I have experienced this after eating a lot of almonds
This is totally unscientific, so take it with a grain of salt. It took 3 times for me to realize that eating a lot of almonds was the only common thing I could remember when I've experienced this. I went to the doctor the second time it happened, and even though I could feel my heartbeat "skipping" and felt a tight chest, the EKG showed nothing and they sent me on my way with instructions to call back if it didn't get better and they would send me to a cardiologist. Last week I ate half an 8oz bag of raw almonds and the next day felt the same sensation. For me it goes away after a day or two, and I don't get any heartburn so this may not be related to what you are experiencing. Hope that helps.
[QUOTE=Styrofoam Jones;272311]I've been experiencing lots of chest tightness and the occasional heart palpitations and "flutters" in my lower throat / upper chest for the last month or two. It seems to have become a daily thing. It's usually just discomfort, I wouldn't really call it pain most of the time, but it is prominent. The tightness usually occurs after eating a big meal or when lying or sitting down in certain positions, and the palpitations are much more common during the bouts of tightness. There is never any discomfort during exercise, which I find curious.
Does anybody have any idea what might be the problem here? Also, I really don't need to be told twenty times to go to the doctor. Please. I know I need to go to the doctor. I'm just interested in hearing what you guys think about this.[/QUOTE]