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Old 06-25-2016, 04:43   #1
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hi guys, I know this does not have much to do with my diabetes but this forum has always been of such great help to me!

Along with diabetes type 2, I have GERD. 2 days ago, I went out for lunch and soon after, I started having acid reflux, the need to puke, the gas and rapid heart rate as well. Usually when I have acid reflux, I do get heart palpitation, but it goes away as soon as the acid settles down. However this time, my heart rate is still up (90-110 bmp) and I can feel it which is pretty annoying because my usual resting heart rate is around 60 bpm. I still feel pretty bloated and the nausea is still here. I went to the ER yesterday because I was freaked out. They carried out an electrocardiogram (ECG) and told nothing was wrong except that my heart was beating faster than usual. They told me i was dehydrated and gave me a drip after which they sent me home. However, its been 2 days since the whole reflux episode and I still feel my heart racing! It's getting me worried!

I would like to add here, that, I have had complete check-ups three months ago, and that all of my tests came out good. I had a heart echo, as well as ecg, cholesterol test, triglycerides and all came out good.

I have no shortness of breath or chest pain, just feeling bloated, and feeling my heart beating at 100 bmp! I still feel a bit dehydrated, am working on that, the hospital did not clear if it could have been food poisoning?

what could possibly be giving my heart the workout? any idea? it has constantly been beating over 90 for the last 2 days.

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I did a quick Google search on "GERD and rapid heart" and found a number of hits. You might want to do a search yourself and read some of the articles.

When you first joined the forum you said you were trying out LCHF. Have you remained on this way of eating? Did it help with your acid reflux? Many people have said that LCHF either eliminated GERD or greatly reduced it for them.

There are many things that can contribute to rapid heart beat, including caffeine and dehydration. Are you making a concerted effort to keep hydrated? (Caffeine can make it worse.)

What does your GP have to say about your experience that sent you to the ER?

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If it were me, I would go to a Cardiologist! The heart is a complex yet vital part of the system. It can go heywire without warning and not all doctors are up to the task of diagnosing properly.

If you have to get a referral by you main doctor I would press him, most doctors know their limitations and when dealing with the heart, he/she usually will agree to refer you to someone, if for not other reason than to cover their own behinds....

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Turns out it was the food poisoning that had led to possible dehydration that gave me the increased heart rate. I've had an ecg and an echo, and both came out clear. My doctor gave me some blood tests to do as well just to rule out all doubts.

It's been 4 days since the food poisoning, my stomach seems to have settle down a bit, I no longer feel dehydrated and my pulse is back to normal (60- 70 bpm).

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hi, thank you so much for the concern. I am still on the LCHF wagon, have lost about 33 pounds but right now my weight loss seems to be stagnant. My hba1c are still within 6.0 but its been weeks since I lost a pound. I don't seem to have change much in my diets. Although it is tough for me, am still eating LCHF as mentioned above, I have serious issues with my GERD though LCHF seem to have helped a bit, I still cannot have anything close to gas prone vegetables.

And it's really a turn off if I can't seem to be losing any more weight! Any idea what I might be doing wrong?

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I have acid reflux due to a hiatal hernia. I have found a good product that helps a lot, especially for overnight when I'm lying down (on a propped up bed frame). Gaviscon is the brand name, but you can find generic products that aren't so expensive at Walmart and drugstores that have their own house-brands. It has an ingredient that, when combined with stomach acid, makes a foam, which puts a barrier between the stomach and esophagus and keeps the acid from burning the tissues of the esophagus. Anytime I notice reflux during the day I will take one or two. Works very well.

If you can describe your typical meals and how many grams of carbs, protein, and fat you are eating, we might be able to help you tweak your diet so that you are able to start losing weight again.

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