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swittenauer

Rapid Heartrate

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:o Hi, I have been diagnosed with celiac since October this year. But, I've had symtoms for the past two years. It took a good GI doc to diagnose celiac disease. My first symptom was rapid heart beat in the middle of the night(I ended up in the ER). I was given Ativan to deal with it and it works. I also was diagnosed with a severe back problems, 3rd degree spondylothesis. And finally the GI issues reared their ugly heads. I've read celiac disease can cause a great many health problems if not caught soon enough. When your body can't absorb the needed nurients to function properly who's to say how an individual's system will react.

By the way with the medication and now that I am on a gluten free diet I do not get the rapid heart beats. However I'm still in the healing process and waiting for my stomach to calm down.

My husband seems to have a very rapid heartbeat sometimes.  He says he doesn't notice it during the day but at night it feels like his heart is doing flip flops.  Is this a normal symptom of Celiac?  Does this happen when he has had gluten possibly?

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My husband seems to have a very rapid heartbeat sometimes. He says he doesn't notice it during the day but at night it feels like his heart is doing flip flops. Is this a normal symptom of Celiac? Does this happen when he has had gluten possibly?
Sometimes when I am glutened, I will get heart palpitations, which means that I am very aware of my heart beating. They can get very scary and I've been to outpatients once with them. And the heart palitations I get do sort of feel like my heart is doing flip flops.

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Well, it's good to know others experience the same thing & that it could be simply because of celiac. It seems that most all of the symptoms he has can be traced back to celiac.

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My husband seems to have a very rapid heartbeat sometimes.  He says he doesn't notice it during the day but at night it feels like his heart is doing flip flops.  Is this a normal symptom of Celiac?  Does this happen when he has had gluten possibly?

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My defining moment was in the ER after eating a bowl of pasta for lunch. My BP was 160/104, and my heart rate was over 100. The ER doc said that the Gluten-loaded meal had thrown my body into shock. That was after nearly 2 weeks gluten free though, otherwise I don't think it would have been that severe. But I have always had "flutters", "murmers" and mild arythmia's (sp?) which I attribute to the celiac disease.

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When my son was very little, once in a while he would tell me "My heart is beeping fast". I just told him to sit down and chill out. After him telling me this several times, I really looked, and could see the pulse in his neck actually jumping.

I took him the the doctor because he had an ear ache, and the tachycardia happened right in the office. She sent us right to the ER. They gave him an IV and told us to see a Cardiologist. They explained that there was an extra electrical impulse to his heart. Until we got to see the cardio doctor, if it happened again, he should try standing on his head (???), it would help break the impulse. If this didn't help, to go back to the ER.

The cardiologist performed a cardiac ablation (they unserted a tube into the pulse in his groin and threaded a tool through the tube) to remove the extra impulse. It was an outpatient procedure, and he was fine afterwards.

Several years later I read that what he had was what high school athletes die on the field from. I am so blessed that this was diagnosed and treated.

My next worry is getting him tested for Celiac. (I was diagnosed 6 months ago). I have been putting that off because I'm afraid to know. (He does have a doctor's appointment in a few weeks).

I would suggest that your husband go to a cardiolgist and get this checked out. Sometimes just ignoring things is not good.

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What a scary story. I'm glad you caught that and had it checked out. You can never be too careful. I guess that is another reason to have it checked out to be on the safe side.

I can't imagine someone saying to stand on your head. That's a new one on me.

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