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Got tattoo done, have increased heart rate, low BP. Take excessive coffee and energy drinks, smoking habit. Cause?

hello. Im a male almost 18years old. a couple of months ago i got my tattoo done and the first night i went to sleep my heart rate was really fast i checked my blood pressure and it was really low so for 3 nights and day i was just in bed after a week i got better and after couple of weeks the same thing happened again and it repeats now for 2months but i get it not so often. Also i use to drink a lot of coffee and energy drink everyday and i smoke for atleast 2years now i have done couple of blood test which im waiting for my results and when my heart starts to beat faster i kind of find hard to breathe not that i got asthma or anything everything just started after my tattoo was done do you have any advice of what could be happening to me? Thanks
Asked On : Sun, 21 Oct 2012
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The best advice will be to STOP SMOKING. STOP OR AT LEAST CUT DOWN 'ENERGY DRINK'. They along with anxiety are the common contributors for palpitation.
The blood test may give some clue - anaemia, thyroid and the like
Irregular heart beats need to be documented by ElectroCardioGram (ECG). If a routine ECG does not show, 24 or 48 hour ambulatory ECG monitoring (Holter) is done.
An ECHOcardiogram is done to see the heart valves, wall and function
You need assessment and assistance from a qualified cardiologist, to rule out an underlying heart condition - which, however, seems not very likely.

Take care
Good luck
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