I have heart palps

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dave333
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   Posted 10/13/2009 10:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
I had a coffee earlier and now I have heart palps and am dizzy. I think I'm havoing aheart attack! Am I? Should I go to ER??
HelP! smhair

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StrongEnough
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   Posted 10/13/2009 11:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Try not to panic, even if you are having a heart attack it wouldnt help to panic. go to ER if you think it may be serious, but try not to let your anxiety make the situation worse. Hope you are ok and please keep us informed. Praying for you.

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   Posted 10/13/2009 3:55 PM (GMT -7)   

It is probably most likely the caffeine but you must decided if it warrants a trip to the ER or to your doctors office.

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Precious Gem
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   Posted 10/14/2009 12:54 PM (GMT -7)   

Always consult a Dr.  I have heart palps all the time.  My blood pressure is always perfect so mine is from anxiety spikes.  It is a scary feeling though and caffeine does make mine worse.

Hope you feel better and go see a Dr. to make sure!

Gem


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   Posted 10/15/2009 4:25 PM (GMT -7)   

If you have an anxiety disorder or suffer from anxiousness and panic attacks you should avoid ALL stimulants, with caffeine at the top of the list. Im actually allergic to caffeine, so no tea, coffee, coke, pepsi etc for me and Im kind of grateful because i see what 'energy' drinks & black espressos do to my students and I hate feeling jittery and edgy (although the kids seem to love feeling 'speedy')

Also- palpitations are a 'part of Anxiety and Panic, but as Kitt mentioned if they are really troubling you, see a dr.

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dave333
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   Posted 10/16/2009 7:30 AM (GMT -7)   
Thank you all so much. I was in a bad way. I finally finally finally went to the Doctor and spilled the beans about my possible anxiety disorder. He took an ECG and my blood pressure and said everything is normal which was a relief. He suggested I see a psychologist and I agreed so waiting for an appointment in the post...

Thanks again!

smilewinkgrin

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   Posted 10/16/2009 7:36 AM (GMT -7)   

Glad you made an appointment.  Taking that step, even when we know we need it can be difficult.  I made an appt myself this week with new PDoc.  Mine retired in Dec. and I have been seeing regular Dr., well meaning, but my symptoms are not being correctly addressed as I am getting little relief.

Hope things go well for you.  Remember to give meds time to work if you are prescribed.

Gem


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   Posted 10/16/2009 5:12 PM (GMT -7)   

I would seriously consider cutting out the caffeine as much as you can, or limiting your intake. Same goes for energy drinks with Guarana, Ginseng, Gilko Boboa- all of which are stimulants.

Hang in there-

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stkitt
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   Posted 10/17/2009 7:33 AM (GMT -7)   

Dave,

I am glad you saw your Doctor and I hope that has decreased your anxiety knowing your heart tests were within normal range.

I think following up with therapy is a great idea.  Kudos to you and keep on talking with us.

Kitt


Panike
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   Posted 10/21/2009 7:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I go through periods when my anxiety level is realy high and i have heart palps sometimes it even feels like my heart stops. What i usually do is take some deep breaths in and out and try not to panic because that only makes it worse. It is a very scary feeling. I do also notice when i drink beverages with caffeine in them it happens. Some people can't tolerate caffeine and you may be one of those people.
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