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Get an elevated heart rate with tingle in left arm, have type 2 diabetes, BP. Taking medicine. Treatment?

I am a 38 year old male and over the last few weeks and when I am really tired and sleep deprived, I get an elevated heart rate to about 95-100 beats. This happens at night and is associated with a slight tingle in the left arm. I check my BP and its normal I.e. last night at 115/85. I do have BP, type 2 diabetes and cholesterol but all of these are well under control with medications my fasting sugar not exceeding 6.5 and BP at the high end 135/95.
Asked On : Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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dear sir
thanks for writing to HC magic
Yes it is possible that your body responds to your tiredness and sleep deprivation by increasing your heart rate. this can be very well a normal phenomenon.
if it is an isolated tingling which comes only on lying down and is not associated with exertion and when occurs, is not associated with any other discomfort, i would label it as non-cardiac. if you do not have any chest discomfort/ shortness of breath/ uneasy feeling on walking /exercise/exertion, then likelihood of an anginal heart disease is very low.
still if this tingling persists, please see your physician to decipher the cause.
i hope i cleared your doubt.
sukhvinder singh
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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