Palpitation Rant

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Date Joined Feb 2006
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   Posted 4/3/2007 1:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Pardon me but I am going to have a good old-fashioned rant about these darn palpitations!
A couple of days ago, they decided to pick up in activity and were pounding alot at a good pace most of the day. Quite annoying because I was really busy that day. I thought I might be a bit dehydrated. So I made sure to drink my water. Right in the middle of my hectic day, during the height of activity and excitement-they just disappear. Yes-that's good. I was very glad, but it just doesn't make any sense. These things never do. It is like they simply have a mind of there own. I am constantly trying to figure out my trigger, but I never CAN. They follow no rhyme or reason.
Well, I was glad that they were gone and figured that they would stay quiet for awhile. Last night I was sitting, relaxing and drinking a cup of hot, decaffeinated green tea and BAM-they start again. I thought green tea was suppose to be GOOD for your heart. It was decaf for crying out loud. All throughout the night while I was trying to sleep, they kick and tap and bang around in my chest. Boy was I well rested this morning-NOT! mad They were still pounding away today. Until again when I was in the middle of 3 things, I noticed that they had suddenly disappeared.
Don't get me wrong-I'm thankful. I just can't make any sense out of them and I HATE them. I'm going to stop looking for a trigger because there isn't one-not even caffeine. I have stayed away from it like the plague for years now and it just doesn't make any DIFFERENCE!
OK, I'm done now. Thanks for letting me scream and rant about it for awhile. I'll just go back to ignoring the little buggers again. :-)

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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 28
   Posted 4/3/2007 6:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I feel the same way as you!  I am totally ready to give up....There are days where I do everything to avoid them and they kick in.  Today I said hell with it, I ordered a hot chocolate at Starbucks and drank the entire thing.  I may regret it tonight, but I'm just so fed up with it.  The more I am careful the worse I feel and it's always at night when I am so desperatly trying to sleep.  I wish you luck and if you come up with anything, let me know...please please please  :)

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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 141
   Posted 4/4/2007 12:17 PM (GMT -6)   

I'm with both of you my friends!  I actually had one of those loop monitors for 3 weeks, recorded them, went to the electro...... - Yes they're there (says he); but they are benign, so we wont treat them.  AHHHHHHH!  I could scream.  I was so sure I was going to get an answer.

I know we should be happy that structurally things are good.  You're both correct, there are no triggers.  I am so sick of being on the Cardiac treadmill and finding nothing.


Thanks for being there.




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