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Random palpitations on lying. How can I calm it?

Hello Doctor, While lying in bed with my laptop on my chest my heart started beating too hard. (I m 28, female, physically fit, but have experienced these palpitations randomly since i was 13.) How can I calm it down? I ve removed the laptop and am lowering my caffeine and sugar intake, it seems like it starts beating too hard after I ingest these substances. I think I should get tested for arrhythmia and hyperthyroidism . I m looking for alternative routes to having to take drugs on a daily basis for the rest of my life. Thank you! M.
Asked On : Mon, 28 Jan 2013
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There are myriad reasons why this can happen. Minimize caffeine (chocolate, coffee, tea, soda, power drinks), don't think the laptop or sugar will make a difference. Suggest you get tested for hyperthyroidism and see a cardiologist. There is no reason at this point to think you will be on medications forever, as we don't even know exactly what's going on. I work in NYC and if you wish I can evaluate you in my office. Thank you.
Answered: Tue, 29 Jan 2013
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