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Increased heart beat, after sex - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I was having sex and when we were done my heart began to beat fast. I'm not short of breath and don't feel clammy or faint.

Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Let me read your query
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   Sex is a stimulative exercise
Doctor :   hence you shall feel increased heart rate
Doctor :   and there is no problem with that
User :   Yes, I am aware of that, but the fast beats are continuing
Doctor :   For how long?

User :   About 10 minutes now. No pain, no shortness of breath, no clamminess, nothing, just the rapid heart beat.
Doctor :   Ok

User :   Oh, and this has not happened before.
Doctor :   I personally dont feel anything wrong with it
Doctor :   as it varies each time
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   67
Doctor :   Do you have any present medical conditions like increased BP, Diabetes, etc?

User :   No sir. No hypertension, no diabetes.........the only problems I have are osteoarthritis and I just began taking meds for that 3 days ago, Actinol.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   My BP usually is 128/70 or 130/80
Doctor :   Are you comfortable with Actinol?
User :   Well, I had a terrible reaction to Fosamax, so this is new to me and I ache a little here and there since I began to take it, but nothing that I can't deal with, you know.
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   Are you having increased heart rate now also?
User :   Yes, still a just feels like my heart is beating rapidly.
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   Can you count your pulse rate now?
User :   Yes, hold on a moment...
Doctor :   Sure
User :   Well, I guess I can't. I just realized that I don't have anything with a second hand on it.
Doctor :   Sorry I could not get you
User :   I don't have a watch with a second hand so that I can count the pulse rate.
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   Now if you just type s and start counting
Doctor :   I shall intervene after a minute
Doctor :   by typing s again
User :   OKay
User :   s
User :   s
Doctor :   s
User :   20
Doctor :   Sorry, 20?
Doctor :   in a minute till now
Doctor :   I dont think it is correct
User :   Oh, okay.........let's do it again
User :   I'll do the s and then you can count and tell me when to stop
Doctor :   If you dont know to count
Doctor :   then we shall skip that
Doctor :   meaning if you dont know to feel the pulse
User :   okay, so, you want to me type the "s" and begin to count then? Yes, I know how to feel the pulse in my wrist.
Doctor :   Fin

Doctor :   start by typing s
User :   s
Doctor :   s

User :   56
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   that is fine enough
Doctor :   and is not high at all
Doctor :   It is infact low to some extent
Doctor :   but thinking of the errors which you could have made
User :   Well, that makes me feel LOTS better. Seriously, but it feels like my heart is pounding. You make me feel better.
Doctor :   I dont see it to be more than 80 maximum
Doctor :   Ok, if it is like that
Doctor :   meaning pounding
Doctor :   then you shall need to get a BP test done
User :   Well, that's how it feels.
Doctor :   Ok
User :   You think my pressure is too high?
Doctor :   I cannot assess it without an examination
Doctor :   so you should get it tested as a prevention
User :   No, I realize that. But years ago, when I was overweight and had hypertension, when my pressure was high, I always had a headache at the base of my neck. I don't have that now, but I will get my pressure checked.
User :   Is there anything I can do in the meantime to lessen that feeling?
Doctor :   Rest well

Doctor :   and take deep and slow breaths
Doctor :   that shall calm you down to considerable extents
Doctor :   'extent
User :   I have some Xanax that my physician gave me for anxiety, would it be okay to take one do you think?
Doctor :   It is a prescription drug

Doctor :   and should be taken only on prescription
Doctor :   It is unethical for me to suggest that over chat
User :   Yes, he gave it to me because I have anxiety sometimes that results in asthma like symptoms.
Doctor :   Yes, it does

User :   Okay then, since this appears to be stressing me out, I'll take a half one. I've noted that when I'm type and talking with you, the feeling in my chest lessens somewhat.
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :   Deep and slow breathing is good enough
Doctor :   for you to relax
User :   Okay, I can do that.
Doctor :   sit/lie down comfortably with eyes closed
Doctor :   take slow and deep breaths
Doctor :   for 20 minutes
User :   Okay, and on Monday, I'll speak to my physician about this
Doctor :   That is fine enough

User :   Thank you very much for being here. It scared me even though I didn't feel I was having a heart attack.
Doctor :   Sure we are available 24/7
Doctor :   you can make use of our services anytime
User :   It was just frightening and I really didn't want to call the doctor, you know. I would have though if I had had symptoms of a heart attack. Thank you again.
User :   Good night!
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :   No, I'll employ your suggestions and I'm sure I'll be able to fall asleep now.
User :   Thank you again;
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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