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This has been going on for about 2 months. Today was the highest it's ever been. For some reason, my heart rate has been through the roof lately even while at rest. At the doctor today, my heart rate was 126. My blood pressure was normal(113/77). I just took my heart rate right now, I've been sitting for at least 30 minutes, and it's 106! I can't even remember the last time my heart rate was below 100. My pdoc told me I really need to see a doctor about this. I have an appointment with my GP on August 10th, which I told her, but she said I need to be seen before then. Anyone else ever experience a high heart rate like this? Any ideas what could be causing it?  

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I have sinus tachycardia and my normal heartrate (at rest) is usually 90-110 BPM, give or take a few. I've had EKG's, echo's, holter monitors, no damage, my heart just beats fast. There are beta blockers, but for me, it would crash my blood pressure. My doc's just set that as my baseline and go from there. 

I never saw a cardiologist but I had all the tests done.  Some meds can up your heart rate. Different times of day matter, too. My heart rate is always faster at the doc's because of anxiety. Lots of causes, probably isn't serious, get the testing done.

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San's right, there are so many potential reasons.  for me it means a difference in how well my thyroid is functioning (if it's overactive, my heart rate increases), and it's just a simple matter of decreasing my thyroid meds.  let your doc figure it out and try not to worry too much (i know that can be hard when you don't know why your body is doing something!).

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I have sinus tachycardia and my normal heartrate (at rest) is usually 90-110 BPM, give or take a few. I've had EKG's, echo's, holter monitors, no damage, my heart just beats fast. There are beta blockers, but for me, it would crash my blood pressure. My doc's just set that as my baseline and go from there. 

I never saw a cardiologist but I had all the tests done.  Some meds can up your heart rate. Different times of day matter, too. My heart rate is always faster at the doc's because of anxiety. Lots of causes, probably isn't serious, get the testing done.

I just took my heart rate right before I wrote this(as I have been sitting for again, at least 20 minutes, and it's 109. My heart rate was not always this high. It just started a couple months ago. The first couple times I went to my pdoc and my heart rate was that high, they told me that it was probably due to smoking. Now she seems to have changed her opinion on that. I randomly take my heart rate throughout the day and it's never below 100, even when I'm laying down for hours. Do you have any idea what kind of tests they can do to figure this out? I've wore a 24 hour Holter moniter last year because of heart palpitations, but thanks to my bad luck, I didn't have any while I was wearing it.

San's right, there are so many potential reasons.  for me it means a difference in how well my thyroid is functioning (if it's overactive, my heart rate increases), and it's just a simple matter of decreasing my thyroid meds.  let your doc figure it out and try not to worry too much (i know that can be hard when you don't know why your body is doing something!).

I actually have an under-active thyroid. I just got back on my medicine last week after being off of it for 7 months.

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I have sinus tachycardia and my normal heartrate (at rest) is usually 90-110 BPM, give or take a few. I've had EKG's, echo's, holter monitors, no damage, my heart just beats fast. There are beta blockers, but for me, it would crash my blood pressure. My doc's just set that as my baseline and go from there. 

I never saw a cardiologist but I had all the tests done.  Some meds can up your heart rate. Different times of day matter, too. My heart rate is always faster at the doc's because of anxiety. Lots of causes, probably isn't serious, get the testing done.

I just took my heart rate right before I wrote this(as I have been sitting for again, at least 20 minutes, and it's 109. My heart rate was not always this high. It just started a couple months ago. The first couple times I went to my pdoc and my heart rate was that high, they told me that it was probably due to smoking. Now she seems to have changed her opinion on that. I randomly take my heart rate throughout the day and it's never below 100, even when I'm laying down for hours. Do you have any idea what kind of tests they can do to figure this out? I've wore a 24 hour Holter moniter last year because of heart palpitations, but thanks to my bad luck, I didn't have any while I was wearing it.

San's right, there are so many potential reasons.  for me it means a difference in how well my thyroid is functioning (if it's overactive, my heart rate increases), and it's just a simple matter of decreasing my thyroid meds.  let your doc figure it out and try not to worry too much (i know that can be hard when you don't know why your body is doing something!).

