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As soon as I stood up out of bed this morning my heart rate shot up to 162... this is not unusual for me! Most mornings for the pay year my heart rate has been doing this. I’m at my wits end with it! Everyone tells me I’m fine. I’m on 2.5 bisoprolol twice a day. All day long my heart rate is normal, with a few PVCs, but it only gets this high first thing in the morning. It doesn’t last too long usually.. maybe a couple minutes.

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I'm sorry to tell you this, but what you must do is get out of bed really slowly and sit on the side of it for a minute or so before standing. Yep, makes you feel old! We have to leave those Joyful days of leaping out of bed behind. Bah!


I try to lay in bed for a little while before getting up.. but it seems as soon as I sit up it starts racing.. I’ll have to try to sit there a minute before. Thank you

I suspect you’re heart rate is high in the morning because your biosprolol has worn off and you are having a little beta blocker bounce back. Are you on beta blocker for heart rate or something else?

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DisneyMom3 in reply to 2k2d

Mostly for heart rate... the doctor mentioned that so that’s why they had me split the dose. 2.5 at night and 2.5 in the morning. I’m wondering if it would help if I took the whole 5 at night?

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2k2d in reply to DisneyMom3

I might be wrong but I don't think it makes it last any longer to take a higher dose. Worth asking though. Guess you could take it while laying in bed and then get up 30 min later or so. Has your Dr considered that you might have POTS?

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DisneyMom3 in reply to 2k2d

They’ve mentioned it a couple of times . I’ve increased my salt intake, it helped some.

I have this issue but mine shows up to 259 to 280 for about 6 to 10 minutes and later in the night it’s down to 25 or 33 beats per minute

You mentioned POTS. Have you been referred for testing?

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