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10/8/11 6:13 A

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I stopped drinking soda with caffeine after my valve repair in 2005. I never drank coffee. When I did drink caffeine I never noticed any problems I was drinking 6 packs a day of Mountain Dew at the time. The caffeine never kept me awake either.

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8/28/11 5:30 A

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Caffeine always makes my heart flutter, but it also gives me migraines so I avoid coffee and tea especially

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8/26/11 11:09 P

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I miss coffee a lot. But it's for the best. Oh well! There are worse things in life than missing coffee.

I'm glad to know I'm a slow caffeine metabolizer - helps keep me on the straight and narrow. It's in my distant past now and I haven't looked back (until I smell it - then I relish it!).
emoticon (I like the smell of doughnuts, but I never eat them either) LOL.

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8/23/11 3:59 P

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Coffee is my only source of caffeine. I've been reading food labels for almost 20 years now and avoid all products with caffeine. I do believe that caffeine affects us physically. I drink less coffee now than I did when I was younger. I have decaf when I can and I will mix half and half at times. Eventually I will give it up altogether but right now my first cup of morning coffee is always the real stuff emoticon

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8/23/11 11:20 A

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I haven't noticed a problem with coffee and heart palps. I usually drink decaf at dinner. My heart problems stem from angina, and coffee doesn't seem to affect me in that way. I've been drinking coffee since I was a kid though, and I'm 65.

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8/22/11 8:36 P

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hi i drink alot of coffee never noticed anything with it except can not drink it after 4pm or im up all night emoticon

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8/21/11 5:35 P

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Thanks for the links.

FYI: I found the study which implicates caffeine and myocardial infarction:
1.usa.gov/n6SML9

another article from Beth Israel Deaconess (Harvard teaching hospital): bit.ly/qkFAqU

What are your thoughts about this, and are you considering not drinking it anymore? Just wondering.


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7/28/11 8:29 A

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There are so many websites today about disease, heatlth and fitness but I always go first to the Mayo Clinic for information before I research other sites.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/coffee-
and-health/AN01354

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/blood-p
ressure/AN00792

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7/27/11 10:30 P

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Yes, I have really noticed a problem lately when I begin to drink caffine after being off it for a while.

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7/26/11 4:13 P

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My palpitations were from coffee AND dairy, sometimes chocolate; seemed to get worse as I aged. After my heart attack last year I read something about dairy/calcium and imbalance to magnesium, so I stopped having 1/2 and /12 in my coffee ... couldn't stand coffee w/out the 1/2 and 1/2, so I quit coffee. Best thing I ever did. Hard, too. I smell it and I want it, probably like a smoker trying to quit. Coffee smells a lot better, so I enjoy smelling coffee instead - lol. Coffee is very acidic for your gut health; it can contribute to promote osteoporosis, dependent bowel habits. I quit by going to decaf, then tea, then herbal tea. I think the "habit" of it was nice so I had to substitute. Now I drink water, water, water, which is good all the way around.

I found out recently by DNA testing from www.23andme.com that I am a slow caffeine metabolizer (liver doesn't process it quickly) ... this actually contributes to higher incidence of heart attack ... who knew?! Coffee can cause an imbalance of minerals ... as was my experience with the heart attack (though I'd given up coffee about a month before, I was still having cheese, plain Greek yogurt, and butter -- ie calcium, plus I found out I react negatively to a protein in dairy fat, plus a bunch of other factors).

Anyway, if you're interested, the DNA testing is $99 + a yr. commitment to $9/mo for a year, and then you can discontinue if you want. Some people don't want to know all that info, but I love it.

Here's a good article about slow caffeine metabolizers, plus you can google scholarly articles if you want:

exm.nr/caffeinedetox

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7/25/11 5:34 P

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yes. i try to steer clear of caffiene...even though its hard.

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7/24/11 7:33 P

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Arleneeah, I'm glad you mentioned about the weight loss, because I wonder too if it could from the extra 50 lbs I carry around with me all day.

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7/22/11 6:19 P

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I drink a lot of coffee in the mornings and have not experienced any flutters. Cheers! emoticon

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7/22/11 5:51 P

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I don't buy the half-caf coffee, because I prefer two different brands - one decaf & one regular. So I have to containers in my pantry, and just use both to make a pot of coffee. This way, if I want coffee late in the day, I make it all decaf, and if I have company, I can make 1 pot of regular coffee & another pot of decaf. Any caffeine late in the day keeps me awake half the night, so I prefer all decaf then.

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7/22/11 5:38 P

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It does some of the time. I want to try half and half but in order to do so I will have to buy some decaf as I bought up on reg when it was on sale. I've noticed also that since I lost some weight, I don't have too many flutter episodes - coffee or not. I'll have to start paying attention as to when I get them.


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7/21/11 3:59 P

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IT HAS. LATELY I'VE BEEN DRINKING FOLGERS 1/2 CAFF. SEEMS TO BE WORKING OUT OK.

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7/21/11 12:23 P

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I have seen my cardiologist and we are working on it. One of the things I have noticed is it has happened a short time after I had coffee. Could be just a coincidence or maybe not. At work I drink half & half but at home I drink regular. I do drink less than I once did but it is my one little addiction I try to hold on to. I may have to give it up all together emoticon

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7/21/11 11:15 A

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I do, occasionally if I have full-strength caffeinated coffee. I won't give up coffee altogether, so I now make it half-decaf & half-regular. You can buy that kind of blend in the grocery store.

I've also cut back the number of cups I drink each day, and never have caffeine after 12 noon, or I have trouble sleeping.

Some medications can also cause heart flutters/palpitations, so if you're taking any meds, check with your doctor. The combination of caffeine & certain meds can make them worse.

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7/21/11 9:26 A

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I am hoping for some feedback on this on please. emoticon Does any one get fluttering or faster heartbeats from drinking coffee/caffeine?

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