• aduncan aduncan
    September 15, 2008
    pounding heartbeat/dizziness esspecially after eating and while sleeping
    aduncan aduncan
    September 15, 2008

    i have a history of acid reflux and have been taking prilosec everyday for 3 years. Recently i have had feelings that i am having a heart attack; panic feelings, tightness in my chest, soreness in my chest, lightheaded, and constantlyy feeling my heartbeat, which has been tragic for me as i am only 24 and have a 4 year old son. These symptoms occur usually at night when I'm sleeping and wake me up , they last on and off throughout the day. they are also followed by nausea and gassy feelings. Could my acid reflux have developed into something more severe?? Please help

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  • KatieS November 16, 2008
    KatieS
    September 15, 2008
    I have very similiar symptoms and i have had acid reflux for about a year now. I wake up with an anxiety attack and everywhere i look online does not have any information. However, I thought i'd share with you that you are not alone and hopefully sometime soon we shall find a confirmed correlation between the two. READ MORE
    • Courtney
      September 22, 2009
      Courtney
      September 22, 2009

      i have is really bad to the point where everytime i eat i get it no matter what i eat. i have it right now also.

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    • Ej
      Ej
      March 21, 2010
      Ej
      Ej
      March 21, 2010

      I've had acid reflux for about a year now.  I get rappid heart beat and dizzyness.  I'm sure it deffinetly has something to do with the acid reflux.  Does anybody ever have a burning sensation on arms or legs after they eat certain things?

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    • psanton
      May 16, 2010
      psanton
      May 16, 2010

      I have the exact same symptoms. I wake up early morning with rapid heartbeat, anxiet and now have developed pounding in my ears. Constant discomfort in my upper abdomen and now high blood pressure. Tests don't reveal any heart problems; can it all be from GERD? Nexium seems to have stopped working. Any other treatments?

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    • maryunderdog
      November 03, 2010
      maryunderdog
      November 03, 2010

      have you looked into celiacs disease?

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    • Ev
      Ev
      January 21, 2011
      Ev
      Ev
      January 21, 2011

      I get the same things as all of you, and I have been taking prilosec for about 18 months (about the time the symptoms started, also got high blood pressure whn my blood pressure was always low normal before that).  I just read a blog that I found, don't have the online address, but I did a Google search on the side effects of prilosec (Nexium is the same thing only stronger, I understand), and all of these things are complaints from peopel who are on these Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) for GERD (acid reflux).  I also got asthma that last 15 months, and some of the info makes me believe that it's possibly from the priloseco or at least aggravated by it.  I have skipped three doses and feel much better with the tight chest feeling (it feels like my heart is too big for my rib cage, and/or that it is pounding, and I have actualy had a rapid heartbeat, not outrageous, but irritating when I was completely at rest and b/p was only 90/50, but rate was still at 122.  All the heart tests come out fine, but it is so frustrating to always feel like your heart is racing and you can feel it in your rib cage all the time.  Well, that feeling is much better since just the past couple days and I've dealt with it for months.  Waking up with pounding heart and feeling just like trash, sometimes I just feel I am very sick, and can't tell you exactly why.  Everything just feels yuck.  I get up and move around and feel better after a bit, but when I wake up like that it is so scary.  Last night I did not wake up like that for the first time in many months.  So, contrary to what one of the posters stated that they believed GERD was doing this.  I belive GERD medications are doing these things.  There has to be a natural way to deal with GERD, exercise, diet and relaxation, something rather than this misery that I've been living with the past 15-18 months.  I got put on different medications to control blood pressure and then the pounding heart started not long after that.  IN June, I had a 4-5 week long episode of diarrhea and gastric pain (another common prilosec side effect), but not one of the four doctors who were seeing me even suggested it could be that.  I had so many bad side effects from the b/p medications (they tried three different kinds in 5 months), that I am to the point now where I am afraid of everything that they prescribe or even OTC for anything. I am just going to eat healthier, exercise, and hope for the best, as I am through with all these terrifying symptoms, and that they woudl come from a drug like prilosec is really strange, as you don't expect that from a stomach medication.

       

      Good luck to all of you.  And I am praying for us all in these stressful times that we can have peace and healing from these ailments and especially the ones caused by medication side effects.

       

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    • iamgigi
      January 24, 2011
      iamgigi
      January 24, 2011

      OMG!  i have been so ill for the last month or so.  i got the flu around new year's and started feeling dizzy.  my flu went away but the dizziness didn't.  have not driven my car for the whole year cause i'm afraid i will have an accident.  wake up every morning in misery.  anxiety, nausea, gas, head swimming, stuff nose, asthma-like symptoms.  i'm tired of complaining and desperate to feel better.  your email may have saved me!  i will not be taking the zegrid for a few nights and i sure hope i start feeling better.  this whole experience has taught me a new appreciation of my health and body.  i started walking/running and doing some exercises because i thought it would help.  it didn't help the problem i had but it did make me feel better overall. 

       

      i really appreciate finding your posting.  i hope you feel better and can wake up feeling well and able to enjoy the day.  wish me luck!

      thank you.

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    • Ev
      Ev
      January 25, 2011
      Ev
      Ev
      January 25, 2011

      Hi, I know what you mean.  I am still waking at night some, but the heart pounding is much less severe and goes away a lot sooner.  I'm believing that that will go away completely once I get this drug out of my system.  Another poster told me it takes a few weeks and to drink water and exercise which makes sense.  It's not just all the physical complaints that feel better.  I feel better mentally, too, don't know if it's because the prilosec actualy was depressing me (I just felt gloomy even on a "good" day while I was on it), or if I am just so happy to have some relief from the unexplained horribleness I was feeling for so long!  Best of luck to you!  Let me know how it goes after you've been off of it longer.  THanks!  

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    • Renardo
      August 10, 2011
      Renardo
      August 10, 2011

      Do you have silver dental fillings called amalgams? That could be the problem (Mercury) I had the same problem; I had my silver fillings taken out and took some medicine to pull the Mercury out of my body and I wass fine.

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    • chi town
      September 29, 2011
      chi town
      September 29, 2011

      me to i want peace from it i had it for about 8 months and its very scary pain tightness sometimes it's hard to swallow dont know wat to do somebody please help me

       

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    • Zane feathers
      January 19, 2012
      Zane feathers
      January 19, 2012
      Hi my name is Zane I'm 34 I've been having these problems for two years and just a week ago I had my gallbladder removed hoping it was it and it wasn't I'm getting scared I've had everytest done so far and nothing I haven't had a MRI or a blood test for diabetes yet I'm getting ready to go to Cleveland clinic and hope I can get an ansewer for all of us that are suffering my day starts with loose bowels all morning I'm dizzy off and on my legs and arms feel like they are burning my face gets really hot and I get shaky kinda feel like your drugged it's very weird and my right ear burns off and on I've been checked for food allergies celiacs disease just had my sixth scope down no signs of anything this all started two years ago when I went to the hospital for a sinus infection and an ear ache they gave me a antibiotic and two weeks later I've had these problems every since they been try n everything on me and nothing they just put me on zoloft cause they think it my be anxiety I find that hard to believe so I'm going to about the best place I know to go which is Cleveland it's about five hours from me so I'm prayn they find something and I have no insurance either I keep getting denied so I'm out of money to lifes just great if you want to know or anyone else that reads this you can contact me at zfeathers@ymail.com or even call 814-935-9112 I would be more than glad to help any body well I hope I taught u something I'm reading every nite hopping to find something well good luck READ MORE
    • coachwert
      March 12, 2012
      coachwert
      March 12, 2012

      First thing I am not a Dr. But I do kn that a hiatal hernia can cause your GERD. I had it so bad that i woke up chokeing on acid. I went to my chriopractor and he pushed my hernia down out of my chest, and I been free from it since. If it comes back I can know have my wife do it, or I will go back to him.

       

       I hope you try this, and when it works pass it on. Good luck.

       

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    • chris carr
      April 24, 2012
      chris carr
      April 24, 2012

      I too start with an ear/sinus infection both on right side late Feb 2012. The fluid in my ear is all gone but my ear still feels full, my right nostril is full and I am dizzy. I also have a lump on the right side of my throat going on for several months. Ultrasound of neck and CT shows nothing. Endoscopy shows acid reflux, chronic gastritis, and hiatial hernia. Currently taking prilosec which does not help at all. I burp all the time and also get the hiccups frequently. No one can figure out the dizziness. I am out of work and want to go back but I am afraid to drive and also work due to the dizziness. Any suggestions?

       

      Did the Cleveland Clinic shed any light on your health issue.....I hope it did. You can respond to my email  mcw07821@yahoo.com or even here. I have marked this as a favorite. I would really appreciate a response. I work in the medical field and I know Cleveland Clinic is top notch.

       

       

       

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    • ami
      ami
      September 18, 2012
      ami
      ami
      September 18, 2012

      I have a rapid heart beat even after very little exertion.  My problem doesn't necessarily include acid reflux although I get that once in a while.  I was recently diagnosed with a bone infection that the doctors think was derived from an immune deficiency disorder - I am only 40.  I think it's because of using the cell phone for long periods of time and even from carrying it close to the body while it is on.  I have learned to limit how long I talk on the cell phone and turn it off whenever it is close to my body.  I just turn iti on once in awhile to check for messages and to see if anyboydy has called me.  When I am home I put it away from me when it is on and turn it off overnight.  I have even read information on the internet that signals emitted from cell phones and even wireles signals from the router can disturb the melatonin production in the body especially overnight.  This might be the reason for more anxiety in people in general.  Hope this helps anybody who reads it.

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    • ami
      ami
      September 18, 2012
      ami
      ami
      September 18, 2012

      I am replying to my own post because I don't know how to edit the one that I entered above since I am new to this forum.  I do not personally suffer from acid reflux but my husband does.  He doesn't take any prescription medicine but he recently started taking GNC Aloe Vera Gel (one tablespoon in an eight ounce glass of water per day) and he says it really helps him, especially since his stomach also used to make a lot of noise, mainly when he has any kind of dairy products.  I don't know if the aloe vera gel will interfere with any prescription meds or if it is dangerous to take if you have a certain condition but it might be worth looking into.  My caution about cell phones still stands for any condition people might face because I am hearing about many young people getting sick with many different illnesses and I just wonder if the cell phones are causing any of these problems.  My immune deficiency illness developed recently and it is supposedly genetic in nature but I wonder about that.

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    • Carol
      September 20, 2012
      Carol
      September 20, 2012

      Zane: The symptoms you have experienced are indicative of a b-12 deficiency.  Maybe you should ask your doctor about to check the B vitamin levels and take a good mineral supplement for men.  Also eat small portions at a time and not after 6pm at night.  I have had digestive problems as well.  My B-12 levels are low and apparently it also affects digestion and gives you crazy sensations over your body such as the tingling/burning in the legs, the spine, sore tongue, electric-type shocks, sinus problems etc.

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    • Carol
      September 20, 2012
      Carol
      September 20, 2012

      I normally use a digestive enzyme by Solaray before I eat.  I also eat small portions at a time and never after 6 pm.  I also avoid onion, pepper, spicy foods, bread and fried foods especially late at night.

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    • Carol
      September 20, 2012
      Carol
      September 20, 2012

      I normally use a digestive enzyme by Solaray before I eat.  I also eat small portions at a time and never after 6 pm.  I also avoid onion, pepper, spicy foods, bread and fried foods especially late at night.

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    • julie chacon
      August 24, 2013
      julie chacon
      August 24, 2013

      hi my name is julie.ive had the exact same problems for a few years now.i live In victorville ca.i have no insurance either man this is crazy.they say mine is anxiety too but i dont believe it.i think it may be heart  issues.but they dont do a thuro check becuse of no insurance.have u found anything out

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    • Esmeralda
      August 31, 2013
      Esmeralda
      August 31, 2013

      I also felt my heart going fast and also noticed that I had a ball on one side of my throat. I went to an endocrinologist and he told me that it was graves disease. Its all about the thyroid.I had to take a radiation pill and it broke the ball but I have to take thyriid medication for the rest of my life. After that I didn't feel like that again.

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    • Zane feathers
      September 01, 2013
      Zane feathers
      September 01, 2013
      en awhile since I been on here I'll start by saying I never made it to Cleveland yet due to money and still lack of insurance my GI dr sat me down a couple months ago and told me I was rare case that he couldn't do anything else for me and that he was sorry my family dr told me he thinks it's fibromyalgia so I really still haveno answers I'll try that b-12 and see what's up with that at this point my dr will pretty much do anything to try to find an answer for me the only thing that I haven't had checked so far is the sphincter of oddi I did a job and my customer was telling me how sick she was and experienced the same symptoms pretty much and that's what was wrong with her so I'm still up for anything and not giving up READ MORE
    • Golfdude
      October 23, 2013
      Golfdude
      October 23, 2013

      I have this problem for almost 2 years now and have been tested for heavy metals and the results came back positive for mercury and lead which were 6 times the normal levels. I worked in the dental field for 18 years mixing amalgam and taking xrays . Just had 2 fillings removed and started chelating the mercury out of my body 4 days ago . I will have the rest of my amalgams taken out next week and hopefully see a positive result immediately . The detox will be for 10 weeks and another round of tests to determine the levels at the time . How long did you detox to pull the mercury out of your body and when did the weird neurological problems go away for you .