I actually have an under-active thyroid. I just got back on my medicine last week after being off of it for 7 months.

The tests they did on me were an echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart, kinda cool, you can hear it beating and swooshing) They look for abnormalities and get a good look at the heart itself. My heart, on every test, had no abnormalities, and I've had about 5 echo's in 8 years. The gel they use is kinda cold, and you're in a front-opened gown, so if you're female, your boobs are out, but it's completely painless. It is neat to watch the monitor, though. This takes about 20 minutes and the only discomfort I had was having my boobs hang out, and the office was cold. 

EKG is standard, but short, it just gets the rhythm, they can tell if you have a arrythmia on it, or long QT. It's a basic test (electrodes stuck to your chest and legs, takes about 30 seconds, prints out the reading) and is done every year at my physical (not just me, my GP covers everything during a physical, and EKG is part of it). The only painful part of this is getting the goddamn stickies off. 

Holter monitor is annoying, I've worn it twice, it basically saves your heartrate and everything from the time you get it put on until it comes off, to check for irregular heart beats. They have different types, some you trigger to record when you need too, others take readings for several hours. I've had them on for 24 hours, and 48 hours. 

I had all these tests done a few times before surgery and ECT, as a physical workup is required. The doc's (and they aren't the same ones as I have currently) said there is nothing wrong, my heart rate is higher, they don't know why. I've had about 6 doc's say they can't figure out why, but it won't kill me.

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I have sinus tachycardia and my normal heartrate (at rest) is usually 90-110 BPM, give or take a few. I've had EKG's, echo's, holter monitors, no damage, my heart just beats fast. There are beta blockers, but for me, it would crash my blood pressure. My doc's just set that as my baseline and go from there. 

I never saw a cardiologist but I had all the tests done.  Some meds can up your heart rate. Different times of day matter, too. My heart rate is always faster at the doc's because of anxiety. Lots of causes, probably isn't serious, get the testing done.

I just took my heart rate right before I wrote this(as I have been sitting for again, at least 20 minutes, and it's 109. My heart rate was not always this high. It just started a couple months ago. The first couple times I went to my pdoc and my heart rate was that high, they told me that it was probably due to smoking. Now she seems to have changed her opinion on that. I randomly take my heart rate throughout the day and it's never below 100, even when I'm laying down for hours. Do you have any idea what kind of tests they can do to figure this out? I've wore a 24 hour Holter moniter last year because of heart palpitations, but thanks to my bad luck, I didn't have any while I was wearing it.

San's right, there are so many potential reasons.  for me it means a difference in how well my thyroid is functioning (if it's overactive, my heart rate increases), and it's just a simple matter of decreasing my thyroid meds.  let your doc figure it out and try not to worry too much (i know that can be hard when you don't know why your body is doing something!).

I actually have an under-active thyroid. I just got back on my medicine last week after being off of it for 7 months.

The tests they did on me were an echocardiogram (ultrasound of the heart, kinda cool, you can hear it beating and swooshing) They look for abnormalities and get a good look at the heart itself. My heart, on every test, had no abnormalities, and I've had about 5 echo's in 8 years. The gel they use is kinda cold, and you're in a front-opened gown, so if you're female, your boobs are out, but it's completely painless. It is neat to watch the monitor, though. This takes about 20 minutes and the only discomfort I had was having my boobs hang out, and the office was cold. 

EKG is standard, but short, it just gets the rhythm, they can tell if you have a arrythmia on it, or long QT. It's a basic test (electrodes stuck to your chest and legs, takes about 30 seconds, prints out the reading) and is done every year at my physical (not just me, my GP covers everything during a physical, and EKG is part of it). The only painful part of this is getting the goddamn stickies off. 

Holter monitor is annoying, I've worn it twice, it basically saves your heartrate and everything from the time you get it put on until it comes off, to check for irregular heart beats. They have different types, some you trigger to record when you need too, others take readings for several hours. I've had them on for 24 hours, and 48 hours. 

I had all these tests done a few times before surgery and ECT, as a physical workup is required. The doc's (and they aren't the same ones as I have currently) said there is nothing wrong, my heart rate is higher, they don't know why. I've had about 6 doc's say they can't figure out why, but it won't kill me.

