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How to treat high heart rate with breathing difficulty while having history of lupus,fibromyalgia,secondary adrenal insufficiency,addison's disease,hepatitis C and coronary arterial disease?

I have Lupus (SLE) diagnosed in 1993 along with Fibromyalgia, Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency, Addison's disease, Hepatitis C and Coronary Arterial disease. I am having high heart rates that never go below 100. I am having difficulty breathing, My right arm tingles then feels numb along with both my legs.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014
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Dear patient,

Thanks for the query. The symptoms are indeed concerning and need to be investigated further. Is the cause of elevated heart rate inflammation from lupus? Is the rhythm of the heart normal sinus or an abnormal rhythm that stays over 100 constantly, such as atrial fibrillation? Is the shortness of breath related to the fast heart rate or independent? To answer these questions, you need to be evaluated by a provider, who shall conduct a physical exam, and order pertinent laboratory tests and further workup (eg. Chest x ray, ECG).


Hope this helps, wish you the best,

Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN
Cardiology
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