Thanks Hannah, when i was 13 during phys ed i would get these feelings in my stomach like i was having a spasm, then i would throw up. Over the next three years i started having the symptoms when i would over exert myself doing anything at all. Then at 16 I was eating breakfast and my chest started to jump around, my heart started racing and i could not breath. ambulance was called, EMT said 16 yr old with cardiac arrest. ER did several test on my heart and said all was good, gave me nerve pills and said it was anxiety sent me home with referral to see a cardiologist and gastroenterologist. For three months i was scared to eat solid food or leave the house, i had and endoscopy, colonoscopy, ekg, stress test and halter monitoring. My endoscopy said IBS, my doctor said GERD and all heart test were good. They put me on antidepressants, Prilosec,and bus par. I did ok for a few years until my daughter was born then the palpitations started more frequently. Back to the cardiologist and so on, none of which said they had ever heard of this occurring with a stomach condition. Needless to say i am 42 years old now and have over the years been diagnosed with hPyloria, candida and again GERD. Not to mention the same heart test and more extensive testing, still no diagnosis for the debilitating palpitations. I have survived all these years but know that it has not been easy thinking at times i was going to drop over. I do agree with everyone on this forum GERD and other stomach issues DO cause palpitations that are very scary and cause us to feel alone, but we are not alone thanks to everyone on the forum,, this is the reason i am able to keep believing in a cure. I go again Tuesday for another Endo and colonoscopy.. Suffering now with very bad pressure and aching behind my my chest and top of my sternum,. Just finished a cat scan, hyda scan, mammogram all good results.. I hope for the best... For everyone...View Thread
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