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.Very soon afterwards I developed a sick feeling in my tummy and my heart began to race - but at a regular pace.I went to bed and the extremely fast heartbeat continued for some hours. (anonymous)I experienced palpitations in my 30ties and 40ties and found them frightening My GP reassured me and I had a normal ECG.no you have to get up and burn off the thing.otherwise it will be absorbed be the thing that pumps it ie your heart.
I drink a lot of still get the odd episode,as the drs, call it.
Many many people reassured me it was ok and part and parcel of menopause.
I asked for referral to a cardiologist who informed me i have a type of atrial fibrillation which only occurs at night called vagal atrial fibrillation and it only happens every now and then.
:-)Since I last posted my last message I have had my blood test results back for my Thyroid and all is fine.
I have found that now I drink only one cup of instant coffee in the morning(to wake me up!