Hello, can eagle cause irregular heart beat (mild tachycardia), and frequent urination?
I am 4 days post op, here is my thread with daily updates and I feel very calm and relaxed, like I never before. Is this anti-inflammatory medication does the job, or eagle can cause all these symptoms?
Yes your vagus nerve does help regulate your heart rate (and a lot of other internal organs).
It is also part of our parasympathetic nervous system, the calming part (not the flight part). So if your vagal tone has improved now that may explain why you now feel calmer than before. There are exercises to read about online that can help you improve your vagal tone further.
In most (but not all) the styloid bone rests between the internal and external cartoid artery - the main blood supply to the brain, so if styloid bone affects those (eg on head turn/flexion) this can also affect your heart rate as body will already prioritise protecting blood supply to brain (if necessary by changing heart rate). D
Second what @PatientD has said about the vagus nerve, & many members have had anxiety which could’ve been caused by irritated vagus nerve, so that might be helping you having the styloid out…Frequent urination could maybe be caused by excess fluid if you’ve been on a drip post-surgery?
@green_potato - I had trouble w/ heart palpitations, blood pressure drops when I exercised that caused my heart to race, hoarse voice, & some other symptoms that I think were caused by irritation to my vagus nerve. Some of the symptoms stuck with me for several months after my surgery before they gradually went away. I can imagine the heart symptoms you have now are in part your vagus nerve beginning to recover. As @Jules mentioned, the feeling of calm you’re experiencing is also likely related to pressure being removed from your vagus nerve when the styloid was removed. Bladder function can also be affected by the vagus, but more than likely, what you’re experiencing is what Jules suggested.
It is very hard to say if my anxiety is caused by eagle syndrome, or worries about it but I glad I feel better now.
I had problem with frequent urination before the surgery and I was always thirsty, and it seems like after the surgery my bladder muscles are again in a normal tonus. It is very weird to explain.
yes, it makes sense now. I feel very calm, and my resting HR in 50’s. I’m avid surfer and have a good cardio health and I’ve never had such low resting heart rates before
My heart rate would dip down into the 30s before my surgery. After my surgery it seems like it averages 45-55 and I haven’t had the alerts on my Apple Watch. ES and the vagus nerve definitely seem to have an effect on blood pressure and heart rate.
I don’t know but I drank 1 litre of water yesterday, two cups of tea, a small leffe beer and I have had to visit the little boys room 11 times in the night, since 3am
I don’t know what has turned me into a walking Manneken Pis only other symptoms are swollen area under left jaw and a volume of tinnitus that a heavy metal band could only wish for
It has been a terrible night , if I had a cyanide pill handy I would it for breakfast with some cornflakes because there is only so much torture a man can take before ratting out his associates
Sorry for your rough night!! Alcohol can act as a diuretic. Did you have the beer close to bedtime? It’s unusual that it would so totally dehydrate your body, though. I’ve had nights were I’ve dumped water, but your 11 visits to the bathroom certainly trumps my personal best! I had to look up your walking Manneken Pis reference (Manneken Pis - Wikipedia). Now I’m further educated about European statues.
Glad you had no cyanide to season your cornflakes this morning. I sure do hope the rest of your day has gone better. Fingers crossed & prayers being prayed you get your appt. w/ Prof Sultan soon!!
It is the usual waking up at 3am with a freight train running through my head feeling
Sally said the other day she was listening to me snoring.
I had amitriptyline to knock me out , she thought I had stopped breathing and maybe getting oxygen starved?
The eyeballs are watering and so painful and the overall pain made we vomit, I don’t know what is going on except the pain always starts in the neck and jaw
And the tinnitus volume is at its loudest, I thought it was because the house is still except the dogs and horses snoring, but it’s linked to the pain, sure it is.
Probably why at the end of each working day I am shattered, fatigued due to lack of solid sleep.
I won’t do it , I know I won’t, if I was single probably then I would but for them first ten minutes it feels like I’m in a suicide zone, it isn’t the tiredness or the waking up or vomiting, it’s the pain , I noticed also it could be blood restrictions, either oxygen in or blood out of the brain , as you have told me many a time.
I still think you could be wrong, I reckon it’s that ingrown toe nail that went septic twenty years ago😂
Also I know , thankfully, it will ease off over the day ,but if it did not, if it remained constant from the moment I awoke ,then I would be eating the 60 amitriptyline for breakfast
So in a way I am lucky, I can make the most of life in between
So sorry that you’re in so much pain, you’re doing so well to keep your sense of humour, and very glad that you have things to keep going for. Thinking of you, hugs & prayers x
I am lucky it improves over the day
@optimistic Interesting that your symptoms are worse when you’re at rest & resolve somewhat once you become more active. It may be that if you do have IJV compression, the slower heart rate & blood flow while at rest builds up extra vascular pressure, which causes more inflammation & pain/nausea, and that’s relieved when you’re more active & heart rate/blood flow are quicker. Just a thought.