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.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.When i get gas on my tummy i find the irregular beats.I started getting palpitations at the same time as the symptoms of menopause started and put it down to that.My heart would pound furiously at night and it scared me.
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.) but decaff for the rest of the time, I feel alot better for it.The tightness in my chest is gone and the palpatations have eased.I think some people just cannot drink coffee at all, I find tea isnt as bad.I am now switching to decaff but tell myself its real coffee!!