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@learningstudent, I moved you recent question to this discussion that you started a couple of days ago. I did this as your questions appear to be related and give members more information to share their experiences.

I found this information that, in part, describes some of the symptoms you describe:
– Mayo Clinic Q and A: All about POTS — postural tachycardia syndrome https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-q-and-a-all-about-pots-postural-tachycardia-syndrome/

This excerpt states:
"A person’s heart rate is usually about 70 to 80 beats per minute when resting. Normally, the heart rate increases by 10 to 15 beats per minute when standing up, and then it settles down again. For people with postural tachycardia syndrome, the heart rate goes up considerably higher when they stand, often increasing 30 to 50 beats per minute or more. This can lead to lightheadedness, dizziness and fainting."

I'd also like to bring @predictable @julianned @suzanne2019 into this discussion to share their thoughts.

LearningStudent, you mention that you take beta blockers. Have you already been diagnosed for a heart condition? What medications are you taking?

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Hi, Coleen,
I have not noticed heart issues, have normal EKG’s, checkups, etc., I do use Oxygen as needed for COPD type symptoms, but the last three days when I check with my Oximater I have noticed my pulse to be hanging between 45 to 55, this concerned me so I called my heart Dr., spoke to his nurse, she told me as long as I was not feeling dizzy, having chest discomfort or passing out there was no reason to be concerned. I just feel uncomfortable thinking my pulse is that low. BP is setting around 125 over 65. Just curious what your feelings or others are. Should I be rushing to ER?

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