Palpitations or acid reflux

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Horrible feeling , I get palpitations , etopic beats horrible anxiety but I also have acid reflux . I get such strange feelings in my chest . Sometimes I can't tell whether it's my heart fluttering or if it's gas bubbles  in my chest. Has anybody else had this feeling , issues . I'm 48 peri menopausal.. 

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    Oh yes, I get that too. I never had any issues with acid reflux prior to perimenopause. Since starting perimenopause I had horrible acid reflux, which is a little better now. From what I've heard/read acid reflux mimics some of the symptoms of anxiety, such as heart feeling like it's fluttering when it can actually just be something as simple as your esophagus having spasms. Hang in there and just tell yourself it is all hormonal and everything will be okay :-) this website has helped me so much dealing with my crazy perimenopausal symptoms and the ladies on here are absolutely wonderful 😊

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    I have had a few bouts with random acid reflux too. I just hate the palpitations, I can be just sitting, walking or just standing. The hot and cold flashes are horrible too.
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    Hi Ditto

    The bunnles in the chest are constantly there - I have had several checks and they all have come back normal. 

    I have tried to change my eating habits so more celery and cucumber and introduced more excercise.  Works for the moment but tomorrow is another day. 

    😊

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    It could be both I had palpitations lus acid reflux which led to gastitis. Tohelp the reflux dont eat too soon before bed and I prop my bed up and the top so im sleeping on a little incline to stop acid coming back up at night. Caffeine fat and spicy foods can make it all worse, I take one of those prebiotic drinks daily and this helps with digestion. My hernia in the pass felt like it was jumping about, almost like a baby kicking in my chest! Away from reflux, palpitations are common at this stage, I still get them occasionally three years into meno x
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    Bananas....They help with the reflux and acidity. Try NOT to use beta blockers as they relax the oesophical muscle, and while they calm the anxiety, they can accacerbate the reflux. Also try magnesium.............I use tissue salts as I was too anxious to swallow tablets and the powder form was difficult to gauge doses. If you are not sleeping due to the anxiety, drink fruit tea instead of coffee or ordinary tea in the evening. I stopped coffee after lunch time. You don't say if you are on hrt?

    If you are, you can get certain hrts which calm your anxiety, as I did. These are tried and tested solutions, but my life saver was the magnesium in the tissue salts and spray. I now sleep for 7/8 hours a night and I can control the slight anxious feelings. These are not immediate overnight cures, but I have been where you are at the moment, and you need to know you are not alone and you WILL come out the other side. Take care!

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      I'm on beta blockers and they have helped me very much . The acid reflux started last year but has gotten worse . I'm currently on Zantac twice a day. I'm seeing the Gastro guy in like 2 weeks . I'm really hoping that he will give me something that will get rid of it completely. ( something stronger ) I'm i'm asthmatic so is it reflux is very common for us. I have no had a p since march and I really believe it has thrown my body off again . I take meds for anxiety , depression , the beta blocker abc meds to sleep and I'm still a big mess half the time .. thank God for these groups ... 

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    All the ladies have such great info.  I love this site.  I am so glad I saw this post.  I have been dealing with reflux for 6-7 months now.  Never had any issues with it prior to menopause.  
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    Hi Kris...

    Oh yes I'm 47... And fluttery feeling? And awful wind... Palpations.. Yes I've had them all and acid.... But they have calmed down with time... It's very scary when it first begins and brings anxiety too... This is part of the journey for lots of ladies who have started the change so you are not alone... Exercise has helped me alot to destress and getting good rest. Hang tight... You are not alone in how you feel... Hope this helps. CK

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      Thank you so much . I'm seeing the Castro specialist in a few weeks hoping to get a better medication and diet info to help it. I wonder if the woman of the past felt this . They never complained or said a word !! Could this be just our generation ?

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      Hi Kris... Many women in late 1800 and early 1900 were sent to assilums as they thought they were going mad around this time in their lives.... I think it is because we communicate more and are more open... There are also many women who do not get these symptoms but i think many are not aware of what is going on when they start the change... I don't think the medical profession fully know either and may be in years to come that there will be more light and information on the change ......I remember a young gp telling me a few years back that when hormones change.. Everything changes and oh boy was he right... Little did us girls know what was ahead of us... But I'm positive as out of this as I'm stronger and have grown as a person so great full for that..it's an awful physiological time and this is where most of the distress comes from...I'm stronger as a result of it so bring ion!! t.. Anyway we press on Kris 😉.hang tight.. CK

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      Unfortunately I believe that many women even nowadays are enclosed to clinics because they are falsely considered to be mentally abnormal!

      ?Hormonal disorder may lead to poor quality of life in general..The symptoms are unbearable and we cannot function as normal persons. While at the same time, doctors are skeptical and mistrustful about how much we are suffering.

      We need help!

      ?I firmly believe that they are hopeless women that eventually suicide due to the perimenopause.sad

       

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    Yes I get the exact same thing. I was told to drink a lot of drinks with electrolytes....and I did solidly for 2 weeks and they eased up. I too could not tell if it was reflux palpitations or wind. It was a pulsating feeling. My doctor didn't help much! But a friend who is a gp told me about the drinks.

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