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2/9/12 8:03 A

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When the gut gets to acting up badly, my heart will often race for awhile. It is an uncomfortable feeling. I recall putting on a heart jogging monitor and found out the beating wasn't as fast as I thought though. I figured D induced racing was similar to the feeling of when needing to pee but having to wait to use the restroom. It is something I worry over, but figure there isn't much I can do about it, other than figure out what irritates the gut.

Recall reading in the past that allergic reactions to a food have been known to cause a racing heart along with an upset stomach. Possibly a food journal can be of help.

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2/7/12 7:42 P

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Georgia I agree....I had a lot of issues with this also when I worked. Many times it would hit me when I was in a meeting and had a panic attack wondering how I was going to get through meetings without running out to the restroom everytime an attack would hit me!!

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2/7/12 5:01 P

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I have heart palpitations, in the form of a Panic Attack, when my IBS flares up and I'm out in public. It's terrifying to be afraid you may not be able to make it to a bathroom. :(

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1/18/12 9:53 A

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I do have a fast heart rate, sweating and I do vomit mostly in the mornings.

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1/11/12 9:14 A

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usually when my heart feels funny such as going faster harder missed beats etc it is a warning that the d is coming...i am going to have a nuclear scan next month to look for tumors that may be hiding and then a 24 hour urine test wich shows what i am actually getting out of my food..these are not the normal tests for ibs but the dr. is looking for clues to the whole picture...
as for the a-fib i have it also reacts to everything just as ibs does..it has to do with our nervous system..

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1/6/12 11:55 A

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I have IBS along with anxiety and when my IBS flares up so does my anxiety. My heartbeat will get faster and heavier. I'm not for sure but sounds like you may be experiencing the same thing.

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12/29/11 7:32 A

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Good luck on the tests Magic. I am going to be following this closely. I have bouts of palpitations when my bowels are going crazy. I also have horrible heartburn due to a hiatial hernia so I think mine is due to that. but Yours is something I hadnt heard about. I love this site for just these kinds of things. We can learn from each other.

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12/22/11 7:42 A

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well colonoscopy was fine...but am doing 2 more tests next month nuclear scan of some kind and a 24 hour urine test not sure what the dr is looking for...but i had a hysterectomy 2 weeks ago has done a number on my body...but while in the hospital had a flare of atrial fibrillation i guess this is pretty common disorder but one of its triggers is digestive upset...so i guess i have connected one of my dots...now if only the hormones rollercoaster will stop so my ibs can quiet..

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11/6/11 8:58 A

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thanks sue i had 2 more episodes this weekend all i can relate it to was i had a flu shot...so i think besides an irritable stomach...i may have an irritable heart that just reactes to things..

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11/6/11 12:51 A

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Good luck with your colonoscopy Magic. I had bouts of fast heart beats quite some years ago but never associated it with IBS-D...they would come and go but was getting worse and the flare up on my heart was staying longer. So I was finely put on medication and I've been fine in that area now...but not the IBS..it's getting worse. I had a very bad episode with Pea Soup.

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10/31/11 1:11 P

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yep cardiologist said it is all connected something to do with our nervous system..i was wearing the holter monitor for thirty days and it did catch some atrial fibrillation(i do have mitral valve prolapse) but not enough to start medication cardiologist said if i can get my stomach under control my heart should settle down and yes stress,caffiene are a big factor...the 2 times i had a really bad episode with my heart was 6 hours after eating lentil beans( i do not tolerate fiber either it rips right through my digestive trac)..haveing a colonoscopy next week they did see some thickening on the colon on my mri so we will see how this all plays out just trying to hang in there.

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10/31/11 11:23 A

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I get them. I find that my gastro system and hormones are also closely connected...and the hormones can cause my heart palpitations (which were diagnosed as benign PVCs). Also, the stress of dealing with the ibs-d can just cause the palpitations too.

I have to try and manage stress. Since I know the palpitations are benign, it doesn't scare me as much. Also, stress is an ibs trigger for me. SO I really think this is a huge thing to keep them under check.

I'd just say work on the stress management of it all and that should help. Also, avoid caffeine, that makes mine worse by a lot. And I've found if I eat too much at one time that can cause me to feel them. Since you've had a full heart work up those are probably my best suggestions. And hang in there!! Good luck!

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10/3/11 9:36 A

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I have never had that but I truely think that can happen. Think of all the work your body has to do to deal with all of that. and "for that moment" Iam sure it can make your heart palpitate:(not to mention, give yu anxiety attack....all in one:(
I would say, if it lasts longer than you like to get a second opinion.
Good luck and take care of yourself!
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I also have never had palpatations when my IBS flare-ups.

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10/1/11 3:08 P

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emoticon Magic to hear all the trouble your IBS causes you. I suffer from IBS-C , I've never had the palpatation but I have felt like I was going to pass out. I hope someone on here can help you out.

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10/1/11 12:27 P

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i was just wondering if anybody has the problem i do...everytime my ibs-d flares up i get heartburn vomiting and diarreah but along with that it makes my heart do the jitterbug and raceing it you know what i mean i have had a complet cardiac workup and it was fine..i remember hearing about ibs before i had it didnt think it was anything serious until i have had to deal with it...
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