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heart arrhythmia

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  • Posted By: InvalidFunction
  • August 19, 2011
  • 06:35 PM

Hi, I'm a newbie here, not sure where to start. I've had a couple of doctors look at me but came up with nothing. Part of the problem is that my issues are intermittent. The base of the problem is an arrhythmia. This has been going on for a few years now. 1) I have Celiacs confirmed. 2) I smoke (Yea I know) 3) Occasional Drink. 4) Many other food related allergies, all of witch I stay away from like the plague. I prepare all of my own food froms cratch, nothing preprocessed. 5) I'm 46 years old, 5'11 and 220 lbs. I have a large build. 6) I have also been DX'd with aspegers. (If that matters, maybe in the area of anxiety) I have an intermittent arrhythmia that will come and go for 2 weeks or so at a time. And then disappear. Sometimes palpitations are associated with it, sometimes not. I have noticed that they start around the same time each year . My blood pressure and heart rate drops significantly. The lowest rate recorded was 43 and 83 over 57. My body temp also seems to drop sometimes near 95 degs, but 96-97 is typical. The problem when active is also intermittent during the course of the day too! It seems to go in about 2 hour cycles! I have chest pain along the lines of angina at time when it's happening, but not always. My heart will literally start to flutter at times for a couple of seconds and then right back to normal (Normal being dropping one beat every ten or so, sometimes every 3 beats or so) Originally I was thinking allergy, but now Im changing to my coronary arteries are spamming. Or possibly Pulmonary. Also, maybe a radical imbalance of electrolytes do to the celiacs. I did go to the emergency room at one point - The blood tests came back normal, except my calcium levels were just barely above normal. I dont have the paper work anymore, BTW, I have no real secondary symptoms associated with heart attack. My arm doesnt hurt, no shortness of breath. But I do get light headed at times. I guess we can start here with the above info: Maybe this sounds familiar to someone out there? TIA Kevin

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