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Factors causing increased heart rate - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i am 36 and my pulse has been high laely, now im at 126 and i kind of elling my heart beating through my body as i lay down, should i worry?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
User :   hi
Doctor :   Let me read what you have typed
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other symptoms like chest pain, breathlessness? Since when are you having this problem?
User :   not at the moment no
User :   the high heart rate has been going on for about 6 months but it seems to keep getting highe
Doctor :   Do you have any other symptoms like increased sugar, BP or cholesterol? Are you on any medications?
User :   i went to th er about 3 months ago and they took it in the ambulance at 220 over 120
User :   no medications
User :   bp or cholestrol im not sure of
Doctor :   Was your BP at that moment only high ? After that episode when did you get yourself checked up?
User :   every timw i check my pulse at a XXX or something its still oer a hundred or in the high 90
User :   no i never got myself checked out after the er, have no money and no insurance or a family doctor
User :   average bp is or has been around 170 over 100
Doctor :   Did you measure your BP right now?
User :   no just took my pulse
User :   i have nothing to eaure my bp at home with
Doctor :   These BP values are quite on the higher side. Are you under any kind of stress or anxiety?
User :   no none
User :   my gf offers me a zanax saying it will calm me down but i am fearful of taking it
Doctor :   There are various causes of increased herat rate as stree, exercises, High BP, anger etc
Doctor :   I will advise you to go to emergency and get your BP checked up as you already had previous episodes as such and it may be that again BP has been increasing and is causing increased pulse
User :   ok i should go in now then?
Doctor :   Also you need to get yourself completely investigated for the BP as you may reqire daily medications for it
Doctor :   Yes you should and please do not try self medications as you need to be evaluated thoroughly and then require medications accordingly.
User :   ok thank you dr
Doctor :   Is there anything else you would like to know?
User :   no going to er now thank you
Doctor :   Wishing you good health and take care.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me, bye for now
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