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Heart palpitations on 5:2 diet?

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mumblechum1 Wed 13-Mar-13 14:15:09

Has anyone else experienced this? Have had heart palpitations for about a month and one dizzy spell. Been on 5:2 in varying degrees of enthusiasm for about 6 months, on and off. I get the palpitations when I'm resting, not exercising.

Is it just me or is this a common side effect?

(btw obviously I've been to GP, had ECG which was normal, and waiting for blood results)

Frenchfemme Wed 13-Mar-13 14:25:50

Not sure if this helps, but I've been doing 5:2 (or sometimes 4:3) since mid-November last year, and have had no problems. Hope you get it sorted out soon.

mumblechum1 Wed 13-Mar-13 14:30:32

Thanks FF, how much have you lost so far?

Frenchfemme Thu 14-Mar-13 14:48:58

Hi - sorry, missed this. I have lost 10kg (22lbs) so far. Slow and steady!

mumblechum1 Thu 14-Mar-13 15:17:21

Well done you! You're beating me, have lost 17lbs, have another 5 lbs to go till my target weight. smile

mrsminiverscharlady Thu 14-Mar-13 15:18:46

Do you only get the palpitations when you're fasting? Well done on the weight loss btw.

mumblechum1 Thu 14-Mar-13 16:48:05

No, pretty much on and off every day. Have them at the moment and I'm sitting with a cup of tea, perfectly relaxed having just nodded off at the beautician's grin

germyrabbit Thu 14-Mar-13 16:52:49

are you using alot of sweetners?

mumblechum1 Thu 14-Mar-13 18:54:22

No, never touch them. As no one seems to have the same symptoms I'm thinking maybe there's no link....

kimster2 Wed 27-Mar-13 10:19:14

Hi there, just noticed your post as I have experienced exactly the fact this morning I posted the same question in the 5:2 diet forum. This was my first experience of prolonged palpitations (about 6 hours yesterday evening, it wasn't a fast day) Quite scary! I don't drink coffee, wasn't dehydrated...did you find out any more?

freerangeeggs Fri 29-Mar-13 11:29:29

Could this be an anxiety issue? I have issues with my breathing going back to way before I started 5:2 - doctor gave me a leaflet on generalised anxiety disorder. Felt a bit embarrassed about it but I do find my job quite stressful.

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