Rapid heart beat after abx

I just got woken up by having a rapid heart beat which freaked me out a bit. I took my doxycycline later than usual about 2 hours before bed and can only assume that’s the cause. Maybe abx always raises my heart beat but I never notice as I’m usually up and about. Online advice is to inform your doctor but my gp doesn’t know I’m taking them Anyone else experienced this?

That symptom came and went a few times during my several years on treatment, but then it went away completely, which was wonderful. I'd always had bouts of irregular heartbeats and it seems to have gone away sometime during treatment. You'll want to look at David Wheldon's reports of what happened when he did the cpn protocol and how it affected his heart (all very positive stuff).

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Of course, it might be nothing to do with the abx. About ten years before starting, I went all the way up to Glasgow with my heart beating ten to the dozen. I was in charge of some very expensive violins a d I was very frightened. It happened once more, d it ring treatment.
Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Well ten hours later it was still happening. The pill had broken in half in the packet but I didn’t think this would matter but last night I read that this could release more antibiotic too quickly.

Diagnosed RRMS 1999. No DMDs or other meds. Have done TMJ correction, Candida protocol, CCSVI venoplasty procedure.

Oh gosh, some people are advised to break a pill on half if they can't stand a full dose straight away!
Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

I wish I could find the website I was reading! I have noticed that my heart has started racing when I do anything remotely strenuous (like making a sandwich!) and it seems to be getting worse

Diagnosed RRMS 1999. No DMDs or other meds. Have done TMJ correction, Candida protocol, CCSVI venoplasty procedure.

Tufty, how fast is your heart actually beating? The first time it happened with me, I was on a train to Glasgow, so couldn't check, but the other time it happened, I used David's blood pressure machine and what felt very fast to me, was only about 75 a minute, fast for me but not for many people.
Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

I’m not sure I can’t feel my pulse as my hands and fingers are permanently numb 🙂 I think I might pop round and borrow my mother’s. good advice, thanks.

Diagnosed RRMS 1999. No DMDs or other meds. Have done TMJ correction, Candida protocol, CCSVI venoplasty procedure.

Do that and let us know the results! Sarah
Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Well at rest my pulse is 88 and blood pressure is 122/71. So nothing really unusual there I guess. I can just feel my heart beating heavily and hear a pulse beneath my ears which could be ccsvi. I had ccsvi liberation in 2015 which just made things a bit worse 😕 Gonna give the abx another rest for a week or so I think

Diagnosed RRMS 1999. No DMDs or other meds. Have done TMJ correction, Candida protocol, CCSVI venoplasty procedure.

Certainly nothing wrong with that blood pressure and the pulse is just what to expect if you are moving around: I can get mine down to well below fifty but as soon as I do anything, it goes up. I would be careful about giving yourself too many rests from the antibiotics though, since you haven't even started on metronidazole yet.
Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

You’re right I’m not progressing as much I ought to, but reading that azithromycin in particular is associated with cardiac problems and doing the protocol away from my GP is making me a little stressed

Diagnosed RRMS 1999. No DMDs or other meds. Have done TMJ correction, Candida protocol, CCSVI venoplasty procedure.

Tufty, if you are worried about azithromycin you might try roxithromycin, which is what I used. I never had any problems with it and it worked like a dream. However, David, who was taking the antibiotics largely for heart problems, took azithromycin. He started treatment with blood pressure of 150/95 but ended up with a pressure of 115/75, with an apex beat scarcely noticeable at night, whereas before it made me quite worried. Read his 'Patient Story' on this site.
Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

hi Sarah, do you or David have a preference of either of the two abx? Doing a little research, they look comparable to each other. Thanks

Diagnosed RRMS 1999. No DMDs or other meds. Have done TMJ correction, Candida protocol, CCSVI venoplasty procedure.

