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Katie2
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My dr. said this is not a sympton of lyme

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shazdancer
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Tell him to guess again. It is a common symptom of Lyme. It just doesn't get as much publicity as the rash-flu-joint aches triad does.

When my heart would race as if I'd just finished a marathon, my body felt as if I'd just run one, too. No fun. But I found that light exercise at that time (at least for me) did not increase my heartrate more, and sometimes even seemed to help it get back into proper rhythm.

Hope you feel better soon. And you might consider finding a doc who understands Lyme more thoroughly.

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Shaz

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... and PS: for palpitations (feels like your heart is doing a backflip in your chest), a cough was enough for me to get it back into line. Hope that works for you. -- Shaz
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jwenny
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It is a major babs symptom. What are your symptoms?
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I have had palps on and off for over a year and I was dx'd with lyme and have had ekg's, echo's, halter monitors etc....my llmd said it is common with lyme...

For me I can be sitting on the couch and all of the sudden i feel it happen, and sometimes it happens several time within a couple of minutes...

I have been assured by the docs that checked my heart that it isnt dangerous....good luck and find a llmd.

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Yep- Babs symptom--mostly--

List all of your symptoms--Jay--

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Hey there twin cities

Palpitations was my first major lyme symptom...the start of the freight train load of muli systemic symptoms. It's involvement of one of the cranial nerves that regulates heart rate...maybe number 12.

I have to agree, consider a new doctor!

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alliebridge
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I have heart palpitations all the time. My resting heart rate is anywhere from 90 to 120.

My LLMD says it has to do with the autonomic nervous system being askew. Something like that(can't remember exactly--lyme brain).

It causes me to need to catch my breath a lot. It's one of my worst Lyme symptoms.

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I have theart palps all the time, along with a fluctiation of my heart rate anywhere from 40 beats per minute to 130bpm, I contribute it to the babs and mabye a little lyme,

When i was on mepron for three weeks it settled it down a lot, but i have to take a break for now because the herxing was to severe.

It is definantly lyme and co-infections in my case, i was a perfectly healthy teenager before getting bit.

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Another resounding Yes!

Mine are like cave's usually when lying down to sleep or rest.

The fast heart rate has worsened since treatment for Babs, so I assume these are symptoms are Babs.

Cave- my Babs test were negative and I don't have fevers or sweats. I have herxed on artemesinin, and energetically tested strongly for Babs.

Not to wish another complication for you, but it could be a possibility.

[ 17. August 2006, 07:59 PM: Message edited by: serendipity ]

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Not trying to scare you but when lyme or babs ect.. goes to your heart it should not be taken lightly. It can kill you, if you don't get treatment.

Of course I had all the other tests to rule out any other serious heart conditons too.

I would change doctors.

The majority of my heart problems went away with treatment.

I am not a doctor-just my personal opinion.

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Wrong!! I think mine is from babs. Don't count on a neg lyme or babs test as being the end-all. GET TREATED for both!!

Lyme Disease Symptoms List
1. Unexplained fevers, sweats, chills, or flushing
2. Unexplained weight change--loss or gain
3. Fatigue, tiredness, poor stamina
4. Unexplained hair loss
5. Swollen glands: list areas____
6. Sore throat
7. Testicular pain/pelvic pain
8. Unexplained menstrual irregularity
9. Unexplained milk production: breast pain
10.Irritable bladder or bladder dysfunction
11.Sexual dysfunction or loss of libido
12.Upset stomach
13.Change in bowel function-constipation, diarrhea
14.Chest pain or rib soreness
15.Shortness of breath, cough
16.Heart palpitations, pulse skips, heart block
17.Any history of a heart murmur or valve prolapse?
18.Joint pain or swelling: list joints_____________
19.Stiffness of the joints, neck, or back
20.Muscle pain or cramps
21.Twitching of the face or other muscles
22.Headache
23.Neck creeks and cracks, neck stiffness, neck pain
24.Tingling, numbness, burning or stabbing sensations, shooting pains
25.Facial paralysis (Bell's Palsy)
26.Eyes/Vision: double, blurry, increased floaters, light sensitivity
27.Ears/Hearing: buzzing, ringing, ear pain, sound sensitivity
28.lncreased motion sickness, vertigo, poor balance
29.Lightheadedness, wooziness
30.Tremor
31.Confusion, difficulty in thinking
32.Diffculty with concentration, reading
33.Forgetfuiness, poor short term memory
34.Disorientation: getting lost, going to wrong places
35.Difficulty with speech or writing
36.Mood swings, irritability, depression
37.Disturbed sleep-too much, too little, early awakening
38.Exaggerated symptoms or worse hangover from alcohol

The following signs/symptoms may be present in those infected with Babesiosis:
Fatigue*
Arthralgias*
Myalgia*
Drenching sweats*
Headaches*
Emotional lability*
Depression*
Dark urine*
Splenomegaly*
Dizziness*
Nausea and vomiting*
Cough*
Dyspnea*
Fever*
Chills*
Hepatosplenomegaly*
Jaundice*
Malaise*
Shortness of breath*
Bleeding tendencies,
bruising*
Thrombocytopenia*
Hemoglobinuria*
Hyperesthesia*
Pulmonary edema*
Encephalopathy*
Low to normal range leukocyte counts*
Possible elevated levels of dehydrogenase, bilirubin,
transaminase*
Anorexia*
Approximately 25%- 66% of Babesia patients are known to be co-infected with Lyme disease. These symptoms may continue for long periods of time, decrease, then return. A low Babesiosis titer (IgG) often indicates a chronic infection.
An acute or current infection may show a higher reading on the IgM test initially. There are over 100 species of Babesia in the United States but only ONE or TWO species are currently checked by commercial labs.

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Dave6002
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To my understanding:

Papitation is you heart trying to tell you that your blood supply system has been compromised by Babs.

Or an indication of chronical infection of the blood system.

Dave.

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For whatever it is worth, I had severe heart palpitations while moving as well as in the middle of the night.

All were eliminated after extensive viral treatment and heavy metal detox. Mercury is in the heart endothelium and where there is metal, there are microbes. Or where there are microbes, there are heavy metals.

I posted the research not too long ago.

Take care.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&list_uids=10334427&dopt=Citation

This is the research. Look for the numbers "22,000" in the text. That's how bad that stuff is!

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I have heart palpitations. And tachycardia.

Had a major herx with starting IM bicillin that put me in the ER with tachycardia. The ER doc was none to happy with my "irritable heart."

I had to explain about lyme disease and J-H reactions. [Wink]

My cardiologist is a gem. He is learning about lyme disease along with me, and has made a file of everything I've given him.

I'm upping my bicillin this week. Hope I don't land in the ER again!

Timaca

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