I woke up this am, per usual, a little before 3. I got up and had about 1/2 c of hot choc made with whole milk + some cream. I was feeling basically lousy (again, per usual these days) so I lay back down – and was overcome with heart palpitations, racing pulse, chest pressure, choking feeling. I know from past experience that the chest pressure and choking feeling are how I experience GERD, and I’ve had palpitations in the past and know they aren’t indicative of anything serious. But having them all together, and after not having had any of them for quite a long while, yep, have to say that was scary.
The symptoms did eventually go away and I’m fine, just colder than usual. I’m guessing cortisol overload, plus the worsening digestive problems. Probably have been drinking too much. I find I crave drinks like I used to crave carbs. Sigh.