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can going off estrogen cause palpitations?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Yes, but rarely.: If you are on thyroid, coming off estrogen, will increase your free thyroid levels. This point is irrefutable and certainly can cause palpitations. However, it may exacerbate depression, which increases the likelihood of palpitations as well. If you have this problem and are not on thyroid, you should see your doctor and have and ecg!

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A 21-year-old member asked:

I stopped my estrogen and started my progesterone. Now, I have hot flashes.

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Hot flashes.: You probably have a hormone imbalance. Call your doctor and discuss the balancing of your hormones. This is complex and needs frequent medical visits.
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A 25-year-old member asked:

Are heart flutters due to eating a lot of chocolate?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Possibly: There is a little caffeine in chocolate, so if you eat a lot of it you can get enough caffeine to cause palpitations.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Can decaf coffee make your heart flutter?

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Dr. Samuel Hahn
Cardiology 28 years experience
Yes: For people especially sensitive to caffeine, decaf coffee can still cause symptoms. It is not caffeine free, it just has less caffeine.
CA
A 42-year-old member asked:

Can palpitations be related to acid reflux?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 43 years experience
On occasion: Esophagus and heart have same nerve supply. On occasion patients can have palpitations/irregular heart beats related to reflux. Has been demonstrated with 24 hr EKG combined with 24 hr pH monitoring.
CA
A 35-year-old member asked:

Can too much gatorade cause a heart flutter?

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Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 39 years experience
Gatorade: There are no stimulants like caffeine etc. In gaorade. Therefor, i doubt that it would cause arrhythmias.

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