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High pulse rate due to excessive caffeine intake - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Average Posted in: Heart Rate and Rhythm Disorders
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User :   What is an a natural cure for high pulse rate?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.
Doctor :   It depends on the cause
Doctor :   Let me ask you few Questions?
User :   natural everyday cure would be preferred.
Doctor :   What is your constant heart rate?
User :   I don't know, but it is clearly higher than usual.
Doctor :   Do you have any medical problems, especially heart diseases?
Doctor :   Do you have palpitations(heart beating fast and u feel it)
User :   too much caffeine i think, no but maybe high blood pressure, having high anxiety though.
User :   yes I feel it, but I'm only 31 though
User :   no heart disease
User :   I just can't seem to settle down
User :   been this way for a few hours now'
Doctor :   only just few hours?
Doctor :   Do you have high heart rate only for few hours?
User :   about four or five, I took two 5 hour energy drinks to keep driving.
Doctor :   ok
User :   I already know it was a mistake
Doctor :   It should be from Sympathetic over activity from Caffeine intake
Doctor :   But Did you use any illegal drugs, like cocaine that will guide my management
User :   ok , anyway to treat such a thing. yes a synthetic cocaine called whit rush.
User :   i know i won't die, but ineed to get back on the road
Doctor :   The natural cure for high heart rate is relaxation and rest
Doctor :   Deep breathing for 10 min will bring ur heart rate down
User :   ok, nothing i can take froma gas station then?
Doctor :   There is no medication
Doctor :   NO OTC from gas station
Doctor :   I understand
Doctor :   It is just from caffeine
User :   oh ok, so there is no immediate threat then, i just need to wait it out?
Doctor :   Drink plenty of water and it will excreted
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Time is the natural cure
Doctor :   The caffeine has to be excreted
User :   ok, cool that should work I guess
Doctor :   But I gives u advise
Doctor :   In case you get chest pain,dizziness, do not take it easy
Doctor :   The normal sinus tachycardia may turn into SVT supra ventrucular tachycardia
Doctor :   but this is rare but can happen
User :   don;t take it easy?
User :   what about numbness in the arms and legs?
Doctor :   Take it is as long as you have chest pain, diziiness
Doctor :   those are non specific and not related to heart
User :   take what?
Doctor :   Take it easy as long as you have no chest pain, dizziness
Doctor :   If you get these symptoms, go to ER
Doctor :   But 90% of the time it will resolve in few hours
Doctor :   Do not drink any more energy drink,coke, rd bull, cafee or cigarettes
Doctor :   Did I answer your query?
User :   yes, I suppose so, weird that there is no readily available treatments for a high heart rate other than waiting it out.
Doctor :   Yea
Doctor :   I am sorry
User :   I guess that's the price you pay for fooling around?
User :   ok thanks for the help
Doctor :   You can rest and relax for 1-2 hours
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting
Doctor :   BYe
User :   bye
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