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For awhile now I've had what I call palpitation attacks where I feel odd, kind of on edge and then heart beat gets very strong then ramps up to 130 then drops down to 80 and the goes up and down between 80 and 110.  After wards I get shaking jaw and muscle contractions in my legs.

First few times I went to A&E (ER) but always nothing was found by the time is saw anyone.  These days I don't bother unless it lasts.

Anyway, today for the first time I noticed the warning signs before the heart rate ramped up and noticed stomach was bloated and I was a little thirsty.  So I drank water and did a yoga twist to help get the gas up and for the first time I averted the worst of the attack. 

So looks like the 3 factors that combine to trigger an attack are dehydration, gas (burps) creating pressure under the diaphragm and being a bit fatigued or had a stressful day the day before.

So means I need to be extra careful with hydration on days I'm run down and to make sure gas doesn't build up in my stomach.

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Nice! 

I certainly feel the digestive component. I've had some of my tachycardia attacks with PVCs come on when I've been a bit active during the day and then eat carbs or something very hot like soup.

Unfortunately, the warning signs are the PVCs and I'm already up to 130 by the time I notice. What's a yoga twist though? 

 

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19 hours ago, MTRJ75 said:

Nice! 

I certainly feel the digestive component. I've had some of my tachycardia attacks with PVCs come on when I've been a bit active during the day and then eat carbs or something very hot like soup.

Unfortunately, the warning signs are the PVCs and I'm already up to 130 by the time I notice. What's a yoga twist though? 

 

Soup or fluids are more of a trigger then solid food I also notice risotto rice can also be a trigger.

Yoga twist is sitting crossed legged and simply twisting from the waist to look behind you and hold that pose for a bit then go the other way.  It can help to put the hand on the side you are twisting towards behind you (close to your body) and the other hand on the opposite knee.  So if twisting to the left then left hand is on the floor behind you and the right on the left knee.

Another way is lying on your side with legs pulled up (almost foetal position) and the raise your upper body of the bed and also twist gently at the same time.

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Okay, so it's basically what it sounds like. Thought the word yoga in front of it might mean something fancier. Used to do a lot of stretching like that back when I was able to work out. Still try to, but it's not always easy. Makes sense that stretching yourself out like that might move along the gas easier. 

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