I have read some posts on here that describe my problem and I'm wondering if any of you have found the answers to your bouts of tachycardia after eating and upon waking in the morning. I am a 30 year old female, in OK shape, very healthy weight, and no real health problems. I have had a normal EKG and a 48 hour holter monitor with unremarkable results in the last 6 months, and I have no known major health issues. However, I am a terribly anxious person, and I have been told that this contributes to the following problem:
Practically every morning I wake up in a state of tachycardia. It has nothing to do with my dreams and I know that I am not hypoglycemic or hyperthyroid. However, when I wake up, my heart rate feels very fast, and sometimes when I check it, it is like 95-120bpm. It seems that it is worse the later I sleep in. I have always heard that heart rates are lower when you first get out of bed in the morning, but mine seems to be the opposite. It is always fast in the morning, and seems to get slower the longer I am awake. My HR is always much lower in the evening. I would say my resting HR is about 75-85bpm (maybe a tad lower, but I can't be sure, because checking it makes it go up on me).
The other problem I have is that I frequently get bouts of 95-115bpm after I eat a meal. It doesn't happen all the time, but frequently. And I can't seem to tie it to any particular food, so I can't pinpoint a food allergy or intolerance.
Anyone have similar problems, and if so, what have you done to remedy your fast HR or what causes have you found for it? My docs just keep saying it is anxiety, but I'm hard pressed to buy that as the answer for everything.