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I wold agree that the pulse rate is quite fast and certainly would NOT consider taking any pills to lower the rate unless the cause was found.
1. Infection - blood tests such as blood counts, CRP, ESR
would be important to exclude this.
2. Thyroid working overtime (hyperthyroidism
) - TSH
fT4 would be very important tests
3. ECG or EKG to exclude a heart rhythm problem
I hope you had a blood pressure done at the GP and was not high.
Panic attacks cause the pulse rate to increase but is NOT a sustained (i.e., all the time) increase.
I hope that was useful.