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Heart Palpitations And Insomnia

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We have been gluten free for almost two weeks. I've seen an improvement in my son~his behavior has really improved. He was so edgy and mean all the time. We were having big trouble with anxiety, insomnia and heart pounding. The heart pounding we chalked up to anxiety, possibly caffiene, when he had some unauthorized cola. That had seemed to subside. Yesterday it was like we took a step back in time~mean and agitated most of the day, acting out. Last night he was up until 1:30am with heart pounding and unable to fall asleep.

Has anyone experienced these types of symptoms? Is it just a wrinkle in the healing process. I called the pedicatrician this morning and we're on the way to the ER for an EKG~just to be safe.

Help!! :(

Thanks~

Jan

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Glad you're having it investigated, but yes, I have those exact symptoms, and it's always when I've eaten something I have problems with - not necessarily gluten, as I have other food allergies that cause them, but before I went gluten free, it was happening a lot more. It will probably take a few months to see the full benefits of the diet and it seems to be a fairly common experience for there to be set backs in the improvements, even where you're being strict about being gluten-free.

All the best

Susie x

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I have anxiety and experience palpitations. It is much worse when glutened--and these two symptoms take a much longer time to abate than the others.

About a month ago, I had a stress echocardiogram. It was completely negative--the cardiologist said my heart was just fine (what a relief!)

To give you an example of how long it takes for these to go away, I used a facial cream (liberally) for about 6 weeks in April/May. I called the company at my wit's end in trying to figure out what was making me sick. (the wheat-derived ingredient was not listed on the labeling). I stopped using it, and my GI symptoms got better.

Here it is, the beginning of August, and the palps are fading, but not gone completely. I'm also just beginning to feel significantly less anxious.

I hope all goes well for your son today :)

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I hope everything worked out with your son. Is his EKG OK? Good luck and you are in my prayers.

You know, come to think of it I would have that too, but never connected it with celiac disease. I was diagnosed 12 years ago with IBS and that is when I had the worse palpitaions and I would forget to how to breath, which would happen out of nowhere. I thought they were panic attacks. Now that I have been gluten-free for ~1 1/2 yrs. I do not have them anymore, but again I did not connect any of this to celiac disease. I have so many symptoms I forget things that were my first symptoms.

Jacqui

We have been gluten free for almost two weeks. I've seen an improvement in my son~his behavior has really improved. He was so edgy and mean all the time. We were having big trouble with anxiety, insomnia and heart pounding. The heart pounding we chalked up to anxiety, possibly caffiene, when he had some unauthorized cola. That had seemed to subside. Yesterday it was like we took a step back in time~mean and agitated most of the day, acting out. Last night he was up until 1:30am with heart pounding and unable to fall asleep.

Has anyone experienced these types of symptoms? Is it just a wrinkle in the healing process. I called the pedicatrician this morning and we're on the way to the ER for an EKG~just to be safe.

Help!! :(

Thanks~

Jan

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Been thinking of you Jan - how's your son? Since my original reply, I remembered also that you can use taking your pulse as an indication of whether you are allergic/ intolerant to something. I hope the EKG went OK.

Susie x

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Glad you're having it investigated, but yes, I have those exact symptoms, and it's always when I've eaten something I have problems with - not necessarily gluten, as I have other food allergies that cause them, but before I went gluten free, it was happening a lot more. It will probably take a few months to see the full benefits of the diet and it seems to be a fairly common experience for there to be set backs in the improvements, even where you're being strict about being gluten-free.

All the best

Susie x

Poor guy. I totally agree with Susie here. It doesn't have to be gluten for me. I am off dairy and don't eat the yellows of the eggs, peppers are also a problem. Sugar and caffeine are big triggers, as well as some chemicals and dyes in food. I eat a very basic diet and that is how I feel best.

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Heart pounding and insomnia are two of the symptoms I had when I had Graves disease. It is caused by the thyroid pumping out too much thyroid hormone. You might want to look it up on the Internet and see if the other symptoms apply too. Fortunately I had a doctor who figured it out without me even knowing that my heart rate was galloping like mad (I just thought I was nervous).

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We have been gluten free for almost two weeks. I've seen an improvement in my son~his behavior has really improved. He was so edgy and mean all the time. We were having big trouble with anxiety, insomnia and heart pounding. The heart pounding we chalked up to anxiety, possibly caffiene, when he had some unauthorized cola. That had seemed to subside. Yesterday it was like we took a step back in time~mean and agitated most of the day, acting out. Last night he was up until 1:30am with heart pounding and unable to fall asleep.

Has anyone experienced these types of symptoms? Is it just a wrinkle in the healing process. I called the pedicatrician this morning and we're on the way to the ER for an EKG~just to be safe.

Help!! :(

Thanks~

Jan

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Just wanted to add that I got glutened last week (Fudgsicles= malt powder- duh!!!!) and have had both insomnia and heart palpitations :(

How is your son doing?

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We have been gluten free for almost two weeks. I've seen an improvement in my son~his behavior has really improved. He was so edgy and mean all the time. We were having big trouble with anxiety, insomnia and heart pounding. The heart pounding we chalked up to anxiety, possibly caffiene, when he had some unauthorized cola. That had seemed to subside. Yesterday it was like we took a step back in time~mean and agitated most of the day, acting out. Last night he was up until 1:30am with heart pounding and unable to fall asleep.

Has anyone experienced these types of symptoms? Is it just a wrinkle in the healing process. I called the pedicatrician this morning and we're on the way to the ER for an EKG~just to be safe.

Help!! :(

Thanks~

Jan

Jan,

I was curious to know if the thyroid has been checked out..

insomnia and heart pounding are also very thyroid issue type symptoms

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