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Octobergirl
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   Posted 2/28/2010 4:16 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm in a flare, and I knew I was dehydrated, but I checked my blood pressure and pulse rate at those stations they have at the pharmacies and my resting heart rate was 110-120. I'm usually between 50-60ish (40s if I'm in really good shape).

1. Do you think it's still safe for me to exercise?

2. If I drink salt water, will that help me stay hydrated? I'm following SCD, so I can't have Gatorade or Pedialyte or any of that stuff.

3. Cringe...you don't think I need to go to the hospital yet, do you? (I get my next Remicade infusion Tuesday, so I'm hoping that calms some of the symptoms down.) How high is too high of a resting heart rate?

spookyh
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   Posted 2/28/2010 4:43 PM (GMT -7)   
You could make the SCD electrolyte drink (look at Stage 1 Drinks at http://www.pecanbread.com/new/recipes.html). Elyte (http://www.elytesport.com/) is supposed to be ok on SCD too.

I've had a high heart rate for years. I'm hoping that once I get my thyroid checked out, I can get it resolved.
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Resection of ileocecal valve on 09/22/09
Current Meds: LDN, Pentasa, Effexor XR, Zyrtec
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, Vitamin D, Calcium, Magnesium, Coconut Oil, Garlic Oil, CoQ10, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods


pmedic
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   Posted 2/28/2010 5:20 PM (GMT -7)   
If you are anemic and have a high resting heart rate, you could possibly need a blood transfusion, if you are bleeding. I have been through it more times that I care to remember. Also, if you are anemic, I would not exercise due to the possible clumping of blood cells which could cause an clot (this could have killed me). Please follow up with your Dr. and get labs drawn again. I would also stay away from salted drinks, but drink plenty of water.
Dx:Ulcerative Colitis March 2008
Dx: Crohns May 2008
No surgeries yet but I am desperately trying to keep my colon.
8 blood transfusions, SVT due to low H&H, Anxiety during new medication injections due to past reactions. 
Been through MANY medications with terrible results.
Currently on Cimzia, Welchol (for crohns), Ambien (prn), xanax(prn), Cod Liver Oil and Feosol iron.
Organic diet has made a big difference for me. 
Learning how to love life and relax. 


sickandlucky
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   Posted 2/28/2010 6:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a kind of high heart rate, around 90 resting. My acupuncturist told me this, and recommended I do light exercise as well as breathing exercises to help get it down. What is considered an average resting heart rate? I always thought it was around 70 or something...
I don't know the answers to any of your questions unfortunately :( I hope someone comes along who can help you. I would guess light exercise, like walking or yoga would be beneficial but really pushing yourself probably isn't a good idea. Ditto what spookyhurst about the SCD electrolyte drink as well
female 19, diagnosed crohns december 2008
entocort/pentasa previously, now prednisone(tapering) & 100 mg imuran, probiotics, calcium w/d3, biotin, folic acid, zinc, omega 3s, digestive enzymes & prenatal multivitamin


Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 2/28/2010 7:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I am not sure I would believe those machines at pharmacies...they aren't really kept up in 'pristine' order (at least the ones I've seen). I'd have things checked at your doc's office!
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008


Zanne
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   Posted 2/28/2010 7:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Why would you mess with this? Sorry to be blunt but, if your heart rate is high and you start exercising and it jumps, you could drop dead, on the spot. Could you go to one of those minute clinics and just have a quick check or just wait until Tuesday when you get your infusion. Its only a few hours.
Suzanne

CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!


Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....


debilitated
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   Posted 2/28/2010 7:42 PM (GMT -7)   
My usual resting heart rate is 120-130 when i flare bad and dehydrate.. its so common for me at the infusion center, they dont worry. THE best thing you can do is keep your self hydrated with water.

There are alot of people who still follow the SCD diet and still hace gatorade. Gatorade is light in sugar and good on the stomache. I would think twice in debating whether i could have gatorade. Any doctor would send you home tellin you to drink gatorade.

debilitated
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   Posted 2/28/2010 7:50 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, and if you cant have gatorade.. V8 canned tomato juice.
Loads of potassium and right amount of sodium.

pimfram
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   Posted 2/28/2010 9:06 PM (GMT -7)   
I wouldn't really trust one of those machines. Drink some electrolyte drink and have a banana.
Diagnosed with CD July 2007
Currently on Remicade, Imuran, probiotics, folic acid, multivitamin.
Resection December 2009

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Rider Fan
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   Posted 2/28/2010 9:25 PM (GMT -7)   
debilitated said...
My usual resting heart rate is 120-130 when i flare bad and dehydrate.. its so common for me at the infusion center, they dont worry. THE best thing you can do is keep your self hydrated with water.

