Infection causing fast heart rate and flare up

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   Posted 2/9/2010 6:53 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone, I have recently been feeling really ill like I was taking a flu, and my doctor said i'd a sinus infection and gave me antibiotics. The antibiotics didn't work at all and I kept feeling worse, with joint and muscluar pain keeping me up at night etc so I went back to see the doctor who told me the infection has spread. All my glands are up im my neck, stomach and under my arms and I have a fast resting heart rate (I have NEVER had this before). He gave me another  antibiotic and I have to see him again on Friday to see if it is working. I am very concerned about the rapid heart rate- is this normal with an infection, and is it a serious problem? Also Is it likely the infection has caused the joints to become inflammed again? I currently take methotrexate, but due to the infection didn't take it last week and it looks like this week is a no go either. Im misrable at the moment- this flare up as you all know is horrible, however Its the infection that worries me incase it turns serious. Has anyone else had a fast heart rate due to infection and did this go away. Please help!

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   Posted 2/9/2010 3:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lynny, I think its normal but I'm not a doctor, ask your doc. IO know when I had pneumonia my heart rate was 150! But they put me in hospital with that, they weren't concerned just monitored me.

Hope that helps, I'd ask though to be on the safe side, golitho
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