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I have gastritis and allergies. Right now I have post nasal drip and bad heart burn can the post nasal drip cause this?

I have gastritis and allergies. Right now I have post nasal drip and bad heart burn can the post nasal drip cause this?

Unlikely: These are separate issues but alcohol is likely making the GI problems worse. Stop the alcohol as a first step. ...Read more

Post Nasal Drip (Definition)

Post nasal drip is a term used to describe the common symptoms of sore throat and cough in the presence of a runny nose with sufferers experiencing a worsening of symptoms at night with mild relief during the day. Allergies or nasal/sinus infection cause excess mucous to "drip" into the throat when lying down resulting in congestion, irritation, and inflamation of ...Read more


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I have had post nasal drip for the past few months. I am taking Zyrtec. And Flonase. I cannot take pseudoephedrine it makes heart race. What can I do?

I have had post nasal drip for the past few months. I am taking Zyrtec. And Flonase. I cannot take pseudoephedrine it makes heart race. What can I do?

See allergist: If you have not responded to Zyrtec (cetirizine) or Flonase, it is time to consult an allergist. Pseudoephedrine provides decongestion but will not reduce the post-nasal drips. ...Read more

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I have white color post nasal drip and reflux A grade! How I will stop nasal drip? Does it stop with ppi? Its silence reflux, no heart burn ever, what nee

I have white color post nasal drip and reflux A grade! How I will stop nasal drip? Does it stop with ppi? Its silence reflux, no heart burn ever, what nee

GERD: Reflux can cause upper airway symptoms;PPI will reduce acidity in the refluxing fluid but the mechanical disorder causing reflux is largely persistent and also requires intervention;obstructive sleep apnea frequently coexists and may need attention ...Read more

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I've had hoarseness and frequent throat clearing for years. Always thought it was post nasal drip but lately developed heart burn. Likely gerd related?

I've had hoarseness and frequent throat clearing for years. Always thought it was post nasal drip but lately developed heart burn. Likely gerd related?

Possible: Or rather LPR, laryngopharyngeal reflux, that's when the stomach acid reaches the throat in GERD. Kindly ask your doctor to refer you to an ENT specialist who would examine your upper airways too for the possible post nasal drip as well, you may need treatment for both conditions, LPR can be controlled when GERD is controlled, good luck ...Read more

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What can I take for nasal congestion and cough when taking meds for heart disease I caught a col and do not know what I am safe to take

What can I take for nasal congestion and cough when taking meds for heart disease I caught a col and do not know what I am safe to take

Coricidin: It's an over-the-counter cold ; flu symptom- relief medication that does not contain decongestant. Decongestant is found in other cold ; flu remedies, and it can cause blood pressure to go high which may cause more pressure on the heart. Hope it helps! ...Read more

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All day felt bloated and short of breath. PCP says no heart. This happened 8 mos ago when I had similar nasal congestion. ANXIETY? Gas? Cardiac? Please help

All day felt bloated and short of breath. PCP says no heart. This happened 8 mos ago when I had similar nasal congestion. ANXIETY? Gas? Cardiac? Please help

Seek medical workup.: Many different things cause shortness of breath and bloating. Common causes include your Nasal congestion for shortness of breath which could benefit from otc antihistaminics like Zyrtec. Did your pcp say no heart? Did he work you up? Heart=cardiac. In any case see your doctor. ...Read more

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Heart flutters when I lay down. Is this bad?

Heart flutters when I lay down. Is this bad?

Flutters: Palpitations when lying down are annoying but generally not problematic from the standpoint of health. If it is frequent and bothersome you should consult your doctor to be sure nothing abnormal is causing it. ...Read more

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Heart flutters when im laying down or sitting. Could this be serious?

Maybe: Palpitations can be arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm) or stress or many other things. See your doctor for a careful history and physical and maybe some additional testing. ...Read more

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Can nortriptyline cause heart flutters? 10mg right now

Can nortriptyline cause heart flutters? 10mg right now

Probably not, Rx for?: Anything possible but 10mg, very small dose ; is sub-therapeutic for most people. If you have mitral value prolapse, this may unmasked it or a thyroid problem. A more plausible explanation is that the dose is not high enough to treat the underlying problem. Everything begins w/ DX ; why this is being prescribed ; other meds, r/o interactions.
Ask pcp about sympathetic nervous system cardiac syndrom. ...Read more

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Why do I have heart flutters? I have hypertension, although it is under control.

Go see your doctor: Ask for a holter monitor if u have heart flutter every day or a loop recorder if only a few times a week or month. That will help determine what's going on when your "heart flutters". It could be nothing or it could be something. Also check your thyroid (TSH) while there. And ask if beta blocker is an appropriate blood pressure medication to help control flutter. Ndhp calcium channel blockers, too. ...Read more

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Weird heart flutters after eating?

Weird heart flutters after eating?

Arrhythmia: This can be arrhythmia and should be evaluated with a holter. ...Read more

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Weird heart flutters after eating?

