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Old 18-12-03, 15:16
tina2004 tina2004 is offline
 
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fast pulse

does anyone have a fast pulse,mine is usually ok but im off my atenolol now and propanolol and it goes fast for no reason ,could it be something wrong with my heart,
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Old 18-12-03, 16:20
benoo5 benoo5 is offline
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hi tina,

have you come off your tablets,after advice by your doctor?

the tablets are beta blockers,and if taken in low doseage,will slow the heart rate,you were probably given them to ease anxiety.

once you stop taking them,your anxiety will once again cause the heart to beat faster..please contact your doctor,who will advise you..best wishes..bryan.
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Old 18-12-03, 23:38
uryjm uryjm is offline
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What is your resting heart rate? This is best taken first thing in the morning, when you're lying in bed. Average is around seventy or eighty beats per minute, I think.

Jim

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Old 19-12-03, 09:08
Lottie32 Lottie32 is offline
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Dear Tina

If you are still under your doctor, then I really wouldn't worry too much about it.

My pulse is all over the place. Last week when I went for my induction at the gym (which I was really stressed about), and having got stuck in the car wash prior, resulting in a panic attack, I was v stressed.

I did two machines and got pulses of 120 and 138 after ten minutes. Then I went onto the rowing machine, did 10 minutes and then the trainer checked my pulse. It was 98! He was amazed, but I wasn't, it was because I had finally started to relax and enjoy myself!

So unless your doctor has given you cause for concern, then I really wouldn't worry. Its just one of the many bizzare symptoms of being a sufferer of anxiety and panic.

Please try not to think too much about it, as the more you do, the more aware you will be and the more it will happen!

Charlie
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Old 19-12-03, 11:47
Laurie28 Laurie28 is offline
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Hiya Guys,

I just don't do things like checking my pulse etc, as mine tends to be all over the place i find that checking it makes me anxious!!

Lucky
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Old 19-12-03, 21:34
sadie sadie is offline
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Hi Lucky,

I tend to have a fast beating pulse quite a lot. One of my problems is that I seem to focus on how fast it is beating which causes it too beat faster for longer etc..
My heart also beats irregular so i get the tickling sensation in my throat..in fact i had that today at work.

Ive had my heart checked 3 times now and my GP says my hearts fine and the symptoms are just due to anxiety and not to worry. Im now trying hard not to worry too much about this which i think is helping decrease the symptoms.

Speak to your GP about it and Im sure he will be able to put your mind at rest.

Take care


sadie
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Old 20-12-03, 11:08
uryjm uryjm is offline
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Typical conversation with GP:
"Doctor, my heart is racing, I'm having palpitations and I'm feeling stressed".
"Hmmm. Anything worrying you?"
"Yes. The fact that my heart is racing, I'm having palpitations and I'm feeling stressed".

Another of my favourites came from Reggie Perrin, when he goes for the company medical:
Reggie: "Doctor, I'm feeling generally unwell. I'm not sure what it is. I can't sleep or concentrate. My mind is wandering."
Doctor: "Are you having headaches?"
Reggie: "Yes".
Doctor: "Occassional memory lapses and unfocused anger?"
Reggie: "Yes"!
Doctor: "Excessive sweating, feeling as if you're running a temperature?"
Reggie: "Yes"!!
Doctor: "Hmmm. Me too. Wonder what it is?"

Jim

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Old 20-12-03, 11:13
uryjm uryjm is offline
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I'm now feeling sheepish about chiding GP's above! They do a great job, but I know that they get frustrated with the "worried well". I read somewhere that almost 80% of people that some GP's see have either anxiety or depression at the root of their symptoms. It's no wonder that doctors reach for the prescriptive drugs in the ten minutes they have with you.
(Personally, I married a psychiatric nurse for 'round the clock counseling!)

Jim

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Old 22-12-03, 08:13
Laurie28 Laurie28 is offline
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Jim,

I agree with you that GP's have a hard and wearing job, still i couldn't help but laugh at your GP post (and agree with it as well)

lucky
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Old 22-12-03, 20:07
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hi tina2004 .how long have you been on propanolol?its highly unlikely to be a heart problem .switching from one drug to another ,or stopping taking prescribed drugs, will cause a bodily reaction no matter what those drugs are.Try not to get anxious .i know thats easier said then done but if you can reduce your anxiety it will help believe me. love, steve
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