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Rapid heartbeat reading

Hi all had anxiety and depression and PTSD for almost 20 years and been on anti d's for around the same time aswell..back in February had a cyst removed and while under my surgeon said my heartbeat was quite fast? And since then I can feel it I know when you anxious it speeds up anyway but everyday it's been like 87-93bps is this even normal I've been Drs they did a trace said that's normal reading for them I've been in hospital about 4 weeks ago and they said it's rapid but discharged me said it's probably anxiety but I feel it's beating out my chest even now as I'm writing this message should I be worried

Nat

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I Truly Believe it's your Anxiety.

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Hi Mireyaozzieg thanks so much for your reply half of me believes that to but ya know when you been Drs alot over the y ears I feel they don't take me seriously enough ?

Thanks Nat

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Hi Nat, I would agree that it's the anxiety that's causing your higher pulse readings. Whilst 87-93 bpm is a little above the average resting range, it's not so high that I'd be concerned if it was me.

Try not to worry

Iain xx

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Hi iain1234 thanks so much for your reply I am gonna keep an eye on it in the next few days but my medication I'm on do say can cause rapid heartbeat I've been on them almost 20 years and I've just started to lower it I am wondering wether this could be why

Nat xx

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It is not clear from your post whether the checking was done by a cardiologist. If not, have a thorough check up by a cardiologist. Also, I believe there are some ways to lower your heart rate through bio feed back. Some major hospitals (in the US) do offer this.

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Hi b1b1b1 thanks for replying no I wasn't checked by a cardiologist just a family doctor and a nurse at the hospital I'm in the UK I don't think we have that

Thanks for your advice though

Nat

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You may be able to find bio feedback privately. I would think it may not be too pricy, as there is nothing invasive and you can learn to do it fairly quickly yourself. I would definitely talk over your concerns with a cardiologist, though.

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Hi that’s not to high at all . Mine can go up to 130 bpm and that freaks me . Also sometimes I can feel my heart beating hard and it’s only 74 bpm . Def anxiety .

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