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Forum Name: Arrhythmias
Question: Heart races while eating
|radiohead - Sat Apr 25, 2009 12:25 pm||
Let me start off saying that I am a 31 year old male. I exercise regularly (mountain bike) and eat fairly healthy. (was a vegetarian for about 10 years)
About a month ago one day I was eating lunch and I noticed that when I swallowed food, my heart would race for a second and then go back to normal, until I swallowed another bite. It would feel as though my heart was jumping out of my chest. If Im not eating I feel fine. When I excercise I feel fine, no problems.
I have done an EKG which was normal.
The sonogram of my heart was normal.
I have worn a heart monitor for 2 weeks which showed that my heart would race when ever I swallowed food.
I had a endoscopy that showed gastritus and esophogitus. I have been taking Prilosec OTC for a month. I was taking a lot of Advil for headaches so I think I caused damage. Havent touched it in over a month.
I have noticed that liquids don't cause the reaction unless its an ice cold smoothie.
I have been eating soup broth as it doesnt set it off.
I have done some research about the Vagus Nerve. Could this be the culprit? How does this happen (cause) and what is done to test this and remedy this?
|John Kenyon, CNA - Wed May 13, 2009 10:39 pm||
Hi there --
I notice you posted the same question later, on May 11, which has been answered and, in the course of it, I mentioned that a bolus of food, usually cold food, is most often responsible for this reaction. If you'll check that post I think you'll find my best answer there. Please keep the discussion in that particular thread instead of responding in this one, as it will fragment the discussion. I'm glad I saw this one, as it does mention the cold swallow effect I believe I mentioned in the earlier post. Follow up with us there, at the later post, and we can go from there.
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