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Wednesday, September 03, 2008 Maureen, Community Member, asks

Q: funny feeling in upper chest

I have a funny, fluttering feeling in the upper center of my chest.  I have been on meds for acid reflux for several months, but still get this feeling.  I take 25 mg of toprol xl each day to control my pb.  i am 59 years old.  could this fluttering feeling be a side effect of one or both of the meds?

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Me, Community Member
9/15/08 6:48pm

Just found out my dad has atrial fibrillation and am concerned I might too.  I have always put it off on my acid reflux, but I also experience a slight difficulty in breathing.  I figured the breathing problem was due to the slight scare when I feel the flutter.  The problem never happens when I am with a doctor. Atrial fibrillation produces a similar feeling.  Talk to a doctor.  I haven't, because I don't have insurance right now.

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By Maureen, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/15/12, First Published: 09/03/08