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  • "triggers" -tachycardia

    Are there "triggers" that can promote tachycardia episodes? It boggles my mind that they occur approx. once a month. Can chocolate or too much caffeine trigger it? Or the doctors simply do not know?
    \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    yup --caffeine, nicotine, cold medicine, cold drinks, heavy meals, alcohol, drugs, stress, chocolate -- all can cause palpitations and most of them tachycardia.

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      Can hormone fluctuations cause palpitations too?

      Reenie
      Reenie

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      Husband has HCM.
      3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.

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        many women report a worsening of symptoms around their period, but there isn't any literature on it that i know of.

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          Sarah is 100% correct in the potential triggers as well as the comments about some women having more sysmtoms at specific times during the monthly cycle.
          I would like to see a study on women with HCM and see if we can help to minimize these symptoms.

          Look for YOUR triggers and modify your activities.

          Lisa
          Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
          YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

          Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
          lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
          Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
          Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
          Currently not obstructed
          Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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            Re: "triggers" -tachycardia

            I've noticed a few things (feeling extra beats), SOB started during post-menopause...never had anything going on previously
            \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

            Ralph Waldo Emerson

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