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Bradycardia, palpitations and abdominal pain

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  • Posted By: Lane123
  • June 1, 2008
  • 11:06 AM

A couple of months ago I experienced palpitations. I checked my heart rate and it was 46. I am not particularly fit and normally have a resting heart rate of about 70 bpm. The doctor was not concerned but eventually did and ECG after I strongly requested it. It showed sinus brady. I also developed a severe gnawing pain in my upper epigastric area, right sided shoulder pain and bloated abdomen. I had been on Arcoxia for a ligament injury and stopped taking this as soon as the symptoms appeared. The docter diagnosed gastroenterits. He felt the bradycardia was not an issue and put the palpitations down to anxiety over my slow heart rate! Unhappy with his diagnosis I went to another doctor who diagnosed 'arcoxia induced gastritis'. She out me on Nexium for 10 days and all was well. I was symptom free for about a month. Then today all the symptoms are back. It started with the palpitations and I have checked my heart rate to find a resting pulse of 44. My apetite is gone, I feel bloated and I have the same gnawing pain in the epigastric area. My shoulder pain is also back.
I am convinced I have a peptic ulcer and did put this to the doctor who thought it may be a possibility but thought that even if it was it was probably caused by the arcoxia and would be relieved by the nexium. I am thinking now that maybe I have H pylori. I have done lots of research and cannot find a link between the bradycardia and a peptic ulcer (whatever the cause!). Can anyone help?

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