High Heart Rate at Rest 96 bpm

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   Posted 11/11/2010 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
I woke up this morning and my heart was palpitating very bad. In bed my heart rate was 96 bpm and skipping just after waking up. 30 minutes later it is 94bpm. My BP is consistently on the low side so I do not have a chronic BP issue. I also woke up with a sick stomach.

This has happened before and I seen a therapist because I thought it might be panic related, but she was not convinced of this since it was happening when I sleep.

I was just recently diagnosed with Strep Throat and am on amoxacillin 500 mg 3 times a day.

I am 148 lbs
5 ft 5
29 years old
Do not smoke
Suspected Lupus but not diagnosed.

Post Edited (Bumble30) : 11/11/2010 8:44:08 AM (GMT-7)

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   Posted 11/11/2010 1:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you called your primary care doctor? You need to have this evaluated, especially since your therapist doesn't feel it is anxiety related.
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   Posted 11/14/2010 9:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Bumble hope you are feeling better, that is so scary!! Hope you were able to go to the Dr. and get it evaluated.
Keep us posted
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   Posted 11/17/2010 2:55 PM (GMT -6)   
I have Crohn's Disease and suffer from dehydration frequently.  I always know I'm getting sick when my heart rate gets high.   I wonder if you might be a little dehydrated?
I find that drinking some pedialyte helps me so you might also want to try that and see if you notice a difference.  You can also try other fluids, broth or gatorade.

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   Posted 11/17/2010 11:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I do apologize for not coming back on. This happened a few more times since and then it has stopped. I have an appointment that keeps getting pushed back with my rhumy. I am getting tested for lupus. I will have to have him refer me to a heart doctor.

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   Posted 11/19/2010 2:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Bumble,

I too have woken up with tachy heart. sometimes its in the 120's. I was lucky enough to have this happen to me a few times when I was in the hospital and being monitored, and when they came in to check on me, turns out I was in the middle of a nightmare. The cardiologist told me that sometimes that can happen. Maybe you woke up after having a bit of a bad dream and didnt remember it? But I also agree with Shiney too... if youve just been diagnosed with a sickness that can raise your heart rate too.. good luck with your doctors apt and I hope they find out whats wrong!

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   Posted 11/19/2010 3:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello and welcome to HealingWell.  Sometimes when we are ill and have a fever our heartrate will be higher then normal for us. When anyone has a fever, the heart rate and breathing rate normally speed up to help the body get rid of excess heat.  Strep Throat usually = fever until medication has kicked in. 
I am glad to know you have an appointment for a check up.

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   Posted 4/15/2013 7:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi my Reply is old but hope it helps someone. Doctors will usually come up with some answer that has little to do with the problem. Most likely you have sleep apnea. That's why you awaken with adrenaline and heart pumping fast. Its your nody waking you up!!

You may also get depressed after this happens. Most likely it's been happening all night. It's wears you out.
Cpap hardly helps anyone in truth.
There's a doctor in Tacoma WA that people come to see from all over the world. He understands this better than anyone else.
His name is Farand Robson (dr)..
Tell him I sent you. You may be able to get in sooner.

This problem can have different effects on everyone. It may be responsible for many diagnoses. Like auto immune diseases, ADHD, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's , and more.
It's because the tongue is attached to 60 different muscles in the body.
Also sleep apnea can kill you.
I didn't know what was going on. I told my doctors years ago. They thought I had anxiety and put me on meds that make sleep apnea worse.
Also anti depressants which did nothing positive for me.

Forget sleep specialists. They don't know anything.
Call Dr Robson.
He's saved many lives and helped many live safe well lives.
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