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Gentleheart

Heart Palpitations And Anxiety

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I have palpitations and dizziness and feel jittery and anxious. According to my doctors, it is not heart related and I have no other diagnosed illnesses. We've really tested for a lot of things. Bloodwork is always good.

Everyone's first thought is that it is from stress. I do have stress. But so does everyone else. There is nothing I am struggling with that should push my body into such a state. It is as though I cannot tolerate the slightest stressful thing. I could see that being the case if I was still being poisoned by an offending food or environmental substance. But I sure can't find it if I am.

Does anyone have experience with this? Is it likely that I have either failed to identify an allergen or are inadvertantly still getting glutened? I am supposedly not allergic to chocolate. It's the only thing I eat (small amounts and always legal homemade recipes) that even remotely contains caffeine. My symptoms don't seem to follow its consumption, but it's the only thing I can think of that could be giving me such symptoms. I never use refined sugar, stimulants or alcohol. I'm stumped.

Any ideas?

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Hi,

Have you be thoroughly evaluated to rule out thyroid problems? Not just TSH, but full thyroid pannel. The first thing that came to mind would be hyperthyroid.

Any pattern to this? Ie after eating? After doing certain activities? In certain circumstances?

Maybe someone else will also have some ideas.

Sally

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Thanks.

I've had many full thyroid panels done. It never shows up as anything. I'm experimenting with eliminating chocolate starting today. It will certainly be ironic if it ends up being that easy. With so many allergies, I was excited to still have chocolate. But if it will stop these palpitations, I'll give it up in a 'heartbeat'. (pun intended)

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Are you having skipped beats or a racing heart? If this has been going on all day, you probably should consider having it checked out at the ER so that it can be monitored during the episode. I have experienced this for several years and have had it checked out many different times. A few years ago the holter monitor finally captured enough information to give a diagnosis. I have pvc's or preventricular contractions. At this point nothing can be done. What I have learned though is that fatigue is a huge factor for me. If I become over-tired and eat poorly, I have more pvc's. Stress can be a factor, but the being exhausted and hungry is not a good combination for me.

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I have heart palpitations, skipped beats, and very bad dizziness from my Lyme Disease. I'm like you, I was stumped when I didn't get completely better on the gluten-free diet. I kept looking till I found out what else was wrong.

You can look over other Lyme symptoms on www.canlyme.com. I always had perfect bloodwork, too. If you do get tested, be sure it's by www.igenex.com ... it's the ONLY lab Lyme specialists use because they are by far the most accurate/sensitive.

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I have heart palpitations, skipped beats, and very bad dizziness from my Lyme Disease. I'm like you, I was stumped when I didn't get completely better on the gluten-free diet. I kept looking till I found out what else was wrong.

You can look over other Lyme symptoms on www.canlyme.com. I always had perfect bloodwork, too. If you do get tested, be sure it's by www.igenex.com ... it's the ONLY lab Lyme specialists use because they are by far the most accurate/sensitive.

Are these blood and urine tests primarily? Are these prescribed tests by a doctor or do you order them yourself? I didn't like the sound of the spinal tap suggestion. What is the treatment if a person DOES have lyme disease?

Thanks...

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Are you having skipped beats or a racing heart? If this has been going on all day, you probably should consider having it checked out at the ER so that it can be monitored during the episode. I have experienced this for several years and have had it checked out many different times. A few years ago the holter monitor finally captured enough information to give a diagnosis. I have pvc's or preventricular contractions. At this point nothing can be done. What I have learned though is that fatigue is a huge factor for me. If I become over-tired and eat poorly, I have more pvc's. Stress can be a factor, but the being exhausted and hungry is not a good combination for me.

Mine are primarily skipped beats. I have only rarely had an accelerated heart rate. I've worn the holter meter a couple of times and they never found anything they were concerned about. I know that pvc's are mostly harmless. They just FEEL so bad. I'm still testing the chocolate. Even if it's not the main reason, it maybe is enough stimulant to tip the scales. Stress is probably more involved than I want to admit.

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The test for Lyme Disease is a blood test (www.igenex.com). You can have the test kit mailed to you, but a doctor has to send it back in to the lab for them to process it. You can't do it without a doc.

I'm going to refer you to a couple more websites, but if you want more information or to discuss it more, I'll be happy to, so just PM me so we don't change the focus of this thread. :)

www.ILADS.org has the information about testing, treating, etc.

www.Lame Advertisement is a US website, whereas the one I gave you before is Canadian. I like the Canadian's list of symptoms, so I gave it first.

