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What causes persistent fluttering in chest, dizziness and nausea?

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Posted on Wed, 27 Jul 2016
Question: I get this sort of fizzy fluttering feeling in my chest from time to time. It gives me the sensation of wanting to cough, but I don't have a cough. It's very uncomfortable. Normally, it goes away, but this time it's very persistent. Been having it over 24 hours. Also had moments of feeling dizzy and extremely nauseated, which does pass. I've taken peptide, in case it's reflux and a ativan, in case it's anxiety. I'm calmer, but no relief. I hate to waste doctors going to clinic if it's nothing.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
You are mostly having GERD.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
By your history and description, possibility of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is more.
GERD is due to laxity of gastroesophageal sphincter. Because of this the acid of the stomach tends to come up in the esophagus and cause symptoms of nausea, bloating, Fluttering sensations etc.
Only drug (peptide) is not sufficient for symptomatic relief.
You have to follow these lifestyle modifications for better symptomatic relief.
1. Avoid stress and tension, be relax and calm.
2. Avoid hot and spicy food.
3. Avoid large meals, instead take frequent small meals.
4. Go for walking after meals.
5. Keep 2-3 pillows under head in bed to prevent reflux.
6. Loose weight if you are obese.
7. Quit smoking and Alcohol if you have these habits.
Please let me know
1. Are you obese?
2. Do you drink alcohol and smoke?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (11 minutes later)
Thank you for your response. I don't smoke or drink alcohol and my BMI is 22.6. I meant to say I took pepcid. I generally try to eat small meals. I do drink hot tea, but that's my only caffeine. My job is very stressful, as of late and I don't exercise properly. I will try and squeeze that in. Should I take something on a regular basis for the reflux? It's really driving me crazy, it just won't go away this weekend.

Thanks again, for your help.
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Answered by Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar (6 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You should cut down your caffeine intake.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your follow up question on Healthcare Magic.
I can understand your concern.
It's good that you are not taking alcohol or smoking.
You should definitely cut down caffeine intake. This will help you more.
You should take pantoprazole and levosulperide (pro kinetic) combination twice daily on empty stomach.
Please let me know
1. How many cups of tea you take daily?
2. Do you have only work related stress or family related too?
Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes persistent fluttering in chest, dizziness and nausea?

Brief Answer: You are mostly having GERD. Detailed Answer: Thanks for your question on Healthcare Magic. I can understand your concern. By your history and description, possibility of GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease) is more. GERD is due to laxity of gastroesophageal sphincter. Because of this the acid of the stomach tends to come up in the esophagus and cause symptoms of nausea, bloating, Fluttering sensations etc. Only drug (peptide) is not sufficient for symptomatic relief. You have to follow these lifestyle modifications for better symptomatic relief. 1. Avoid stress and tension, be relax and calm. 2. Avoid hot and spicy food. 3. Avoid large meals, instead take frequent small meals. 4. Go for walking after meals. 5. Keep 2-3 pillows under head in bed to prevent reflux. 6. Loose weight if you are obese. 7. Quit smoking and Alcohol if you have these habits. Please let me know 1. Are you obese? 2. Do you drink alcohol and smoke? Please reply me answers of above asked questions, so that I can guide you better. I will be happy to help you further. Wish you good health. Thanks.