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Dec 19, 2018 · High Heart Rate / Slight fainting type of symptoms in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I did end up seeing the Cardiologist and he gave me a holter monitor for 2 days. He said there was some high heart rate but few skips but nothing to be concerned about and said based on that he did not feel Toprol would help me or is recommended. He ended up giving me 3 months of Lexapro to see if that resolves the issues pretty much a trial. I will start that in January once the holidays are over.

He also recommended increasing potassium intake via. food. So I will try that to see if that helps at all..

I had a study done for epilepsy at mayo clinic where I stayed overnight about 5 years ago, when I had this issue and they didn't find anything conclusive. They said I had some spikes show up but couldn't tell what it was, and I didn't have epilepsy but felt it was anxiety causing it.

Some of the terms I've used here are not what the doctor said, but I am trying to simplify what he mentioned.

Sep 27, 2018 · High Heart Rate / Slight fainting type of symptoms in Heart Rhythm Conditions

I have not been tested for POTS but I will ask this at my appointment. Is this what people describe as having a tilt test for? I also have an apple watch, I wonder if could do a test at home (not for diagnostic purpose) but personal purpose to see what my heart rate is when laying down to standing up.

Sep 27, 2018 · High Heart Rate / Slight fainting type of symptoms in Heart Rhythm Conditions

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?

Dec 21, 2011 · eye exercises in Eye Conditions

Your dry eyes is gone after doing these exercises? What type of dry eyes did you have? inflammation related or gland was not producing tears?

Nov 14, 2011 · Dry Eye Syndrome in Eye Conditions

I am using norvasc it seems to work fine. I already have dry eyes and I thought it was making it worse but I am not sure it is anymore after a week of use.