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Recent childbirth. Slow heart rate. Taking Clonazepam for anxiety. Need for concern?

Hi, I just had a baby 3 days ago. I've noticed that my heart rate is slower. I usually have a faster heart rate around 80. I
Am on some anti anxiety (clonezepam) now but I've never had a slow heart beat. I'm not athletic but obviously pretty exhausted. Just wondered if this was anything to be concerned about. Thank you.
Asked On : Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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Dear Ma'm
Thanks for writing to us.
1. what is your current heart rate? Are you having any symptoms like blackouts. giddiness, transient loss of consciousness, vertigo etc. if it is more than 60 beats per minute and do not have accompanying symptoms, then probably you need not count it. A slowing may also result from some drugs being used and also because of normal post-partum changes in body.
2. please discuss with your paediatrician that if it safe to continue taking clonazepam while breastfeeding.
3. revert back with your heart rate , lowest heart rate achieved and any symptoms you have.
sukhvinder singh
Answered: Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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