I only ever took one dose of azith, when waiting for new supplies of Roxy to arrive, and it gave me a bad headache: maybe a coincidence but I never get headaches normally. Differences: you have to take Roxi every day but it is very easy to take. It isn't licenced in this country so has to be imported. So most people take azith, which is maybe less expensive. You would have to look up costs from abroad. David got Roxi for me because of what he read about it, but took azith himself because he had no brain damage, but there is probably not much difference.
Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Thanks Sarah I’ll look in to it

Diagnosed RRMS 1999. No DMDs or other meds. Have done TMJ correction, Candida protocol, CCSVI venoplasty procedure.

Tufty, thought for the day: David reminded me last night that the bacteristatics do have the ability to kill some of your cpn load, so if you are thinking that you are not progressing as fast as you should be, more might be happening than you think.
Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

bacteristatics being the abx? I’ve decided to resume the abx. Maybe something had shifted and was causing my blood to flow differently and making my heart feel like it was pounding despite my pulse being normal. Who knows 🙃

Diagnosed RRMS 1999. No DMDs or other meds. Have done TMJ correction, Candida protocol, CCSVI venoplasty procedure.

I'm glad that you are restarting: I only missed one day before moving to intermittent and looking at other people's experiences, the non stop-and-go people tend to be the ones who get through the treatment much more easily.

I would try to avoid standing on your head though!

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Hmm looks like it’s the doxycycline raising my blood pressure and making my heart thud a little. Is there a suitable alternative??

Diagnosed RRMS 1999. No DMDs or other meds. Have done TMJ correction, Candida protocol, CCSVI venoplasty procedure.

Tufty, what makes you think that? I never noticed such a thing.
Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

By measuring my blood pressure before taking them (typically 122/71) and then again a couple of hours later (136/86) ...not dangerously high but still significant?

Diagnosed RRMS 1999. No DMDs or other meds. Have done TMJ correction, Candida protocol, CCSVI venoplasty procedure.

But what were you doing in the interim?
Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Just relaxing! I’ve done two tests and will do another tomorrow

Diagnosed RRMS 1999. No DMDs or other meds. Have done TMJ correction, Candida protocol, CCSVI venoplasty procedure.

Tufty, I can't find anything anywhere that mentions doxycycline affecting the heart. How are your palpitations now?
Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

No neither can I... just funny how it affected me so much when I took that broken tablet the other day. Not entirely convinced of the accuracy of the monitor I’ve been using to be honest I can still feel my heart pounding but then I’ve always felt that Blood flow has been my main problem and maybe the antibiotics are changing things.

Diagnosed RRMS 1999. No DMDs or other meds. Have done TMJ correction, Candida protocol, CCSVI venoplasty procedure.

That's a bit like my palpitations all the way to Glasgow: when I tested them with my watch, several times, the heart wasn't that fast, and was hardly irregular at all. I was convinced that I was getting heart problems, though, so everything seemed worse than I thought.

Much like when I went to the Science Museum with my sister, we tried all the eyesight things and I became convinced tat I was going blind. When I went to have my eyes tested, I was only so slightly short-sighted in my left eye that a lens couldn't be cut. That was more than twenty years ago and I still don't need glasses.
Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

The only thing I can find is the risk of intercraniel hypertension so I’m looking out for headaches and eye problems. I’m just being cautious not paranoid (hopefully)

Diagnosed RRMS 1999. No DMDs or other meds. Have done TMJ correction, Candida protocol, CCSVI venoplasty procedure.

Why look for things before you get them? That does sound to me rather paranoid!
Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

I wasn’t looking for anything but it came up in such results when I was looking into the potential causes of my increased blood pressure and pulse rate over the last week. I’m still waking in the middle of the night with my heart racing

Diagnosed RRMS 1999. No DMDs or other meds. Have done TMJ correction, Candida protocol, CCSVI venoplasty procedure.

Well, maybe you ought to invest in a new blood ptessure tester: Omron is a very good make. You might find that your blood pressure hasn't increased as much as you think. Ditto your heart rate: when I tested my heart rate on the way to Glasgow, it was much slower than I thought. But you know: I really did think that I might die on the train, such is my imagination!
Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.