I cannot stress this enough! Prevacid is marketed as a innocuous little pill, and it is anything BUT that! Do you take any other meds, including OTC or supplements? Do you drink so called "energy drinks" or take "power supplements"? Best wishesDOM
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  • I have been experiencing the same thing for 4 years!! After loads of blood tests, natural remedies to combat bacteria, a couple of EKG's, a stress test, an ultrasound, and finally a sleep test for sleep apnea everything came back normal. I have high blood pressure that runs in my family so I even was prescribed another medication on top of the one I alreadyu take to lower my blood pressure below normal levels. That didn't even work!! So after getting to the point where I couldn't take it anymore, I drove 2 hours to another town to see a GI because my primary care physician's ego was to big to admit she didn't know what the ***l was wrong with me. She did make a referral for me, but the pompous GI's in my town, who wouldn't see me without a referral even though I have a PPO, told me the earliest I could get in would be in 3 months. I couldn't wait that long. The funny part about it was that I went to a primary care physician when I KNEW I needed to see a GI specialist. The only reason I went to a PCP in the first place was because I was told that it was the only way I could see a GI in Sacramento. Then after 2 months of dicking around with my PCP she finally got me a referral. I called to schedule an appt and they told me, with an attitude, the soonest they could get me in would be in 3 months. You can just imagine what came out of my mouth. As soon as I got off the phone with that bi***, I called for an appointment in Danville and got an appointment 2 days later. If it had been life threatening I would be dead by now waiting for them. Never trust doctors...trust your own instincts!! They're just trying to see you as much as they can so they can increase their W2! After meeting with the GI, I asked him to go in and investigate what the ***l is going on in my stomach. He scheduled an Endoscopy for that day and 2 weeks later he was shoving a camera down my throat. Come to find out that I have freakin' ulcers in my stomach, duodenum, and most importantly my esophagus. Ulcers in the stomach and duodenum cause that bloating feeling, but when you have them in your esophagus the acid causes the pressure in your chest. It will never subside until you get rid of the ulcers, which pretty much have to heal by themselves. Prevacid, Achiphex and Nexium are some of the drugs used to treat them, but they don't heal them. They just reduce the acid production in those areas. In order for them to heal, though, you first MUST stop introducing things that might irritate them because if you don't then you will never get rid of them. What I would suggest is go to a GI and request and Endoscopy. That's really the only way to find out if you have ulcers. Then you will be prescribed something like Aciphex and Nexium if the Prevacid is not working. When I got prescribed those medications they didn't work for me because I would drink alcohol on occassion (Red Bulls and Vodka), drink coffee (I'm a Starbuck's Junky), socially smoke at times (How can you not Smoke in Vegas), eat spicy food (My motto used to be "The spicier the better), and try to drink other things besides soda (Lemonade was my favorite which happened to be the worst choice due to the acid levels it produces). All of those things either 1) irritate the ulcers, or 2) cause the acid levels to rise in those regions. In order to truly get rid of the ulcers, my doctor told me that besides the obvious (Smoking and the amount of alcohol I drink) that I need to cut out all of that stuff COMPLETELY and anything else I didn't tell him that could cause the acid levels to rise. He said to do that for 4-6 weeks while taking the medication and I should be fine. That's the only way for them to truly heal. But first thing's first...you need to go get an Endoscopy to see if you do, in fact, have esphogeal ulcers or ulcers in the Stomach or Duodenum.Hope my rambling helped. Henry
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  • Hi, Here is what I posted in May Hi,I started with jaw pain a couple years ago. I am a young 51 now and cannot play tag with my grandaughter without pain in my jaw then in to my chest. Going up the stairs and bending and even eating all cause pain along with exertion of any type. I have asked for a chest x-ray and have asked for a brain scan as aneurysms run in the family but cannot get either. I was sent last year to the cardiologist and they ran all sorts of test that came out negative even though i nearly died on the stress test. I do walk every day too. Then I was sent to another hospital for the dye test in to the heart, this was a second type of dye test. It showed a blocked artery. They sent me in for a stent in Jan. While they were in there 2 more arteries were found that showed NOWHERE else. They were too risky to stent as they were right on the wall. My dad has this same set-up in him and by the way I have what is called family history of heart disease, my dad has 6 stents and has had 3 heart attacks. So now it is May and I STILL have this jaw pain. I have consulted with my MD trying to get some added tests done to track this down and she will not order anything. Friday the nurse called and has asked me to go back to my cardiologist which on our last visit is at a loss as well. Simply more meds