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Chocolate - likely to be causing 'wired but tired'?

Discussion in 'Sleep' started by Sasha, Sep 29, 2013.

  1. Tally

    Tally Senior Member

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    I've been eating chocolate with over 70% cocoa content since I was a kid and it never made me wired or have trouble sleeping.

    But lately I started suspecting it's causing my heart palpatation and delayed heart beats. Is that even possible?
     
  2. Webdog

    Webdog Senior Member

    I try to consume a packet of CocoaVia every morning. It mildly helps my neuro symptoms while calming my "wired but tired" feeling. It's subtle, but I'll take any improvement I can get.

    Insomnia is only an issue if I take it in the evening. I don't have issues with caffeine in general.

    Edit: I use the unsweetened CocoaVia powder.
     
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  3. Keela Too

    Keela Too Sally Burch

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    I have been unable to eat chocolate for decades (migraine). I still got ME and still got "wired/tired" without any chocolate in my system ever. I think however sugar can induce unpleasant symptoms. I now avoid as much sugar as I can.
     
  4. Tammy

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    Chocolate unfortunately is hard on the adrenals.
     
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    I like the taste of chocolate, but it makes me feel rather ill. I'm very sensitive to caffeine, and can't drink more than one cup a day, but definitely don't get the same reaction.

    Chocolate is apparently high histamine, high salicylate, and high copper, so I suspect that may be why I react so badly to it.
     
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    I know of someone who did discover that chocolate was the apparent cause of their heart symptoms. Anecdotal, of course.
     
  7. Tally

    Tally Senior Member

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    That doesn't seem to be the case for me. I eat even more dark chocolate now and my palpatations have stopped
     
  8. Misfit Toy

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    Chocolate makes me very sick. I even bought the chocolate without the 8 allergens and I was even worse on that. I was itching and up all night. I have to get rid of one of my favorite foods!
     

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