I've had EKG's before, but to me there so damn short, how could they pick up anything? The holter moniter I wore last year was a 24 hour one, and I was supposed to press a button when I felt a heart palpitation. Of coarse that day I didn't have any. I've never have an echocardiogram, but I have always wanted one because, I don't know how to explain it, but I just know that there's something wrong with my heart. My boobs being out may be uncomfortable if a man is the one doing it, but if it's a female, I don't think I'll mind. Did a cardiologist do all this? I have an appointment with my GP August 10th, but I might try to get one sooner. I'm assuming that the GP won't do anything but refer me to a cardiologist? But correct me if I'm wrong. I have no experience in the Cardio department. Have now been sitting for over an hour, heart rate at 105. I can only imagine my heart rate if I tried to exercise. I guess it's a good thing I'm lazy and addicted to Netflix.

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I had sinus tachycardia from Seroquel.  I went to a cardiologist and had an EKG and a holter and an echocardiogram - all normal.  As soon as I stopped the Seroquel, it went back to normal.

Also, when I've had echos, they've used drapes to keep my breasts covered.

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I had sinus tachycardia from Seroquel.  I went to a cardiologist and had an EKG and a holter and an echocardiogram - all normal.  As soon as I stopped the Seroquel, it went back to normal.

Also, when I've had echos, they've used drapes to keep my breasts covered.

Thank you for your input. I'm glad my "girls" may not be out for everyone to see. However, I have been on Seroquel for at least 7 years, and it's never given me anything trouble. I did switch to the XR version this year, but that was months before this heart rate trouble started. Were you referred to the cardiologist by your GP?

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I'm trying to remember.  Either my GP or my psychiatrist.  I think my GP.  My psychiatrist ordered the EKG I think.  It was a long time ago.

Ok. When I seen my pdoc yesterday, she was the one that told me that I really needed to see a doctor about this. I'm assuming it might take some time though. I'll have to go to my GP, see what she says, hopefully get a referral to a cardiologist. But ain't no telling how long the wait will be to get into see the cardiologist. I believe there are only 2 of them within a 40 miles radius. I think I'll call my GP's office tomorrow and tell them what's going on and hopefully I can get in sooner, so we can start this potential long process. 

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My GP ordered the tests (or, before ECT, my pdoc) Any doc can order it. If there is something wrong, they will send you to a specialist.

It's a pretty standard test. I was given some crappy paper thing to cover myself with, but it didn't do much.. 

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go to a cardiologist and ask for a 24-hour heart monitor and a follow-up ultrasound of your heart.  they can find out exactly what the cause is before persuing a solution.  that's what I did when my heart was irregular and sometimes spastic.  It actually hurt sometimes and kept me awake at night.  It turned out to be caused by too high of a dose of Haldol.  I'm still on Haldol now, but at a lower dosage, and it doesn't give me problems anymore.  And I have the heart records to show to my psychiatrist if he ever forgets or doesnt believe me. the heart monitor is 24-hours of proof. 

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I went to see my GP today. My heart rate was 112 when I got there. She ordered an EKG that they did in the room. She said it was normal besides my elevated heart rate. She's caulking it up to caffeine. I tried to tell her that she's wrong, but she wouldn't listen. I have been drinking caffeine for years, it has not increased any. The days I see my pdoc, I drink only water before so I can make sure I can pee. (My pdoc requires regular urine samples for drug testing). When I seen my pdoc Monday, my heart rate was 126 with only drinking water! And she's telling me it's caffeine? I am very dissatisfied with this answer because I know it not to be true. My blood pressure was a little higher than normal today as well. I have another appointment with a different GP August 10th and I'm really hoping I can get a better answer.

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go to a specialist (cardiologist).  A GP just doesn't have the same level of expertise about the heart.  Also, a 24 hour heart monitor (you strap it on and wear it) is more precise than an EKG.  So is an ultrasound where they literally look inside the heart while it beats. 

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Have you had your thyroid checked lately?  A high heart can sometimes happen if you have hyperthyroidism.

I just had blood work done for my thyroid a month ago. I have hypothyroidism. She said something about that too. I just can't believe she's just chaulking it up to caffeine. 

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