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What Causes Elevated Heart Rate While Suffering From Polymyalgia Rheumatica?

I recently was diagnosed with polymyalgia rheumatica. I am on 15 mg of prednisone daily. Since I was diagnosed, I have had come other strange symptoms. They include rapid heart beat. I was at rest and my throat tightened and my heart rate soared to 115 beats per minute. I have tightness in my jaw along with the rapid heart beat. I wake in the middle of the night with tightness in my chest and a burning pain like a very bad case of heartburn. I am on omeprazole so wonder why this happens. I also have begun to perspire excessively at all times day and night and if I engage in any activity at all even putting on clothes, I get soaking wet from perspiration.
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hello,

Polymyalgia rheumatica patients also increased cardiovascular events so there is a possibility of your suffering from cardiac ischemia or infection or lymphoma or pneumonia or UTI or side effects to drugs etc.

Until examination is done it is difficult to say what it is. Get it done ECG, ESR, chest x-ray and endoscopy.

Use tablet paracetamol if necessary. Please consult your rheumatologist he will examine and treat you accordingly.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Penchila Prasad Kandikattu , Internal Medicine Specialist
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What Causes Elevated Heart Rate While Suffering From Polymyalgia Rheumatica?

Hello, Polymyalgia rheumatica patients also increased cardiovascular events so there is a possibility of your suffering from cardiac ischemia or infection or lymphoma or pneumonia or UTI or side effects to drugs etc. Until examination is done it is difficult to say what it is. Get it done ECG, ESR, chest x-ray and endoscopy. Use tablet paracetamol if necessary. Please consult your rheumatologist he will examine and treat you accordingly. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Take care Regards, Dr Penchila Prasad Kandikattu , Internal Medicine Specialist