to "see" if this will go away. The nitro helps. I had an upper endoscopy done and they found several ulcers and blamed that on the aspirin and the plavix. I thought perhaps a hiatal hernia but that did not show during this test. I can burp and get some relief sometimes. I have wicked headaches too. I cannot stand being so young and not able to do what I want to do without this pain. My mom has angina too and fibromyalgia which I too have as my daughter does too and my mom has parkinsons as well along with osteoporosis and severe anemia which I too have. So much for the bad "genes" from both sides... Anyway I was hoping that someone would see this and perhaps have some sort of answer for me on this jaw pain that radiates to the chest. Sometimes too I do get it at rest. I have been to the dentist for those wondering. I do not have continued jaw pain and I do not grit my teeth. This comes on when i exert myself or bend down or early in the AM after I take my meds. I can feel pain in my chest when I wake up.I have thought too that my lungs may play a part as I am always hacking up stuff and I am not a smoker either nor do I drink.I am thinking I need to see a new doc that can give me a new set of ideas. I try to think that it does not exist but then POW it is there and I really am not at all fond of it. My dad too has jaw pain from what my mom told me.Sooooo Any ideas? I have a young daughter of 22 who heard something call corotid something that she thought that it might be.... causing neck and arm pain as well which I do experience. In the past several months I have not been able to crack my neck as I have always been able to in the past. weird.hmmmmmm any ideas are welcome! thanks and God Bless us all In adding on, I am going back to cardio today and asking why I have for 2 weeks had the worst jaw/chest and pain in my upper stomach that radiates down both arms. There is something that causes this and I need to get to the bottom of it. I am asking to get more tests done with hopes he will rather than add more meds. They wanted me back in 6 months but I am going to go now. I am so so tired of this at my young age. I had to take nitro in the AM and right before bed due to chest pains and I awake with the pains as well and the belching helps.....but does not cure and I DO have ulcers..... I will ask for that gallbladder dye test and the POTS thing and the h pylori and the pressure test on the esophagus as possibilities. I will see what kind of reaction i get to these suggestions.Something HAS to be the cause of this. I may have another blocked artery as my dad had 2 heart attacks within 6 months......go figure!God Bless us ALL! Good luck..... Please know that nothing showed up on any of my prelim testing. I had to take it all the way and the two blocked arteries on the wall did not show up UNTIL i had the angiogram. So you may have to take it a step further....
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  • dear jrome1228 you have described everything very clearly but i just want to know if you were having this problem for 4 years had you lost some weight, and had you felt the pressure and palpitations even in the midnight beacause i'm feeling the same problem for last 3 months but but before that i were having the problems of indigestion,hyperacidity for more than 2 years because of my irregular routine and eating habits and at the end this very problem started.i had already lost weight before the starting of this problem and i feel pressure in the midnight when i wake up for drinking water or for the urge for urination,i feel pressure and uneasyness due to palpitaion and pressure it takes nearly more than half an hour to feel normal.i don't feel any pain or other problems.i'm going to take the help of GE according to your advice.but it would be a great help for me if you clarify some more.
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  • After years of having heart palpitations and feeling like I might just die anytime from a heart attack, I finally figured it out thanks to reading many, many letters from people just like you online. My heart palpitations were always the worst just after I would eat, especially after having dairy. I already knew that I had H-pylori but I had no idea that the two of these were linked. Anyway, h-pylori is caused by a person's stomach not producing enough acid to kill off the bacteria that we ingest every day. Foods like milk make it worse because they are so alkaline. The bacteria grows and grows causing the feeling of being hungry all the time. It also may feel like acid reflux so be careful not to take antacids if you aren't sure because antacids will make h-pylori worse. When my h-pylori would flare up and cause an ulcer, it would cause my heart to start skipping beats. Sometimes up to 150 times a day. I started taking a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar (diluted with 1/4 cup of water) about a half hour before meals to help my stomach to produce more acid to kill off bacteria and help me digest my food. My stomach started feeling better after about 2 to 3 days but better yet, my heart completely stopped skipping beats. I was just amazed. I started that about 2 months ago and now I only take the vinegar about once every other day and it keeps me on track. You may want to give it a try. I feel like a new person and I don't go around obsessively feeling my pulse like I used to. My heart rate has slowed down and I have much more energy....real energy, not the nervous energy I had before.
