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Cold sensation in her heart followed by a rapid heart rate

My 16 year old daughter is complaining of a cold sensation in her heart followed by a rapid heart rate?? Of course, I have already placed a call to her doctor but I was just curious if anyone has a similar problem. She is 5 6 and 120 pounds. She has asthma and takes meds for that but has not had these symptoms before. She has not changed her meds recently nor has she had any life changes. In the past she has complained once or twice of a sharp knifelike feeling in her heart but that only lasted for about 20 seconds. She sees her pediatrician and a pulmonologist/allergist! I have called both and will see what they have to say. She is an active normal teen with no history of heart problems. She has also started complaining of her vision being odd. She says her eyes have been watering a lot when she tries to focus on something! I appreciate any responses. She is curious if anyone else has these sensations. Thanks! Took her in to see her pediatrician and he listened to her heart and ran an EKG. Both were normal. He wants to give it a few days and if it continues he said we will have to take her to a cardiologist and she will have to wear a Holter Monitor for 24 hours. We still don t have any answers and it is still happening. Thanks for all of the answers!
Fri, 11 Dec 2009
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The only thing for a cold sensation I can think of is acid reflux. When you get heart burn it feels crazy and can give anxiety (hence the rapid heart rate). You can remedy acid reflux (gerd, or heart burn, throat burn or whatever you want to call it) by getting some digestive enzymes (try something like Source Natural's Daily Digestive Enzymes) at a local vitamin store (or try vitacost.com) and it'll give her enough digestive juices to help grind up her food better. Also food intolerances will cause problems too. I discovered a food intolerance to wheat, milk and peanuts. But you have to write down how you feel after you eat something and try eliminating it for awhile and see how it goes. You can ask a doctor for an Elisa test (for food allergies) but it doesn't tell us much. A food elimination/rotation diet is much better plus it can't hurt. A sharp knife like feeling is definitely heart burn from what I've felt or heard about. Make sure you write down when these things occur, what time and how long (dates) and what she had to eat earlier. Pizza is a biggie on heart burn. Hot dogs, anything with bad fats in it. Bread if she is intolerant to wheat and so on. I would throw in a thyroid (TSH) test for hyper or hypothyroidism. So many symptoms stem from those diseases (difficulty breathing, rapid heart rate, digestion issuges and so on)...that it should be warranted just to rule it out. And if it keeps happening see the doc. But sometimes I do believe we have to be our own detectives. My dd has a friend that was ill on and off for a couple years and saw 11 doctors (hello, aren't they supposed to be intelligent beings?) but no, they couldn't figure out anything. Finally they figured out she has a gluten-allergy.
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