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Heart Palpitations

Discussion in 'Ask A Question' started by Cocosilk, Jul 2, 2019.

  1. Cocosilk

    Cocosilk Gestational · Well-Known Member

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    I had an iron infusion while pregnant about 4.5 months ago. I wonder how long that lasts..
     
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    Cocosilk Gestational · Well-Known Member

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    Oh that sounds scary! I guess I need to find a doctor who won't just write it off as anxiety and ask for some tests..
     
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    Pasha Prediabetes · Expert

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    Thats a question I can never answer, who do I compare myself with now, physiologically I am no longer the same person

    After the procedure one cardiologist assured me that I will never have any more problems or "events" But I did just a few days ago. I assumed that maybe I was a bit dehydrated, drank far too much Turkish coffee I measured my blood pressure and pulse and lay down to see if things got better. During this time I monitored BP and pulse rate.
    Took over two hours for the pulse and blood pressure to returned to normal.
    Read plenty re the atrial ablation procedure and understood that there is no clear cut answer re just how effective it is. Also many questions still need to be answered.
     
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    PenguinMum Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Ihave no wish to derail the thread but hey @ickihun how are you? How did it all go? I thought about you and said a little prayer.
     
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  5. Cocosilk

    Cocosilk Gestational · Well-Known Member

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    After reading this article

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.self.com/story/when-to-worry-heart-palpitations/amp

    I want to chalk them up to stress but I probably will ask a doctor to let me have tests anyway.

    I'm having them regularly at the moment but I usually feel a surge of adrenalin with them and none of the serious symptoms listed in that article.
    I'm also sometimes only getting 3 - 4 hours sleep a night having 3 kids under 5yo and this week it's been my just turned 3yo who has given us a scare when we had to call an ambulance when he developed breathing difficulties and we back and forth to the emergency room for the next 3 days before they finally admitted him. We'd had to give him about 20 puffs of ventolin in an hour before they took us seriously and even then it was only because a pediatric doctor happened to see him and wanted to keep him in for observation. He deteriorated a bit more and developed a fever and vomited a couple of times.
    Then they started talking about pneumonia... It wasn't that luckily but he does have inflammation on one lung still and was discharged after 2 nights, on his 3rd birthday, and he's still not right and on quite a regime of ventolin.. so that might also explain my stress and extra heart palpitations :p

    Lucky my 8 week old is a fairly "easy" baby. In fact, he's such a sweetheart and grateful little soul that hanging out with him relaxes me at the moment.
    But adjusting to life with 3 of them and having my husband go back to work for the first time since the birth has also been a bit overwhelming. It may just be stress!
     
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    briped Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. Interesting and good to know :)
     
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    Ryhia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Can't tell you how much caffeine you would need to affect you. With me I was having about 8 cups of tea or coffee a day to keep myself hydrated. Doc reckoned there is about 3% in a cup of decaf. However, I also think other factors came into play. I was on a very strict 800 cal as day diet at the time and on top of that I was exercising as well. (I did some very stupid things when I was first diagnosed - still do for that matter.) I think I put my body into distress, doc reckoned I had gone into starvation mode.

    What I should have also said and what other people have already said to you is that you need to get any arrhythmia checked out. When I was having palpitations, they were pretty obvious as I could feel my heart pounding, I was also getting fluttering, chest pain and shortness of breath also no energy whatsoever so quite bad and much worse than any previous episode. When I had my first diabetic screening they were also picked up by the DN screening nurse checking my pulse. She thought it was Atrial Fibrillation and referred me to my GP who set up the 72 hour ECG. Fortunately it turned out to be Ectopic. If it had been A Fib I was told I would need to go on blood thinners because of the risk of stroke but even with Ectopic, if I had not found out what the cause was, my doctor would have recommended beta blockers, in fact he did prescribe some but told me it was up to me whether I took them as we had discovered what the issue was. Even if yours turns out to be related to anxiety, the symptoms are very real and should be addressed.

    In respect of trying to do without caffeine just remember to expect some very unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.

    Keep well. C.
     
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    Ryhia Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Just read your post, its little wonder you are stressed you are probably worn out as well. I only had two kids but they were very close together and neither of them slept properly until they went to school, one of them was also on Ventolin so I can understand where you are coming from. Hope you have extended family around to offer you support
     
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    Cocosilk Gestational · Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I don't have any family around. I met my husband too late in life and 3 of the 4 grandparents have already passed and the remaining one, my 81yo father, while great entertainment over skype lives a few thousand kilometers away in another part of the country and neither we, nor he can easily travel.
    So it's pretty much just my predicament. I had a 3rd child really for the other two to have an extra sibling in life since as older parents (almost mid 40s) we might not be around as long as we'd all like.

    I'll just have to find a way to survive it. A bit more TV than is ideal probably.
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    I will PM you.
    So far I'm delighted. :) :) :)
     
  11. Cocosilk

    Cocosilk Gestational · Well-Known Member

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    I think you were spot on here. I think I have been dehydrated for a while now...
    This morning I woke up really dry in the mouth, could taste ketones too. I decided to eat a banana, some yoghurt and take electrolytes and I went back to eating a bit of my husband's sourdough rye bread.
    I still had palpitations again this evening so I took even more electrolytes.
    I tested my urine this morning and this evening and there were some distinct changes in urine ph, moving away from acidic to more neutral and specific gravity becoming darker, which can also show that I was more dehydrated before.
    I was just confused because I thought my urine would be a darker yellow if I'd been really dehydrated but it's been the opposite, very light to almost clear, so I may have been drinking a lot of water but flushing out the electrolytes... I have to get a Potassium supplement too. I have only been taking Magnesium and Vit D.
    Since drinking the electolytes again this evening, the palpitations seemed to have settled down a lot.
     
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    ickihun Type 2 · Master

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    Not sure if I said but cardiologist increased my betablocker and ever since no more palpitations.
    However, I still get chest pain. It cannot be digestion as I'm on heavy GERD medication and I never miss it. It must be heart disease for me. No palpatations thank god.
     
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  13. Cocosilk

    Cocosilk Gestational · Well-Known Member

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    I haven't ruled out heart disease for myself of course but I'm hoping dehydration is the thing here this time.
    Are you eating a ketogenic diet to try and reverse heart disease? The Optimal Ketogenic Living Facebook page has lot of info. Also Patrick Theut apparently reversed his own heart disease with diet and supplements. Worth a try!
     
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