Is this worth going to a doctor for?

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Adriana Stone
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Date Joined Jul 2014
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   Posted 7/26/2014 12:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,

I'm a 17 year old healthy active female. For as long as I can remember I've noticed my heart rate was always a little faster than normal. In science class we had to test our resting heart rate and mine was 104. I never thought much of it until I had a simple fitness test done when I first joined a gym this year. The guy doing my test said my heart rate was a little faster than normal and that I should get a heart rate monitor for when I worked out, and that was the end of that.

When I got my heart rate monitor in the mail I decided to test it out while on a short walk with my mom. During the walk my heart rate maintained 110-130 BPM. My mom thought that was very weird.

I started wearing it while I worked out and after 5 minutes of biking my heart got to 170 BPM. (I don't like running so I power walk on the treadmill on a high incline for around 30 minutes) and my heart rate maintains 180-200. I can't imagine how high it would get if I enjoyed cardio and ran for a while.

When I'm not exercising my heart rate varies. I could be sitting on the couch for a couple hours and it would be at a normal pace, or a little high (105 ish BPM). Sometimes I get symptoms of anxiety, even when I'm not anxious (Fast heart rate, arability). Although I think they are 2 separate things.

I'm fairly healthy, I'm not over weight and I like to be active. Other than my fast heart rate I have arthritis in my wrists and Idiopathic Hypersomnia (Most likely caused from my excessive dreaming and parasomnias)

My mom thinks I should go to my doctor but I wanted to know what you guys thought, if it sounds serious and what it may be? Thank you blush

pvct
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Date Joined May 2014
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   Posted 7/26/2014 1:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I would check with your doctor, like your Mom suggests, nd get checked out just for your own peace of mind. sounds like you are in good condition. best to you
pvct
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