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Tachycardia

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HI,

was just wondering if anyone else out there suffers from this

I have a resting heart rate of between 115 and 106.

I have an anxiety disorder, but thats my heart rate when im carm.

What kind of treatment do you get for this? My Pdoc wants me to see my GP to get an ECG to find out whats going on.

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I have a resting heart rate of anywhere from 110-130 on average. I've been diagnosed with tachycardia too. I think one time it peaked at 160 resting pulse. I've done the whole holter monitor thing and EKGs etc. It's considered to be perfectly healthy. My BP is naturally low, so my heart has to pump extra fast to keep my blood oxygenated.

I tried using the betablocker Metoprolol, but I couldnt tolerate it. It made me dizzy and gave me headaches even at 1/4 of the lowest size pill.

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LOL man I have enuf dizziness and headaches, dont think I want anymore.

Ive got a normal BP, I guess its better to be safe then sorry and get the tests done.

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Hi angelwings17

I used to have an extremely high resting pulse rate (by BP was fine) before I got diagnosed with Lupus, I was given Inderal (properlanol) for it. Works pretty well.

Trace

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Oh interesting, my docs at a loss, ive had every blood test under the sun, but everything seems fine. So she has ordered an ECG, but weather they find the cause of not she will be putting me on medication. It should lessen my anxiety as well. Since some of the symptoms, eg racing heart, shortness of breath are so simalar I think im getting confused.

Yay fingers crossed all this will be a huge step in helping me improve.

Hi angelwings17

I used to have an extremely high resting pulse rate (by BP was fine) before I got diagnosed with Lupus, I was given Inderal (properlanol) for it. Works pretty well.

Trace

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I also have constant tachycardia, resting heart rate never below 120, usually much higher. During my second pregnancy, back in 2002, my docs insisted I see a cardiologist. I was diagnosed with an enlarged left ventricle, which basically means its' nothing. It's not serious enough to ever really make me sick or **** me, and it's something that can't be fixed, so no big deal. The only thing I did to improve it was to quit drinking caffiene about 5 years ago. I have severe anxiety and panic disorder, plus I smoke pretty heavily, so I figured I'd eliminate one aggravating factor. The worst part for me was that all my doctors insisted on doing an EKG everytime I came in, but a couple of them, after years of it, have finally stopped.

One thing that happened to me recently, that I want to share because it may efffect other tachycardic people is this: I went to the ER for severe reactions from scratches I received while rescuing a littler of very sick kittens, and the animal shelter told me they looked rabid, so I went in to check it out. I was wisked back immediately from triage once she checked my pulse (one good thing about having tachycardia). Anyway, I woke up 4 days later, my arms were clear so I asked about them, and no one even knew about my arms. Apparently I had been sedated for 4 days while my heart was monitored for going up over 200 bpm and being irregular, and somehow, someone figured out that I had taken some pseudafed before I came in. Maybe I told them, I don't remember. Anyway, I was told to never take pseudafed again, that my heart was just too sensitive. I never even knew I needed to worry about otc meds, except like caffiene pills or energy drinks, obviously I don't take those. My primary doc actually added pseudafed to my allergies to ensure no one gives me anything like it again.

As far as all the cardiac testing, if you have insurance, I definitely recommend having them done. They are all pretty quick and painless, and worth ruling out any problems. If I remember correctly, there's only one test that is a little uncomfortable, but probably only to women, and that depends on how modest you are.

Take care,

Debbie

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Hi angelwings17

You may want to ask your doc to get your thyroid checked. I had an over active thyroid, which gave me the high resting pulse rate and I used to literally bounce off the walls. The other name for it is Graves disease and the Inderal completely controlled it for me.

Trace

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Yup been there done that, it keeps coming back "in the normal range"

Tho I have cysts on my thyroid glands, and I am waiting on an appt in July to see a specialist again. you can see it sticking out on my neck. They did confirm they are not cancerous.

But since my bloods show everythings fine, they wont do s***!!

I have bad family history on boths side of my family. Mum has under active and she waited years for medication, even tho her tests kept coming back "in normal range" But as soon as she got the medication she was 100x better. Same this another one of my aunties.

Hi angelwings17

You may want to ask your doc to get your thyroid checked. I had an over active thyroid, which gave me the high resting pulse rate and I used to literally bounce off the walls. The other name for it is Graves disease and the Inderal completely controlled it for me.

Trace

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you have inappropriate sinus tach, look it up and let me know what you think

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Interesting, sounds like me. Im still waiting for an appt time to get an ECG. But i will bring it up with my doctor. Thanks. Do you know if an ECG would show this up

you have inappropriate sinus tach, look it up and let me know what you think

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