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Bounding pulse

Hi my little fybro sufferers,

I'm just going to throw this one out there to see if there are any others that can relate to this.

In the last 4-5 months I have been feeling a lot worse, that sicky feeling has increased and anxiety feelings although I try to cap them have doubled. I have not changed any meds and I'm trying to decrease the stress in my life. It was by chance that I took my blood pressure 3 months ago on Drs do-it- yourself machine and noticed that blood pressure was fine but pulse was 129 when normal range should be (70-100).

I kept an eye on this for a few months put eventually went to Dr. My Dr is brill by the way he understands Fybro ! Yes I kid you not. Anyrate I've just had bloods taken to test for thyroid and an ECG.

Will be going back for blood results on 13 oct and ECG just showed pulse racing.

However I'd like to know if anybody has the same problem ?



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Are you on Amitriptyline?


No Ray I'm not


Sally, it was just a thought !

It has my heart rate at 100 at rest but it is the only drug that I can honestly say helps with some of the pains so I do not want to stop it!

Best Wishes, Ray


Ditto on that,it's good


Ok thanks Ray. I can understand why you wouldn't want to stop it. I'm with you on that one.


My pulse sometimes go to 115,but I think that's meds more than anything,anything that upsets ur tum will cause ur pulse to rise,I'm on clarithromycin at the mo, even thought the doc knows it irritates my tum,since iv been on it my pulse hasn't dropped blow100My bp is fine though


Hello Sallyannemay,

You mentioned you elevated heart rate, I am glad you have been to the GP for a check up.

I wondered if I might mention this symptom of Fibro called Dysautonomia which could be a likely cause, However as I am not a Doctor, please find this information below which may be interesting.

Autonomic Dysfunction (sometimes called Dysautonomia) of some kind is common with Fibro: this simply means that the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) isn't working properly.The ANS keeps various factors in your body at normal levels, including heart rate, blood pressure, perspiration and respiration. Autonomic Dysfunction with Fibro can include not being able to properly regulate your temperature - people with Fibro are often either too hot or too cold - and fainting (Lindsey Middlemiss Founder & Chair FibroAction 2009)


Or course they are many things it could be as you also mention anxiety, could it be stress/anxiety? Have you had a particularly stressful time lately? (no need to answer just a thought)

Please do keep in touch and let us know how you get on when you get your results. Have you been asked to monitor it or do you do so anyway?

Best Wishes

Emma :)

FibroAction Administrator


Thank you Emma.

Yes things have been stressful. When I am able I try to care for my husbands elderly aunt and uncle. You know take them to appointments and online shopping. Recently I have had to take over the paperwork as uncle has dementia.

Five weeks ago auntie became unable to cook etc so I had to call social services in to look after them.

I have had to back out from looking after them apart from little jobs as it has become too much for me.

This maybe it but I will continue to monitor the situation . Thank you for your valuable input.


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Hi Sallyannemay

I am so sorry to read that you are experiencing this, and I genuinely hope that you can find some resolution and relief to this issue. I do not experience anything of this nature myself, but i think that Mdaisy has given you some wonderful advice.

I want to wish you all the best of luck.

All my hopes and dreams for you

Ken x


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