Thanks, Jen, that's not bad. Do you still drink the same amount of decaf? I'm going to start by eliminating the high octane one in the afternoon. My own cardiologist said that I should stop it if I feel symptoms. In the morning it doesn't seem to bother me. Or maybe that's wishful thinking. One step at a time!
Glad you're ok now. Do they have a diagnosis for you? Mine is arrhythmia, specifically lots of SVT's and some PAC's if that is familiar to you.
I have 1-3 cups of decaf coffee a day, which is probably less than I had when I was drinking caffeinated coffee. The rest of the time I drink herbal tea or water. I find that since quitting, anything caffeinated gives me palpitations, which is good motivation to stay away from it.
I don't have a definite diagnosis yet because my ECG looks essentially normal during episodes (aside from my HR being way too fast), but it is either ectopic atrial tachycardia or inappropriate sinus tachycardia, which are both types of SVT to my understanding. I am seeing the cardiologist in late August for a follow-up appointment and will ask him for more details. He brought up ablation if I continue to have severe episodes, which freaks me out and which I would like to avoid; but I also hate daily medication and/or ending up in the hospital during episodes that are hard to end, so we will see what happens ...
Wow, Jen, I so understand. Cardiac stuff scares me; Diabetes doesn't scare me but cardiac stuff scares me. And you are so much younger than me! I've been having symptoms for over 10 years but they keep getting worse. My recent tests showed no underlying heart disease, which is great, but my cardiologist is concerned about the SVT's that last for a long amount of time, because that can wear down my heart. We also talked briefly about ablation, but I'm not there yet. Personally, my feeling is that if you can take a daily medication that prevents your symptoms/episodes or ending up in the hospital than that is so worth it!
Good tips Jennier, thanks.
Water and the occasional crystal light.
coffee, diet coke, and wine do not affect my bloodsugar. I use to think coffee raised my bloodsugar but it was dawn phenomenon.
My BG is all over the place as well, but I am attributing it to eating less, and every pump site I change having bigtime absorption issues.
Thinking about going back on shots.