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Old 08-22-2019, 08:42 AM
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Heart palpitations after binge.

Hi, after years of drinking about a 6 pack a night, I quit for 4 days, then binged. I have already have a tendency towards palpitations but this time it's off the charts. Went to doctor, said tests were normal, but they are jolting me awake every time I try to drift off. I have not drank for a week now and symptoms are worse. Going back to doctor today. Anyone else experience this? Knowing that others have been through this helps.
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Old 08-22-2019, 08:55 AM
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Hi Daniel!

I am glad you are going back to the doctor. We are not allowed to give medical advice here, and strangers on the internet are not a good source of medical information. What is normal for one person may be dangerous for another.

Regarding drinking, there is a phenomenon known as "kindling," and this is the tendency for hangovers to get worse the longer we drink. The only way to avoid this is to stop drinking altogether!
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Old 08-22-2019, 05:28 PM
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Hi and welcome Daniel

yeah my anxiety would really ramp up after a binge, including heart palps. Hope the Dr can help.
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Old 08-23-2019, 06:54 AM
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I had very similar symptoms, high anxiety in early sobriety caused episodes of palpitations and an EKG looked perfectly normal. Have your doctor continue checking if necessary. Welcome to SR!
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Old 11-19-2019, 10:19 PM
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completely normal. I have two years sober and anxiety will still cause palps for me. 20$ the anxiety your putting your body through is the cause. Ive work holter monitors three times for this, stress test, ekg, imaging, all of it and every time is 100% NORMAL.
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Old 11-26-2019, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Cobber3 View Post
completely normal. I have two years sober and anxiety will still cause palps for me. 20$ the anxiety your putting your body through is the cause. Ive work holter monitors three times for this, stress test, ekg, imaging, all of it and every time is 100% NORMAL.
I don't think the opening poster is around to benefit from your reply, but I certainly have done! Thank you.
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Old 02-26-2021, 02:44 PM
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Iíve had the same symptoms in early sobriety, which Iím still in....The palpitations and anxiety still come and go....

Just wondering how youíve been doing since then?
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Old 02-26-2021, 03:48 PM
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I know noone wants to do it but heart palpitations should really be checked out.
Mine were linked to anxiety - my heart is fine - but it's really good to know that for sure.

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Old 02-27-2021, 09:23 AM
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Agree with Dee, please get to a doc and get it looked at. As I mentioned previously in this thread it was just a result of extremely high anxiety but I'm glad I had the EKG done, heart issues are nothing to take lightly.
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