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    Standing at work................heart racing and cold sweat????

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    Trying to incorporate more movement at my workplace, so I rigged up a standing desk. Any ideas why my heart would be racing and I am breaking out in a cold sweat??? I had a protein shake this morning and that's all??

    Any ideas or suggestions would be most welcome??

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    From google search:

    "I would first have my blood glucose level checked, these signs are consistent with hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), but can also mean other things, but first thing's first. Next I would have a cardiac evaluation and this would include an examination of your thyroid function. You should see your primary care doctor soon."
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    If this is an ongoing issue a racing heart can indicate hyperthyroid. Something to discuss with your doctor.

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    Too much coffee? Anxiety? Unresolved issues at work or home?

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    Are you on a ketogenic diet?
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    It could indeed be related to your blood sugar level... with only a shake for breakfast, it might be that your body is telling you to eat more... I know I feel like that when I haven't eaten enough....

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    Quote Originally Posted by scotten View Post
    Trying to incorporate more movement at my workplace, so I rigged up a standing desk. Any ideas why my heart would be racing and I am breaking out in a cold sweat??? I had a protein shake this morning and that's all??

    Any ideas or suggestions would be most welcome??
    By any chance are you a low carb dieter eating lots of protein and drinking coffee?

    That's a recipe for hypoglycemia. Nothing will make you hypoglycemic faster than simply consuming protein because it causes a massive insulin rush with no healthy blood sugar increase to go along with it. Adding coffee or tea to the mix will exacerbate the issue by freeing up free fatty acids to further drop your blood glucose and increase hypoglycemia. Consuming sugar alongside the protein shake, like a big piece of sweet fruit, would help alleviate this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookie` View Post
    If this is an ongoing issue a racing heart can indicate hyperthyroid. Something to discuss with your doctor.
    I strongly doubt it's hyperthyroidism. That's pretty rare, especially considering the norm is hypothyroidism today. It sounds like hypoglycemia, which if anything is more likely in someone with a lagging thyroid.
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    Thank you everyone for your suggestions. I think I'm going to try eating a good primal breakfast tomorrow and see if that makes a difference.

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    A good primal breakfast sounds like a good plan.

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