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Heart problems? - now that’s a new one for me.

Hi all
I hope you are safe and keeping as well as you can.
For the past few months I’ve had some stomach issues, which are hopefully calming down after starting a gluten and lactose free diet.
One of the issues I’ve had felt like a spasm or flutter in the stomach followed by a wave of light headedness and a rush of all over weakness. It only lasts for a few seconds but can happen over and over again through the day.

Today I was cutting the grass and when I finished I experienced it again but this time followed by a really hard single heart beat. Checking my pulse in my neck I could link the two together.
Flutter/spasm in the stomach followed by a pause and missed beat, followed by a really strong beat and back to normal.
This happened 5 or 6 times across maybe 2-3 minutes before it settled.
I’ve been having this feeling in my stomach for around 4 months now so glad I’ve narrowed it down to what it might be, I hope.

Reading online, dangerous I know as you can diagnose yourself as having every illness under the sun!, I read that many heart palpitations are completely benign and nothing to worry about but I am going to call my GP tomorrow I think to discuss getting it checked out.

I know heart disease can come along with PsA as a co-morbidity and I’m sure I’ve read that Enbrel can also worsen heart conditions.

Has anybody else experienced similar?

Stay safe

  1. I am so glad you figured it out and are getting checked out, @Greg. I have mitral valve prolapse with mild regurgitation, so I know that fluttering-strong heart beat feeling. The nausea and wave of dizziness are concerning though. I hope you get some answers and that you get successful treatment for whatever is going on. For now, please be careful to do nothing that challenges your heart too much. I am glad you are so in tune with your body. Keep jus posted if you feel comfortable doing so. Thinking of you! - Lori (Team Member)

    1. thanks Lori. I have a GP appointment for tomorrow. Soonest I could get one but looking forward to discussing with him.
      I’d never heard of the mitral valve prolapse so had to Google it to check. Hope you are living as best you can whilst managing it. PsA is so giving isn’t it. 😊
      I’ll post any news as and when I have it.
      Thanks for the support.

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