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    my pulse seems too low

    Ive taken beta blockers and then tonight feel weak so took my pulse with a blood pressure meter , it says its "51" , so I keep taking it and it goes between 51 & 54 ..........this seems very low to me . should i be taking beta blockers ?

    any help much appreciated.
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    Re: my pulse seems too low

    I would have a word with the your GP Mirry just for reassurance. My natural BPM is around 58 - 60 so when I went on beta's my heart-rate slowed to around 52.

    It just makes you feel a little tired and heavy, I only take them now before meetings etc if I really need them, if I take them for a couple of days I can feel myself slowing right down.

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    Re: my pulse seems too low

    thanks ,will chat with the gp .

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    Re: my pulse seems too low

    Hey Mirry,

    Don't worry. I think we are so used to being anxious with a racing heart, when we're relaxed and pulse is slower, then we panic. My resting rate last night (on BP machine) was 52. Mine is usually 72. I put that damn machine down and didn't think about it again.

    I remember something that the doctor said to me once. If i was well enough to check my BP/Pulse, there's not much wrong with me.

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    Re: my pulse seems too low

    lol . thats true I suppose . Strange thing is , i went out and felt so dizzy with every step yet felt calm .

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    Re: my pulse seems too low

    Hi Mirry - I used to take 3 x 10mg Propanol a day, but I noticed I was always really faint in the afternoons.
    It turns out I have naturally low blood pressure and combined with the beta blockers I was running out of steam in the afternoons - especially as your blood sugars tend to drop then too. My Doc said I would be ok to take them as and when I need them instead of 3 times per day so now I only take 1 if I am feeling particularly anxious.
    Have a word with your GP just to check you are ok to take them if your blood pressure is low but I am pretty certain you will be just fine
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    Re: my pulse seems too low

    Mine runs in the 40's sometimes and the cardiologist told me that was fine. As long as you are not passing out all the time etc, a low pulse rate is a good thing

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