Wacky heart rate

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Date Joined Mar 2005
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   Posted 3/29/2006 5:34 PM (GMT -6)   
It's well known that fibromyalgia causes anxiety issues and can cause palpitations, I've dealt with that and have been able to almost not stress about them. But what drives me crazy is something my own doctor can't answer for me.
If I'm sitting for a while, or laying down, or any sort of rest... then get up and move quickly, or sometimes just flat out move quickly.. like leaning back in my computer chair and suddenly reaching up for my speaker volume.. my heart will sometimes go nuts.
Not fast like SVT or dangerous levels.. just suddenly take off pounding with a fast beat. I can usually just take a deep breath and relax my body and it stops, sometimes it takes a couple seconds longer than others.
Does anyone know what can cause this? I'm thinking maybe the fibro? The constant tension in the muscles and then I move suddenly and the muscles go nuts, so my heart reacts to that?
The doc has already told me I have something called a 'reactive heart'.. call me crazy, but doesn't everyone????  I always have an abnormal (from my point of view, normal from the cardio) EKG. It's always showing normal sinus arrythmia, due to changes in my heart rate when I breathe. Thought that was normal too.. so why is THAT an arrythmia?
I have managed to get my heart rate down from 110, when I first walked into cardio's office a year ago.. to 74 in my primary cares office, so whatever I'm doing for my anxiety is working. This one symptom is just left hanging around to bug the heck out of me and make me go "WHY??"
I rarely take my pulse anymore, since everytime I do I get a wacky one, and think it's ME not my heart doing it. Also.. when you have fibro and your muscles twitch and jump all over, taking your own pulse is near to impossible.
I hope this makes sense to everyone.. I'm really tired right now..lol
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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 3/30/2006 12:27 AM (GMT -6)   
My aunt has fibromyalgia and it causes her to have palpitations fairly bad. I believe I'm suffering from the same thing but since I've learned how to take it in stride by relaxing and being zen about everything - I find I get less worked up or worried about it.
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