Heart palpitations

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-07-2011
Heart palpitations
Thu, 01-24-2013 - 4:56pm

I saw my doctor for a different health concern and I brought up heart palpitations I had been having.  They have greatly decreased since I cut way back on my caffeine intake and letting go of stress, so I'm not too concerned about them.  He said that it's common for women to get them as they age.  Has anyone else had this problem or know if it's that common?


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Community Leader
Registered: 07-25-2000
Fri, 01-25-2013 - 2:31pm

I have had occasional palpitations for years. My primary care doctor sent me to a cardiologist, but neither of them were too concerned. I also find that caffiene is a trigger. Certain cold medicines also cause them, so I usually just tough out my colds without medication, except some Ibuprofen or Tylenol for the achies.