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    • mm
      mm
      March 03, 2014
      mm
      mm
      March 03, 2014

      palpitations/dizziness, unstable walk/palps, especially, within half hr after eating...normal tylenol helps calm heart maybe due to better blood circulation...but not a cure...taking anti-acid med...walking/exercise/activity atleast couple hrs after eatin; meats eggs milk may cause some problems...veg fish grains breads greentea better

       

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    • mm
      mm
      March 03, 2014
      mm
      mm
      March 03, 2014

      some of these stronger meds play havoc with pancreas etc. and after long use who knows what happens! palpitations maybe calmed with tylenol and as u said exercise, healthy eating (no meats, egg, milk)..vegs fish grains better...

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    • rscrace
      September 12, 2014
      rscrace
      September 12, 2014

      This is long but it may be of some help. Ive had everything everyone has been talking about. Im 54 and since my late thirties I have gone to the emergency room at least twice a year with chest tightness. After a typical emercency room visit I would always be sent home because nothing was found wrong with my heart. I would feel light headed, pain between my shoulder blades and sometimes in my left shoulder. Just last year in October I had to stop at a rest area and have the EMS pick me up because my chest was so tight I couldnt breath and I felt as If I was fading. My normal blood preasure has always been 120/80 which is perfect up til last year. That night my pressure went up to 190/80 and has been high since. My cardiologist was puzzled because after taking every test you can take for your heart he found nothing wrong and scratched his head wondering what could cause my bp to rise so high. I began noticing that after I eat peanuts my chest would get tight. Then it was cheese and then chocolate. I was told after having a scope down my throat that I had a small small case of Acid reflux but told that it shouldnt be effecting me. After the peanut discoverery I went to an allergist. I was told that I had no allergies as the doctor sat across from me smiling. He said I know what's wrong with you and it's not allergies. He said that a lot of doctors over look this. He said that I had gas in my viseral space which is the space surrounding my organs. He said that this pressure is what I have been experiencing. He wrote me a perscription for something and told me if my insurance didn't cover the cost to get a generic brand from over the counter. It's called Lansoprozole and it is sold at CVS. Instantly when I took the first pill my chest pain lifted. You are suppose to take it for 14 days. I stopped and then suddently the pain returned. After telling my cardiologist he told me that the Lansoprozole wouldn't hurt me so to continue taking it. His assistant told me that she takes these everyday. I was taking them for about a month and stopped. About two weeks later my chest started tightening up again so I bought more and this time nothing happened that's how I found this sight. I was in search of answers. Day three after taking the pills they finally kicked in and I feel wonderful. Like a new person. I may have to take these for the rest of my life and am told that there are no side effects. I wrote the allergist a wonderful thank you note for stepping out of his scope of pratice (allergies) to share another aspect of medicine that gave me back my life. It is horrible to feel yuky all the time and have your chest tight and feel light headed a be scared because you don't know if the doctors know what they are talking about. Now Im eating peanutes and cheese while taking the Lansoprazole and a love life. I pray that this information helps.  

       

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  • AU
    AU
    January 14, 2009
    AU
    AU
    September 15, 2008

    Hi,

     

    I have been living with unexplainable dizziness for the last 18 years! More recently, in the last year or so, I've noticed that as soon as I am about to fall asleep, I get jolted by a sudden very short dizzy spell....a bit like when you are falling in a dream but wake up before you hit the floor. Shortness of breath and racing heart follow. This happens at least 3 or 4 times before I eventually fall asleep.

     

    Throughout the day, I feel as if I am constantly in motion, even when I am at rest. It does ease slightly when I have emptied my bowels so it could be related to the digestive system.

     

    I have had CT scans and a multislice scan (similar to an MRI) on my brain but nothing has come up. Vertigo has been ruled out as I get dizzy without any movement so it can't be related to the inner ear.

     

    I am 37 and have a 6 year old so I sympathise. It worries me that the symptoms may render me unable to look after my son properly.

     

    I wish I could help but after all the research and things I have tried - nothing seems to work! All I can say is that I know how you feel!

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    • smmone
      August 14, 2009
      smmone
      August 14, 2009

      I get dizzy spells too. I am a swimmer and thought it was ear related. Turned out to be my neck. I would highly recommend seeing a chiropractor/kinseologist, if you have not already. It helped me a lot!

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    • AU
      AU
      August 17, 2009
      AU
      AU
      August 17, 2009

      You know, I saw a kiniseologist last summer which didn't really work and I saw a chiropractor last October for a month.

       

      Unfortunately, during one of the sessions, he managed to trap my sciatic nerve and when he couldn't help untrap it, he felt that it would be best to stop the sessions!

       

      I had to live with the pain for 10 months, despite various therapies! On the advice of another doctor, I started swimming and am now healed! 

       

      Thanks for the advice anyway.

       

      I have been told my dizziness is as a result of a meningitis infection almost 20yrs ago. I have resultant damage in my nerves and back of my eyes and have to do eye exercises to resolve it, albeit slowly.

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    • Patricia
      August 21, 2009
      Patricia
      August 21, 2009

      Hang in there kiddo.  Just knowing that we are not alone is a big help!

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    • AU
      AU
      August 24, 2009
      AU
      AU
      August 24, 2009

      Yeah I know. When it first started, I thought I was the only one in the whole world and because no one could explain it, I was convinced I was going mad!

       

      I just hope someone finds a cure somedat very very soon!

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    • leelaa217
      March 26, 2010
      leelaa217
      March 26, 2010

      wow i am up looking at things that may cause this as i write this . i have the same thing i get like a shock of dizzyness and as i am falling a sleep and for me its like 20 times a night i used to think it was because i might not be breathing while sleeping but now it happens even when i am awake , they told me it could be from low iron . they have told me drink more water , my sinuses , my neck , or even to much sugar,, but i have done everything to make sure it is not these things and still it has not went away . i feel sometimes like i am on a boat and its going back and forth nothing spins though. and when i put my head down i become almost cross eyed dizzy , its so wierd ... sorry to hear you suffer from this also i am 38 hopefully we will get some answers leelaa217

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    • tomasd
      July 11, 2010
      tomasd
      July 11, 2010

      Hi, your symptoms sound very similar to those of an anxiety disorder. If other tests were inconclusive you may want to look into this. Anxiety or panic attacks can be caused by prolonged stress, a traumatic emotional experience or loss. an accident among other influences. Heredity is also common. If you find your self having unrealistic thoughts of impending doom, or increased levels of fear. The fear most associated with anxiety are fear of crowded spaces, fear of dying or disease, fear of loosing control. The list is long, and differs from one person to another.

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    • darci
      August 16, 2010
      darci
      August 16, 2010

      My 6 year old daughter has a "lump in her throat" and stomach pain a lot.  She has been told that it's anxiety or reflux.  Her new symptom is dizziness, especially while she's lying down trying to go to sleep.  She experiences a few boughts of dizziness throughout the day and nothing seems to help.  I feel your pain and wish that the both of you could get relief. 

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    • AriesNG
      August 17, 2010
      AriesNG
      August 17, 2010

      I have been suffering from heart palpitation and severe fatigue for past 4 to 5 years, used to be worst around noon - I find myself totally out of breath, extremely tired and have to lie down until my pulse go back to normal. I feel like dying whenever I go to work around noon, but will feel better in late afternoon when temperature gets lower.

       

      3 months back I have a sore throat that wont go away despite 3 courses of anti-biotics - by day four or five the sore throat will always come back. I lost my voice two times in a month.

      I was later diagnosed with stomach acid reflux. After taking acid depressant, I am clear with sore throat problem. But I still suffer from indigestion and fluffiness occasionally, esp if I take too much caffeine in the day (through my favourite coke).

       

      I also went through a thorough body checkup for the fatigue and heart palpitaion problem, but my ECGs came up normal. That doctor said I might be suffering from stress-related anxiety attacks.

      I took leave to stay at home but my conditions wont improve - despite very minimal stress.

       

      I was later referred by a friend to see a chinese doctor, who took my pulse and say it is early stage of cardia arrhythmias, coupled with "Yin" deficient. 

      According to my understanding, "Yin" deficient can be best describe as a boiling kettle with no water - u body is very dehydrated - no matter how much water u drink, so you also have dry skin, dry hair, dark eye circle, hard stool, insomnia, etc. If symptoms persist, the heart gets hurt, resulting heart palpitation. Although the heart is pumping very heart, it is not efficient. Very little oxygen and blood get transferred to other parts of the body, thus resulting in fatigue and breathlessness.

       

      I was given small packets of brown powder, to mixed with water to drink twice daily.

      My conditions improved vastly, the palpitation and fatigueness is very much reduced and I am able to carry out my normal daily activities again.

      I had taken the medication for two months, but if I were to stop the medication, the symptoms will come back within two to three days. The doctors said I have to take the medication for 3 to 9 months, depending on how my conditions improved.

      This chinese doctor that I am seeing, is a certified one in my country. If you are living in a country that do not certified chinese doctor, I would advise you to take caution as their standard vary vastly.

       

      Over past 3 months, I did more research for my symptoms, the closest I can find in western science, is acid based imbalance, which means the PH value in your body is imbalance - usually too acidic.

      I have not tested my PH value or tried the methods, ranging from drinking alkaline ionised water to some special medication, but my family doctor says it is voodoo science.

      Can anyone share your experience if you'd tried this?

       

      I dont know if my experience helps. Just like to share with all of you what I'd gone through. I know how terrible it feels - although we look so normally healthy in the eyes of doctors and under medical tests, we are actually suffering.

       

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    • linda louise goreham
      September 25, 2010
      linda louise goreham
      September 25, 2010

      my niece had simmilar symptoms and they did a mri and one dr thought she had ms then she went to a dr in ames iowa that diagnosed her as having menears disease an inner ear problem hers was so bad she couldnt get up and walk on her own she was in her early 20 s they got the right diagnosis and in her case they said it could reoccure later in life but she is doing fine now after medicine for the problem it was so frustrating going to dr after dr and none of them knew till him

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    • AU
      AU
      October 01, 2010
      AU
      AU
      October 01, 2010

      I have been surfing the web again searching for answers as the problem just won't go away and is getting worse. I literally feel like I am on a small boat in a rough sea nearly all the time. It makes me very anxious as I feel likje I can't sit still and have to be moving or doing something all the time to counter-effect the rocking motion.

       

      Since I last wrote, I've had balance tests, a full scan of my inner ear, a test where they make you go dizzy just to see if it is balance related and they all came up negative.

       

      I have now found something called CERVICOGENIC VERTIGO. I reccommend you all to read into this as it may hold some answers. This is not related to the ear but the neck causing symptoms we have all described. Apparently it can be relieved by TRIGGER POINT THERAPY. I haven't tried this yet as I don't have a qualified therapist anywhere near me. I would have to go abroad for this.

       

      If anyone does try it, please let us know if it helps.

       

      Also, I find that if I don't empty my bowels (sorry, that's the nicest way to put it!) as soon as I get the urge, then I get very dizzy and shaky leading me to think it must still have something to do with acid reflux.

       

      Here's wishing for an answer!

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    • AU
      AU
      October 01, 2010
      AU
      AU
      October 01, 2010

      I have been surfing the web again searching for answers as the problem just won't go away and is getting worse. I literally feel like I am on a small boat in a rough sea nearly all the time. It makes me very anxious as I feel likje I can't sit still and have to be moving or doing something all the time to counter-effect the rocking motion.

       

      Since I last wrote, I've had balance tests, a full scan of my inner ear, a test where they make you go dizzy just to see if it is balance related and they all came up negative.

       

      I have now found something called CERVICOGENIC VERTIGO. I reccommend you all to read into this as it may hold some answers. This is not related to the ear but the neck causing symptoms we have all described. Apparently it can be relieved by TRIGGER POINT THERAPY. I haven't tried this yet as I don't have a qualified therapist anywhere near me. I would have to go abroad for this.

       

      If anyone does try it, please let us know if it helps.

       

      Also, I find that if I don't empty my bowels (sorry, that's the nicest way to put it!) as soon as I get the urge, then I get very dizzy and shaky leading me to think it must still have something to do with acid reflux.

       

      Here's wishing for an answer!

