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I want to know why the left side of chest burns sometimes accompanied by a few burps.....and my heart sometimes feel like it  skips a beat once in a while when I least expect it to....In fact it would seem to skip a beat 8 to 15 times a day and this only started happening recently. I had a break from this for a few months....but then it started again. Can somebody let me know what is going on?

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9 hours ago, Jermaine said:

I want to know why the left side of chest burns sometimes accompanied by a few burps.....and my heart sometimes feel like it  skips a beat once in a while when I least expect it to....In fact it would seem to skip a beat 8 to 15 times a day and this only started happening recently. I had a break from this for a few months....but then it started again. Can somebody let me know what is going on?

Welcome to the forum!  

Have you been diagnosed with celiac disease?  We really can not diagnose on this forum.  We are not doctors. Heart issues should be ruled out by a medical doctor.  I urge you to see one ASAP.  Take care.  


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Hi all!

I'm a general surgeon and severely sensitive fairly recently diagnosed celiac (18 months ago), manifested as chest pain from decreased blood flow to my heart, and severe heart failure requiring emergency heart angiogram (which was normal) and several months of head-scratching by cardiologists.  Turns out I'm the 27th world reported case of gluten-induced cardiomyopathy (impairment of heart muscle by an autoimmune cross-reaction to heart muscle cells) and pericarditis (the "shrink wrap" sac around the heart being inflamed).  Having said that, irritation of the heart muscle, the heart sac (pericardium), or even the lungs CAN cause the chest pain described by many people (especially the movement to the neck, shoulders, or right arm).  IF YOU HAVE THESE SIGNS IT COULD ALSO BE HARDENING OF THE HEART (CORONARY ARTERIES) AND SHOULD BE EVALUATED IN AN ER!!!  Don't die of a heart attack ... and not everything is caused by gluten.

 

With that disclaimer, our brains cannot tell the difference between our heart, pericardium, esophagus, stomach, gallbladder, liver, bile ducts (drainage tubes of gallbladder and liver), and the first part of the small intestine (duodenum).  So pain from any of these sources can cause the grouping of symptoms that many people are describing.  The comment about pain in between the shoulder blades is typical of *gallbladder* attacks -- belching, bloating, feeling pressure across the lower rib cage/chest/upper abdomen (either or both sides).  Please consider talking to your doctor of the possibility of gallbladder disease, especially if the pains come after eating fatty foods (more stimulating to the gallbladder).  

 

Ulcers, celiac disease gradually remitting, hidden gluten, acid reflux [which can occur without chest pain -- just burping], irritation of the stomach, esophagus, or duodenum, poor emptying of the stomach ("gastroparesis"), OR heart problems are ALL possible.  If your GI prescribes an acid-blocking medicine like Protonix, Prilosec, Prevacid, AcipHex, etc., and you're not better in two weeks -- it's likely not acid.

 

I hope this helps, and I'm eager to learn things from this forum!  Thank you.

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Welcome aboard crystallized11! Wow, the 27 th world reported case. Do they give you a medal for that?:lol::lol:

All jokes aside, that must have been terrifying. 

I think you have already helped in your above post. I'm sure we can also learn things from you. 


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I get this and it drastically got worse during the end of my gluten eating prior to biopsy. I had gone gluten free for 7 months and then did a 6 week regular diet. I had one test (DGP IGA) that was weak positive, the DQ2 gene, and a negative biopsy recently. When the pain started creeping from my chest to my throat I really freaked out. I called my brother who was dx 2 years ago and he said he also felt it when he was sick and thinks it was radiating pain from inflammation in the gut. But now since my negative biopsy I am back to "is it GERD or my heart?" 

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