I am a 50 year old male and have had symptoms for years. I would call them flare ups. I exercise regularly as I work out, lift, cardio and play ice hockey. Lately during a skate I have been experiencing arrhythmia. This is new. I also seem to burping up very foul tasting remants of dinner. I do not feel nausea ...it just comes up. After which I feel better and the fluttering seems to go away for a while. This is during physical exertion. Some times after dinner I get the same sensation and I have to essentially belch up some of my dinner. This is without physical exertion. As I stated they are flare ups. I also have very inconsistent bowls.
Usually at night as I fade off to sleep I feel a "bounding pulse" and I am aware of my heart as I can hear it in my pillow as well as feel it beating in my chest. I would not call it a racing pulse as it is around 55 beats per minute at this time. Sometimes the sensation is more a fluttering feeling.
I have had a history of palpitations that my Doctor calls PCV.s I have had 2 Ultrasounds on my heart and they have come normal, although my Dr. said the last of the 2 was a little different. "Nothing to worry about" He attributed it to Blood Pressure.
I have had heart palpitations for years now.
Recent blood tests show elevated Rhuematiod Factor - 58,
No other indications in Lupus, RA or protein tests. All normal
Liver and Kidney blood test normal
Blood Pressure was considered slightly elevated but within the tolerance.
236 cholesterol 50 HDL and 180 LDL
Symptoms are broad and numerous and are driving me crazy. Is there anyone out there that can connect the dots. This sucks. I want to get back to life as new it........