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Old 12-12-2002, 05:39 AM   #1
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All,

I am trying to come up with a list of all the causes of palpitations that everyone thinks maybe causing theirs. Please feel free to add to the list!

For me: (don't know for sure, but some possibiliies..

Alcohol, exercise, lack of sleep, stress, anxiety, caffeine


Thanks in advance!

 
Old 12-12-2002, 08:02 AM   #2
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Sugar is my main trigger. But also:

Getting too hot.

Eating too much -or- becoming very hungry.

Not drinking enough water.

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Old 12-13-2002, 03:54 PM   #3
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overeating
alcohol
lack of sleep

 
Old 12-17-2002, 02:40 PM   #4
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Just curious why lack of sleep would cause palpitaions or not enough water would cause the pounding.

 
Old 12-17-2002, 09:10 PM   #5
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Hey there - thought I'd add my 2 cents here.

Things that cause my palps are: anxiety, an empty stomach (find I get more palps early in the morning before I've eaten. also...if I haven't eaten in 3 hours - I'll get them), sometimes bending over causes an attack.

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Old 12-30-2002, 09:46 PM   #6
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Alcohol
Lack of sleep (big one!)
HEAT (being in TX doesn't help much, either)
Too much caffiene at once.

 
Old 12-31-2002, 09:22 AM   #7
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I started getting them again after refusing to take Toprol XL. I notice that they are more frequent when I do the following:

Don't get enough sleep (major reason)
Too much Dr. Pepper, Nestea or Coca Cola
After a really hot bath and I plop on the bed to relax
Anxiety - usually a very fine woman will cause this one

There's my little palp list.

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Old 01-01-2003, 01:22 AM   #8
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Here's one that may not be too common--bloating from gas in my lower ribcage...I have irritable bowel syndrome, and when it's really acting up, I get mucho PAC's which often lead to at least one SVT episode during the bad spell.

I'll also get them while resting after an overly-strenous physical endurance activity, such as hardcore biking or jogging.

 
Old 01-11-2003, 12:49 AM   #9
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overeating or eating too fast
sugary foods; sometimes
and LOL when i am on my period.......THAT'S OK THOUGH EVERYTHING GOES WRONG THEN

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Old 01-11-2003, 05:41 AM   #10
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Summer heat is a big one for me, and stress. Too much sugar can really pump up my pump.

 
Old 01-14-2003, 11:02 AM   #11
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For me,

1. Too much caffeine, not enough water
2. Alcohol(After a few they go away)
3. Stress
4. Sometimes when I'm hungry.
5. After hot shower / hot tub.

Also,
Does anyone know (or know of a book / website) the physical scientific explaination why these would cause palpatations? My doctor told me that I had a heart murmur, but I am an engineer and would like to know why my heart reacts the way it does.

 
Old 01-27-2003, 06:42 PM   #12
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A mechanical engineering angle:
[url="http://www.britannica.com/search?query=thermionic+valve"]http://www.britannica.com/search?query=thermionic+valve[/url]

 
Old 01-28-2003, 05:08 AM   #13
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I haven't had palpitations for about 1 month... the only thing I do differently is drink alot of water... I mean I drink so much plain drinking water that I have to use the restroom about 10 times or more within 8 hours. I haven't had one palpitation while on my water spree... I have more energy and have become somewhat more active.

 
Old 01-28-2003, 09:45 AM   #14
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GOOD NEWS!! I GAVE UP COFFEE AFTER 35 YEARS OF FOUR CUPPING IT AND MY PALPS WENT AWAY WITHIN TWO DAYS. I SLEEP GREAT AND I FEEL MUCH BETTER. I RECOMMEND ANYONE WHO HAS PALPATAIONS TO TRY GIVING UP COFFEE AND ALL OTHER CAFIEEN.
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Old 01-31-2003, 07:29 PM   #15
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I've been trying to figure out mine for a couple of years now. Its weird but its mostly after I eat a frozen pizza or bagel bites or something.I'm starting to think its either the preservatives or something about the tomato sauce..
Other things would be smoking and alcohol but its always at least in combination with eating.

 
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