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I’m feeling scared and frustrated and uneducated. I have always had heart palpitations and high pulse. Before surgery I was on 3 no pills. I’ve had several full cardiac work ups and it’s always been normal. I’ve struggled with fluids since surgery as in I’m probably always dehydrated. I have weened off of two of my bp meds (lisinopril hctz and norvasc) and I take 25 mg of metoprolol twice daily. Everytime I try to come off of beta blockers my bp and pulse sky rocket. I had an incident in July I was at work and all of a sudden my pulse jumped to 140-160s they gave me adenosine (med that stops and restarts your heart) and it didn’t work they gave me a beta blocker and I went back into normal rythme and rate. Then a couple of weeks ago I was standing next to my bed and all of a sudden I had back to back palpitations and I ended up in ER, they gave me fluids and it stopped. Since then I have had pretty frequent palpitations. I do notice they get better when I drink Water but I dunno if I can say everything they do because I just started trying to figure out the link. I’ve reached out to my cardiologist and was told on mychart they would call me to schedule an appointment. I’m just wondering if any of this is normal “relatable”. I’m wondering if it’s from lack of water. I’m also wondering if certain foods can trigger the fast heart rate and palpitations because I’ve noticed I’ve gotten entirely too comfortable cheating here and there and. I am gonna restart from the basics.

any input would be appreciated!

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Wow, you certainly are living on the edge.

I've had undiagnosed heart issues my whole life, but Docs never saw it, and I didn't tell them because I thought it was normal. Finally, an episode went longer than usual and I woke up on my bosses floor. Guess what? It wasn't normal.

Getting back on plan probably won't hurt but it is unlikely to be the problem. Dehydration may exacerbate the problem, so stay hydrated. It's what got me finally. But that is unlikely to be the root cause.

Stick it out with your Docs. They'll figure it out. They are the experts, we are just voices on the internet.

Good Luck,

Tek

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It just occurred to me. Palpitations is a symptom of dumping. You're not doing sugar or fat before the palpitations start (30-60 minutes)?

You don't mention your surgery type. Dumping is more likely with RNY, but it can happen with the Sleeve.

Just a thought.

Tek

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On 10/5/2020 at 4:38 PM, Kristi schumann said:

I’m feeling scared and frustrated and uneducated. I have always had heart palpitations and high pulse. Before surgery I was on 3 no pills. I’ve had several full cardiac work ups and it’s always been normal. I’ve struggled with fluids since surgery as in I’m probably always dehydrated. I have weened off of two of my bp meds (lisinopril hctz and norvasc) and I take 25 mg of metoprolol twice daily. Everytime I try to come off of beta blockers my bp and pulse sky rocket. I had an incident in July I was at work and all of a sudden my pulse jumped to 140-160s they gave me adenosine (med that stops and restarts your heart) and it didn’t work they gave me a beta blocker and I went back into normal rythme and rate. Then a couple of weeks ago I was standing next to my bed and all of a sudden I had back to back palpitations and I ended up in ER, they gave me fluids and it stopped. Since then I have had pretty frequent palpitations. I do notice they get better when I drink Water but I dunno if I can say everything they do because I just started trying to figure out the link. I’ve reached out to my cardiologist and was told on mychart they would call me to schedule an appointment. I’m just wondering if any of this is normal “relatable”. I’m wondering if it’s from lack of Water. I’m also wondering if certain foods can trigger the fast heart rate and palpitations because I’ve noticed I’ve gotten entirely too comfortable cheating here and there and. I am gonna restart from the basics.

any input would be appreciated!

Tek’s right could be dumping but could be unrelated. Glad to hear you called your doctor to be safe. I’ve been dehydrated enough to need an iv Before but did not suffer Palpitations from it. I think if you know you are low on the water might be time for you to research ways to make that easier for you. I pretty much log everytime i eat or drink in a book and an obnoxious thirty minute minute timer goes off every thirty minutes over here but i am meeting the minimums. Its awful but you got to make time for it in your life.

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