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  • I am 19 male and 145 pounds used to be very active and becoming immobile from this .After I eat I get extreme gas pressure causing rapid heart beat and palpitations Excessive Belching will ease the palpitations. It takes me hours to lay down and fall asleep because I keep having to get up and belch because my heart starts pounding or palpitating, and this is hours after I have eatin or drinking. I take Previcid which was helping my stomach discomort but my symptoms have progessed over the past year little by little that even the previcid doesn't seem to help any more.I also go to the gym and lift some weights and do some cardio machines, But usually not to long into my routins my heart will start racing and palpitating and I will feel this extreme chest pressure and I get a strong urge to let pressure out of my chest by belching, and when I do, it will often get my heartrate feeling normal. Just today when I went to the gym for the first time i was getting bad chest pain in my upper left side. So i stopped and went home.I couldn't get comfortable enough to sleep the night before, I was barely eating anything over the past week because after I did even eat alittle I got these symptoms, nothing over the counter will calm this gas pressure though, and if I keep the gas pressure down it seems to put pressure on my heart and my heartrate becomes unstable.I eat healthy, I have tried cutting out caffeine, Dairy, High salt/sodium foods, high sugar, fried foods. none of it changed my symptoms.I was tested by my primary care physician for High blood pressure, High cholestral and suger, he said everyting is veery good. Soo.I wasn't sure it could be a hiatle hearnia or somthing serious so I went to the ERSo i went to the ER yesterday they took a Chest X-ray, Blood, Urine, and EKG, They all came back good they said, They did say my blood pressure was a little high though, although my blood pressure is usually fine, I think my high blood was a symptom of whatever is wrong with me because even when My blood pressure is fine I feel like this. They didn't really even try to help me she thought it was because of stress. I don't have any stress but this ****.At the ER they tried to say I was depressed and it was intensifying the effects, But I feel emotionaly fine, when she told me that i was *****d because I know what I'm feeling is seriuos.I occaisionaly get headaches after I eat and my vision seems to be getting blurry.Does any have any ideas that the doctors may have missed? And could this be anxiety.I AM HAVING THE SAME THINGS GOING ON...All the press, gas bloating,the headaches,lately get hot after eating then cold, It feels like my heart is going to burst,my tummy hurts worse than I ever remember,heart speeds up,I have pain in my back and my ribs too. I am a female that never like to do these bodly sounds now it's all I do.I only have to take one drink of something and there it goes. I am in pain 24/7.My doctor gave to something for the pain and it will help for a hour maybe two but should have helped for 4 to 6 hours. A lot of times it feels like someone is stabbing me right between my breast when the gas comes upward.I have Ulcers. So I guess I do have some stress.My doctor said that I had to have more than just that going on to be in so much pain . Well he was right.I also have a gallbladder that will be coming out as soon as they tell me when to check in. I can't wait...I stay in pain when I do anything at all. The only thing I can do is try to go to sleep, if I can get to sleep I'm good until my heating pad starts to cool down or someone wakes me up.A heating pad helps me get to sleep.Get your doctor to check your gallbladder just be be sure whats going on.I hope you and everyone on here feels better real soon.
