Last night I had 2 glasses of Yellow Tail merlot for the first time in FOREVER (I've been completely avoiding alcohol due to anxiety but my mom encouraged me to just try some red wine which calms you down and is good for the heart) and developed tachycardia about an hour later (it took an hour for them to go away and then returned upon me waking up for a few hours until I took Xanax). I'm wondering if this is anxiety-related, anxiety about the alcohol, and/or just an effect of drinking it. I had a lot of food with it and had 2 bottles of water afterwards. Merlot is 13% alcohol by volume and I'm a 155 lb healthy male who has had every heart test known to man which have all proven that I'm healthy (ECHO, EKG, holter monitor, slight exception with a trace of mitral valve regurgitation).
Anyone else get tachycardia after just a few moderate drinks? Merlot is suppose to be good for the heart and a healthy alcoholic choice. I never drink but thought I'd try this stuff out but the after-effects (if that's what it was) were terrible.