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.
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Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, TMJ disorder, Endometriosis, Polycystic Ovaries, Chronic ear/nose/throat infections, Panic Disorder, Reactive Arthritis, Agoraphobia, Migraines, GERD, Anaemia, Sinusitis, Chronically perforated eardrums, Pinched Nerves, IBS, Tachycardia, Allergies, Insomnia, Trichotilomania, Glandular Fever, Bursitis, Encapsulitis, Seasonal Mood Disorder, Mild OCD.
Meds: Zoloft 150mg. Xanax 4mg. Nexium. Celebrex. Mobic. Panadeine Forte. Digesic.
Multiple surgeries- I bear the scars of my poor physical health.
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