I have suffered from heart palpitations for years (I am only 34) I was diganosed with SVT and told my condition was a nuisance by a cardiologist. Nobody can give me an explanation.thank you for your reassuring explanation. Recently when I undertook a walk I got palpitatitions just below mt chest bone.My GP seems to think they are harmless, but it certainly is very scary when I have an attack. I just took it easy for a few hours and it then returned to normal.Have learned to live with it.i have read the other messages, and i will give some advice, never take stimulints ie, coffee, coke, tea, when you don\'t need them.
Nothing was ever found wrong with my heart but I was nervous.
A visiting locum who called one evening after I had a long bout of heart irregularity asked me about tea and coffee and tiredness.
Many many people reassured me it was ok and part and parcel of menopause.
I asked for referral to a cardiologist who informed me i have a type of atrial fibrillation which only occurs at night called vagal atrial fibrillation and it only happens every now and then.
I started to suffer from palpitations about six months after the op and it was thought I would have to get a pace maker but my cardioligist then put me on a low dose of beta blocker as I am on other medication for high blood pressure, and can only be on a small dose because it would interfer with my medication.
This was working fine no problems and then I notice over the past 6 - 8 weeks they have started to come back and seem to be getting stronger and and I am aware of them most of the time with a feeling in my chest and then up my neck. On the evening inquestion, for my dinner I had a plate of pasta with a pesto sauce and a glass of red wine, followed by a cup of coffee.
Once I was reassured by my doctor and cut down my coke intake they stopped. I have been experiencing palpitations for 18 months now and am exhausted from them. I have spent 10 days in hospital being monitered, but I still have them.
I have been put on beta blockers to see if they can control them. I do have a family history of a rare heart complaint, but the docs. However much docs tell you not to worry,you can't help but be concerned about it.
He told me I was drinking too much tea and coffee and often when I was tired.
I started dringing a lot of herbal tea and water never drink coffee watch fatugue and drink tea less. I have tachacardia for 3 years.cannot touch full cream milk.
Since then after 25 years of palpiations etc and fear I have never had an irregular beat or palpitation again. Ice cream near bedtime is also a diagnosed 1st my heartbeat was 238.passed out afew times.