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    • alrchaplain
      November 14, 2010
      alrchaplain
      November 14, 2010

      Yes it can be realted to the inner ear. Do you remember when you got stinking drunk one time and the bed spun even though you knew it was stationary? Most of us do. It's a phenomoenon called Nystagmus. The cops always want to check you for that when they think you're drunk. "Follow the pen with your eyes sir." Says officer Friendly. Then thing is that I can have nystagmus bad enough to make it difficult to balance in a chair. No kidding. I have Otosclerosis and Minears causing vertigo and tinnitus and hearing loss in my right ear. There are a couple of things that can cause dizziness like you describe. One is tiny chunks of calcium floating about in your semicircular canals on your cochlea. This will cause positional vertigo which causes dizziness when you change position. Lying down and sitting up. The little rocks in your ear rattle around against the cillia in the semicircular canals for a while after you move and cause dizziness until they settle. Then you're fine untill you bend over or lay down or sit up, and then the dizziness keeps up while you stay still untill the little rocks settle again. There is a treatment. See your ENT doctor. There's a set of movements the believe it or not will get those little rocks into the right spot. Unfortunately it won't work for me. Too many mortars and mines and rifles and grenades. I hope I helped.

      Ipsa Conteret

      Herb

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    • AU
      AU
      November 22, 2010
      AU
      AU
      November 22, 2010

      Hi and thanks for your comments. Unfortunately, I have spent the best part of 5 years seeing different ENT specialists in 3 different countries and they all agree that my dizziness is unrelated to the inner ear and crystal movements. It's not BPPV, Meniers etc. I have had scans and all sorts of tests. I do feel better after the movements but it doesn't last. All the specialists checked Nystagmus but couldn't find anything wrong.

       

      I do know how you feel though. Sitting still is almost impossible as I feel like I am rocking. It's the same for standing up. I have to counteract it by moving a bit or fidgeting. Very frustrating. Also, my dizziness comes on with and without movement. It can be very bad at night when I lay down.

       

      I am inclined to believe it has something to do with my neck and nerve signals to the brain and eyes. This is not tangible so can't be picked up in a scan or x-ray. It is too delicate and the medical world hasn't advanced so far into the field of repairing the delicate electronic signals, especially in the neck and brain. Maybe I'm wrong and someone on this forum may have some ideas.

       

      As always though, thank you for input. Everyone who writes here with suggestions helps someone along the way.

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    • Carol Bach
      December 24, 2010
      Carol Bach
      December 24, 2010

      Thanks to all of you! I also think the pounding heartbeat/dizziness after eating and when I can sleep, could be related to stress as I have PTSD badly due to doctor abuse and a son. I have been stressed almost to distraction and have recently paid very close attention to the thoughts of abuse and my son. Today, I was fine until I ate a backed potatoe and a while later the pain in my midriff area and gas scared me.  I noted I was reliving my bad experiences with this doctor and missing my son so perhaps my situation is causing all my symptoms. Carol 

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    • wellwish
      June 17, 2011
      wellwish
      June 17, 2011

      Its all in ur head. Get busy in works, though the symptoms persist, go for exercise, specially running. DO the activity that u once were afraid to do. U will overcome very soon all the pains and dizzy symptoms. Good luck. 

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    • aheartlikehis131
      September 18, 2011
      aheartlikehis131
      September 18, 2011
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    • tracie
      February 08, 2012
      tracie
      February 08, 2012

      very interesting do you have any web sites i can read up on this thankyou

       

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    • tracie
      February 08, 2012
      tracie
      February 08, 2012

      very interesting do you have any web sites i can read up on this thankyou

       

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    • Sherry
      August 05, 2012
      Sherry
      August 05, 2012

      YOU GUYS I FEEL FOR YOU AND HOPE THAT YOU ALL WILL GET BETTER SOON. i JUST SENT MY SON TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM WITH THOSE SYMTOMS. HE IS 31 YEARS OLD LIVES IN ATLANTA SO FAR AWAY, HE THOUGHT HE WAS HAVING A HEART ATTACH AS WELL SHORTNESS OF BREATH TINGLING IN THE FINGERS NEAUSEA DIZZINESS. HOPEFULLYTHEY WILL FIND A CURE. FOR THIS NAGGING DISEASE.

      Cry

       

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    • Chelle
      August 12, 2013
      Chelle
      August 12, 2013

      Doctors love to diaganose medical gastrointestinal problems as anxiety, but it is a symptom - not the cause. If you feel panic, dizzy spells, chest pains, pressure in your breastbone, jittery/nervousness, and shortness of breath. it is gastrointestinal problems. This is a debilitating illness. I have had it for 6 years now. The doctors first claimed it was anxiety - BS! What it is has to do with the lack of proper nutrition you are absorbing due to your stomach and/or small intestines inflaming. When your stomach is inflamed, it will cause gas to produce, putting pressure on everything. Read carefully: When this feeling this way, take some LIQUID antacid and lay on your stomach or side  and prop you head UP. After about 30 mins, if it doesn't subside, go eat a plain piece of bread. If the bread is too dry, dip it in water. If the symptoms don't improve after that, get to a doctor asap because if you can't get the swelling in your stomach down, you will continue to have these extreme discomforts. Also, cut out caffeine and coffee of ANY kind completely, cut out high fat milks and drink milk in moderation WITH food. Cut out ALL alcohol. Cut out ALL spicy food and anything acidic or harsh like orange, lemon, lime, garlic, etc. Eat lean meats low in grease only. Move around more, and cut your portion size down to a handful of food every 3 hours. Most likely, if your experiencing these symptoms, you have an ulcer too so you may have to go on the brat diet until more healed. Be wary of PPIs - they jack with your B-12 levels. Take SOLUABLE B-12 supplements, and get shots too. This illness may go into remission for short bouts of time with treatment. HOWEVER, it will always come back with the foods, larger amounts of food in a single setting, and beverages that aggravate it. Fast food is a NO-NO! It's too high in spice and fast to be able to handle. Once healed which may take up to 2 months, start drinking ginger tea, and moving around more in addtion to doing the things I have mentioned. This illness is relatively new to doctors, and many do not know how to handle it. You may develop associations with food. As a result to keep from triggering your stomach, you may have to go on a sedative like a benzodiazipine. It's difficult to live with, and exhausting. It's very hard to hold a job down with this illness. Be sure to start treating it immediately!

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    • Chelle
      August 12, 2013
      Chelle
      August 12, 2013

      Doctors love to diaganose medical gastrointestinal problems as anxiety, but it is a symptom - not the cause. If you feel panic, dizzy spells, chest pains, pressure in your breastbone, jittery/nervousness, and shortness of breath. it is gastrointestinal problems. This is a debilitating illness. I have had it for 6 years now. The doctors first claimed it was anxiety - BS! What it is has to do with the lack of proper nutrition you are absorbing due to your stomach and/or small intestines inflaming. When your stomach is inflamed, it will cause gas to produce, putting pressure on everything. Read carefully: When this feeling this way, take some LIQUID antacid and lay on your stomach or side  and prop you head UP. After about 30 mins, if it doesn't subside, go eat a plain piece of bread. If the bread is too dry, dip it in water. If the symptoms don't improve after that, get to a doctor asap because if you can't get the swelling in your stomach down, you will continue to have these extreme discomforts. Also, cut out caffeine and coffee of ANY kind completely, cut out high fat milks and drink milk in moderation WITH food. Cut out ALL alcohol. Cut out ALL spicy food and anything acidic or harsh like orange, lemon, lime, garlic, etc. Eat lean meats low in grease only. Move around more, and cut your portion size down to a handful of food every 3 hours. Most likely, if your experiencing these symptoms, you have an ulcer too so you may have to go on the brat diet until more healed. Be wary of PPIs - they jack with your B-12 levels. Take SOLUABLE B-12 supplements, and get shots too. This illness may go into remission for short bouts of time with treatment. HOWEVER, it will always come back with the foods, larger amounts of food in a single setting, and beverages that aggravate it. Fast food is a NO-NO! It's too high in spice and fast to be able to handle. Once healed which may take up to 2 months, start drinking ginger tea, and moving around more in addtion to doing the things I have mentioned. This illness is relatively new to doctors, and many do not know how to handle it. You may develop associations with food. As a result to keep from triggering your stomach, you may have to go on a sedative like a benzodiazipine. It's difficult to live with, and exhausting. It's very hard to hold a job down with this illness. Be sure to start treating it immediately!

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  • Linz January 15, 2009
    Linz
    September 15, 2008

    I think it might be the prilosec! I took it for a while and noticed that I developed anxiety, heart palpitations, and chest pain. I also felt tired and like my brain was in a fog. Now that I'm off that med. I don't have any of these syptoms. Just a thought...

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  • diamondjim November 03, 2009
    diamondjim
    September 15, 2008

    Interesting I suffered the same problems and I also developed atril fibulationwhich is another medical problem that i have and it was agravated by the reflux.. When I would lay down the acid would come up and burn my throat causing a change in the vegal nerves. Short explanation is that these vegal nerves carry a constant tone or signal which gets disturbed by the burning from the acid the nerves also connect to the heart and what I have researched on the net from testomony of some doctors is that this disturbence of vegal tone can cause the heart pounding I have also heard from my doctor that this is not proven science and he really did not believe it. For me he was wrong after a few years of diet change ,prilosec eating yougert before bed,(these things all played a part) the thing which finally finished off my reflux was weekly trips to the chiropractor for adjustments I was told that the adjustments took pressure of the nerves which flow from your spine to the digestive tract and allow it to function better sounds hard to believe but this combination cured my reflux which was very bad I also had panic attacks but with my more balanced health, the releif from the reflux, chiro, I even started seeing my dentist so please consider these things as there were my salvation from symptoms like yours Try the yougert before bed for me its better than malanta and its good for your didestive tract

     

    good luck

    Jim

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    • sallystella
      July 11, 2011
      sallystella
      July 11, 2011

      JIM - YOU ARE SPOT ON - THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH ME.  IT TAKES A FEW DAYS FOR ME TO CALM THAT VAGAL TONE DOWN AGAIN AFTER I'VE HAD A BIG MEAL OR A MEAL THAT CAUSES GAS BUILD-UP.  LOTS OF REST/RELAXATION MP3S - (ANDREW JOHNSONS'S ARE AWESOME)/ PROBIOTICS AND BEANO - REALLY HELP ME. I GET THE ACAID UNDER CONTROL AND ALL IS WELL.  AFTER YEARS OF DOCTORS AND SELF-RESEARCH, YOUR ANSWER IS REALLY THE BEST I'VE SEEN TO SUM THIS UP INTELLIGENTLY. THANKS!!!  STELLA

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  • Patricia April 18, 2009
    Patricia
    September 15, 2008

    I too have the same symptoms.  I have terrible chest pain and palpatations and severe exhaustion.  I have asthma and trouble breathing and pain on the left side.  Lately I have pain below the breastbone.  I have only noticed recently that it seems to get worse when I eat; most especially dairy products.  I have had ekg's and worn a holter monitor and it does show an arythmia.  I was sent for a echocardiogram and was told the the heart muscle looks fine and not to worry because they don't see anything else wrong.  I have been on Prilosec on and off for years because they keep insiting it is GERD.  This has been going on for a few years and it has ruined my life.  I don't have the energy to do anything, I am depressed and feel like the worse mother.  I am tired of doctors not listening to me.  I have made an appointment with a GI doctor, maybe this one will be different.

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    • rachel
      August 21, 2009
      rachel
      August 21, 2009

      Patricia,

       

      Please let me know if you've found any answers. I have the exact same symptoms and I to feel like a horrible wife and mother as I don't have the energy to do much of anything. I see a cardiologist next week, and an x ray is scheduled to see if the lack of oxygen from my asthma is affecting my heart. I've become more and more fearful from the heart palpitations and pain on the left side of my body. I would do just about anything to have my life back and to feel normal again. Please contact me and let me know how you're doing. - msrrhawk@yahoo.com

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    • Patricia
      August 21, 2009
      Patricia
      August 21, 2009

      Dear msrrhawk@yahoo.com

       

      I am sorry to hear about your trouble.  It is terrible to have to live this way.  I was with the GI doctor and had an upper endoscopy which has shown nothing.  He would like me to go for a cat scan but at this point I am soooo sick of doctors.  I broke both bones in my leg 3 months ago.  Just started back to work this week.  I will tell you over the past couple of months the pain in my chest has lessened and the palpitations are not quite so bad.  I wonder if part of the problem is stress considering I was out of work for 3 months and basically lay around doing nothing .... all I know is that I want to feel better!  PLEASE keep me updated on your visit with the cardiologist.  I wish you the best of luck and hang in there maybe we can figure this out together!

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    • Jan Gambino
      August 24, 2009
      Jan Gambino
      Health Guide
      August 24, 2009

      Hello!

