Posted 6/30/2021 9:20 AM (GMT -6)
You said, “Yes i have high blood pressure 140-160 over 100 sometimes. I don’t feel very anxious, it’s my symptoms that make me anxious. If i can ask what heart problem do you have? Do you have a diagnoses? Some people never get one even though they have heart disease.”
My typical blood pressure reading is 98/62 with a heartrate of 65. You said you have high blood pressure of 140/160 over 100. I take blood pressure medicine of Olmesartan Medoxomil, 20 mg. a day.
Do you take blood pressure medicine? Do you have a general practitioner who can treat that and high cholesterol, etc.?
As far as my diagnosis, you’re right, I don’t have one. But I did hear my heart doctor mumble something under his breath to his nurse, based on tests results, a few words which didn’t make any sense to me but sounded like a condition he was telling her about.
My situation is, I can no longer do a certain amount of exercise, without it exciting my heart and making this build up of great pain, which, if it’s not stopped, would be a much bigger problem. So I now shy from excess exercise, and also if that does occur, I try to head off problems by taking my Ativan tranquilizer as soon as possible, in addition to my nighttime dosage of Ativan.
Ativan stops the pain buildup.
The condition started when a new general practitioner I had advised me to get off b/p medicine, I didn’t but when I was overcoming that, she advised in a letter not to take my b/p med for 2 days prior to a heart test. The night of the heart test, with reduced b/p med, heart pain like I had never had. Her bio on the wall said she was divorced with children. I don’t know what her ex-husband did, but I felt like she could have been taking it out on me and other male senior citizens.
Are you dxed with anxiety. Do you take anything for it?
How did this start for you? How long have you had it?
What is sinus tachycardia?
Sinus tachycardia refers to a faster-than-usual heart rhythm. Your heart has a natural pacemaker called the sinus node, which generates electrical impulses that move through your heart muscle and cause it to contract, or beat. When these electrical impulses are transmitted normally, it’s referred to as normal sinus rhythm (60 to 100 bpm).
Normal sinus tachycardia:
Other things (not just exercise) that can cause sinus tachycardia include:
• anxiety or emotional distress; fever; some medications; stimulants, such as caffeine or nicotine; recreational drugs, such as cocaine.
Inappropriate sinus tachycardia:
If you have sinus tachycardia with no known reason, it’s called inappropriate sinus tachycardia (IST). People with IST can have an inexplicably fast heart rate even while they’re resting.
In addition to rapid heart rate, IST can cause:
shortness of breath; chest pains; dizziness or fainting; headaches; trouble exercising; anxiety.
Doctors aren’t sure about the exact cause of IST, but it likely involves a combination of factors, including: a problem with your sinus node; unusual nerve signaling that causes your heart rate to increase; dysfunction of the nerves that work to lower your heart rate.
IST is often hard to treat since its causes aren’t fully understood. Depending on how fast your heart rate is, your doctor might prescribe beta-blockers or calcium channel blockers to lower your heart rate.
You may also need to make some lifestyle changes, such as:
• avoiding things that could cause an increase in heart rate, such as stimulants, recreational drugs, or stressful situations; eating a heart-healthy diet; exercising; maintaining a healthy weight.
In severe cases that don’t respond to medication or lifestyle changes, you may need a cardiac ablation procedure. This involves using energy to destroy a tiny part of the heart tissue located in the area that’s causing tachycardia.
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