Hi, my first time on this site. I was recommended by a friend who said this site might be able to help. My background: I been on a low carb high protein diet. I have lost a lot of weight in just a month and a half while doing light workouts. At night when going to sleep my heart beat is a lot stronger than it has been. It is beating hard enough that it keeps me up.. I haveno breathing problems, but I do have a slight pinch right in my chest/heart area. It has been slowly getting better each night but I just wanted to ask if anyone has any ideas what it might be? My blood pressure and pulse are all normal and I feel better than I have in my whole life!
Thanks for your help. Please ask questions because I am just trying to figure this out
How much weight have you lost? Are you eating adequately? This can happen with simply being hungry...and perhaps being hungry often - and specifically, going to bed hungry. Sometimes food intake can become inadequate when people really get on a roll with losing weight, and they will over-ride that hunger because they are very focussed on the number on the scale.
What's your history around eating?
Are you stressed? Are you anxious? How is your sleep? How is the general level of stress in your life? What does "light workout" mean?
Are you adequately hyrdrated? We have no idea of your size(height and weight) and age...Are you drinking at least eight 8oz containers of water per day? Are you salting your food well?
Do you have any medical condtions? And again, just how much weight have you lost? Are you doing intermittant fasting? Are you doing it too much/often?
Is your fat intake adequate? What supplements are you taking? And what prescribed medications, of all kinds, are you taking?
The "pinching" sensation in your chest prompts me to suggest a medical check-up.
We need more information to be able to try to think quasi-intelligently about this.
I had this problem after being low-carb for a long time and quitting birth control pills. It got REALLY bad. My hormones were all wacky and I ended up with hypothyroidism and "adrenal fatigue". Quitting caffeine and alcohol, reducing stress and strenuous exercise, eating more carbs, and taking thyroid meds and adrenal support supplements helped it go away eventually.
I would suggest getting your heart and thyroid checked by a doctor.
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