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Heart Palpitations from Coffee

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If you are reading this, then I am sorry.

I personally know how horrible heart palpitations are, and what it is like to miss coffee so much.

Sometimes I think if caffeine didn’t give me heart palpitations I would just have a coffee here and there, but I know that is not true.

Caffeine is highly addictive.

In reality I would probably have 3, maybe sometimes 4 cups a day.

I drink decafe now, and not all the time because even decafe makes me feel off if it becomes to regular.

But, what you want to know is why does coffee give you heart palpitations, when it never did before.

Just so you know I am not a doctor, I am a Googler.

I’m not a fan of most doctors.

And I hated more then anything when they, perhaps uneducated, tried to claim that heart palpitations and normal, and in most cases, as mine, benign.

Any arrhythmia increases your risk of a life threatening arrhythmia.

Anyways, why does your body now hate a beautifully warm cup of coffee?

Just a theory. Histamines. Stress.

Coffee causes the body to release histamines.

Caffeine promotes glutamate and histamine release in the posterior hypothalamus.

Your body releases histamines as a stress response.

Think about allergies, your body is stressed by something, to much histamine is released, causes allergy symptoms and people take anti histamines.

That still doesn’t explain why I’m having heart palpitations now, but I wasn’t before. I know. I know.

I don’t have all the answers. Everyone’s situation is very different.

My hope is that I can guide you in a direction where you can figure out what happened in your situation.

At some point you developed a histamine intolerance.

If you’re lucky, you can lower you histamine levels and get back to normal coffee drinking.

If you’re not so lucky, like me (insert crying emoji here), you may have a lower tolerance to histamines that may last the rest of your life.

Many things increase histamines. Some people find relief taking Zantac, yes that is sold for reflux. But it also lowers histamines.

It actually blocks the action of histamine at the histamine H2 receptors, but….I think we say lowers histamines. Kinda.

Your body releases histamines to deal with stress. If you are deficient in certain vitamins, ones like magnesium, which is depleted during stress, your body will be under even more stress.

Have an Epsom salt bath, 2 full cups, for 20 minutes. If you notice any relief, do this for the next 7 days and then drop down to once or twice a week.

Magnesium can be absorbed through the skin, from epsom salt baths much easier then trying to take supplements and have them be absorbed through the gut.

Report on Absorption of magnesium sulfate (Epsom salts) across the skin.

Certain foods can be high in histamines. For a long time, it seemed the healthier I ate, the more heart palpitations I would get.

It turned out that all the healthy food I loved was foods very high in histamines.

I could still have foods higher in histamines like spinach and bananas, as long as I gave up on anything fermented.

Exercise causes a release of histamines. Every time I’d start to feel better, I’d exercise and the heart palpitations would come back.

Lack of sleep.

Sugar foods.

The list goes on and on.

If you used to be able to drink coffee just fine and now you are having heart palpitations, it’s because your body is under to much stress.

Either from an lower tolerance to stress, or just to much build up of stress.

Your job is to find out what is causing your stress bucket to overflow.

I hope this is helpfully.

If you have any questions or just want someone to talk to, message me on Facebook.

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