There are alot of people who still follow the SCD diet and still hace gatorade. Gatorade is light in sugar and good on the stomache. I would think twice in debating whether i could have gatorade. Any doctor would send you home tellin you to drink gatorade.


I think most SCDers would say that Gatorade is strictly prohibited unfortunately. The theory is that ANY complex sugars like the kind in Gatorade simply feed the bacteria causing the problems and eliminate any good that's been done by eating the SCD legal foods. That's why they preach fanatical adherence.

But maybe emom or someone else knowledgeable with the diet can correct me.
33 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: Humira 2/27/09. Proferrin iron pills.

Tried SCD, didn't work, now avoiding gluten and dairy.


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spookyh
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   Posted 2/28/2010 10:42 PM (GMT -7)   
You're right Rider Fan. Gatorade is most definitely not allowed on SCD, nor is V8 (it used to be, but they changed the formula).

My resting heart rate is usually between 90 and 100 when I feel well. When I don't, it's more like 120-130. Whenever I'm in the hospital, I'm always setting the alarms off with my heart rate (makes it dang hard to sleep).
34 years old, Crohn's disease for 15 of them
Resection of ileocecal valve on 09/22/09
Current Meds: LDN, Pentasa, Effexor XR, Zyrtec
Supplements: 3 kinds of Fish Oil, Multi-Vitamin, Vitamin D, Calcium, Magnesium, Coconut Oil, Garlic Oil, CoQ10, Enzymes
SCD since 12/01/08 - eating Stage 3 foods


Octobergirl
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   Posted 3/6/2010 6:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone,

Sorry for the late response. I just wanted to thank everyone for your input.

Spooky, thank you so much for that recipe link. I didn't even know it existed, and it will be helpful in the future.

Anyways, the late response was due to the fact that I had to be hospitalized, so, needless to say I didn't exercise nor need electrolyte drinks. I was having a major flare. They tested my CRP and it was 150! Yikes. But, I know the high heart rate was due to the really high fevers I was getting and the fatigue. Thankfully I'm back home now and hopefully things continue to get better.

Anyways, thanks again for your input.

Roni
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   Posted 3/6/2010 7:00 AM (GMT -7)   
I have tachycardia. I noticed problems with my heart when I was really sick and was on prednisone. I went untreated for years for tachycardia and then I developed cardiomyopathy.

So if this is something that goes on chronically for weeks, months or years, INSIST on a beta blocker which makes the heart not have to work so hard and slows the heart rate.

Now that I'm being treated for my tachycardia (including tonnes of prayer), my heart is strong again! Yay!

emmalouwho
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   Posted 6/18/2016 2:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Low iron and dehydration and inflammation can all cause a high resting HR.
Proctitis? (2012 scope w missing/lost sigmoid biopsy)=> Pancolitis & Backwash Ileitis (2016)
Pentasa Oral and Supps, Imuran, antispasmodics, trying 60 days of VSL#3 Probiotics, S. Boulardii
location: Toronto, ON Canada

Labradorite
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   Posted 6/18/2016 4:13 PM (GMT -7)   
emmalouwho I have the same issue yet and it was not from low iron, dehydration and inflammation so it really should be watched carefully and evaluated if you have tachycardia. It took so long to get someone to listen and do something about it. I went to a top heart specialist/hospital and am finally on meds.

Dikid
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   Posted 6/19/2016 1:38 PM (GMT -7)   
can also be from some meds some of us take (steroids, antiemetics, some anticholinergics...)
21 year old female
Diagnosed with severe UC on 4/27/15 -as of 5/27/16 may be CD, waiting for more details
Remicade 10 mg/kg
Imuran 50 mg
Vesicare 5mg (bladder)
librax and zofran as needed

Please excuse typos. Usually post from my phone.
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