3 days ago I started having heart palpitations every few
I’ve experienced the same palpitations about 4 months ago, also when I was having GERD and indigestion symptoms, that time the palpitations lasted about 6 days before dissapearing on its own. About 2 months ago I did an ECG and 24 hour holter, results are all normal.
I do have anxiety and recently I slept very late and was quite stressed with family things.
Stress, anxiety and GERD related.
I understand your concern.
Since you have had normal ECG and Holter results, the issue is unlikely to be an abnormality of the heart.
Your anxiety, GERD and family stress can all cause such symptoms.
Palpitations are very commonly seen in people who suffer from anxiety.
So, you need to work on reducing the stressful situations in your life and try and deal with anxiety appropriately which includes cognitive behavioral therapy from a psychiatrist and medications if indicated.
GERD can be managed with a PPI like pantoprazole or omeprazole and antacid combination.
Please consult your local doctor and discuss this with her/him and go ahead with the appropriate referrals and medications.
Your PCP/GP should be able to help you out with both.
I hope I was able to help you with your problem.
Yes, palpitations can persisting for many days can be dangerous.
Thank you for writing back.
Persisting palpitations which are caused by anxiety can put strain on the heart, hence on the long run they can cause thickening of the muscle of the heart and can also increase blood pressure.
From your description, it is quite apparent that the cause is anxiety. What you must understand now is, your heart is fine, you must consciously divert attention from palpitations and do not think about it as you have no problem with the heart.
Please talk to a psychiatrist and take treatment.
Worrying about a non-problem will only make things worse over time.
You can take nexium, it will help with GERD.
I hope you feel better soon.
Avoid confrontations and stressful situations.
You need to somehow manage the life situations, I know it is not easy.
Avoid getting into confrontations and stressful situations as much as you can.
Stop worrying excessively, short term palpitations do not cause any harm.
The palpitations are because of anxiety and stress, not due to the heart.
You should consult your psychiatrist for adequate management of anxiety.
Please try to relax your mind, meditation helps some people with this, so you can try it out.
I hope you can relax and calm down.
I wish you the very best.
Bye for now