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Heart Palpitations Help

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 1, 2010
  • 05:18 AM

Here's the deal:

I begin to feel lethargic.
Sometimes I have a pain in my left shoulder, arm, and neck.
My heart palpitations begin.
Breathing feels forced.
When the palpations cease I am left with muscle spasms all over my body. Kind of like shivering.
Often I feel like the inside of my face and forehead are hot, though I don't have a temperature.
I have a spot under my left arm that hurts really bad. It's sore and the skin in burning to the touch.
Sometimes I get a bitter taste in my mouth.
I am exhausted.

I was admitted to the hospital for a few days and they confirmed no blockage or structural damage to the heart.

I'm 27 years old. I am a little over weight (5'10"and 216lbs).

I've been tested for gull bladder problems, for decaying heart muscle, and basically all of the easy ones. One component might be SVT, but the doctors aren't sure and it doesn't account for all of the symptoms.

Posting here is a last ditch effort to get a point in the right direction.

I appreciate all of your comments.

Thanks,
Zadoc

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  • I had the same thing, and was diagnosed with Mitral Valve Prolapse and dysautonomia. By taking beta blockers and Clonzepam, my symptoms are controlled. See a cardiologist and get a stress test done and EKG, and discuss your symptoms with them, and mention dysautonomia. Here are two links that should help you.http://heartdisease.about.com/cs/womensissues/a/dysautonomia.htmhttp://www.emedicinehealth.com/mitral_valve_prolapse/page2_em.htm
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 1, 2010
    • 05:44 AM
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  • Here's the deal: I begin to feel lethargic. Sometimes I have a pain in my left shoulder, arm, and neck. My heart palpitations begin. Breathing feels forced. When the palpations cease I am left with muscle spasms all over my body. Kind of like shivering. Often I feel like the inside of my face and forehead are hot, though I don't have a temperature. I have a spot under my left arm that hurts really bad. It's sore and the skin in burning to the touch. Sometimes I get a bitter taste in my mouth. I am exhausted. I was admitted to the hospital for a few days and they confirmed no blockage or structural damage to the heart. I'm 27 years old. I am a little over weight (5'10"and 216lbs). I've been tested for gull bladder problems, for decaying heart muscle, and basically all of the easy ones. One component might be SVT, but the doctors aren't sure and it doesn't account for all of the symptoms. Posting here is a last ditch effort to get a point in the right direction. I appreciate all of your comments. Thanks, ZadocAlso check your thyroid - I know it sounds odd because you are overweight, but check for HYPERthyroid. This causes palpitations, felling hot, muscle pains, and for me, buzzing in the ears and bitter tase in mouth. To find it, you need a thyroid panel which must include FREE T3. Ideally you get TSH, FREE T4, FREE T3, and if there is a problem, thyroid antibodies tests. Check ithyroid.com - the fellow who made that site is very smart as he discovered a cure by trying trace elements one by one. He says if you gain weight with thyroid problems it means you are low potassium (regardless of hyper vs hypo status). hyperthyroid is due to a copper deficiency. And Graves is due to a copper plus selenium deficiency (w/o selenium, thyroid hormone makes very damaging oxidants). Check it out with a hair analysis at traceelements.com - they don't wash the hair sample so it is accurate. Now it is hard to diagnose this because some people like me - everyone? - have their thyroids turn off when they go hyperthyroid. Huh! Well, my TSH and free T3 readings go toward hyper, and my symptoms are hyper, but then my thyroid shuts off and I still have the high thyroid symptoms. It is a known thing that can happen, I can't figure out how it works though. If you are hyperthyroid, you will be sensitive to iodine (at least that is the case for me -- are you eating sushi or high salt by any chance?). Low iodine is linked to breast cancer - there are iodine receptors in breast tissue and this was discovered long AFTER the RDA for iodine was set. But you have to fix the thyroid problem first before you can eat iodine foods. So in the meantime, cut down on salt and sushi, if your problem is thyroid. Low copper also causes osteoporosis and aneurism, so definitely don't let it ride.
    madanthony 1087 Replies
    • September 1, 2010
    • 10:50 PM
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