Post Edited (Howlyncat) : 10/25/2008 5:06:11 PM (GMT-6)
There is a big difference between palpitations and an elevated heart rate- a speedy pulse is not the same thing, palpitations affect the rythm of your heart- they dont necessarily make your heart beat faster per se, they skip beats and this in turn can increase anxiety.
Ive had palpitations for years and have always thought them to be a side effect of my meds. They feel weird, but not distressing. Ive also experienced a faster pulse since i was medicated, back in 1995. My resting heart rate is around 100-120, when the norm is between 60-80.
Just wanted to add that everyone experiences palpitations but most of us never feel them. I have had palpitations but as I have no sx with them I just keep on going.
Anxiety can raise your heart rate.
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