      So glad you are all finding each other and sharing your story. My daughter had dizziness, migraines and reflux. It took years of treatment and going to the doctor to get a diagnosis for Postural Orthostatis Tachycardia Syndrome or POTS. Here is a link to a SharePost that I wrote about it:

      http://www.healthcentral.com/acid-reflux/c/96/23223/connection

      Jan

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    • Irfahan
      September 08, 2009
      Irfahan
      September 08, 2009

      I am from Sri Lanka, where spicy foods make up the most of your life. I have similar symptoms and have now started a radikal combination of ayurveda and western cure style a la me, and it is as following. I bought Ginseng capsules(please see if calcium is mpresent, if dont use), then I skipped drinking tea and coffee with milk and at all. Now I drink herbal teas like ayurveda proven for. e.g. I will give you the latin names (but please see their contens e.g viamins what minerals what and their compositions. By acid reflux, the mineral balance which is necessary for the central nervous system and as well as the electrolytical sys.(pulse the heart and lungs, stomach etc..) aRE BROUGHT TO A CHAOS RESULTING IN AN IMBALANCE. cHECK YOUR BLOOD AND URINE AND IF POSSIBLE DO AN ENDOSCOPY. tURN TO FIBRE DIETS WITHOUT CALCIUM(IF IN VERY MINUTE PROPORTIONS)Do not drink milk.(it gives you only temporary relief.)Margarine shud do. avoid sugars of all sorts. avoid seated in one place. move but do not over exert. try to concentrate on for e.g writing or reading(I know its rather said than done, cos its almost impossible) or just arranging rearranging your clothes . furniture etc.. And last and least of all a good sleep. the natural choice would be chamomile tea. Try your luck with chinese green tea, it helps look into an asian shop for heerbal teas without caffeine important., For gods sake dont eat tomato rich food like pizzas, or spicy tortillas(avoid them). And avoid arguments. talk less. talk to yourself saying this is a matter which i have total control, i m gonna take a radical approach, I will change my lifewstyle if i have to sacrifice my favourite dishes.

      Here a diet recipe so u ud start with.

      Chamomile tea at breakfast.(no sugar)

      2-3 slices of brown or bran bread or crackers with margarine spread(check for calcium-if its there dont use)

      salad leaves.

      1 -2 glasses of grapefruit juice.

       

      lunch.

       

      Vegetable broccoli, cabbage(not carrot causes constipation) turnips(see if they have calcium?? and lots of salmon cooked without oil.(if olive oil)

      bran mixed noodles or brown rice(natural unpolished rice.

      etc..

      dinner

      early at 7.00pm at least.

      fruits of all sorts except pineapples, lime, and other sour fruits. Bananas good ripe ones. strawberries watch if they are ripe or not. on and off olive fruit(not the nut)

      or dries fruits and nuts.

      nuts, use walnut, chestnut

      practically almost all nut except those nuts which contain calcium. avoid also the ideal mineral balance should be

      Magnesium

      Sodium

      Potassium

      Alumin.

      zinc

      phosphates??(be careful for they deposit)

      selenites

      Nitrates are needed but be careful they tend to turn acidic in combination with some other elements.

      these minerals and others which I dont know(ask your doctor) trigger agood functioning heart and lungs. Liver too should be looked after. Omega 3 fatty acids in form of capsules and salmon are good.

      Ok

      try chnging patterns with these compositions. It may become monotone, but the only way to cure permanently is a radical change

       

       

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    • HARDLUCK
      May 15, 2010
      HARDLUCK
      May 15, 2010

      PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU FIND ANYTHING!!! YOU DESCRIBED EXACTLY ALMOST WORD FOR WORD HOW i HAVE BEEN FEELIN FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS NOW THE DOCTORS HAVENT FOUND MUCH I DO HAVE A RARE HERNIA ON MY LEFT BACK THAT A FEW OF THE DOCTORS SAID "THATS MEDICALLY IMPOSSIBLE YOU HAVE RIBS THERE" BUT THEY SAY ASIDE FROM PAIN THAT SHOULDNT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH MY SYMPYOMS AND i USEDPEPSID FOR A LONG TIME NOT PRILOSEC

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    • Mike
      January 03, 2011
      Mike
      January 03, 2011

      Might be a hiatus hernia, which will cause Gerd, difficulty breathing ect... should get an EGD with your GI to confirm, in the meantime try eating smaller meals, no nicotine,no alchohol,and loose weight. Check this link out!

       

      http://www.laparoscopyhospital.com/hiatal.htm#What%20problems%20can%20a%20hiatal%20hernia%20cause

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    • boy
      boy
      April 21, 2011
      boy
      boy
      April 21, 2011

      good info tnx.. I'm finally convinced. I had 2 MD seen a resident and Cardiologist and they told me after normal blood lab and echocardiogram and holter for 2 days. Just drink plenty of water, wear embolic stockings.. wean off from all meds and pray.. i always listen to free MP3  for healing and even call prayer lines www.awmi.net helps a lot praise God.. wisdom+divine intervention Smile

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  • TerryB December 18, 2009
    TerryB
    September 15, 2008

    I'm 40 years old, and I've been having these symptoms get progressively worse over the last 3 to 4 years. I'm having the exact same symptoms as everyone else here.  Dizziness, feeling like your mind is cloudy, pain and soreness in chest, periodic heart skipping beats / palpatations, dizziness is worse after eating a meal, and if it's a full plate of food, I sometimes get a pounding heartbeat, that feels like my whole body is pounding.  I've gone to the emergency room twice, thinking I was having a heart attack.  I've been to the doctor and had several EKGs, I've had a stress test done about 5 months ago, had ultrasound done on my arteries in my neck, everything has turned up normal.    I can't take this anymore, I feel like I'm dieing sometimes and I get scared that I'm going to drop over from a heart attack, that's how bad it feels. I have two young boys ages 5 and 9 months and am worried that I'm not going to be around to watch them grow up. 

     

    I'm planning on going to the doctor and request to be sent to a GI specialist after the holidays.  Hopefully the can do a scope from both directions and maybe get a clue as to what's going on.  If anyone else finds out what's going on with all of us, please, please post something here.

     

    Thanks.

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    • want to live life again
      December 24, 2009
      want to live life again
      December 24, 2009

      I feel so bad for you, however feel a sence of ease knowing that I am not the only one out there with these symptoms.  I have seen several Doctors, specialist, lab work, EKG, CT scans, Stress test, MRI's, ect and can not find a reason behind the dizziness, tiredness, head aches, chest pains or arm pain.  I have been getting chropractic care for a few months now with no improvement.  I have areas on my head that hurt to the touch. nothing getting better. Doctor said that chest pains do to acid reflux, arm pain do to muscle pains, head ache due to anxiety and depression, dizziness do to ear infection and sinus infection.  I am tired of not feeling good.  I have a great family, a great job and generally a very happy person unless I do not feel well.  I also feel that one of these days I will not wake up.  I have 2 young children and fear that I will not see them grow up.  If a every find the answer to the way I feel, I will post a comment.  It sounds like you have the exact same things that I am suffering from also.  I really can not imagine that someone else has to live like this.  As the saying goes, "I would not wish this on my worst enamy."  Good luck

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    • ossPR
      February 27, 2010
      ossPR
      February 27, 2010

      If u ever read this id just like to tell you that you are not alone. I am a 25yr old male, and i've been having symptoms for 4 yrs now. These include, heart palpitations, skipped beats, chest pain, numbness in  left arm, headaches and others. I used to be a really really  happy man with a good social and sex life until i turn 21 and all this started. I also have 2 kids and like you i feel and fear that one day i wont wake up and wont get to see them grow. Ive had days where my pain and beats are so bad that i really feel im dying, then comes the panic attack. After 4 years of studies, CT's, Ecos., EKG everything,  the only thing that appears is Arrythmia and a Prolapse. But Arrytmia never came up on any holter or EKG until last one, though i felt it all this 4 years. I also have cronic sinus, and  my reflux since 14 yrs of age got so bad that i have developed Barret Syndrome and Intestinal Metaplasia wich will eventually turn into Cancer unless i eat like only vegetables  but i am 25yrs and its hard really hard for me. These 4 years were supposed to be  the best of my life, and  socially i now dont even like to jang out because of symptoms. Many of my symptoms were indeed blamed to my bad GERD but palpitations are so bad for me that i knew it wasnt that. Last week i did another Holter and ECO and need to know now how it came up. I think my Arrythmia (recently diagnosed) has been much of the trouble. As i am so young and i have developed so many conditions, i really wonder why me? but many people do suffer and worse than we do. My biggest concern right now is, i really think i wont live long due to Baretts Syndrome at such a young age. And what worries me so much now is that i may not get to have a beer with my kids, and see them at least get to 16. Boy has 5 and girl has 3. Long way to go... but i just keep getting worse every year.

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  • Patrick September 01, 2009
    Patrick
    September 15, 2008

    This link may help if you have acid reflux! I had AR for couple years and cured.

     

    http://www.dcqna.com/diseases-conditions/bile_reflux2257dc.html

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  • Brandy June 15, 2009
    Brandy
    September 15, 2008

    I dont know what i have but as im trying to go to sleep and close my eyes and right before im asleep i get dizzy and something comes over me and i gret very short of breath and then its gone. I have been having chest pains and and other pains in my abdominal regions. It could be acid reflux but im not sure, i have to burp all the time to relieve some pain, and its hard to drink alcohol. Which im 17 and yeah i know i shouldnt be anyways. And for the last few months ive been walking around having anziety because im always dizzy and ill get hot then cold and shake with no control over it. So im not sure. But your not the only one with the pounding heartbeat , dizziness and all that other comlicated stuff. hope you get better <33

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    • southoc
      January 10, 2011
      southoc
      January 10, 2011

      i have the same thing! I feel like Im passing out as i am going to bed if that makes any sense. i get real light headed and my whole body tingles right as i am about to fall asleep. I also am lightheaded 24/7 and feel real spacey- Have had an MRI, blood work, chest xray neck xray- everything ok so far.

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  • fredster19 May 27, 2009
    fredster19
    September 15, 2008

    aduncan 09/15/08 aduncanCategory:Acid Reflux

    pounding heartbeat/dizziness esspecially after eating and while sleeping

    i have a history of acid reflux and have been taking prilosec everyday for 3 years. Recently i have had feelings that i am having a heart attack; panic feelings, tightness in my chest, soreness in my chest, lightheaded, and constantlyy feeling my heartbeat, which has been tragic for me

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  • tmyszak February 24, 2009
    tmyszak
    September 15, 2008

    I also have unexplained dizziness with my acid reflux.  Sometimes I get so dizzy, im scared.  I dont know how many times I've looked up acid reflux & dizziness.  :(

    The only thing that helps me is Prevacid. 

    I wonder will this ever go away.

     

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    • mike
      November 05, 2010
      mike
      November 05, 2010

      iam in the same boat as you......i have dizzyness all the time....been tested alot....heart etc.....everything comes back ok.....endoscope shows hiatus hernia....iam pretty sure its that that causing me constant problems.....it allows acid to travel to your nerves....the vagus nerve i heard could be the cause....i get so scared because it been a year now....iam been on prolsec....helped at first.....then nexuim...helped a bit...now previcid....helps a bit.....iam always thinking its a brain tumor or cancer of pancreas etc....i never got a head scan so maybe i should get that.....i barely make it throgh my days sometimes....and iam not enjoying my life.....cant go on a vacation cause i fell so crappy......i need help

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  • HelperGuy July 11, 2010
    HelperGuy
    September 15, 2008

    What Have you Been Eating? make sure NOT to eat lots of sugar or sodium at night or before you go to sleep. that causes your problems also, trust me, i have the same problems and its because of what i eat at night. for example, last night i ate brownies and some milk before i went to sleep, and 2 hours later i woke up to a constant un-stoppable very fast rapid heartbeat and i felt like i was going to past out or have a heart attack. its the worst feeling i ever felt in my entire life. so what i did was eat lots of green vegetables and lots of water and took a couple of tums and went back to sleep and then the problems went away. so i'm being very careful of my sugar/sodium rate. so please, take that into consideration because you might have the same thing, or if not then it's probably similiar. i hope your health gets better, from one sick person to another, take care and god bless you.

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  • MOOCHIES July 17, 2009
    MOOCHIES
    September 15, 2008

    SEE YOUR DOCTOR YOU NEED TO CHANGE YOUR MEDICATION.  AFTER SO LONG TAKING THE SAME MEDICATION YOU BUILD UP A TOLERANCE TO IT.  HAVE YOUR DOC RECHECK YOU.

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  • AU
    AU
    October 01, 2010
    AU
    AU
    September 15, 2008

    I just wanted to say one more thing. A lot of the people on this sight have said that they feel like they are about to die when symptoms occur.

     

    I have been living with this condition for nearly 20 years and whilst I still have moments when I feel I will never be able to wake up again or do anything normally or have the energy to play with my son, I still carry on.

     

    I completely understand how you feel. It is soul destroying because you feel like your quality of life is being controlled by this condition that no doctor on any side of this planet (I have tried Turkey, Cyprus and UK) is ever going to be able to diagnose properly let alone have a cure for.

     

    My point is don't let it control you. No matter how bad things get or how awful you feel. I went through a period of 2 months where I refused to leave the house for fear of symptoms occurring in the middle of the street, at work or in the supermarket. I couldn't take my son to school or pick him up and would snap at him if his playful antics made me dizzy.

