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Heart Palpatations
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Heart Palpatations

Hi, I am a 20 year old male - sometimes I have these heart palpatations, it feels like my heart is fluttering like a butterfly when they happen and I do have a lot of pain around my heart area and sometimes my left or right arm (both at times). I do have a anxiety disorder and i think this puts a lot of pain on to my heart but I also drink a lot of energy drinks (Red Bull, Monster, Relentless, etc), is it the energy drinks causing my heart so much pain?

Thank you.
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