11.4.14

Goodbye tea...

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So it is official I have to wean tea out of my life, a tragedy beyond all tragedies. Now I may be exaggerating slightly but I'm still not happy about it lol. For a while I have been having  abnormal heartbeats. During the day they are easy to ignore because I'm usually busy doing something but at night time they were really easy to notice and were one of the factors adding to my anxiety. I rang my PH team to see what they thought and they told me to ring my GP and get a appointment to have a ECG done. They didn't have any appointments available till after the one I already have on the 22nd, I rang back to ask if they thought it was important enough that I needed to make a emergency appointment which they said it didn't but in the mean time I could try cutting out caffeine. The only source of caffeine in my diet is Tea. 

One of the few pleasures I have left in my life is a lovely cup of tea and I am having to cut it out. It's only been 24 hours since cutting out the tea but I can already tell a difference which I should be massively happy about and I am because I had such a good nights sleep last night being able to get to sleep not worrying about why my heart wasn't beating to it's regular rhythm but I mean seriously why did it have to be tea? Why couldn't it have been chocolate? At least then I would have lost weight. 

Hey Ho I suppose if it has to be done I will do it because if I'm honest the odd heart beats were really starting to freak me out and then I'll get my ECG whilst I'm at my GP appointment on the 22nd :). 

I'm working my way through my Harry Potter books nicely for those of you that don't know I'm re-reading them. I really do love them, I don't think they're children books at all! When you re-read them though you remember things that didn't make it into the movies but because you've seen the movies you can imagine it so easily and just sort of slot it in. Honestly though whoever made the Order of the Phoenix movie did the worst job ever! Me and Megan have always thought so. It's the worst movie out of the series, by far, but I actually really like the book it was such a disappointment when the movie came out but at least we will always have the book :).  

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17 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear sbout your caffeine issue I would look into the possible of defaf tea as I am sure there are products that will satisfy your need for s cuppa

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    1. This weekend is being dedicated to finding tea substitutes Mark :) xoxo

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  2. Hi Stacie... just come across you on Titter and read your article... as a life-long tea addice (I don't hold with coffee!) my heart bleeds for you. However, don't despair as there are some AMAZING herbal teas out there now and so many different varieties. I always serve my clients (I'm a massage therapist) some herbal tea when they arrive to get them into relaxation mode and even people who don't normally like tea seem to love a couple of Twinings teas in particular... Camomile, Maple and Vanilla and also their Buttermint one which is basically mint with vanilla (put your nose in the box and you'll breath in pure Murray Mints :-))
    Don't despair anyway... give them a go and who knows you might find something you love even more than normal tea!
    Best wishes
    Judy xx

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    1. Thank-you Judy!!! I'm doing lots of investigating this weekend and will; be going and buying lots of different teas for me to try :D Vanilla sounds amazing!! xoxo

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  3. Aww sorry to hear that! Yorkshire Tea do a decaf which tastes the same as normal tea so get yourself some of that :) Glad you're feeling a little better and hope it continues xX

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    1. fought it today I'm trying it tomorrow and we will see how it is :) thank you Hannah! xoxo

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  4. I honestly don't know what I'd do without tea! But it's awesome that you're feeling better from cutting it out :)
    I'm re-reading Harry potter at the moment too and feel exactly the same way! I'm actually on the last book now but the movies missed so much! X

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    1. I know I'm one of the people who would have gladly sat in the cinema for hours and hours, I wouldn't have cared how long it was to see all of it on screen not missing out a thing. They probably wouldn't make much money doing it though LOL xoxo

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  5. Chocolate also has some caffeine so you might want to consider also cutting that out.

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    1. Seriously?! How much? :-/ life is being cruel lol

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    2. I assume it depends on the chocolate but probably not enough to make a big difference :P

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  6. Yeh I was gonna suggest decaf tea. Also im such a fan of the harry potter books I can read and re read them over and over again and never get bored. Also the hunger games books.

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    1. Trying Decaf tomorrow Sophie, excited! Oooo yes I'm a big Hunger Games fan too! Have you read the Divergent series? They have a hunger games feel but are still different and really good! :) xoxo

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  7. I have PH and heart disease too, I've had abnormal heartbeats and constant problems with going out of rhythm since my atrial septostomy operation 6 years ago, I reckon ive had well over 50 cardioversions since then. I dont get palpitations too much because my medication helps alot but my heart just goes out of rhythm without warning at any time it doesnt matter whether im sitting or exerting myself lol. I still drink caffiene and it doesnt seem to make a difference to my palpitations

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    1. I get Palpitations a lot but whether I caffeine or not does;t make a difference to it but it seems that the odd heart rhythm seems to be responding to the no caffeine :) I hope you're well :) xoxo

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  8. You should definitely try PG Tips decaf tea. It is the best one and I can't tell the difference between it and the normal caffeinated version! I have to drink decaf tea as well as I suffer from really bad migraines so I went on a hunt for the best decaf tea there was. PG Tips did the best! I hope this helps :)

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    1. Awww thank-you I will definitely buy it and give it a try :) I feel like this may be broadening my tea horizons LOL xoxo

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