Post Edited By Moderator (stkitt) : 10/14/2009 6:08:02 AM (GMT-6)
It is probably most likely the caffeine but you must decided if it warrants a trip to the ER or to your doctors office.
Post Edited (stkitt) : 10/14/2009 6:08:29 AM (GMT-6)
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!
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.
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.
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-
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.