Sorry to hear you’re having an attack. I actually get this quite often, never considered a virus or food poisoning. I’ve always assumed I’ve angered my Vagus Nerve and it’s flaring up. I would think the opposite: if a healthy person came down with that, I would see more reason to seek care. Try & ride it out but watch the heart rate. I wouldn’t let that go much higher or for much longer with popping in to a Prompt Care-type place to bring it down. I am LOVING Zantac right now. I get a lot of reactions after I eat (such as now, palpitations & major bloating & fatigue) and Zantac stops it quickly.
Two times I’ve ended up in the ER for what I believe were gallbladder attacks with the worst chest/pain/right side pain I’ve ever experienced. Both times they told me I had the flu and that it triggered my Vagus Nerve (they gave me a GI cocktail of Lidocaine & Milk of Mag I think— this calmed the nerve and stopped the attack). They were half right… I triggered my Vagus Nerve but I don’t believe it was the flu (I, shockingly, do not get flu/colds…. so strange- anyone else like this?).
Keep us posted & feel better (ha…. right!).