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Heart palpitations, rapid heart beat, anxious physical sensations even when I don't think anxious thoughts and slight nausea are ALL my reactions to eating cane sugar. I never realized I had an IgG mediated cane sugar allergy until I took the ELISA test on which I strongly reacted to cane sugar, but not beet sugar or honey. I can eat other sweetners like maple syrup, agave, honey, even beet sugar, with no problems, but I react to even tiny amounts of cane sugar with those symptoms. I previously thought I just had 'reactive hypoglycemia'. However after I abstained from cane sugar I never got those symptoms again except once when I took some tylenol with cane sugar coating on the capsules.

Have you taken an ELISA test for other food allergies? Many celiacs have additional allergies or intolerances. You could try just abstaining from all sources of cane sugar, like evaporated cane juice, molasses, even Splenda, which is made from cane sugar. Then see if you still have those symptoms.

BURDEE

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Heart palpitations, rapid heart beat, anxious physical sensations even when I don't think anxious thoughts and slight nausea are ALL my reactions to eating cane sugar. I never realized I had an IgG mediated cane sugar allergy until I took the ELISA test on which I strongly reacted to cane sugar, but not beet sugar or honey. I can eat other sweetners like maple syrup, agave, honey, even beet sugar, with no problems, but I react to even tiny amounts of cane sugar with those symptoms. I previously thought I just had 'reactive hypoglycemia'. However after I abstained from cane sugar I never got those symptoms again except once when I took some tylenol with cane sugar coating on the capsules.

Have you taken an ELISA test for other food allergies? Many celiacs have additional allergies or intolerances. You could try just abstaining from all sources of cane sugar, like evaporated cane juice, molasses, even Splenda, which is made from cane sugar. Then see if you still have those symptoms.

BURDEE

Yes, I took an ELISA test a year ago and strictly avoid everything I reacted to. Interestingly, I also was sensitive to cane sugar, but I don't eat any. I wouldn't be at all surprised if it is one food I am not aware of that's still 'poisoning' me. That's just how it feels.

Thanks for the ideas.

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The test for Lyme Disease is a blood test (www.igenex.com). You can have the test kit mailed to you, but a doctor has to send it back in to the lab for them to process it. You can't do it without a doc.

I'm going to refer you to a couple more websites, but if you want more information or to discuss it more, I'll be happy to, so just PM me so we don't change the focus of this thread. :)

www.ILADS.org has the information about testing, treating, etc.

www.Lame Advertisement is a US website, whereas the one I gave you before is Canadian. I like the Canadian's list of symptoms, so I gave it first.

Thanks!

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Who does this test? Does the Celiac doc order this?, Allergist?

Heart palpitations, rapid heart beat, anxious physical sensations even when I don't think anxious thoughts and slight nausea are ALL my reactions to eating cane sugar. I never realized I had an IgG mediated cane sugar allergy until I took the ELISA test on which I strongly reacted to cane sugar, but not beet sugar or honey. I can eat other sweetners like maple syrup, agave, honey, even beet sugar, with no problems, but I react to even tiny amounts of cane sugar with those symptoms. I previously thought I just had 'reactive hypoglycemia'. However after I abstained from cane sugar I never got those symptoms again except once when I took some tylenol with cane sugar coating on the capsules.

Have you taken an ELISA test for other food allergies? Many celiacs have additional allergies or intolerances. You could try just abstaining from all sources of cane sugar, like evaporated cane juice, molasses, even Splenda, which is made from cane sugar. Then see if you still have those symptoms.

BURDEE

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I didn't have a 'celiac' doc. My own HMO primary care docs misdiagnosed me for 12 years. So I tested for celiac disease through Enterolab. However after 2 years of ongoing symptoms after I eliminated gluten, dairy and soy, I read a book "The IBS Solution" by a local celiac (he has celiac disease) naturopath, Stephen Wangen, ND. Most of his book is on his website at http://www.Lame Advertisement.com He gave me the ELISA blood test for sensitivity to 100 different foods and the comprehensive stool test for bacteria, yeast and parasites. Those diagnosed 2 more food allergies, a Klebsiella (bad) bacteria and no bifidobacteria (a good bacteria which we're supposed to have).

BURDEE

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