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  • I am 19 male and 145 pounds used to be very active and becoming immobile from this .After I eat I get extreme gas pressure causing rapid heart beat and palpitations Excessive Belching will ease the palpitations. It takes me hours to lay down and fall asleep because I keep having to get up and belch because my heart starts pounding or palpitating, and this is hours after I have eatin or drinking. I take Previcid which was helping my stomach discomort but my symptoms have progessed over the past year little by little that even the previcid doesn't seem to help any more.I also go to the gym and lift some weights and do some cardio machines, But usually not to long into my routins my heart will start racing and palpitating and I will feel this extreme chest pressure and I get a strong urge to let pressure out of my chest by belching, and when I do, it will often get my heartrate feeling normal. Just today when I went to the gym for the first time i was getting bad chest pain in my upper left side. So i stopped and went home.I couldn't get comfortable enough to sleep the night before, I was barely eating anything over the past week because after I did even eat alittle I got these symptoms, nothing over the counter will calm this gas pressure though, and if I keep the gas pressure down it seems to put pressure on my heart and my heartrate becomes unstable.I eat healthy, I have tried cutting out caffeine, Dairy, High salt/sodium foods, high sugar, fried foods. none of it changed my symptoms.I was tested by my primary care physician for High blood pressure, High cholestral and suger, he said everyting is veery good. Soo.I wasn't sure it could be a hiatle hearnia or somthing serious so I went to the ERSo i went to the ER yesterday they took a Chest X-ray, Blood, Urine, and EKG, They all came back good they said, They did say my blood pressure was a little high though, although my blood pressure is usually fine, I think my high blood was a symptom of whatever is wrong with me because even when My blood pressure is fine I feel like this. They didn't really even try to help me she thought it was because of stress. I don't have any stress but this ****.At the ER they tried to say I was depressed and it was intensifying the effects, But I feel emotionaly fine, when she told me that i was *****d because I know what I'm feeling is seriuos.I occaisionaly get headaches after I eat and my vision seems to be getting blurry.Does any have any ideas that the doctors may have missed? And could this be anxiety.Sorry for anyone with these problems. They can be very scary. I have had the worse possible symptoms in this general arena. This general area, I would refer to as IBS. First, I experienced these symptoms 5 years ago and investigated tirelessly. I am a doctor and almost died several times from similar symptoms. The pressure would be so great as to press against the blood supply to the heart and my blood pressure would plummet and I could barely move a muscle for hours. Luckily I learned early on to keep Cayenne pepper liquid extract in my pockets at all times. This would allow my heart to keep some strength until the gas had exited my system. This would come on suddenly and last for up to 12 hours before I could get up and walk. I am very atheletic and eat very well. My conclusions over the years, is that it is primarily driven by STRESS. I know that one time, I went to an actupuncturist and he fixed me up in one treatment and it lasted for several months. He treated me for stress.The other thing that I used with great results was Iberogast... a liquid that I would take before meals to calm my stomach down.The process of the problem seems to follow certain dynamics: 1. Stress 2. Over eating 3. Eating too fast 4. Lack of enzymes (must take "food enzymes" before and during meals and Betaine HCL after meals) stay away from the acid blockers... very bad. You may do well in an emergency with "gas" pills though. 5. Even mild CONSTIPATION will trigger the events if you have any stress. 6. Lack of sufficient water....between meals, not with meals. 7. Lack of PROBIOTICS in your bowel. This you must do daily. 8. Lack of fiber.If you take certain precautions, you can live with this problem. I can tell you that when I am happy and not in any stress, I never have any of these issues. Best of luck to all with a tendency towards these problems. It is your human sensitivity that unfortunately enables you to react to this stress. Just do your best to avoid the stress.Dr. John
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  • I am 19 male and 145 pounds used to be very active and becoming immobile from this . After I eat I get extreme gas pressure causing rapid heart beat and palpitations Excessive Belching will ease the palpitations. It takes me hours to lay down and fall asleep because I keep having to get up and belch because my heart starts pounding or palpitating, and this is hours after I have eatin or drinking. I take Previcid which was helping my stomach discomort but my symptoms have progessed over the past year little by little that even the previcid doesn't seem to help any more. I also go to the gym and lift some weights and do some cardio machines, But usually not to long into my routins my heart will start racing and palpitating and I will feel this extreme chest pressure and I get a strong urge to let pressure out of my chest by belching, and when I do, it will often get my heartrate feeling normal. Just today when I went to the gym for the first time i was getting bad chest pain in my upper left side. So i stopped and went home. I couldn't get comfortable enough to sleep the night before, I was barely eating anything over the past week because