Thanks for taking the time to read and reply.. 🙂
I am 34 years old and I've had High Blood Pressure since 21 years of age. I was given Benicar & Toprol. Those worked well, but I was in college and didn't eat healthy & drank excess alcohol like many students.
At 28 I went to see a new cardiologist since mine retired, and he took me off Toprol saying I was too young for it and didn't need it. Since then I've had high heart rate / palpitation types of issues.
The following things can trigger the high heart rate (100-120):
* standing up from sitting or standing up for more than few minutes
* eating medium to large meals
* walking short periods
* standing up from lying down position at times will cause light head
For a year I was on Lexapro, my cardiologist told me my issues were due to anxiety. I believe Lexapro did help me and I didn't have a lot of the palpitation and high heart rate issues. I got off of it after a year since I didn't feel like I had anxiety. But some of those symptoms are back now.
Has anyone taken Lexapro (anxiety meds) and have it help you with palpitations / high heart rate? I don't understand how eating habits, standing up that causes palpitations could be resolved by anxiety meds?
Also one more thing…
I just had an echocardiogram done few weeks ago and these were the results:
* Left atrial is at upper limit of normal size
* Mild mitral valve regurgitation
* Pulmonic valve – peal gradient 10 mm Hg may suggest mild pulmonic stenosis
The cardiologist told me to repeat the test in 5 years again, and I didn't need to make an appt with those results. But I plan on going to see him to talk about my high heart rate.
Should I be worried about these results at age 34?