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Palpitations?

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Ever had it where you feel like you can't catch your breath for a few seconds?

I ate something (carl budding) and then shortly there after had something like that today.

I am also severly sleep deprived, been averaging 5 to 6 hrs a night for a long time. Can that do that??

And...I also have a kiwi sized ovarian cyst....

Meh..:(


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I have those. In my case it's from adrenal fatigue/burnout. With only getting 5/6 hours sleep per night, I would guess it's a definate possibility for you, too. Google it and see if your symptoms fit. If so, Tired of Being Tired by Jesse Lynn Hanley, M.D. is a great book!


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i did that when i was really anemic.


Christine

15 year old twins with celiac, diagnosed dec. 2005

11 year old daughter with celiac diagnosed dec 2005

17 year old son with celiac gene

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I get those awful heart palpitations constantly (and my naturopath agreed I have adrenal fatigue, too). I also had it very badly when I was anemic.

And consistently not getting enough sleep will also cause all kinds of problems, including adrenal fatigue.


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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Guest Robbin

Another thing, is that- carl budding- something that might contain msg? Msg does that to a lot of people. It is cold cuts, right? They are salty too, so maybe electrolytes. I would check with your dr. if this continues just to be sure.

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Another thing, is that- carl budding- something that might contain msg? Msg does that to a lot of people. It is cold cuts, right? They are salty too, so maybe electrolytes. I would check with your dr. if this continues just to be sure.

You know, I looked at it, I don't see MSG, but it has all kinds of nitrates and garbage in it. I was just reaching out for something I was certainwould be safe. I guess I have to stick to all natural. I suppose, I will call my GP when I get to work and let him know how I am feeling since I am waiting for the specialist appt.

A while back he made some off handed comment, so I have avoided him.........


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I had this happen to me the other day while I was driving... I was really tired and worn out and probably suffering from a bit of heat exhaustion from walking in a parade with our local Celiac support group... it freaked me out a bit but stopped just as quickly as it started.

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I've been having palpatations for the last year or so. I have an episode of them almost every day. I asked my doctor about them, and she said that in the absence of other symptoms, they are nothing to worry about. I still kinda worry, though! :D

I wonder if your not catching your breath had to do with some indigestion from the meat? Like you said, there are a lot of ingredients in there. I get bronchial spasms caused by reflux, and sometimes get a similar feeling.


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Ever had it where you feel like you can't catch your breath for a few seconds?

I ate something (carl budding) and then shortly there after had something like that today.

I am also severly sleep deprived, been averaging 5 to 6 hrs a night for a long time. Can that do that??

And...I also have a kiwi sized ovarian cyst....

Meh..:(

I get those, we call them PVCs...just some irregular beats. Mine happen to me when I get run down...and I noticed you need to get some sleep !


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Indianapolis, IN

gluten-free since Feb 2005

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That feeling of not being able to catch your breath is something I've felt off and on all of my life. I thought it was normal to feel that way sometimes, so I was surprised when last year at age 39, I was diagnosed with asthma!

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I had a TOn of PVCs before my dx. My doctor told me they were not related, but I seem to think they were.

Anyway, they are not dangerous, and do not mean there is anything wrong. I found out that most people have them all the time, but only some of us can actually feel them :)

I guess that just means we are even MROE special :P


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Maybe it is the cyst. Why hasn't your doctor removed it?

Last August, I was feeling very ill, very tired all the time, heart paps, sleep wasn't an option I was just uncomfortable no matter what I did, I had pains on my sides, the final straw was waking up barely being able to walk. So I went to hospital asked for an ultrasound (I have PCOS) but the er doctor said no and sent me home telling me it was IBS and I was panicking about it (heart palipations).

Now not to worry you, but 3 days later, I went to my GYN still unable to walk and he couldn't believe the hospital didn't do an ultrasound, the cyst was the size of a soft ball. This was monday, surgery schedule for wednesday. When I woke up from surgery my GYN said, the cyst had actually burst the ovary and I lost 1/4 of my ovary. This probably happen the friday I woke up unable to walk (5 days of pain and suffering). I suppose I have no effect from the partial loss of the ovary but I would never want to go through that ordeal again.

I don't know what your doctor's course of action is, but I would keep on top of it. Whether they take out the cyst surgically or it goes on it's own, you are going to know it.

