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05-23-2016, 02:23 AM   #1
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Pounding heart?

I just started getting a strange symptom of a pounding heart which gets worse after something gets in my stomach - doesnt matter what (food, tea, anything). Does anyone else have this? I don't know if it's anxiety or if there is something physically going on. But I'm leaning towards the idea that there's something physically wrong. It sometimes feels like it's also pounding in my stomach.

I'm not on any medication. I've had 2 surgeries. The last one was in 2011...
05-23-2016, 10:00 AM   #2
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I have experienced the same thing, in fact still do. Every time I eat it seems like my heart is working a little harder. I also get tired after every meal. We think it could be leaky gut but have not gotten any tests to confirm that. It also can be a symptom of IBS and inflammation in general. I have Crohn's and we think I have developed a mild version of IBS over time which can cause heart palpitations. If you are worried about your heart I would recommend getting an EKG because that would show any problems. Hope you feel better soon!
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05-23-2016, 10:43 AM   #3
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05-27-2016, 04:51 AM   #4
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Sometimes your heart rate can increase after you eat or drink because your body is working harder to digest what you've just consumed. Do you know how to take your own pulse? If so, it might be worth trying to measure it to see if there is a pattern.

If this is something that continues to happen or you notice it becoming more frequent it could be worth just getting an appointment with your GP to see if they can pick anything up. If you notice it alongside chest pain then a visit to the local emergency center would be advised.

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05-27-2016, 07:45 AM   #5
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It could be to do with how much you've eaten, but while I've been reaching crohn's I've found this. "People with inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, have an increased risk for an anxiety disorder, especially women, a new study suggests." Also I've nosiest from experience that it happens to me right before a flare and some times when i'm in one, i guess it could be your body trying telling you something wrong.
05-29-2016, 02:07 AM   #6
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For me, I think my body is feeling the trouble before my brain registers troubles on the way.
I am guessing its anxiety, I just use it as awarding and stay closer to home if I can.


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