Bradycardia and life long minor? fatigue

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   Posted 7/30/2012 7:34 AM (GMT -6)   
I was just diagnosed with bradycardia. I have always had a lowish heart rate, and the better condition I am in, the lower my heart rate. I am 63 year old (female) with a BMI of 29.8 (overweight) but a year ago I was 35.1 (obese). I am in good physical condition, have been doing 10K walks at a rate of about 20 minute miles, UPhill.

My question is about fatigue. I have never had a lot of energy ever, in my whole life. I seem to almost always have to REALLY PUSH myself to exercise and get any physical exercise done, and I do.

A dear friend recently suggested that I might not need to live with fatigue for the rest of my life, if there is a treatment for my bradycardia. My resting heartrate is in the low 50s.

I do have a question, as yet unanswered, in to my PC Doctor about whether I should pursue treatment, but in the meantime I found this forum. I have had no other symptoms other than some fatigue, until this week, when I had a few days of light-headedness, fuzzy brain, slight muscle weakness and sighing. My oxygen saturation was 98%. The Doc I saw was not alarmed by my symptoms since all of my vitals were good. I tend to have low normal blood pressure. My blood chemistry was all in normal range except for a slightly high white blood cell count.

So really I have two questions: it is possible that my fatigue could be relieved by treatment of the bradycardia; and, based on my symptoms, do I NEED to go to a cardiologist?

Thank you for your time.

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   Posted 7/30/2012 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Streensraven,

I would just like to welcome you to the heart and cardiovascular disease forum. I am just filling in for the regular moderator, and you may see other mods on this forum until she gets back. I hope you get a relpy to your question soon. In the meantime read other posts, or you could do a search at the top of the page.
I have fatigue due to fibromyalgia and I take adderall for it.  It is a stimulant though and I don't know if you could take it if you have any heart problems.

I hope that your fatigue lifts and that you feel better soon.

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