Post # 1
Did they get worse? I can’t imagine mine getting worse when it’s already between 100-115 when i’m standing and sitting.
I get winded and my heart palpitates too when it changes rate.
I’ve always had between 80-90 resting heart rate, and I know it’s normal to go up 15-20 bpm but I feel like it’s super early still!
I am sick, and my nose is totally not functional at the moment with the stuffiness…so i’m guessing that may have something to do with it as well as I was totally fine a few days ago.
I am fine during laying down, and fine while sleeping, I don’t have my heart race when I sleep or anything like that.
My BP is normal.
I see a cardiologist Monday, so I’m not sure what to do until then? Any tips besides being stuck in bed or in a sitting position?
I live in a townhome so we have a huge staircase too. uhk!
Breathing and relaxation techniques work, but temporarily.
I’m drinking tons of water too…not dizzy or anything, just a little out of breath for a bit.
I can’t imagine gaining 20 lbs and more blood and having to deal, so hopefully I can figure out a way deal better
My total resting HR atm is mid 80’s which is fine.
Post # 3
I did yoga. I also did yoga breathing when actual yoga wasn’t possible (like at work… who wouldn’t get the side eye doing some whackadoodle yoga position in the middle of a blood lab?)
I also made sure to eat small frequent snacks and stay hydrated (which you are).
I just didn’t stress about it because it’s totally normal and nothing to worry about. Stress makes it worse, so as long as you’re able to get your anxiety under control it will be ok 🙂
Oh, and once my body got used to the additional blood volume I didn’t have as many ‘racing heart’ episodes. Our bodies are amazing and they will adapt!
Post # 4
Hey lady. I’m sorry to hear you are having issues. I have an ectopic heartbeat, which feels like a palpitation but it’s more just an extra beat that throws off the rythym. It’s not serious although it did get a little more frequent when I was pregnant.
mine always happen when I’m having a panic attack. I also have panic disorder and I know that those are a symptom of panic attacks. I know it’s hard to hear but this is something that probably should go in the “don’t worry” file. By tracking it so closely, you are causing yourself extra heartburn. I know it sucks to hear because believe me, I hate hearing it too, but just try to ignore it for the time being. The cardiologist will check it out and I’m sure everything will be fine. In the meantime, if you’re tired, just rest, but don’t put yourself on bed rest just yet. 🙂
Post # 5
@DaneLady: Thanks! I’ve been trying the yoga route, yesterday it was nice, today I can’t seem to focus on my breathing because I can feel my heart racing. I think me being congested and having a bad cold isn’t helping at all.
I put a call into the cardiologist again and just mentioned my symptoms so we’ll see if they get back to me before Monday.
@nataliegrace90: Thanks! I have benign PVC’s (skipping beat with the extra hard thud) and they are way more prevelent now, partially because I’m anxious and aware like you said, but I think it’s probably blood volume related as well.
I notice that when I pay close attention, I can feel it rise, so it’s definitely true. It’s hard to not be so intune with your body when you can feel noticable changes. But i’ll relax until I talk to the Dr.