I was lying
on the bed, reading, and suddenly my heart rate
went up to 102, then down between 85 and 95, and this went on for about 1/2 hour. I had just eaten about 20 lightly salted chips, and I said "ah ha" - salt. I took an Ativan and a Toprol XL and it all went down, not to normal (58-60) but down in the 60's. Salt, stress, what else? I havehad atrial fib., a very bad attack, about 3 months ago, but this was not A. Fib.