     

    Eventually my friend (an angel in disguise) forced me out and made me face up to life. There was no medical evidence to say that what I had was life threatening (no medical evidence to say anything was wrong period) so I had to learn to live with it.

     

    Go on that holiday. Play with your kids/grandkids. The more you let it control you, the worse it gets. Whenever I get really dizzy now, I have to talk myself out of it and tell myself I am ok. Call it psychological but it helps. Slowly but eventually, it does work. And then I carry on. It is exhausting and drains me but I won't let it beat me.

     

    It is so easy to be insulated by these symptoms. I know because I'm still there.

    But you have to fight them, as hard or as impossible as that seems.

     

    Anyway enough of the lecture. I just hope it helps.

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    • Notta Dokter
      October 05, 2010
      Notta Dokter
      October 05, 2010

      I hope this helps at least some people. I'm not a doctor, nor do I believe my experience is the same as everyone else, but it may be something to discuss with your own doctor.

       

      A couple of years ago, I started having these racing heart, dizzy spells as soon as my head hit the pillow. It is terrifying, especially the first time.

       

      On two or three occasions, I'd get out of bed and head to the ER. I didn't want to but I knew what the symptoms are for heart attacks and didn't want to ignore them.

       

      The doctors would run all kinds of tests and tell me my heart was strong and everything was fine and that it must be stress. Not too comforting.

       

      Then, one day, the symptoms were severe and in the middle of the afternoon. I went back and happened to be treated by a doctor who wasn't in a rush. After finding nothing wrong with my heart, he asked me to tell him about the past few days. I told him I had was tired because I had been working hard and kept awake by bad acid reflux. It usually acts up when I'm physically tired. After a couple of nights of bad reflux, I started getting the heart symptoms. I'm sure this sounds familiar to a few of you.

       

      He gave me a small drink, called a pink lady, that looked like a shooter. It was a mix of Pepto Bismal and something similar to novocaine. I drank it and immediately felt a slight numbness in my lips, mouth and throat. 

       

      After about twenty minutes, he came back and asked how I was. To my surprise, all my symptoms were gone and I felt great. Here's what he told me:

       

      Apparently, the esophagus and the heart share the same nerve passage. Due to the severe acid reflux, my esophagus became inflamed. The inflammation was severe enough that it triggered strong signals to the nerves but because of the shared nerve passage, the message to the brain wasn't correct. The nerves were sending heart symptoms to the brain along esophagus symptoms.

       

      Thus, when I drank the pink lady, my esophagus (and the nerve bundle) was numbed and the heart issues went away. Now, whenever I'm exhausted, I avoid spicy or fried foods and anything acidic until I've caught up on my rest.

       

      Again, this is only what happened with me but you may want to mention it to your doctor on your next visit. Good luck.

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    • ringo
      October 20, 2010
      ringo
      October 20, 2010

      I bet is was viscus lidocain mixed with pepto bismal.

       

      Thank you for your input.  I will contact my doctor tomorrow and give it a try.  I have been looking for complicated answers to this problem and it might be as simple as trying your silver bullet to diagnose the problem.  If it works fast, I believe it will be an good indication that I have esophagitis. 

       

      I will try to report back.  Wish me luck.

       

      Ringo

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  • Tricia O June 20, 2010
    Tricia O
    September 15, 2008

    I have had a lot of the same symptoms off and on for years.  I was diagnosed with Gastritis a couple of years and I think the symptoms are related to that.  Gastritis is inflammation of the lining of the stomach. Some of the symptoms include, headache, dizziness, nausea, knawing or burning pain in the stomach, anxiety, a feeling of uneasiness.  Taking acid reducers helps, along with change of diet of course.  I've noticed that if I change my diet and stay away from things that would give me heartburn or acid reflux the dizziness and all the other symptoms would slowly subside.  Don't know if thats what you have, but its worth looking into.

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  • msgsensitivity February 16, 2010
    msgsensitivity
    September 15, 2008

    www.msgtruth.com  or  www.truthinlabeling.com.    I found my answer here!

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  • Ravindra August 06, 2009
    Ravindra
    September 15, 2008

    i don't know

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  • Ghost42 December 22, 2010
    Ghost42
    September 15, 2008

    Once I found this page, my fiance suggested I share my story in case it might help some of the people here.

     

    My problems started in Feb 09.  I walked 20 ft down my hallway and when I reached the end was extremely fatigued, sweating and when I felt my pulse it was racing, probably over 160bpm.  I thought "this is it" since I have a history of heart problems in my extended family and told my fiance (then GF) to call 911.  I laid on the floor and chewed an aspirin before the paramedics came.  They put a 7-lead ECG on my and said it didn't look like a heart attack.  After they left I sat and rested feeling very embarrassed.

     

    Over the next few days, my sleeping got worse and worse.  First I started just feeling a very pronounced heartbeat while lying in bed.  Then I started getting the "near faiting spells", that feeling like your falling, or you're about to faint, or that your heart just stopped for a second, or maybe that part of your lung collapsed?  Of course I've never actually had any of these things happen (even before my problem started) so I'm not sure I'm describing them correctly.

     

    I was 38 at the time and I've always been very healthy, so I had to go find a doc.  Found one, he ran the standard tests of an 11-lead(?) ECG, full blood work and a "lets see" approach.  ECG was normal, blood work showed HDL/LDL way out of wack, and maybe slightly elevated sodium.  I started taking flax oil and a whole pile of vitamins.

     

    My problems got worse, I started setting up Dr. appointments multiple times a week, he tried to tell me it a "silent acid reflux" and anxiety.  I'm usually a very laid-back person, so nobody was believing it was anxiety, but we went with it.  I started having more and more attacks, I started having them in the middle of the day (light-headed, pulse racing above 160, falling/sinking feeling).  I was afraid to be alone because I thought I was going to just keel over any minute.

     

    If I even actually fell asleep I'd jolt awake after 2 hours with lack of breath, tightness in the chest, sometimes it felt like every muscle in my torso had simultaneously clenched as hard as it could.  Sometimes I woke up and just felt like my whole body was full of toxins (the way I felt at when I had mono).  Lack of sleep increased anxiety, and started making me completely irrational.

     

    I got a 48-hr holter monitor and it registered completely normal, even during full-body episodes.  I was curled up on the floor suffering from shock at one point and the holted read normal the whole time.  We went to the ER twice, got zero treatment and a HUGE bill.  We called the paramedics 3 times and after the 3rd time they said "You gotta get this under control, go to your doc and ask for a tranquilizer or some kind of anti-anxiety drug".  I eventually did that and they prescribed a small amount of Alprazolam and put me on an SSRI and Ambien for sleeping.  That combined with Prilosec and a whole bunch of vitamins and other supplements (zinc, C, taurine, flax, etc)  I was taking 12 pills 3 times a day!  ...  and it wasn't getting better.

     

    Then a friend told me to drive 2 hours to see this chinese nutritionist/naturopath.  I was desperate to try anything, so I got an appointment and I sat down with her and we just talked about everything.  Then without even an examination she put me on a food intolerance elimination diet.  It had the following rules:

    - No eggs or dairy

    - No soy

    - No nightshades (tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, eggplant, etc)

    - No shellfish

    - No red meat

    - No wheat gluten

    - No cooking oils  (if you must, use coconut oil)

    - No fake sweeteners (sucralose, aspartame, etc)

    - No MSG, hydrolyzed or autolyzed anything (i.e. autolyzed yeast extract, etc)

    In addition, I voluntarily gave up all corn and corn derivatives as well.

    She also told me to ween myself off all the pills since they might be masking symptoms that we want to fix rather than cover up.

     

    My Result:

    Within 24 hours I'd dropped to half my previous dosage of prilosec, a my acid reflux was going away.  Within 48 hours, I'd stopped all the pills, and slept for more than 2 hours for the first time in 3 months.  Within two weeks, I was sleeping 8 hour days again, and my pre-sleep faiting episodes were dropping down to a lesser annoyance.

    At the 2 week point I started added foods back into my diet.  I started with nightshades, a big ethiopean dinner full of tomato and peppers.  I didn't sleep well that night, but I later realized that lots of working out (like the 35miles I rode that day) combined with lots of sun seems to make any episodes much worse that they would otherwise be.

     

    I kept Alprozolam with me for the next 6 months, only taking a half pill if I was having a particularly bad night.  I think I only needed to actually take it maybe 3 or 4 times in those 6 months.

     

    I also learned how to read my new body symptoms differently.  If I was having trouble sleeping, had a slight falling feeling, and the top of my head felt like it was spinning, that always meant that I needed to evacuate my bowels, even though I didn't feel it any other way.  I would always feel better afterwards.

     

    Other oddity:  It gets worse in the winter time (well, cold weather maybe?).  During mid November 09, the weather got cold, I started having more pronounced symptoms more frequently.  I thought it was coming back with a vengance.  Then we take a family vacation down to the southern carribean.  I was fine the whole trip, slept awesome and not a peep of problems.  Then I come back home in December and the problems start the very night I returned.

     

    Who knows, it might all be anxiety-related manifestations.  But haven't reached a point where I believe that yet.  I still believe there is some wierd condition that causes these symptoms in myself and others like me.  I believe it is digestive related, but it's something too subtle to be picked up by scopes, X-rays and the like.

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  • LaurieG June 15, 2010
    LaurieG
    September 15, 2008

    All of these symptoms could be caused by food allergies/intolerances. I've had many of them myself and most of them are now gone, including chronic lower back pain and joint aches (it's like a miracle!). I found out that I have autoimmune reactions to up gluten, dairy (casein) and soy through stool testing from Enterolab (enterolab.com), which is supposed to be the most accurate testing for these things. Giving up these foods isn't easy but I'm feeling better, finally losing stubborn weight, and my skin is improving. Dairy seemed to cause the most symptoms for me.

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  • biers11202 March 25, 2010
    biers11202
    September 15, 2008

    Did anyone ever find out what was causing all these symptons...my mom is having the same and all heart tests are checking out ok and no one has any answers..

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  • Yuliya January 19, 2011
    Yuliya
    September 15, 2008

    I've been diagnosed with acid reflux 2 years ago (I was 22 at the time) and had the same symptons you describe above, plus I had this terrible nausea that just drove me crazy and I felt really sad all the time, depressed almost, feeling like that would never be over. Especially this crazy heartbeat was really scary to me.  This acid reflux comes and goes, and it's usually related to stress for me, but if I leave it untreated it takes longer to get rid of.

    First of all I take Culturelle (it's a probiotic, non-prestiptive, you can find it in CVS it's 20$ for a month suppply) which helps restore bacterial balance in intestines. I have realized that as soon as I have a constipation acid reflux comes back or vice versa if I have an acid reflux the digestion in intestines gets very stiff and it worsens the reflux, and the longer the constipation lasts the worse the reflux gets. Reflux also used to make me really gasy. Acid burns a lot of good bacteria that helps digest food in the intestines causing the constipation which also toxifies you. Culturelle takes maybe 1-2 days (or even shorter) to act properly and after that I usually have no burning sensation in stomach, no gases, no constipation. It is really safe, trust me I've tried a lot of probiotics and this Culturelle is really harmless, yet very useful.

    I used to take Prilosec but I dont find it useful. Instead I just take Culturelle in the morning before my breakfast.

    Please keep in mind that you have to be on a diet to cure the acid reflux. Try to eat warm soups, steamed veggies (brocolli, asparagus, cucumbers, green veggies), steamed fish (any fish and shrimps are really good) salmon is great, even smoked salmon i think works fine, grilled chicken, whole wheat bread is ok, I just found that any food that warms me from the inside made me feel very good, vene spicy  things, as long as they weren't greasy, for example hot and sour soup from Chinese, just make sure the Chinese you're having is good quality, not the cheap takeout, try to eat simple home cooked dishes without sauces, without ketchup and mayo.  Try avoiding dairy, citruses, tomatoes, various sauces, chocolate, anything fried, pizzas, the greasy stuff and alcohol is just the worst. I've come to realization that warm food is really really good, various stews are great, as long as they are not greasy! This diet takes patience and time but it really helps. Take time to cook and get the good organic food, it is your body. The diet + culturelle = really make your digestion work as a Swiss watch mechanism :)

    It really reduces the gasiness, I have maybe 1 burp after my meal and that's it, the heartbeat is very normal. Please try to eat maybe 3 hours before going to bed, leave your body some time to digest the meal fully so that by the time you go to bed your stomach is ready to rest. Eat often, but in small amounts.

    However, I still have somewhat of a dizziness, though it's not as bad.

    I started drinking this ginger tea (Yogi brand, "Ginger") it's organic, a mix of Ginger root, lemongrass, licorice root, peppermint and black pepper. It's really helpful it gets rid of dizziness and lightheadedness I'd say 80%. Also I used to feel very cold after I ate, the tea really helps with that, really energizing and warming.

