Big Macs Make my Heart Flutter.

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    Feb 24, 2012 3:45 AM GMT
    So I don't want to be one of those idiots who go posting their symptoms when they should just go to the doctor, but well....I guess I'm going to be one of those idiots...

    So I eat pretty healthy most of the time, but sometimes I do like the occasional fast food. Problem is, whenever I eat fast food late at night, (especially Big Macs), my heart begins to flutter as I'm trying to fall asleep. It's happening right now and it freaks me out a bit. Just curious if anyone else has experienced this and wondering if you've figured out what exactly is causing this to happen. I have my own ideas, but rather hear your guesses. Any by the way, this has always happened to me, so not a new thing.
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    Feb 24, 2012 4:30 AM GMT
    High sodium.
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    Feb 24, 2012 4:35 AM GMT
    xrichx saidHigh sodium.



    Ahhh. That's exactly what I thought! But couldn't find anything online to support it. So you don't think it's dangerous?
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    Feb 24, 2012 5:07 AM GMT
    I dunno. Sometimes I feel that way after eating at chain restaurants like Chili's where they pour salt on everything. I believe that high blood pressure is linked to high sodium intake, among other things. So yeah, it's a real thing.

    If you eat pretty clean most of the time, the flutter could be your body reacting to the sudden spike in sodium. So it could be nothing. But as we get older, I think it's better to be safe than sorry. So next time you see your doctor, you might want to mention this to him.
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    Feb 24, 2012 5:12 AM GMT
    xrichx saidI dunno. Sometimes I feel that way after eating at chain restaurants like Chili's where they pour salt on everything. I believe that high blood pressure is linked to high sodium intake, among other things. So yeah, it's a real thing.

    If you eat pretty clean most of the time, the flutter could be your body reacting to the sudden spike in sodium. So it could be nothing. But as we get older, I think it's better to be safe than sorry. So next time you see your doctor, you might want to mention this to him.



    I'm actually going for a checkup in a couple of weeks. Ironically, my blood pressure is fantastic, so I think you might be right about my body reacting to the sudden sodium spike.
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    Feb 24, 2012 5:15 AM GMT
    I just looked up the sodium content of what I just ate. A Big Mac is 1040mg of sodium and the fries are 160mg. So I just ingested 1200mg of sodium! Holy shit, this stuff is truly poison!
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    Feb 24, 2012 5:30 AM GMT
    Scruffypup saidI just looked up the sodium content of what I just ate. A Big Mac is 1040mg of sodium and the fries are 160mg. So I just ingested 1200mg of sodium! Holy shit, this stuff is truly poison!


    lol, but how was the rush?

    Sorry it was just too funny not to say.

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    Feb 26, 2012 2:03 AM GMT
    "Big Macs Make my Heart Flutter."

    There's a brand of poppers called 'Big Macs' now?!! icon_eek.gif
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    Feb 26, 2012 2:09 AM GMT
    same thing happens when i drink too much coffee