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Currently trying to get to the bottom of IBS triggers when a heart problem has been found after 24hr holter monitoring. Obviously this has sent my anxiety and symptoms into tailspin. I was reading about vagus nerve affecting heart rythmns, anyone familiar with this concept? I was told I get ectopics plus frequent short pauses so they think an electrical fault but not sure of cause - seeing a Cardiologist on Tuesday and stressed to the max :-(

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Have you joined the atrial fibrilation community, you might get some answers from past posts on there or re posting this to it.


Unsurprisingly, heart problems can be exacerbated by stress so I think you're trapping yourself in a vicious circle. Although it's easier said than done, try not to worry about it. You're seeing the right people and there's no use in thinking the worst - things are very rarely that bad. Interestingly, there is one bit of research that shows a correlation between one genetic cause of arrhythmia and IBS. You never know, treating the heart problem might even help resolve some of your IBS!


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