    Ummmm hope it helps guys, Im almost there, feeling 3000 times better just little dizziness left which goes away if you keep the diet and the lifestyle healthy.

     

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    • mm
      mm
      March 03, 2014
      mm
      mm
      March 03, 2014

      watching ur food definitely best idea but a question: are probiotics safe? i heard if u r not careful storing them in cold place they may have negative effects?

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  • UCFGRAD May 26, 2010
    UCFGRAD
    September 15, 2008

    This is amazing. I am dealing with just about every symptom mentioned above! Some days are great, others are a complete mystery. Extreme fatigue would be when I sit for hours with my eyes shut, not be asleep and have no energy to even communicate. Then slowly come back and realize I've been a zombie. Pain in the sternum, can't wear a loose fitted sports bra most of the time. Feel like my circulation is slowly getting cut off. Get weak and lightheaded. Have been to ER only to hear that I am "perfectly healthy." I have anxiety because of it. I know how to live with it. I never panic, even when I think I am going to slip out of consciousness and die. That happens atleast once a week. I have just come to accept that if I do actually die, I did everything I could to try and prevent it. As for today I am feeling great, and as for tonight... we will see. I have had several EKG's and they all come back perfect. My blood work is always perfect. Although my cholestrol was high a few months back for no explainable reason. I eat super healthy, and drink only water... accept the a.m coffee. Pulmonary test came back great. Urinalysis came back great. I had an upper GI and was finally diagnosed with a hiatal hernia. Who knows how long thats been there?? But that explains the acid relux issues and chest pain. My concern is that I am missing the right test to find the root of these other problems. The dizziness, the extreme exhaustion, heart palps, feeling like my circulation is being cut off, can't sleep on my left side, shortness of breath, exercise intolerance, heat intolerance?? And these aren't a problem everyday. It isn't consistant. I can have a few symtpoms one day and a few other symptoms on another day. I workout sometimes with no problems. I've been on Prilosec 20 mg since last October... and took myself off a few random times simply because I am worried it may cause stomach cancer(studies have proven long term use can), but what's ironic is that stomach acid can cause Barrett's syndrome and esophageal cancer... so what's the better of the two evils? I can't even play with my little nephew because I am exhausted after a few good laughs while sitting on the floor! It's completely crazy that my doctors can't tell what's wrong yet. I'm going to see a gastroenterologist. Maybe get a complete GI and colonoscopy. I used to be so on top of things! I have a 4 yr degree but too exhausted to get a real job bc my body isn't reliable. It's hit or miss. And I once charged down a path to discover the root of these issues, but now I am just too tired to care most of the time. I am going to try the yogurt before bed and see how that works. The only thing that helps is sitting still and resting until it passes, but that's not always an option. I have trouble sleeping every night too. Sleep at an incline but that doesn't usually help. I'm going to keep checking this site for more ideas. I am definitely thinking this may be an intestinal/digestive issue. Reading about Candida now and it correlates with some of the other post symptoms as well. Good luck to all, and I'll keep you posted on any leads =)

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    • Too Tired
      August 22, 2010
      Too Tired
      August 22, 2010

      WOW! You (and a lot of the other's) sound EXACTLY like me. For the last five years I have been "running" on about 10%-20% of my normal energy. I just turned 46 and have been healthy and ENERGETIC all my life. I was diagnosed in 2007 with GERD and have been taking Omeprozole 20 mg on & off (mostly on) ever since then. I try to stop taking it but after a few days I'll end up with my typical 4 AM waking up choking to death.. LITERALLY.. on stomach acid. It's so bad I actually am "drowning" in PURE stomach acid that I've inhaled into my lungs while sleeping. It will just "gush" up and then become aspirated, I bet it's at least 6 ounces. The doctor's have told me I have "permanent scarring" in my lungs from the GERD/aspiration. I have also now been told I have COPD due to the scarring. What REALLY is the worst out of all this is the EXTREME, debilitating fatigue. It's not just being "listless" or yawning type fatigue, I'm talking practically going unconscious. At times, when the fatigue gets really bad I'll end up sleeping for about 14 hours without waking, then TRY to stay awake but end up falling asleep about 2 hours later, sleep for another 4-5 hours, be awake for and hour or two.. then asleep again for another 4-5 hours.. THEN "go to sleep" for the night and sleep ANOTHER 14 hours.. IT'S HORRIBLE to say the least! I can't function at all. I have had every type of test under the sun and saw doctor after doctor and they all just say I "need to be more active.. too much sleep will make you sleepy".. I'm NOT choosing to be like this! If I could be more active I would! I CAN'T! That's the whole problem! I can drink and entire pot of coffee in the morning and go "unconscious" within 2 hours and sleep for 8 hours. What really gets me is that every once in awhile it will 'back off' and I'll start feeling more & more energy to where I actually will say out loud to myself "WOW.. THIS is how it feels to be 'normal'?" But then within a day or two it comes back again. I have tried everything, the only thing that adds up and MAY be causing this is Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I joined the CFS association and have started doing a lot of research on it.. when I'm awake enough to.. and I think I might be onto something. To touch back on some of the other symptoms I have as well, I also have a racing and/or pounding heart after eating, have ended up in the ER for "heart palpatations", constantly out of breath, always feel like I'm "in a fog", dizzy all the time, and the thing I hate really bad is HEAT INTOLERANCE! I can't do ANYTHING at all without profuse sweating and it has nothing to do with the ambient temperature. I have to have the A/C set to 70F 24/7, my skin is actually cold to the touch but if try to do anything.. I'm DRENCHED. I get night sweats so bad my hair looks like I just got out of the shower but yet my skin is cool to the touch, even cold sometimes. I have gotten to the point that I've just accepted that I'm probably not going to live much longer. No doctors can seem to figure anything out and I, like you say in your post, am just too tired to try to get help for being too tired.. talk about a "catch 22"

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  • Yuliya January 19, 2011
    Yuliya
    September 15, 2008

    oh and all those palpitations and shortnes of breath and waking up at night with heart beating like crazy (well for me personally) were the result of undereating, I am skinny in my regular life and when dealing with acid reflux I lose some weight too so I am always hungry. Your heart is trying to pump blood but because you don't eat enough your blood pressure drops plus when you sleep it's even lower, so heart is trying to "apply more pressure" so to speak and pump even harder thus the palpitation. To avoid that and keep my body nourished I eat sometimes 6 times a day, whenever I feel hungry, if you're going somewhere and you know there won't be any quality food, get some snacks, like slices of apples, bananas, oatmeal cookies, slices of grilled chicken. Once you're not as hungry, you dont have to eat large portions which are harder to digest, switch to more often smaller meals. Really helps :)

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    • Jan Gambino
      January 22, 2011
      Jan Gambino
      Health Guide
      January 22, 2011

      Hello! Your approach seems to be really working. I like the way you are listening to your digestive system and eating carefully. I have also found probiotics to be very helpful for digestive symptoms. It certainly is not a treatment or cure for reflux but it sure helps with related digestive symptoms.

      Good for you!

      You might want to read about dizziness and reflux related to POTS.

      Here is the link.

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    • Kay
      Kay
      January 23, 2011
      Kay
      Kay
      January 23, 2011

      I just read the entire string of posts and it's helped to get a better perspective on my symptoms and more confidence in what I've started doing to deal with them.  My story and symptoms are basically the same as all the rest: for me it first was acid reflux which I was shocked to learn about and more recently a trip to the ER early in the morning the day before Christmas when my heart suddenly started racing and I went weak all over and felt like fainting.  After over 7 hours of testing the doctor told when I asked what had happened to me, "nothing happened to you."  They set me up with a Holter monitor too over the next couple of days for good measure and that showed nothing as well.  I knew it wouldn't because all the while I had it on, I didn't experience the symptoms.  Yet they've been occurring again and again since that first episode but always--and only--after eating.  I've been paying very close attention to everything that's going on around meal times, what I eat, how much, how I'm feeling, and I've concluded there are a number of things going on, not just one causative factor.  Being honest with myself, I have to say that I have developed a sense of when I'm going to have an episode.  It's when I've eaten just a mouthful or two more than what's going to be comfortable.  There's definitely a relationship between how much I eat, and how fast I eat and whether or not I have an episode.  Since there was nothing wrong with my heart medically, I eventually suspected there was a relationship between the acid reflux and the heart racing/faintness (not room-spinning dizzyness, but feeling like passing out, just going weak and going d-o-w-n!).  Yet why was it happening after some meals and not after others?  For one thing, it seemed it had less to do with what I was eating, although I'm still working on testing that out, but even small amounts sometimes set my heart racing.  (I should add here that I've grown less frightened with successive episodes and they are much much milder and shorter than that first big one, and I'm getting used to them but still am determined to get rid of them once and for all.)  So there was something else going on.  I really began to pay attention and about 10 days ago I realized that I was subconsciously slouching while I ate and that could be contributing to the onset of symptoms.  I was thereafter able to control an oncoming episode by simply straightening up.  Not easy for me to do as I have scoliosis and it's a constant battle to keep my posture up.  Another thing that's helping is taking the time to go into deep relaxation which I have gotten better and better at over the years.  It used to be difficult when I first started but now I can take myself to that place at will almost any time I want to.  Except when there's something very stressful going on or I've slipped off the wagon and had something with caffeine in it, like coffee, non-herbal teas, or chocolates.  I'm constantly challenging my resolve to eat right--no fancy diets, just the standard good diet, healthy lifestyle we all know about.  So I challenge and eat 6 chocolates, just to see if they really are the culprit, and sure enough I get slapped down.  So what I'm saying is this: self-discipline is key, we need to be gentle with ourselves when we slip up, but face the facts, we cannot fool our bodies, they know what they need to function in a healthy way and they are constantly, from minute to minute, telling us, we only need to listen and pay attention and do what they are telling us to do.  My biggest challenge is to believe it when my body tells me to stop eating.  I am not overweight by the way, but have always had a touchy stomach.  And now with the scoliosis or maybe vagus nerve (which I just now read about in several of the posts) impinging on my sensitive little stomach, I'm quite sure it's something in the digestive process that's setting off my racing heart, otherwise it would be racing at other times.  Of course it races when I'm excited or scared about something, but in a normal way.  This thing after eating and the faintness ("dizzyness" as my doctor keeps calling it) and feeling sick is another thing entirely.  Another thing that seems to be helping is taking some Alka-Selzer just before bedtime.  I usually don't have much trouble sleeping as I follow the "rules" for a good night's sleep--no food for 2 or 3 hours before bedtime, no stimulants, no lights on anywhere, going to bed and rising at the same time every day, etc.--and have the advantage of putting myself into deep relaxation at will now.  All bets are off of course if something was going on during the day that got my adrenaline up and I failed to do something about it.  Also I first sleep on several pillows so that I'm almost sitting upright to keep control of the GERD, then even if I fall asleep right away I usually wake up and push all the pillows away as my normal way to sleep is on one-side or the other, then roll around onto my back and then onto my stomach until I fall asleep again.  But later in the sleep cycle I think my stomach has quieted down and I no longer have to be propped up to keep the acid down.  Well that's about it.  There was one thing that caught my attention as I was reading all of the other posts, how people feel their lives are in jeopardy, how they cannot live the way they want to, how they worry about their responsibilities, I've gone through all of this too, but I think it's important to face the facts and make lifestyle changes that support our individual health needs.  We are what we are, we have sensitive stomach's, our nerves are wired, we have different triggers than other people, we need to respect this.  The pounding, racing, fluttering heart and weakness and wooziness are frightening, but they are nothing more than that, we need to keep getting checked to rule out something serious and we need to pay attention--we may be frustrated, not knowing what to do, but our bodies know, we must listen to, and obey, our bodies, pay attention, listen carefully, really focus, believe...

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    • Jan Gambino
      January 23, 2011
      Jan Gambino
      Health Guide
      January 23, 2011

      Kay, I hope you will follow up with a gastroenterologist and maybe a food allergy specialist. While you have found a way to minimize and at times control your symptoms, your body is sending you some strong messages that something is wrong when you eat.

      Please keep us up to date on your symptoms and progress with finding out what is going on.

      Take care, Jan

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    • Kay
      Kay
      February 06, 2011
      Kay
      Kay
      February 06, 2011

      I think I hit the jackpot with this site:  http://www.buzzle.com/articles/heart-palpitations-after-eating.html   At any rate I relate totally to content and plan to follow the diets, suggestions, etc., a number of which I came up with on my own just from trial and error.

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  • Bonnie November 21, 2010
    Bonnie
    September 15, 2008

    I am a 48 year old female and just started these problems, ive called the ambulance 4 time this mo.. the only differance is there is no acid reflux present for me.  The EMT's  told me it was my vagis nerve.  It starts as a feeling of almost a heart att.  lightheaded, I feel like im going to hit the floor.It comes and goes , mostly after I eat and while I sleep.  Any way, make an apt. with your dr. and ask them to run test on the Vegis nerve, Ive included a website to check out, u will be very surprized as to what this nerve controls . 

