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What does feeling heart beat after taking pregablain indicate? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 20-May-2014
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User:Hi, I am a type 1 diabetic since around 8 years
Doctor:sorry about that
Doctor:please proceed
User:I had some burning sensation in my feet in the past few days and doctor gave me pregablain 75 mg once a day
User:the thing is that my foot has got better, the pain has gone
User:but since the time I have started taking that tablet I have this feeling that I can feel my heartbeat
User:I mean its not racing fast, but I can feel the heartbeat
Doctor:have you counted your pulse or heart rate?
User:it comes out from 70-90
User:i counted it 3-4 times on different times of the day
Doctor:but 70 to 90 is normal
Doctor:It is just that you are feeling it a bit more
Doctor:nothing to worry
Doctor:Continue to take the pregabalin
User:I am otherwise fit and fine, I work out in the gym also
User:but I never had this heart beat feeling before
User:can you tell me about any symptoms to look out for in case it is serious?
Doctor:Increased heart rate is side effect of the drug pregabalin
Doctor:however, it is significant only when it goes above 105 /min
Doctor:Other symptoms that should alarm you would be persistent headache
Doctor:chest pain
Doctor:Extreme tiredness
Doctor:these you should look for
User:by foot problem is not gone, I have been taking pregabalin for 1 month now. Do you think I should continue with it? If yes then for how long?
Doctor:Take it for a minimum of 6 months
User:thank you.
User:I have no more questions.
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me here.
Doctor:Bye for now
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