Just a quick idea before i see GP on monday, would be nice from the people who might know!
On an average day i think my resting HR is around 90bpm, assuming ive not just taken my reliever, (but have taken my fostair and uniphyllin) and during an attack i tend to sit around 120, even with b2b nebs. Ive been in a different from usual hospital since tuesday, and signed out yesterday coz they were all stressing me out - not my most sensible decision but its done now - so hard in hosp - all brain power goes out of the window!
Now, the main issue that finalised my leaving was the cons wanting me to stop my uniphyllin, this drug made a big difference to me, and the idea of stopping when i was making it only a few hrs between nebs was scary, too scary for me to deal with, and i'd seen the same guy be dangerously neglegent with a woman with COPD the day before! (like - really scary stuff). He wanted me to have an echo, stop uniphyllin and see a cardiologist. Becasue my HR as about 150, not dropping even after 5/6hrs between salb nebs. My thinking was, that yes, that is a high pulse, but with the meds i am on, and the fact i as struggling on an off, anmd the fact that ECG showed sinus rhythm, this is nothing scary. I didnt really think that sinus tachy did any harm in itself, as long as BP is ok (which it was). But he seemed more concerned about that than the fact that uniphyllin helped me a lot.
What have you guys found in terms of HR? Anyone happy being at 150? is an increase of 30 (because lets be honest, it kind of counts as an attack) in a stressful situ like hospital really that much of a big deal? I dont feel particularily unwell with it, so my instinct is that this isnt the end of the world, but i dont want to be being ridiculous! Like i say, going to discuss with GP on monday - but wondered if people had found this?