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Bit concerned about my heart rate....

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stnikkilarse1978 Thu 16-Dec-10 13:37:19

I was out drinking on Saturday and ended up drinking wine (ironically as I normally drink vodka and coke and coke is starting to give me palpations). Anyway I got horrendously drunk (wine clearly does not agree with me). The next morning I was hungover as expected but I also felt like my heart was about to burst out of my chest it was going so hard and fast. This of course made me a bit anxious but by the end of the day it was better. But since then I keep getting random episodes of my heart racing. I have checked my pulse and it is between 90 and 96bpm so not hugely high but definitely above normal. It just feels very fluttery and weird. I am not stressed and am generally at rest when it happens. I don't consume caffiene at all now (never drank coffee so the only thing was coke but I haven't had that for a week).

Should I see my GP? Annoyingly I won't be able to get an appt till Monday by the look of it.

It is concerning me to be honest

stnikkilarse1978 Thu 16-Dec-10 13:55:08


Silkstalkings Thu 16-Dec-10 18:22:57

I should take the appt if I were you. Even if it's 'just' anxiety attacks, it will be good to get everything measured.

In the meantime, think first aid. Did you do breathing and relaxation in your antenatal classes? Remember that oxygen suppresses adrenalin so practise the deep breathing and finding a stillness so you are ready if/when the next bout comes.

NorbertDentressangelOnTheTree Thu 16-Dec-10 18:28:50

Were you drinking red wine?

If so, some red wines have high levels of tannins which can cause this.

stnikkilarse1978 Thu 16-Dec-10 18:36:36

No it was white wine. I am certainly not used to it. I will try and get an emergency appt in the morning - you can never be too careful when it comes to your heart I guess...

InkyStamp Thu 16-Dec-10 18:39:45

Ok when it happens, bite your thumb and close your lips around it. Then push as if you are doing a massive poo. this manoeuvre (valsalver?) should bring it down a little.

blinks Thu 16-Dec-10 21:41:41

are you taking any medication?

geraldinetheluckygoat Thu 16-Dec-10 21:44:52

I go through periods of getting palpitations too. I think for me it is when I am worrying about something or when I have drunk a lot of coffee. It its quite alarming when it happens though isn't it?

saggarmakersbottomknocker Fri 17-Dec-10 08:41:57

I get palpations and random heart flutterings when I drink too much and it can take some time to settle - my solution is to drink less. grin

However if you feel the need to use the words 'concerned' and 'heart' in the same sentence then I should take the appointment. If it's sorted itself by Monday then you'll know to avoid getting plastered in future.

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