after I did even eat alittle I got these symptoms, nothing over the counter will calm this gas pressure though, and if I keep the gas pressure down it seems to put pressure on my heart and my heartrate becomes unstable. I eat healthy, I have tried cutting out caffeine, Dairy, High salt/sodium foods, high sugar, fried foods. none of it changed my symptoms.I was tested by my primary care physician for High blood pressure, High cholestral and suger, he said everyting is veery good. Soo.I wasn't sure it could be a hiatle hearnia or somthing serious so I went to the ER So i went to the ER yesterday they took a Chest X-ray, Blood, Urine, and EKG, They all came back good they said, They did say my blood pressure was a little high though, although my blood pressure is usually fine, I think my high blood was a symptom of whatever is wrong with me because even when My blood pressure is fine I feel like this. They didn't really even try to help me she thought it was because of stress. I don't have any stress but this ****. At the ER they tried to say I was depressed and it was intensifying the effects, But I feel emotionaly fine, when she told me that i was *****d because I know what I'm feeling is seriuos. I occaisionaly get headaches after I eat and my vision seems to be getting blurry. Does any have any ideas that the doctors may have missed? And could this be anxiety. I will let you know that it sounds like you have exactly what I have--a peptic ulcer. You need to immediately go to your doctor and get tested for hpylori. I was experiencing all of the symptoms that you were experiencing and a kit called a "prevpac" helped me to get rid of the ulcer. But it sounds like you have a stomach infection called hpylori which can cause tachardyia (heart palpations) and chest pain (due to the ulcer that it is giving you). You need to get this checked out immediately because these infections ultimately lead to stomach cancer.
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    • December 15, 2009
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  • Hi, I'm 18 yr old male, 5'10 height and weigh 50 kg and i've a problem of stomach, now a days i've a different problem of stomac, whenever i eat something like after lunch or dinner then i feel a pressure insde my stomach n i've to go to excrete it out, is it a major problem?can it is caused due to kidney or lever problem?My diet is short n not feel hunger upto long time, could u suggest me what precaution should i've to take n pls suggest to increase my diet n hunger,couldn't it is due to lever or kidney problem?pls suggest
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  • Dear Brother, Here I am giving tips to all my fellows with having the same gas trouble causing increased heart beat and palpitations. I had the same problem and it has significantly controlled since the past few years , but its a very slow process.1- You must eat only when you feel appetite and the minimum gap between the two meals must be more than 6 hours.2- Never eat to full your stomach, and if feel some appetite , you should leave the meal. 3- After you have eaten your meal, never stay seated in front of your TV and if you are a student you must never start doing your home work or study just after you have eaten your meal . As mental activities put more pressure on your digestive system . As a result your digestive system starts producing more acid into your stomach causing too much gas. However you must do atleast 15 minutes of walk as it relieves tension from your body and causes your digestive system to digest your food more easily.4-When you are sitting anywhere never sit like a duck with your should shoulders dropped as this causes your digestive system to do more hardwork while digesting your food and as a result more acid is produced in your stomach causing more gas thus increasing your heart beat rate and a blood pressure . 5- After you have taken your dinner, you must never go to sleep , but you must go for a atleast 25-30 minutes of walk, even if you are tired. 6- You must never drink water during of after your breakfast, lunch or dinner as it dilutes acid in your stomach thus causing your stomach to do more hardwork while digesting your food , thus producing more acid into your stomach and causing more gas to be produced thus increased palpitations. However you can drink lots of water atleast 5 minutes before taking your food as it not only neutralizes the ph value in your stomach , and when you have eaten food , only the amount of acid necessary to digest the food is produced 7- You should take black coffee(without milk) during your breakfast and especially during your dinner. Since it is the best thing to control acid level in your stomach and digesting your food. When you start following the above steps , you will notice that within months , your symptoms will start to vanish , but remember that taking black tea is the most important thing during your lunch and dinner.
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  • I have been having trouble with my spleen and it has caused me heart palpitations, bad ones where my vision fades and I almost pass out. I also feel ill after eating and can't eat large meals. Doctors won't tell you your other organs can become enlarged and basically crowd your heart and make you feel like you have a heart problem when you don't. Check into what organs are in the abdomen around the heart maybe something is enlarged and interfering with our digestion and heart.
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  • Also note if you are mostly uncomfortable when seated because then there is less room for everything, try eating standing and see if it is better???
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