Hello! I am a 37 year old female who went to the DR. with trouble sleeping thinking it was anxiety related (because I have recently started my own business which is stressful and I frequently worry about money at night) seeking a sleep aid as this has been going on for months. I just happened to mention that every now and then it feels like my heart is flip flopping only a time or two each time, but frequently. They did an EKG and located a Left Bundle Branch Block. I am not currently on an exercise program due to limited time, but jog once a week with a friend and ran a half-marathon last year. I have a near 2 year old, am of normal weight and my blood pressure has never been over 110/78 and that was recently (after diagnosis). Just before diagnosis, it was what it normally is - around 108/68 - hovering around there. No dizziness or any other problems, except that the cardiologist I went to after my family doctor said I have an ectopic heartbeat. I will say that for several days prior (I am not proud of this) I was drinking literally only Diet Coke, sometimes 7/day and hadn't actually had a glass of water in days. Shameful, I know. They ordered a 30day monitor and a complete stress test. Blood tests came back normal, but I get my (fasting) cholesterol checked this week. No history of heart disease except a Grandfather who had an aortic aneurysm after years and years of heavy drinking. I guess my question is...is caffiene related to such things - particularly the bundle branch block? Is it likely that I have heart diease without any risk factors except my grandfather? What can be done? And will I be able to resume an activelifestyle afterwards? I am very anxious given that I just started a family. Please help me.
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