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I was lying in bed when I felt something slide into my chest, I could feel my heart beat as if it was in my mouth. I have a wedge pillow and I lay on it and applied pressure to my upper chest. The normal (background) feeling of my heart beat slowly returned I think either my whole stomach (I have a hiatal hernia) or a part of my colon moved into my chest cavity

Doctor's Assistant: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?

Not really, fit I am only 20

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Hiatal hernia

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Associated nausea?

Heartburn?

Are you taking any medications?

Stress and anxiety?

Alcohol and smoking intake?

Since how long have you been suffering from?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
There was no real nausea. I don't suffer from bad heartburn because my stomach doesn't really leak into my esophagus. Just motilium to empty my stomach faster. I intake a lot of air when I eat /drink / swallow salavia so I am always bloated. Was under stress for exams but there over. A year and a half with hiatal hernia
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Sorry for late reply and inconvenience.

Thanks for all these additional information.

I understand your concern.

Well as you describe, your symptoms are associated with a hiatus hernia and it can be triggered by your stress.

So you shouldn't worry about any serious disease like Heart related.

As stress, hiatus hernia could irritate your vagus nerve resulting in such heartbeat sensation in your mouth, heaviness in chest.

So you should do deep breathing.

And elevate your head while lying down.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Thanks you for the reply. I have had a panic attack before but it didn't feel like one. I usually cam down by breathing slowly. But this time that did not help. The thing I find wierd is that it only went away when I lay on my wedge pillow and applied pressure to my upper sternum. I sometimes do this to push air out of my hiatal hernia and into my stomach (I usually hear a gurgling sound)
Customer reply replied 5 months ago
This time I did not hear the gurgling sound though.

Thanks for the follow-up.

It's not necessary to hear the gurgling sound every time.

It could be possible that air has released from mouth this time.

You should relax and continue deep breathing.

Hydrate yourself with plenty of fluids.

Avoid swallowing air.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Thanks again for the reply. Thanks for everything I'll leave 5 stars

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