    Vagus nerve - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

     

     

    The vagus nerve also called pneumogastric nerve or cranial nerve X, is the tenth of twelve (excluding CN0) paired cranial nerves. Upon leaving the medulla ...
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vagus_nerve - Cached - Similar     Good luck and I hope this helps, Im just starting to figure this out for myself..

     

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  • Bonnie November 21, 2010
    Bonnie
    September 15, 2008

    I am a 48 year old female and just started these problems, ive called the ambulance 4 time this mo.. the only differance is there is no acid reflux present for me.  The EMT's  told me it was my vagis nerve.  It starts as a feeling of almost a heart att.  lightheaded, I feel like im going to hit the floor.It comes and goes , mostly after I eat and while I sleep.  Any way, make an apt. with your dr. and ask them to run test on the Vegis nerve, Ive included a website to check out, u will be very surprized as to what this nerve controls . 

    Vagus nerve - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The vagus nerve also called pneumogastric nerve or cranial nerve X, is the tenth of twelve (excluding CN0) paired cranial nerves. Upon leaving the medulla ...
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vagus_nerve - Cached - Similar     Good luck and I hope this helps, Im just starting to figure this out for myself...

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  • tomasd July 11, 2010
    tomasd
    September 15, 2008

    sounds like an anxiety disorder, or PTSD. are you a veteran of the recent wars we are involved in? Have you recently experienced a traumatic event, or prolonged period of stress? Do you have a family history of depression or anxiety?

    T.D.

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    • Geneva
      August 10, 2010
      Geneva
      August 10, 2010

      Wow! I have everything on this list!!! A few nights ago I was feeling like my stomach was bloated even though I was hungry for dinner. I ate something anyway and then got up and went outside for a minute and the small exertion caused my heart to start pounding, my chest hurt, I was extremely short of breath, dizzy, and felt like I was dying. The trauma of the experience left me exhausted and not feeling well, even still. This has been getting worse and worse every year and NO ONE can explain it to me.

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    • dee78
      August 12, 2010
      dee78
      August 12, 2010

      would love to be able to answer that for you, but i have been going thru the same thing.  i actually get dizzy and feel like i'm going to drop dead when i bend over.  i have seen my 3rd cardiologist in 2 weeks and all i get is a "hmmm....don't know"...this one at least ordered me an event loop monitor...my other cardio doc got my heart rate at 190 on a monitor that i put on me when i feel my heart race, but when i asked him for the loop monitor, he said no, i got what i need, you have psvt's....bull crap...i have tons of palps and he can't see those on the monitor he gave me...plus the extremely rapid heart rate 160bpm+ has only happened 4 or 5 times and only recently, and one was set off by burping and one by bending over...i know it has something to do with my stomach...i've had the endoscopy--mild gastritis, echo, stress test, blood tests, 24hr urine tests---all ok...my poor husband has spent so many nites taking me to the er only to stay 5 hours then go home/work....i am totally obsessed with trying to figure this out and it is ruining my life....i am a very fun loving person and the grandkids don't understand why they can't stay with me--i'm afraid i'll have an episode and not be able to care for them---this has been affecting me every single day for the past 3 months---we are supposed to go on vacation in 2 weeks--i don't want to go for fear of something happening...the only way i can describe how i feel inside is "sick" -- i asked about endocarditis, myocarditis, and pericarditis and all i got was the "duh" look....i wish doctors would read these forums and see how we truly suffer...hang in there....i will pray for all of us that while we are trying to figure it out, we will have the strength to keep on living as normally as possible for those we love

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    • dee78
      August 12, 2010
      dee78
      August 12, 2010

      would love to be able to answer that for you, but i have been going thru the same thing.  i actually get dizzy and feel like i'm going to drop dead when i bend over.  i have seen my 3rd cardiologist in 2 weeks and all i get is a "hmmm....don't know"...this one at least ordered me an event loop monitor...my other cardio doc got my heart rate at 190 on a monitor that i put on me when i feel my heart race, but when i asked him for the loop monitor, he said no, i got what i need, you have psvt's....bull crap...i have tons of palps and he can't see those on the monitor he gave me...plus the extremely rapid heart rate 160bpm+ has only happened 4 or 5 times and only recently, and one was set off by burping and one by bending over...i know it has something to do with my stomach...i've had the endoscopy--mild gastritis, echo, stress test, blood tests, 24hr urine tests---all ok...my poor husband has spent so many nites taking me to the er only to stay 5 hours then go home/work....i am totally obsessed with trying to figure this out and it is ruining my life....i am a very fun loving person and the grandkids don't understand why they can't stay with me--i'm afraid i'll have an episode and not be able to care for them---this has been affecting me every single day for the past 3 months---we are supposed to go on vacation in 2 weeks--i don't want to go for fear of something happening...the only way i can describe how i feel inside is "sick" -- i asked about endocarditis, myocarditis, and pericarditis and all i got was the "duh" look....i wish doctors would read these forums and see how we truly suffer...hang in there....i will pray for all of us that while we are trying to figure it out, we will have the strength to keep on living as normally as possible for those we love

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    • Geneva
      August 12, 2010
      Geneva
      August 12, 2010

      Let me know what your event monitor shows. I was supposed to go get one this week and then visit the cardiologist next week, but I canceled the appointment because I don't have the money for it. I also want to check out the digestive side of things first. It seems like something in my stomach area is triggering this. Why else would it be so related to eating, acid reflux, shortness of breath, etc? If I don't find anything else, I may have to go see him anyway. I have beed diagnosed with GERD before and told I have damage in my esophagus. I really don't just want to get a prescription for Xanax and take it for the rest of my life. On the other hand, if that meant I could be back to normal...

      Geneva

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    • bjornbar
      September 01, 2010
      bjornbar
      September 01, 2010

      I have similar issues like the issues you all talk about here. I have done heart echo, stress test, 24h holter, 24h BP, numerous EKGs, bloodwork etc. Everything came back okay.

      But I still get out of breath at times, weird thing is that I can carry my daughter forever , but then I can get short of breath by talking... And the stress test for example was good and normal and my oxygen levels were perfect.

       

      I also get dizzy at times after eating, and I have had odd sensations of circulation being cut when I bend over. Lightheadedness also occasionally. Reflux is present, and heartburn isn´t that huge but the reflux gets really for up into my throat, and sometimes it feels like it´s burning in my nostrils.

       

      Doctors say I am fine and I need to relax because I have anxiety.

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  • Mshabsough July 16, 2013
    Mshabsough
    September 15, 2008
    Had the follwoing symptoms, upset stomache after meals, dizziness, heart rate increase, feels like i want to vomit and faint away, but no pains. All symptoms go away after an hour from eating. Happened every week for 6 months. Symptoms not related to any specific type of food or meal size or timing !!! Tested every thing, including liver functions, blood tests, etc.. RESULT; diffeciency in vitamin D and B12. Started taking vitamin D 50,000 I.U pill per week, and b12 500ug shots 3 times for one week, then one shot a month. Symptoms declined and are disappearing ;) Ferretiene level was a little high, but that was because im a smoker. Also, stopped smoking and things are getting better and better. READ MORE
  • Augolfpro July 25, 2012
    Augolfpro
    September 15, 2008
    Just found this and will answer extremely late. It is anxiety!! Anxiety causes reflux pounding or rapid heart beat and a never ending and ever changing list of symptoms. It sucks every test in the world will come back normal and it's literally all in your head. Believe or not your brain can cause things to hurt or the gi to produce extra acid or cause many other symptoms just research it if need be seek medical help not a shrink!! Unless the only option because plenty of people suffer from anxiety who's mother never kicked the cat when they were two. It is brought on by a depletion of seratonin which can generate from gi problems to lack of sleep even in my case a prescribed decongestant or lack of water in the diet Hope this helps READ MORE
  • coachwert March 12, 2012
    coachwert
    September 15, 2008

    Ok first thing I am Not a Dr. But I had this too, Its a GOOD chance its from a hiatal hernia, before u laugh Let me tell you it can cause alot of things even a heart attack. I not trying to scare anyone just telling you what I was told. I had it so bad I would wake up chokeing on acid,and chest pressure. I went to my chriopractor and he pushed my hernia down out of my chest. WOW I feel great since then. That was over a year ago. If it would come back my wife can push it back down or I will go back to him. Dont ware tite pants this will push your stomache back up int to your chest. This holds your little flapper door open and the aicd has a free ride to your throath. I hope you all well, and when this helps you, you pass it on. coachwert.  sry I not a writer either.......:)

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  • Ulysses February 05, 2012
    Ulysses
    September 15, 2008

    Acid reflux meds should not be taken, as they weaken your whole body.

    Eat a healthy diet.

    No wheat, cakes, sugar cafeine, meats.

    Eat steam cooked vegies for 3-4 weeks - you will be amazed of the results.

    Give your stomach & your body the time to "rebuild".

    I read a free book named : "The miracle Doctors"

    Google it and download it FREE.

    Read it all.

    Take care.

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    • robichris
      February 06, 2012
      robichris
      February 06, 2012

      It would be great to think that we could get rid of drugs and a healthy diet would cure everything. Unfortunately that can be very bad advice.

       

      If you have had acid reflux in the past, it can have caused cellular changes to the esophagus which are irreversible - no matter how good your diet is now and how well you are looking after your body.

       

      90% of those with Barrett's Esophagus do not know they have it. They may not feel any symptoms as Barrett's is asymptomatic and the changed cells are desensitised meaning reflux may still be present and they may not know. This can lead to cancer - less than 1% per year.

       

      PPI drugs do have side effects but they are probably better than cancer.

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    • robichris
      February 06, 2012
      robichris
      February 06, 2012

      It would be great to think that we could get rid of drugs and a healthy diet would cure everything. Unfortunately that can be very bad advice.

       

      If you have had acid reflux in the past, it can have caused cellular changes to the esophagus which are irreversible - no matter how good your diet is now and how well you are looking after your body.

       

      90% of those with Barrett's Esophagus do not know they have it. They may not feel any symptoms as Barrett's is asymptomatic and the changed cells are desensitised meaning reflux may still be present and they may not know. This can lead to cancer - less than 1% per year.

       

      PPI drugs do have side effects but they are probably better than cancer.

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  • Carol Bach December 24, 2010
    Carol Bach
    September 15, 2008

    I have the same symptoms (all of them plus excessive salavation). Age has little to do with this condition and you will be able to take care of your child. Try to make yourself as calm as possible and see if it helps. This condition is scary and very uncomfortable. God bless, Carol

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    ami
    September 18, 2012
    ami
    ami
    September 15, 2008
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    ami
    September 18, 2012
    ami
    ami
    September 15, 2008
  • AILMAN April 23, 2012
    AILMAN
    September 15, 2008

    I have been feeling dizzy for awhile and my balance is effect by it as well. I am 65 and still working and my commute is a hefty trek. I have acid reflux and high blood pressure - taking Bystolic for HBP and Dexilant for acid reflux. The dizziness and my imbalance is a concern that has me worried. I've been feeling this way for some eight months or so, and can't seem to come up with a reason for this ailment. My cardilogist, has report to me that I have irregular heartbeat, and that in part could be responsible for my dizzyness. GERD may have something to do with as well, but sure what is could be. Anyone what similiar systoms that could provide an opinion on this malaise?   

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  • J1996 February 27, 2012
    J1996
    September 15, 2008
    Is it bad I'm 15 and have the same problems I wake up about 4 times an hour every night for the last week its hard for me to swallow and I feel like my heart it going to stop what can I do READ MORE
    • coachwert
      March 12, 2012
      coachwert
      March 12, 2012

      Ok first thing I am Not a Dr. But I had this too, Its a GOOD chance its from a hiatal hernia, before u laugh Let me tell you it can cause alot of things even a heart attack. I not trying to scare anyone just telling you what I was told. I had it so bad I would wake up chokeing on acid,and chest pressure. I went to my chriopractor and he pushed my hernia down out of my chest. WOW I feel great since then. That was over a year ago. If it would come back my wife can push it back down or I will go back to him. Dont ware tite pants this will push your stomache back up int to your chest. This holds your little flapper door open and the aicd has a free ride to your throath. I hope you all well, and when this helps you, you pass it on. coachwert.  sry I not a writer either.......:)

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    • lk
      lk
      February 26, 2013
      lk
      lk
      February 26, 2013

      your stomach is about size of your fist. try not to put in it more food then it can hold without stratching, per meal. eat less portions but more often. and no food 3 hrs before bed. try to eat no more then 15 gramms of sugar per day. look into bellyfat cure diet it will explane how to count sugar. good luck

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  • Susan February 26, 2012
    Susan
    September 15, 2008

    I just saw your question for the first time tonight.  Since it has been several years since you wrote it, I hope you have found the answers for your symptoms.  I do want to add this information though:  a number of years ago I developed acid reflux and the doctor put me on Prilosec.  I kept getting worse and worse, feeling sicker and sicker.  I don't remember what my symptoms were as I got worse, but when he switched to Protonix, everything cleared up.  Something similar happened to my mother.  She had been taking Nexium for years and her insurance company stopped paying for it.  The doctor switched her to Prilosec without telling her.  We couldn't figure out why all of a sudden she began to feel weak, dizzy, had no appetite, and a variety of other symptoms.  When we realized that she was taking Prilosec, she switched back to Nexium (paying for it herself) and within a few months she was back to feeling well.  I wouldn't take Prilosec if you paid me. 

