He sat and talked with me for about 1/2 hour. He told me that it sounds like I have GERD, and he gave me samples of a different PPI since I have no insurance.
I fear now that I have acquired asthma as a result of this horrific disease. Been treated for GERD for 3 months after complaining of chest pain and burning sensation on my chest and back. Recently (December) I have had chest burning again and this time it’s serious as its now 24-hr. Went to a doctor, thinks I have anxiety but told me to do barium meal test. I did but told me my esophagus is not too narrow.
My doctor recommended upper endoscopy and found that my esophagus was completely shut, and it was forced opened, however the problem continued and I had second endoscopy with a biopsy. Luckily everything came back clear, and I was prescribed medication for acid reflux. It seemed to help a little but I am now having the same problems and still dropping weight. I can’t eat any meats or breads and it’s hard to drink water, I can only take few sips at a time.
Fever may also cause an increased or abnormal heart rate while it is present. Do not overindulge.
If the arrhythmia causing the palpitations is potentially dangerous to life or to health, then the arrhythmia itself will need to be addressed. If you turn out to have one of these arrhythmias, you should learn all you can about it, and about the treatment options available.
Panic disorder is diagnosed in people who experience panic attacks and are preoccupied with the fear of a recurring attack. Like all anxiety disorders, this one is treatable. It’s also important to note that some people who have AFib don’t experience heart flutters or other symptoms at all.
An overactive thyroid (called hyperthyroidism) can make too much thyroid hormone. That can speed up your heart so much that you feel it beating in your chest. Taking too much thyroid hormone to treat an underactive thyroid gland (called hypothyroidism) can also rev up your heartbeat. The addictive chemical in cigarettes and other tobacco products, nicotine raises your blood pressure and speeds up your heart rate.
I then have a follow-up with my doctor in a couple of weeks. Would love to know how your progress is coming along.