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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 8/30/2010 11:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone :)

I usually post on the Crohn's board (because I have Crohn's disease), but lately I've been experiencing a lot of Cardiovascular problems. During any given day, my heart rate is usually between 110-170bpm, it's even gone as high as 200 on some occasions. My blood pressure is pretty stable, but can get wacky, such as being 97/79 or 90/70, especially when I stand. When I'm standing, it's the worst. My heart rate just doesn't seem to go back to normal after I stand. It either stays high, or goes higher and stays that way. I experienced a "silent heart attack" January of this year due to hypovolemia from dehydration and was in the ICU and all that fun stuff. After that, my heart hasn't been the same. I have an appointment with a cardiologist on the 10th of September, but I want some idea of what this might be. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
18 year old female
Crohn's dx in May 2009, symptoms since October 2008
Off every med while the doctors contemplate my diagnosis.
Been on: Entocort, Pentasa, Prednisone, Humira, Imuran

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 8/30/2010 5:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I am wondering if you are on any medications for your heart or BP?  You may be having runs of SVT and your cardiologist will perhaps order a holter monitor which is an event monitor that your will wear at home for usually a 24 hour period to try to catch your runs of fast heart rates.  A heart rate of 200 could cause your BP to drop down.
Do write all your concerns down and discuss each one with your Dr.  Let us know how you make out as we are here to support you.

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