woke up with racing heart - feel like i'm getting a cold

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hazelnut86
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   Posted 6/6/2010 5:28 AM (GMT -7)   
ok i took a 1200 mg guafennisen before bed because i could feel a cold coming on and stuffy - no decongestant.

i woke up and my heartrate was 90-100. can this affect it? i don't think it can.

i also think when i'm getting sick my heart rate goes up some. i also have an upset stomach. ugh

me and my son went swimming with my ex and his father last night too and got in an argument. i get sucked into his anger and we start texting each other. it's ridiculous. you think i would learn. my son didn't want to leave the pool and my ex always blames me when he doesn't mind. that i have "conditioned" him to not behave. it's awful. i need to just stop hanging out with him. eek. he can be so nice but everything is somehow always my fault. i don't think that is why my heart feels fast though.

i just had a cold in march. my older son just got over one though so i guess me and my younger son are getting it now. i need an immune booster. i take vitamins and extra c. but i haven't been exercising and could probably eat more fruits and veggies.

i hate waking up feeling like this! then i see what my heart rate is and of course makes it higher. anyone else feel like this when they are catching a cold? or maybe it's from arguing with ex. my heart rate wasn't up last night though!

stkitt
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   Posted 6/6/2010 6:17 AM (GMT -7)   
One of the ingriedents of Guaifenesin is pseudoephedrine hydrochloride which can cause tachycardia. However 90-100 is not consider a tachycardia technically. Normally the heart beats 60 - 100 times per minute.

Each person is different and their vital signs will vary from another person when they are coming down with an illness.

My heartrate will increase if I am anxious or fearful of something. Take care and hope your cold never materializes.

Kindly,

Kitt

hazelnut86
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   Posted 6/6/2010 8:04 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks kitt. i got the mucinex with no psedephedrine though. but i think i may just be worrying about alot. money, job, etc.

hazelnut86
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   Posted 6/6/2010 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   
how fast does your heart rate go when you are anxious kitt? can it stay that way for hours if you are worrying alot?

flames23
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   Posted 6/6/2010 2:03 PM (GMT -7)   
I know you weren't asking me Hazelnut, but I figure this is my area of 'expertise'. My resting heart rate is between 50-65bpm.

When I get nervous, or start to feel my heart pound hard (not necessarily fast) that in itself makes me nervous. If it gets over 100bpm I know that I'm on the verge of losing control (assuming I'm not doing something physically demanding, and just sitting there)...normally I feel the surge of adrenaline course through my veins and I get to around 135bpm and then I can really feel myself going into that 'panic' place.

I've gotten it up to 200bpm and that's as high as my heart rate monitor watch would go...and I started to black out at that point. If it goes over 170bpm I normally need ambulatory assistance, although thank goodness that's only happened 4 times.

So for me it's a combination of speed and hardness of the beat. Last night I couldn't sleep because it was pounding so loudly that I could feel it no matter if I switched from laying on my stomach to my side to my back. But the actual bpm was only between 70-85bpm. This is considered normal of course, but high for me when laying in bed.

my heart has pounded over 150bpm without doing exercise for over 4 hours before. The entire time I thought I'd have a heart attack, but one never materialized. i've had a heart holter test before and everything was fine..blah blah blah...

I think everyone can react differently to all drugs, so the Guaifenesin may have raised your heart rate slightly and then your mind did the rest.


I also get a much faster heart beat when I'm sick. My average goes from 50-65 to around 75-95bpm. So to me that's normal too.

Take care :)

Howlyncat
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   Posted 6/6/2010 2:28 PM (GMT -7)   
i know cough syrup bothers me if its otc stuff
being sick increases your anxiety well mine anyways
hoping you feel better soon
lyn

stkitt
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   Posted 6/6/2010 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   
To answer your question Hazel, when I get really anxious or frightened I know my heartbeat rises but I am usually worrying about something such as in anticipatory anxiety and I don't check my heartbeat as I know it is OK as long as I have no other sx other then my anxiety going on. I also take a beta blocker so even if I get upset my heartbeat doesn't always go up as the medicaiton is working and doing it's job.


Kindly,

Kitt

hazelnut86
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   Posted 6/6/2010 4:32 PM (GMT -7)   
okay thanks guys. i have a bad habit of checking my heartbeat. it's just weird cause last week my heart rate was lower than usual and now it's back up to 80-85 normally from 60-65 - maybe it has something to do with my menstrual cycle too. i am in pms right now. i think that makes me more anxious. and before i go to work and rushing to get out the door, it's like 85-90. if i just keep busy it's fine usually - it's just thinking about it -

i take a beta blocker too kitt - a newer one - Bystolic - it usually does the trick - but sometimes it doesn't help that much. i am hoping this sinus thing is just allergies because it didn't get worse today but it feels more like a cold coming on. i will go to bed early and try to rest.

you guys are great. :)
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