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I got glutened the other day and have spent the last 2 days having very frequent PVC's (irregular heartbeats). My heart skips a beat and then thumps back. Could this be a symptom of glutening? I always thought I was having reflux, but now I have taken my pulse and my heart skips a beat when this happens. Has anyone else experienced this as a symptom?

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I got glutened the other day and have spent the last 2 days having very frequent PVC's (irregular heartbeats). My heart skips a beat and then thumps back. Could this be a symptom of glutening? I always thought I was having reflux, but now I have taken my pulse and my heart skips a beat when this happens. Has anyone else experienced this as a symptom?

My son used to have this. The cardiologist told my son that it was he was dehydrated, after having many tests done. After treating the dehydration he doesn't complain anymore. Hope this helps.

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I have had this issue for about the last 4 years now. I have seen a cardiologist - was told nothing dangerous, and put on Atenolol, which resolved the issue. Since having all my GI issues I stopped all medication and went gluten-free (mostly) 4 months ago. I didn't need the medication during almost all this time. I have noticed flare-ups lately, and I've done some experimenting with my diet, but i haven't yet traced them to gluten. It might be, but I've not been willing to try gluten again yet, so I can't tell yet if this is related or just coincidental. I have also noticed a somewhat elevated pulse - about 115 - around this time of experimentation, but this has gone down now to about 85.

This isn't much help, I know. I suspect these could be related, but I don't have enough to go on yet. I definitely have reflux issues, though, and they also seem to be induced by gluten, among other things, like spicy food and stress.

I'll be interested to see what others contribute.

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I used to get the same thing whenever I drank wine. I always thought wine made me ill, but I would always have it with bread, pasta, or some other gluten containing item. Since going gluten free I have not had a problem with wine or irregular heartbeats.

I also would get shortness of breath along with the irregular heartbeat. I asked my doc about it and told him the connection with red wine. He said to stop drinking red wine because it somewhat constricts the blood vessels.

The dehydration suggestion sounds about right as I get dehydration very badly when glutened, so drinking the wine along with the bread would probably even make it worse.

I'd still talk to your doc about it.

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I get them as well as my mother. My doctor said the main contributing factor to PVCs is caffeine. Cut down on the caffeine and they will mostly go away. I have not been able to eat anything with caffeine in it for about 4 months now and I only had it once in the very beginning. My doctor said that is I had them with more frequency (I was getting them like once or twice a week) he would put me on medication. It is always good to check it out as it could be something else as well.

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I've heard too that getting glutened can result in anxiety - maybe the elevated heartbeats are a result of this? I know when I get glutened, my pulse goes up, even though I don't feel like I'm necessarily anxious...just a thought.

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