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Concerned about a high pulse rate - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Heart Rate and Rhythm Disorders
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User :   Should I worry about a resting pulse rate of 80-90? I can feel my heart pounding in my chest.
Doctor :   May i know your age and gender ?
User :   Hi I am female age 37
Doctor :   do you have high BP, Diabetes or high Cholesterol ?
User :   No
Doctor :   Is it all the time in rest the pulse reading in range you mentioned ?
User :   Yes for the past couple of days
Doctor :   the pulse reading is is mild high , do not indicate any major illness though, have you got the reading confirmed by a professional ?
User :   No, but I was at the Dr 10 days ago for a sinus infection. My pulse was 70 then. I am on Azithromycin. Can this drug cause my problem?
Doctor :   no, the drug do not cause it
Doctor :   get the pulse reading confirmed by a proffesional
Doctor :   M
Doctor :   meanwhile*
User :   I haven't had any caffeine for 24 hrs or any other meds besides Advil. I thought caffeine could be the issue as I am sensitive to it. pulse?
Doctor :   no, caffiene do not have any direct effect on the heart rate
User :   Can I safely wait until tomorrow then to call my Dr?
Doctor :   yes, you can
Doctor :   the range you mentioned is not dangerous
User :   Thanks for your help.
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help you with ?
User :   No. Bye.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, kindly provide your feedback
Doctor :   bye for now
Doctor :   take care
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