I ve been experiencing pounding and stuttering feelings in my heart for several months, ever since I moved from Canada to Thailand. I believe I ve noticed them particularly in the evening after I have had coffee, alcohol or a large meal. I saw a doctor who dismissed this and said they were caused by anxiety. It is true that I get anxious when I m having them and that makes it much worse, but I ve never been so relaxed as I am here. I believe it must be some difference in the environment here that is causing them, due to the timing of the onset. The spicy food, the humid weather.. maybe the fact that I m relaxing and excercising more, and eating less meat. It will be another four months before I can return to Canada for a second opinion, and in the meantime these palpitations are making me very uncomfortable. Has anyone else experienced heart palpitations as a result of moving to a different climate? What have you done to avoid them?