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Rapid heart rate after drinking coca cola?

I am a very clean eater and dont do any drugs or alcohol . i drank a coca cola from a fountain type in a fast food place - i drank almost a full one then filled it almost all the way up and drank the rest pretty fast - about 15-20 min later i had an uncontrollable rapid heart rate and it completely freaked me out. It hasn t happened since except when i think bout it and i get paniked and my heart rate races. Im fine when i dont think about it and i havent had a coca cola since. Can this be what caused it?
Asked On : Thu, 15 Mar 2012
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Hello , In regards to your concern, yes, soda products could cause palpitations. In fact, any product with caffeine can cause palpitations. Palpitations are usually benign. However, it is definitely something that should be evaluated by your physician to determine the cause.

Panic attacks can cause palpitations with chest discomfort. Any chest pain should be an immediate concern and evaluated promptly. There are medications to help alleviate panic attacks effectively.
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