what is your heartrate at rest?

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hazelnut86
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   Posted 5/21/2010 9:12 PM (GMT -7)   
okay my heartrate was like 75-85 at rest when i took my bp for a long time - i take meds for hypothyroid and high blood pressure. well the last week or so my heartrate has been like 60-75 - sometimes less when i am laying down going to bed. should this be concerning? anyone else take your heartrate alot and freak out about it? do not think this is normal? ha

my thyroid is a little high but not bad - doc said it was normal - tsh is 4.40 and normal is up to 5.0. has never made my heartrate low. i usually have a higher heartrate and that can be scary but wonder why mine has been so low lately. i don't like low either. makes me anxious.

what is your normal resting heartrate? this sucks feeling this way. don't know why i even check it.

flames23
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   Posted 5/22/2010 4:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Hazelnut. I am THE most stressed out person regarding heart rates :D

So I understand your worry.

To answer your question, my resting heart rate is between 50-70bpm normally. I realize that's a relatively large gap, but that's where I seem to be. My own issue is that it I start to 'freak out' for no reason and it gets to over 180bpm for long durations.

Anything over 90bpm and I can feel an adrenaline surge coming on and start panicking. I guess that's my issue, my heart can go from 50bpm to over 180bpm in a matter of seconds (without physical exertion).

There's nothing wrong with your heart rate where it is.

If you're worried about it constantly, just inform your doctor.

You know your body better than anyone, if it's low for you, get it checked. Nothing wrong with that peace of mind.

Mine sometimes drops into the 40's and I don't get it. I'm not in good physical shape, yet I know the lower it is resting...the 'healthier' you supposedly are. I'm not on any medications except my asthma meds, and the occasional sublingual ativan that I need...Personally I find it hard to do any decent amount of cardio due to my asthma as well as my fear of my heart beating too fast :P Kind of a catch 22.

Anyway, you take care of yourself.

stkitt
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   Posted 5/22/2010 6:42 AM (GMT -7)   
According to Mayo Clinic's information, for an adult, a normal resting heart rate ranges from 60 to 100 beats per minute (bpm). For a well-trained athlete, a normal resting heart rate may be as low as 40 to 60 bpm. In healthy adults, a lower heart rate at rest generally implies more efficient heart function and better cardiovascular fitness.


If you have concerns please do contact your physician.



Take care,



Kitt

NeedingAnswers
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   Posted 5/22/2010 7:58 AM (GMT -7)   
With my anxiety I've been freaking out over my blood pressure and heartrate. My resting heartrate is usually between 50-60 bpm. My blood pressure is really what concerns me as it's been running about 95/55 and the diastolic number has been as low as 45. It concerns me but I won't discuss it with my doctor because I'm afraid something is seriously wrong with me. It's ridiculous because I want to know I'm healthy but afraid if I tell him about it he'll find something wrong. So I stress about it but don't tell him which is totally ridiculous. Maybe the Zoloft and Klonoplin will help me through this.

hazelnut86
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   Posted 5/22/2010 8:18 AM (GMT -7)   
thank you everyone. it just is strange for me to have such a slow resting heart rate. i suppose it's better than being high - maybe it's just my thyroid - since i did lower my meds cause i was feeling too revved up

i think klonopin will definately lower your heart rate as it relaxes you. i take benedryl for my anxiety and allergies and now i'm afraid to. ha
i need to just quit thinking about it as it's not good to be checking it all day - ugh

NeedingAnswers
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   Posted 5/22/2010 10:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Your heartrate is well within the normal range so don't worry too much. Every time any little thing happens with me I tend to freak a bit. The last thing I need is for Klonopin to bring my heartrate down. It's already ususally in the low 50s. Today was my first day of the Klonopin but I'm taking a really low dosage .25 mg. So far I feel no different.
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