Can any1 help xxx

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Hi guys so just wondering if any1 can help. 

Every time i drink alcohol i get awful palpitations and like a stabbing in my chest fir days afterwards. Iv had 2cgs a holter for 24hrs and a untrasound scan if the heart all normal. When i read about atrial fibrillation it sounds like it could be that? Would that show on the above tests otcan it just be that its being caused by alcohol then going away by the time i have the tests? 

Any advice greatly appreciated 

Thank you

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    Please read my previous post. I am 4 weeks into a heart attack with no obvious reason. I would recommend stopping alcohol if it does this to you. It could be that this is reaction if your body to a substance it doesn’t like. However, the recommendations from the British Heart Foundation state no more Than 14 units a week. Stop the booze and see if your symptoms go away. Xx please don’t end up in my sorry state. X
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    Why don't you just stop drinking alcohol for a while and see how  you feel?

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    Hi Star586

    I don't want this to sound flippant. How much alcohol?

    I get dizzy spells after drinking. I think it's down tho the amount I drink...lol.

    Seriously. What are we talking about... a small glass or a a bottle.

    Alcohol does strange things to my heart. My pacemaker can't cope after 3 pints. Its all over the place. So if I do have a few too many, I drink a pint of water with re- hydration salts in and that sorts it out. Specifically the pottasium helps the the electrical signals.

    I have no medical training and the doctor just said" stop drinking........ Well I stopped smoking.. And know have to cut back on the booze.

    Not much of a life. I just had to try things until I found a way of having some sort of normal life.

    Book another ecg. Have a skin full and see what happens.

    How you get it sorted

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    Hi

    Sounds as though you're experiencing tachycardia when drinking. I experience this too so don't usually have any more than a couple of glasses of wine otherwise I have palpitations.

    You would know if you had af and the machine reading would definitely have recorded the af.

    I agree with Captainkimbo who says to include water when drinking and perhaps taking potassium to make sure your electrolytes are at the right level. You might also be a person who needs to watch for the amount of caffeine and msg and avoid these as much as possible.

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    Hi guys thanku all for the reply. 

    Well im 28 i dont tend to drink at home just on a night iut which can then be a fair but. 

    If its not dangerous, altho it’s unpleasant i can live eith it im just worrued it could b af or something else bad xxx

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    If it is AF, depends how long it lasts before it can become dangerous, if the chambers of you heart are not contracting correctly you can develop blood clots, happened to husband, he has dilated cardiomyopathy, and lower part of heart or Ventricle not contracting correctly, monster blood clot, went down his leg, Dr's said he was very lucky, if it had gone to his brain, he would have died in front of me.

    Sister who is a nurse said if feeling lasts more than say an hour, you need to go to emergency dept.

    Do you also get this feeling if you have strong coffee, and or energy drinks, some of these energy drinks are just loaded with huge amounts of caffeine, and some of us are very sensitive to these type of drinks.

    I myself stay away from energy drinks, scared me silly my reaction to them, Dr's are aware that energy drinks can cause problems with heart rythum for some people.

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      Husband is doing very well, for somebody with his condition, he also has a pacemaker that makes his heart beat in the correct rythum.

      Can AF go undiagnosed, unlikely, a holter monitor would pick up the rythum disturbance.

      I think your are one of those unlucky people, or lucky maybe, that has some kind of reaction to alcohol, best you stay away from it, mine is bread and wheat products, I get enormous amounts of pain in my joints the more bread I eat the worse I am, taken me years to figure out what caused my pain, even specialists could give me no clues, just knew I had inflammation in my system, read about our gut and the way our whole body is affected by unhealthy gut bacteria, really fairly new area of research, but they are starting to think it has a much bigger effect than even the Dr's suspected previously.

      One of the biggie break throughs was stomach ulcers, for years and years it was treated with your are eating the wrong types of foods, then they discovered it is a bacterial infection and a course of anti-biotics solved problem, it was a couple of Australian Dr's that discovered the link, if I remember correctly, one of the Dr's even gave himself the bad bacteria, he developed stomach ulcers within a couple of weeks, go onto the right meds, and all cleared up.

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