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sian333
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Is it common to have tachycardia when you're infected.

My doctor told me I had mitral valve prolapse but I never had it before...

I have episodes or rapid heart beat every few weeks, strong beats, then sometimes slow beats but hard. My heart often speeds up a lot after food. (about 110bpm) and when it goes rapid it's gotten upto 170bpm +. It usally passes quickly, but then sits at 100bpm for a while until relaxing right back down.

Have seen a cardiologist and given all clear on my heart, he said nothing was abnormal other than the valve which he said was ''trivial'' and not anything to even worry about.

Can this happen with Lyme or co infections? My first symtpoms were VERY sore neck, then cardiac symptoms which are still happening. Very sore joints, weak arms and legs now.

I've been to ER 3 x over the rapid pulse. It goes nuts! I'm over it. Don't want to take beta blockers.

Has anyone had anything similar? I feel so...alone [Frown]

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You may be low in magnesium.

Sorry, no energy to comment but this should help. Good luck.

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http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/1/77325

Topic: To everyone with cardiac symptoms please read !
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Yes very common I have it and many many others on this site. You may have POTS a dysautonomia of the autonomic nervous system.

You should have orthostatics done. B/P and pulse recordings lying down, sitting and the standing. Do some research I believe you have to pause 2 min between each position testing. This looks for POTS which is a disorder in the vagus nerve between the brain and heart.

What usually happens is the blood pressure drops and the body recognizes and is tricked into thinking more blood is needed to the brain, so the heart beats faster to respond.

Everybodys heart speeds up after eating, this is normal. The stomach fills with blood and heart rate increases this starts the digestive process.

Here is a link to POTS:

http://www.dinet.org/

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Unfortunately, I have many. Was just dealing with left jaw and shoulder pain this morning when I woke up, not to mention the usual heart skips and some chest pain.

And then I went and played 2.5 hours of vigorous volleyball this evening because I want to at least do something I'm enjoying if I keel over.

Go figure. While I believe my symptoms are cardiac-related, running around and jumping a lot would suggest I wasn't feeling some small heart attack like many of my symptoms make me feel.

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I had a lot of irregular beats as well as some tachycardia. Have you wore a 24 hr holter monitor? It's a good idea. I do take a beta blocker, atenolol and have no more problems.----with feeling weird heartbeats. Gots lots of other problems though.
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I have exactly the same thing. I have had it checked out and it is just a fast sinus rhythm. It accompanies infection, and should subside (so they tell me) when the infection is treated.
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I have had a holter monitor and it showed nothing abnormal.

I've had stress tests and numerous ECG's, blood tests for heart enzymes, which have always come back completely normal.

Thanks for all your responses =)

I too just have a fast sinus rhythm, they haven't been able to find SVT or any other arrhythmia. I feel my heart gradually speed up, which means it's a normal sinus rhythm.

One thing I've noticed is my electrolyte minerals are often a bit funky. Sometimes too much of one mineral and not enough of the other...but I eat a very balanced diet. It's what first led me to think I may have some bacteria feeding off me...

I start abx tomorrow, will keep you all posted.

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Before being diagnosed on 5/3 I noticed my pusle was very fast. Upwards of 170 bpm when I would try to exercise...that was after only 2-3 minutes of cardio.

Before Lyme, I would usually top out at 150 or so after 30 minutes.

It seems a bit better now, but I"m only in day 25 of treatment.

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In addition to the suggestions in the cardiac thread above, Magnesium and D3 are often great help to the heart. Listed in last set below:
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http://www.ilads.org/lyme_disease/B_guidelines_12_17_08.pdf

Advanced Topics in Lyme Disease (Diagnostic Hints and Treatment Guidelines for Lyme and Other Tick Borne Illnesses

Dr. Burrascano's Treatment Guidelines (2008) - 37 pages

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As important as any supplements, sections regarding self-care:

Go to page 27 for SUPPORTIVE THERAPY & the CERTAIN ABSOLUTE RULES

and also pages 31-32 for advice on a safe, non-aerobic exercise plan and physical rehabilitation.

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This is included in Burrascano's Guidelines, but you may want to be able to refer to it separately, too:

http://www.lymepa.org/Nutritional_Supplements.pdf

** Nutritional SUPPLEMENTS in Disseminated Lyme Disease **

J.J. Burrascano, Jr., MD (2008) - Four pages
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I have had many symptoms over the years including the usual suspects: fast heartbeat, slow heartbeat, lots of palpitations. And the more complicated such as atrial fibrillation, cardiogenic syncope, etc.--- and my wife has had numerous bouts of super ventricular tachycardia
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i was diagnosed with an enlarged heart. i don't know whether or not it was caused by lyme.

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Yes...I have MVP and have been told I have a murmmer too. tachycardia is something I deal with too. I've noticed though, that usually I am feeling it because I've over done it.

If I lay down and sleep for a few hours I usually end up feeling better when I get up...

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At times in my life, I've suffered from a broken heart.
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I dealt with going to the ER 3 times.. the first one.. I magically had blood clots on my lungs, after singing at a session the day before. I know that 90% of folks with Lyme will deal with clotting issues, because Lyme thickens the blood. Ask your LLMD about giving you blood thinner, Heperin shots to thin the blood, which is suppose to help the blood to get the meds where they are going faster.
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Magnesium cures my heart issues.

My question is... will I have to take high doses of magnesium forever?

Or after treating yme (assuming successfully)... will things return to "normal?"

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