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  • sick girl February 22, 2012
    sick girl
    September 15, 2008

    Ive been feeling this way. im only twenty three. and because i dont have insurance its like no one wants to help me. i really need answers.

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    • coachwert
      March 12, 2012
      coachwert
      March 12, 2012

      Ok first thing I am Not a Dr. But I had this too, Its a GOOD chance its from a hiatal hernia, before u laugh Let me tell you it can cause alot of things even a heart attack. I not trying to scare anyone just telling you what I was told. I had it so bad I would wake up chokeing on acid,and chest pressure. I went to my chriopractor and he pushed my hernia down out of my chest. WOW I feel great since then. That was over a year ago. If it would come back my wife can push it back down or I will go back to him. Dont ware tite pants this will push your stomache back up int to your chest. This holds your little flapper door open and the aicd has a free ride to your throath. I hope you all well, and when this helps you, you pass it on. coachwert.  sry I not a writer either.......:)

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    • lk
      lk
      February 26, 2013
      lk
      lk
      February 26, 2013

      your stomach is about size of your fist. try not to put in it more food then it can hold without stratching, per meal. eat less portions but more often. and no food 3 hrs before bed. try to eat no more then 15 gramms of sugar per day. look into bellyfat cure diet it will explane how to count sugar. good luck

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  • sick girl February 22, 2012
    sick girl
    September 15, 2008

    Ive been feeling this way. im only twenty three. and because i dont have insurance its like no one wants to help me. i really need answers.

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  • em
    em
    February 19, 2012
    em
    em
    September 15, 2008

    hi i have all these symptoms exept i dont have acid reflux and have had a kidney infection on and off for the last two months, i just keep getting fobbed off by the doctor and i have no idea what it is, it is rather worrying i dont want to go to sleep just in case i have these problems again and it feels like a panic attack but im not actually having a panic attack im only 17 and i would appreciate it if someone knew what was going on

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  • em
    em
    February 19, 2012
    em
    em
    September 15, 2008

    hi i have all these symptoms exept i dont have acid reflux and have had a kidney infection on and off for the last two months, i just keep getting fobbed off by the doctor and i have no idea what it is, it is rather worrying i dont want to go to sleep just in case i have these problems again and it feels like a panic attack but im not actually having a panic attack im only 17 and i would appreciate it if someone knew what was going on

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  • Katy February 14, 2012
    Katy
    September 15, 2008

    I had gastroenteritis beofre christmas which was cured after 3 weeks by prescriprion ant-acids somehow, I've stopped taking them and had a camera down my throat where they didnt find anything. 3 days ago (after eating a lot of cheese and drinking a glass of wine, not sure if its related?) I woke up in the night feeling really sick with stomach cramps and a strong urge to go to the toilet. ever since then ive felt dizzy, the dizziness never fully goes away but changes in severity throughout the day, its usually much better in the evening, no idea whats going on but I dont have time to get to the doc's at the mo. Seems to get a bit better for a short time after I've visited the toilet aswell. Seems to be similar to what some people are experiencing?

     

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  • 2screwed February 07, 2012
    2screwed
    September 15, 2008
    OMG! I'm not crazy! I've been dealing with this for three years, been to ER in 4 hospitals, seen several doctors and had scads of tests run. I have doctors look at me like I'm a hypochondriac. Been diagnosed with anxiety, GERD, spinal stenosis. No one can explain dizziness and heart palpitations. I found this site because I was searching Google for answers because dizziness is so bad tonight, with shortness of breath and pounding heart. It's amazing to know I'm not alone in this. I just found a new doctor because last one wasn't aggressive enough about helping me find answers. If I find out what this is, or discover anything that helps, I will post it ASAP. Thanks to all of you for making me feel I'm no longer fighting alone. READ MORE
  • 2screwed February 07, 2012
    2screwed
    September 15, 2008
    OMG! I'm not crazy! I've been dealing with this for three years, been to ER in 4 hospitals, seen several doctors and had scads of tests run. I have doctors look at me like I'm a hypochondriac. Been diagnosed with anxiety, GERD, spinal stenosis. No one can explain dizziness and heart palpitations. I found this site because I was searching Google for answers because dizziness is so bad tonight, with shortness of breath and pounding heart. It's amazing to know I'm not alone in this. I just found a new doctor because last one wasn't aggressive enough about helping me find answers. If I find out what this is, or discover anything that helps, I will post it ASAP. Thanks to all of you for making me feel I'm no longer fighting alone. READ MORE
    • lk
      lk
      February 26, 2013
      lk
      lk
      February 26, 2013

      your stomach is about size of your fist. try not to put in it more food then it can hold without stratching, per meal. eat less portions but more often. and no food 3 hrs before bed. try to eat no more then 15 gramms of sugar per day. look into bellyfat cure diet it will explane how to count sugar. good luck

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  • cool girl November 27, 2011
    cool girl
    September 15, 2008

    Hi I get the similar thing i feel likemy throat is closing and i feel like i cant breath and i get dizzy feelings. It really gets to me !Frown

     

     

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    • Penny
      January 25, 2012
      Penny
      January 25, 2012
      I was diagnosed with anxiety panic disorder 2 years ago,but I remembered how it's start I was bloated for 2 weeks then I went to gastro and diagnosed me with small hiatal hernia and gerd ,I was put on zegered med for 2 months and it went away,but then after taking the med I was having anxiety symptom almost everyday palpitation,short of breathing fatigue,I was in the er twice I got heart x tray ECG,echo,holter monitor but they can't find anything except for thacardia,because I'm always nervous when I'm on the clinics or er,but then suddenly I got better had no symptoms for almost 2 years , and now is back the most part mine started after eating at least 1 hour or 2 hours after eating and It get get really bad sometimes I can't walk I get light headed and get fatigue also then heart racing,I think mine is connected to my gerd problem .and then my anxiety comes in cause I'm nervous , READ MORE
  • ml
    ml
    November 22, 2011
    ml
    ml
    September 15, 2008

    Heartburn and throat burn are the result of GERD. Everything else and I mean Everything Else, may be a side effect of your PPI.

    After a year of it, and many of the side effects you describe, I changed PPIs and still get heartburn, throat burn sometimes because of hiatal hernia, but not all the rest of it... dizziness, heart palpitations, severe headache, anxiety, tightness in chest, nausea and more... they all disappeared. Everybody is different so what works for me (Protonix) may not work for you. Best of luck!

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  • bobronk November 08, 2011
    bobronk
    September 15, 2008

    i have the same thing im 15 years old its liek your chest goes numb or somthing i then i try to sleep but i feel my heartbeat ive been duzzy for a month and it wont go away i know i have a double ear infection but it should have gone away by now its good to know im not alone, the internet says anxiety disorder but i know its not that

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  • lesha September 26, 2011
    lesha
    September 15, 2008

    hey im sorry to hear about your experiences.  i had the same symptoms and at first my family doctor told me it  was anxiety, but i kno my body well and i knew something wasnt right.  so after the next bad episode i had i went to the er because i was feelikg like i was gonna die and my heart was gonna stop, my heart was aslo speeing.  i had tests done the ecg and a heat ultrasound, i also experience skipped beats and the so called aniety wasnt that at all it was skipped beats.  i dont have it as bad that it wakes me out of sleep, but it disrupts my relaxing time at night.  as soon as i lay down there it goes lol, right after i feel like im about to vomit and sometimes it makes me take a crap too, talk about the saying scarred the shit out of you, lol, literarly.  you should go see a cardiologist cuz that dnt sound like simple acid reflux.  do  a lot of research on your own, but go see the doctor.  sometimes family practitioners will give you the simplest answer tey come up with, request a referal.  but at the same dnt be scarred ur normal, im 32 and this just started out of no where.  good luck and god bless, keep in touch 

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  • NeoOne September 18, 2011
    NeoOne
    September 15, 2008
    Hi, I have been having acid reflux symptoms for the last 3 years. After having a sample of my stomach tested, they found Helicobacter pylori infection. My gp had tested for it using a blood sample, but it seems that these are not that accurate. After 3 years they found the cause at last and gave me anti biotics. The symptoms of acid reflux decreased dramatically, and now i feel that symtpoms only re-occur, if I eat certain foods. So check for the pylori virus through gastroscopy. The procedure is very tiring but its better you remove the virus as it creates stomach ulcers which in turn generate acid reflux. READ MORE
  • Solost May 09, 2011
    Solost
    September 15, 2008

    OK I have read everyone's responses and they sound like some of my sysmtons but I don't think mine is acid reflux related. My last meal was at 11:30 and I lied down for a nap at 4:30pm and it nevers happens after I eat. My symptons consist of me being asleep awaking to a racing heart with a dizzy feeling. The my chest starts tightning, but never not having a shortness of breath. The comes the vomiting which nothing ever comes up. So i'm constantly doing this. At this point my panicking  casue i dont know whats wrong. I think its a heatattack each time but I have been to the hospital numerous times and each time my heart is fine and they tell me they don't know what is wrong. So my doctor gave me nitro pills just in case and says when i feel chest pain take it. My doctor perscribes me panick attack pills to keep me calm through this attack so my blood pressure wont spike like it does each time in the hospital. Sometimes I think maybe I'm having a small seizure because when i wake up I stare for a few seconds, discover my racing heart and I jump up take a nitro pill, I take 3 asprins just in case if it is a heartattack, and take a panic attack pill. For the tightness of my chest i have an advair inhaler that does eleviate it when in minutes. I pop in an antacid to subside the vomitting spells and grab smothing to drink also for the nausea feeling which is juice or a soda and i sip on it slowly. I say within 30 minutes of me doing the routine...I begin to get back to myself but it takes a few hours for me to really be myself again. Now this is where I am afraid to sleep come in. After these episodes i stay up all night afraid to go to sleep but cause of the mental. Once this happens it usually doesn't happen for a month or two. Then the dr prescribed sleeping pills to me when this happens of me not being able to sleep. Sucks huh. Anyone have my symptons? But anyway i usually wait a while and pop another panic attack pill because i usually freak out late at night thinking it will happen again whicj it doesn't. Its just scarey to know taht the doctors don't know and you have no idea what is going on with you. You all have my sympathy and prayers...I hope we all find an answer. Its just my luck i was laid off in july 09, unemployment has exhausted, been on interviews after interviews but noone will hire me because of my size, and I have no insurance to further truly to find out why this is happening to me. I can't go to the hospital when this happens because of no insurance and its scarey. The only thing wrong with me physically taht is known is I am diabetic which blood sure is never over 120, and thyroid problems and my level is always at a good number...so I am totally lost. If anyone finds out anything please post...it will be good to just know what is wrong.

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  • Mark May 05, 2011
    Mark
    September 15, 2008

    You  have the potential of having esophageal spasms. Although this might not be the case, but that is what it sounds like. If it keeps up you should seek a doctor. Those symptoms can be chronic or passive, but in any case should be taken seriously and if it gets to a point you should seek a doctor, for those kinds of symptoms can be life debilitating. Hope all goes well!

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  • Marsha Lee April 27, 2011
    Marsha Lee
    September 15, 2008

    wow I have been going thru the same thing for the last few weeks....if you are drinking any sort of caffeine (STOP) your palpitations will decrease, also NO energy drinks or foods/drinks high in sugar...

     

    I went to the emergency room and the doctor asked if there were common episodes of dizziness and the palpitations...I realized mostly after eating...since I do have acid reflux....I am drinking way more water now and apple cider (great remedy for acr { one teaspoon diluted in a glass of water} )  I avoid sodas and just in two days my symptoms have subsided.

     

    also the doc said to slow down the palpitations I would need to cough, little tricks of the trade he said, but if your palpitations are followed by immediate dizziness then clammy cold hands this means your blood pressure is dropping so you would need medical attention , if any of that happens and you have not recently eaten anything you might be experiencing a form of tachycardia which should be checked by a cardiologist.

     

    a halter monitor can trace any irregularities in your heart....Good luck and God bless.

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  • jane woody February 08, 2011
    jane woody
    September 15, 2008

    i have gerd and i feel my heartbeat , jumpy...was hospitalized...heart tests normal....had endoscopy,,have gerd.....diverticulitis, polyp and took prilosec for erosion of esophegus...feel icky after eating small amounts and cant keep water down after eating and drinking....help....prilosec not helping after 4months..40 mg. daily...

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