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A 35-year-old female asked:

I drink caffeine and have anxiety. i've had a few normal ekg but sometimes i feel my heart flutter a little. is this normal?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Caffeine: Caffeine can cause palpitations -- it's part of its pharmacological profile. It can also worsen anxiety, especially if you have an anxiety disorder. You could stop the caffeine and see what happens . . . You might feel a whole lot better.
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 54 years experience
Not unique to have a few PVC's (premature ventricular contractions), associated with caffeine. Although basically benign, could be rather irritating.
Apr 7, 2014
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 44 years experience
Provided original answer
Thanks, Dr. Machanic! Devotees of fine coffee know these experiences well. :-)
Apr 7, 2014
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