Could be many things: Without going thru a long list of possibilities, a holter moniter or event recorder to see your rythm after eating would be helpful. An eval of your diet labs, echo, etc may need to be done as well. ...Read more

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Keep going dizzy and heart flutters?

Rhythm: Sounds like its possible you are having a rhythm problem. See a doc for evaluation. ...Read more

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Heart flutters when I yawn or laugh why?

Heart flutters when I yawn or laugh why?

Clarify: You need a 24 hour recording (a holter monitor test) to clarify what exactly your heart is doing. ...Read more

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Can an EKG find anything wrong when your heart flutters?

Can an EKG find anything wrong when your heart flutters?

Depends: When you feel fluttering in your chest, it may be due to irregular, rapid heart beat, i.e. "arrythmia." if that is the case, the ekg will only show the abnormality if it is hooked up at the exact moment the symptoms occur, i.e. When the abnormal rhythm is present. (prolonged monitoring, with devices worn at home, can be used to try to capture the rhythm when symptoms of palpitations occur.). ...Read more

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Can aspertaim in diet pop cause heart flutters, chest pains or any other issues?

Can aspertaim in diet pop cause heart flutters, chest pains or any other issues?

Aspartame sideeffect: There are reports in the literature that patients have reported chest pain and palpitations with aspartame ingestion. Like with any food or drug, patients can experience a variety of side effect symptoms. Try and avoid aspartame containing products and see if your symptoms resolve. ...Read more

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What causes palpitations and heart flutters, like your heart is dropping in your chest or like it's drowning?

What causes palpitations and heart flutters, like your heart is dropping in your chest or like it's drowning?

Skipped beat: Sounds like you're describing a Premature Ventricular Contraction (PVC), which feels like a short pause, followed by a single stronger beat. They're very common among otherwise healthy people and can be reduced by avoiding stimulants, such as caffeine. See a heart rhythm specialist (cardiac electrophysiologist) for further evaluation and to ensure your heart is healthy. ...Read more

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Palpitations, heart flutters, like your heart drops in your chest likes its drowning and then goes back to normal, what to do?

Palpitations, heart flutters, like your heart drops in your chest likes its drowning and then goes back to normal, what to do?

Palpitation treat: Treatments include not using caffeine, alcohol, street drugs, smoking and other stimulant substances. Try to learn meditation and other calming techniques, cut out herbal substances, cough and cold medicines, nutritional supplements, see your doctor to be sure no direct heart problem and for treatment if the basics above don't help. ...Read more

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My heart flutters alot, I don't have any other systoms it just scares me, sometimes it feels like gas. What could be goimg on?

My heart flutters alot, I don't have any other systoms it just scares me, sometimes it feels like gas. What could be goimg on?

Palpitations: Very likely, you are feeling some irregularity in your heart's rhythm. It is not indicative of a disease. Normal hearts beat >100, 000 times a day and there are always some beats out of rhythm. Stress, fatigue, stimulants (like nicotine or caffeine) can make it worse. If it continues to be bothersome, check with your doctor. Most often, it subsides on its own after a few days. ...Read more

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Due to anxiety, I have been getting frequent heart palpitations where it feels like my heart flutters. Is this dangerous to my heart?

Due to anxiety, I have been getting frequent heart palpitations where it feels like my heart flutters. Is this dangerous to my heart?

Not necessarily: Palpitations are a sign that the heart is getting more stimulation from the adrenaline surges that happen in anxiety or panic attacks. Very normal physiologic response. Prolonged surges over years could affect the heart, but at 21 years of age it is very unlikely. If u feel your skipping beats or being irregular u should seek medical help by seeing a doctor. ...Read more

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Can severe health anxiety over heart cause frequent heart flutters during the day. Have had multiple ekgs in the past all were normal.

Can severe health anxiety over heart cause frequent heart flutters during the day. Have had multiple ekgs in the past all were normal.

Yes, change it: Stop consuming high carb foods (grains, lentils, potatoes based items). Also avoid milk protein since it causes inflammation. All these foods cause heart disease and anxiety.

Consume whole eggs, fish, meats, vegetables, avocados, saturated fat (butter, coconut oil), olive oil daily. Get 30-45 minutes of sunshine daily at noon or take vitD3 10, 000 IU/day. You should notice a difference in 1 month ...Read more

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Been on Zoloft (sertraline) since october 1 at 50mg then increased to 100mg on november 23 is it possible now to start feeling heart flutters.

Been on Zoloft (sertraline) since october 1 at 50mg then increased to 100mg on november 23 is it possible now to start feeling heart flutters.

Unlikely related to: Your medication. I would recommend you see your family doctor for further cardiac evaluation. Best wishes. ...Read more

Flutter (Definition)

Atrial flutter is an abnormal heart rhythm in the top of the heart in which the top of the heart beats very fast but very regularly (as opposed to atrial fibrillation which is always irregular) and can lead to a rapid heart rate and ...Read more


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Palpitations (Definition)

Heart palpitations are a clinical finding in which a person feels his heart beating strongly, feels his heart beating fast, or both. This can occur with anxiety disorders or heart conditions including ...Read more