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Hi AllI have suffered with IBS for a good few years now and seemed to have coped and controlled it well with diet and stress management which can obviousley iritate the symptoms. now and again I come off track and get stuck into a hot curry or something and boy do I pay but have always been able to bring things back to a copeable degree....We recently moved house and a year before that my brother passed away, the IBS still seemed to stay in control until around 4 weeks ago when I started to get all the bad symptoms back again! includeing a real acid stomache and plenty of burning under the sturnam which is pretty sore at times, all this I can cope with with <Lansoprazole> as I have been there before many times, but now I'm getting what I suspect is PVCS?It first started at nighttime when I layed down mainly on the left side or back, if I layed on the right is was ok! by the mornings its gone, it then seems to clear up for the rest of the day until around tea time after a meal and then it apears again, it feels like my heart actually skips a beat for a second and then kicks back in again, I get no pain just this horribe feeling coming up to my throat! Its releived by Belching but can still hang around for a good hour or two and then come back again when I lay down to go to sleep? I can go all day without much of a problem but it always kick off around the same times.Obviousley its had me worried which seems to make things worse, I also visited my GP last friday which thankfully my apointment was 5pm when the heart skipping is at its worse, the Doc picked it up straight away and has booked me in for a ECG and T4 TSH blood work out.Just recently I have scoured the net on the subject, things keep coming up about the Vagus Nerve and also the Diaphram perhaps being disturbed by IBS symptomes or Reflux!! can anyone please shed some light on this please or anyone else suffered with simular symptoms?Many ThanksTony
 

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I would think your best bet would be to see your Dr about this. Which you were able to.. but.. if it is cardiac related one would want that tended to sooner rather than later, I would think. So stick to the Doc with this and see what they think. But it isn't typical to have an altered heart beat with IBS.Hope you feel better soon.
 

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I would think your best bet would be to see your Dr about this. Which you were able to.. but.. if it is cardiac related one would want that tended to sooner rather than later, I would think. So stick to the Doc with this and see what they think. But it isn't typical to have an altered heart beat with IBS.Hope you feel better soon.
Many thanks! hopefuly the ECG will let me know whats going on. out of interest could Acid Reflux or Gerd relate to PVCS? it always seems that when the pain is uppermost or burning below the sturnam it occures most.....
 

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I don't know of any data that says people are more likely to have both than you expect by chance.However even if you have two completely unrelated health issues the physical stress of one being bad can sometimes set something else off. Heart palpatations are very sensitive to stress (physical or mental, even not getting enough sleep at night can set it off).The vagus nerve isn't related specifically to IBS, however abdominal pain or having a BM (no matter why you have them) can trigger that and set off a fainting spell or near fainting spell.Reflux can cause a host of symptoms in the chest and often feels like heart pain rather than esophageal or stomach pain.
 

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I don't know of any data that says people are more likely to have both than you expect by chance.However even if you have two completely unrelated health issues the physical stress of one being bad can sometimes set something else off. Heart palpatations are very sensitive to stress (physical or mental, even not getting enough sleep at night can set it off).The vagus nerve isn't related specifically to IBS, however abdominal pain or having a BM (no matter why you have them) can trigger that and set off a fainting spell or near fainting spell.Reflux can cause a host of symptoms in the chest and often feels like heart pain rather than esophageal or stomach pain.
Many thanks for the reply Kathleen,. I'll be off tomorrow for the ECG but in the mean time I found this a interesting read from Yahoo on IBS symptoms........http://health.yahoo.com/digestive-symptoms...--hw117875.html
 

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Jasper palpitations are not one of the hallmark symptoms of IBS. (Nor, as you can see, are they listed in the ROME criteria as symptoms of IBS.. not sure where Yahoo is getting there info from so ??) SOME people with IBS may have them.. but some people in the general population also have them...
 

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IBS is so common you could possibly list every symptom of everything as something that happens in some IBSers.I'm sure the physical stress of IBS as well as the mental stress would make palpitations worse if you have them, but there is no reason to think IBS damaged your heart and you only have them because you had IBS first.
 
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