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Heart palpitations due to alcohol and caffeine intake - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hellow
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.
User :   hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Please go ahead wit query
User :   okay i have a question about my heart. it seems for the past 3 days I've been having heart palpations off and on more frequently in the evening.
Doctor :   plz waitt
User :   im not sure how or what could be causing this i do not have health insurance so im screwed just hoping its because i've been drinking nothing but caffeine for the last 2 months
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   How old are you?
Doctor :   Do u have any medical problems?
Doctor :   Are you taking any medicines?
User :   i am 22, Male
User :   no meds no known health problems
Doctor :   I think these palpitations are coming from alcohol and caffeine intake
Doctor :   but at the same time I want to do some tests
User :   i don't drink! so it couldn't be alcohol
User :   ok well what type of test ?
Doctor :   Do the TSH , rule out thyroid disease
Doctor :   Also do CBC rule out anemia
User :   how am i supposed to do those ?
Doctor :   Also get theEKG
Doctor :   24 hr holtermonitoring
Doctor :   which detects your heart beats for 24 hrs
Doctor :   it looks for any abnormal heart beats
Doctor :   Please consult the physician and request these tests
Doctor :   These are the basic tests for any palpitations
Doctor :   I can just advice you how to go about your symptom
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