Alcohol interferes with sleep. Although many people are under the misconception that is will help sleep, and it may initially help one to briefly dose off, it interferes with the restorativeness and sleep is lighter. Often one must wake up to go to the restroom as well.
IF you eat when you drink the wine, this could also cause a delay in a reaction to sulfites. You could try an organic wine to see if this is the cause of your reaction, delayed or not.
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If it is a reaction to the sulfites, wouldn't I have it every time I drink wine? Like I mentioned, it is inconsistent with anything I've reasonably tried to point it to.
Could it be menopausal, and not related to the wine? And if it is a reaction, why would changing positions help?
Sorry for so many questions, but my private doctor hasn't had many suggestions either.
It could be related to menopause, especially if it is happening at times other than when you drink.
As far as it happening every time you drink wine, it would depend on the wine. Some are preserved with sulfites and some are not. Again food in the stomach might change the reaction or decrease it as well.
I didn't understand that you said it stops when you change positions, I thought you said you changed positions but the heart rate could last up to two hours.
I think indeed that it cannot be assumed that it is related to the wine. I think it is important to find out what your heart rate is when this is occurring. Has your doctor considered a cardiac monitor? Do you have any symptoms such as pain or shortness of breath when this occurs? Even if you don't have symptoms, it seems that a cardiac evaluation would be an important thing to have completed.
I do agree that at 49 you are close to the average age of menopause (which is 50) so it could be related, but tachycardia, no matter what the cause needs further evaluation.