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Feb 11, 2018 · Rapid heart rate in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Hi, thanks for your input, I have actually started to do those things. My primary doc prescribed a calcium channel blocker, but I’m not too sure if I should take it. Still feeling bad but afraid to take possibly the wrong thing. I’m glad you got better.

Jan 30, 2018 · Rapid heart rate in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Thank you for reading. I have had all non invasive heart tests. Cardiologist suggested see a neurologist specializing in POTS. He did not diagnose that, I asked him about it as my sister has it, and similar symptoms.  He then said they don't treat it with meds but with exercise. I see no reason to pay to see someone to tell me to exercise, if I could I would. It was my primary that ordered the last test, an echocardiogram, and she who mentioned  beta blockers. I feel afraid to take that , as my blood pressure is already low.,and have been trying to reach her, it's a 2 week deal to get a message and reply. Does anyone here have suggestions on POTS besides exercise? I tend to think since my heart has so far appeared normal, that is likely the problem.

Jan 29, 2018 · Rapid heart rate in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Thanks Coleen

Jan 26, 2018 · Rapid heart rate in Heart Rhythm Conditions

Hi, for 9 months I have had a rapid and hard pounding heart rate which occurs in all sorts of settings, but primarily when I get up from sitting, when standing in a line, or even walking slowly, or standing at a counter trying to cook. When it happens I have to sit fast, or feel like I will faint,, I have many pain problems and possible sjrogens syndrome. I have managed ok until this heart thing started. I can literally not make it through a short shopping trip, have to rapidly go to the car, and sit more or less feeling out of breath and pounding chest, maybe for about 15 minutes. This has beome so limiting to my life. I have seen a cardiologist, did a holter monitor, doctor said normal. Ekg normal, echocardiogram, normal, potassium and sodium normal. I’m 64, 3 years ago I was exercising regularly, then a lot of back issues started. I know I am out of shape, but basically can only do very minor exercise, so some have suggested being unfit is the cause. I have been out of shape at other times, and yes, it effects you as far as stamina. But this is simply upon standing, sometimes even just turning too much in bed it will do it a little. I have low blood pressure. My primary has tossed put an offer of beta blockers, but this worries me. The cardiologist says heart is normal. But it sure doesn’t act normal. I eat healthy, all blood work except auto immune is normal. I am at a loss. Seems that I would try the beta blockers, but I am alone a lot and fear they would drop my bp to pass out level. I believe in holistic medicine, and have been taking magnesium for years. I plan on trying the theonate form soon. If anyone has experienced this or has an idea of where to go next, would appreciate your thoughts