I wish you the best of luck! I really am not trying to worry you, I just want you to listen to what your body tells you and when. Doctors are not always right. At least ask your doctor what you should expect from this cyst and maybe get a script for pain relief for when it does burst.


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Sometimes palpations can be caused by low magnesium. Do you take a calcium/magnesium supplement? There is a helpful book by Carolyn Dean--"The Miracle of Magnesium" that I have found helpful. If people with gluten problems are susceptible to osteoporosis because they are not absorbing enough calcium it makes sense that they may also have problems absorbing magnesium as well.

I used to have horrible problems with heart palpitations several years ago. I read somewhere on the internet that low magnesium can cause heart palpitations; I was not taking a calcium/magnesium supplement at the time. I started a calcium/magnesium supplement and my heart palpations went away. Now I only get heart palpitations if I forget my calcium/magnesium supplement for several days. One time I got my palpations back wile taking my calcium/magnesium supplement and I realized that I had not been taking my usual potassium salt. I took a small amount of No Salt potassium salt and my palpations went away. I have not found a book to back up my theory that low potassium can cause palpations as well as low magnesium. I use "lite" salt with 1/2 sodium and 1/2 potassium to help make sure that I get a little extra potassium.

If you try a calcium/magnesium supplement try to find one that does not contain magnesium oxide because that form of magnesium is more likely to cause diarrhea than other forms of magnesium. It is also important to find a calcium/magnesium supplement with a 2:1 or 1:1 ratio of calcium to magnesium (if the supplement only has a tiny bit of magnesium it will not help much). My current calcium/magnesium supplement is NSI "Calcium & Magnesium" available at Vitacost. Here is a link: http://www.vitacost.com/NSICalciumMagnesium. Even though this supplement contains magnesium citrate and is less likely to cause diarrhea than magnesium oxide, I still have to be careful with it and take a smaller dose than recommended. I have also found that if I take pysllium along with my calcium/magnesium that it is less likely that I will get loose stools from the magnesium.

Kathy

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Kathy, you're absolutely right about the potassium. I was told by a doctor that low potassium causes heart palpitations. Last year the palpitations were terrible, and my potassium was very low (due to constant diarrhea). So, I ate a lot of watermelon last summer (they are high in potassium, even higher than bananas, which I can't tolerate anyway, and I couldn't tolerate any supplements at the time), which brought my potassium back up to normal within three months, and the palpitations stopped.


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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Ursula,

That is too bad that it too so long for your palpitations to go away. When I had my first set of palpations they were happening frequently for about three months. I did not go to the doctor because I was afraid that he would put me on a cardiac med! The amazing thing was that within 45 minutes of taking my first dose of the calcium/magnesium supplement my palpations went away completely. It seemed unbelievable at the time--I was having them constantly for three months and all of a sudden they were gone! As long as I continued taking the supplement I did not have any palpations. As soon as I would forget just one dose they would come back. I used to carry my calcium/magnesium and potassium salt in my purse just in case.

The other interesting thing is that about a year ago when I had the palpations and was faithfully taking my calcium/magnesium, I was also having a shoulder ache with muscle spasms. My palpations and muscle spasms/shoulder ache were bothering me for about three days. I was sitting on the couch and a light bulb went off in my head that I had not taken any potassium in weeks. I went into the kitchen and took probably about 1/8 tsp. of NoSalt salt alternative with some water. After a few minutes I noticed that my shoulder was feeling better and after 45 minutes my shoulder ache/muscle spasms & palpitations were completely gone. It was quite amazing and almost unbelievable. I told this story to one of my doctors and he just looked at me and did not say a thing. (I really hate when they do that--it seems like I always have to figure out every thing on my own.)

None of this ever made sense to me. I could never figure out why I needed to take extra potassium and magnesium. Now that I believe that I am gluten intolerant things seem more clear. I have another week and a half to go before I get my Enterolab tests back and then maybe I will know for sure why I have difficulty absorbing minerals.

Kathy

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I have always had them because of MVP (mitral-valve prolapse). My doc couldn't get them to go away after taking me off of caffeeeeeeeeeeen (LOL) so she checked me for anemia and found the pernicious anemia. After starting the shots (and now doing the sublingual) no more mitral-valve problems! I have noticed though, when I get glutened, they come back. I think it has to do with my body freaking out, a fluid change in the plasma/blood level (because of D) and my blood pressure bottoms out......but that is just my idea about mine.......

I also agree that fatigue really affects it. It did for me before I knew about my low B12.


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