Low RHR (not the fittest)

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   Posted 5/13/2011 9:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,

I have a small worry, not sure where to turn at the moment.

I have drank a 1.25 litre of coke tonight, I am laying down on the couch and noticed my HR is fluctuating between 42-54 bpm. The problem is, I have been smoking for about 10 years, a pack of 30's every 2 days and I am around 15 kilo overweight.

Should I be worried? I have Ankylosing Spondilitis which I occasionally take 1 200mg anti-inflammatory when pain gets too much, I had taken 1 around lunch time earlier today.

This isn't the first time my RHR has been low like this, is it possible the caffeine is making it slower?

It's now 2am where I am and contemplating going to bed and just seeing my doctor tomorrow.

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Date Joined Jan 2011
Total Posts : 96
   Posted 5/13/2011 7:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Okay I had decided to go to sleep and woke up this morning with a normal non irregular heart rate, so now I'm starting to think it's just anxiety. I will see my doctor next week as it may have something to do with my arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis patients have been known to need pacemakers, I'm not too worried, I suppose it's better at 42-54 than over 84 bpm.

I am currently taking celebrex 200mg occasionally, but only when the pain gets too much which is general once every 2-3 days. Celebrex is known to increase the chances of heart attack and stroke, however these tests were done with 400mg celebrex.
I am not saying that celebrex is good for you and I will be switching to something else when I see my rheumy at the end of the year.

Thanks for reading.
Diagnosis - Ankylosing Spondilitis and (still to come, ill find something :P)
Meds - Celebrex 200mg Once daily - Contains Celecoxib.

Melbourne, Australia
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