I noted the quote below. Patients that are not aware of having acid reflux may think that they are having some heart related problems and it makes them feel stressed and anxious. So the doctors believe that the anxiety and stress related to the acid reflux symptoms cause palpitations.
Well I am not experiencing acid reflux symptoms but I have been diagnosed with acid reflux. One of my main symptoms is palpitations and I know this is not caused by me being stressed about it. If an attack occurs, it is the palpitations that occur in the stomach and chest that are the nuisance and I am no way stressed out about it. If the attack is especially bad, the palpitations can go to the head as well. I can actually see the stomach palpitating when it happens.
When I went to my Doctor he told me that the palpitations was something different and not related to acid reflux - idiot.
If it's not in their book it doesn't exist. If they haven't seen it before it doesn't exist.
While I was having a really bad attack one day I was not only experienced the palpitations but I was also dizzy if I moved. I had noted that if I breathed deeply the symptoms lessened. So I took myself off to the Doctor and while sitting in the waiting room I was breathing deeply. The next thing I knew was that my arms and one leg froze solid and my fingers went into rigid claws. I called out for help and while I waited I almost found it funny. It was certainly weird. After first giving me oxygen they then took it away and put a paper bag over my head and told me to breathe normally. After a while the symptoms lessened and my limbs went back to normal.
I was then told that I had had a panic attack, despite me telling them I had been breathing deeply to lessen the original symptoms. I stopped breathing deeply and this occurrence has not reappeared.
When I got these attacks the only way of lessening the symptoms is to sit up in bed and not move at all for up to 6 to 7 hours.
I did not drink milk and haven't done for 30 odd years.
I was on omeprazole and zantac twice a day but for some reason one day I had a glass of milk when an attack was coming on and it disappeared almost immediately. I now drink milk regularly and have taken myself down to 1 omeprazole a day at present with absolutely no effects.
I have not had any palpitations since I started drinking milk.
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