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  • 12 hours ago

    Heart Racing/bp spikes

    Hello All This is my first time posting so plz bare with me. It is 1:49 am and I cant sleep. In the middle of the night my bp goes up to an awful number. Tonight it was 149/100 And my pulse is 100. I have never ever / never ever had blood pressure problems before until I started menopause. My husband has rushed me to the ER in the middle of the night at least 15 times. All the Drs says is that they don't see anything and the EKG is fine in which I'm Greatful for. But this is so scary to wake....
  • 4 days ago

    premature ventricel palpatation

  • 4 days ago

    Heart rate

    Is 58 bpm while sleeping ok? I forgot to take off my watch at night and I saw it recorded my heart rate while sleeping.
  • 11 days ago

    Svt and metoprolol

    Recently was told to increase metoprolol from 25mg to 50mg once a day. After about 2 weeks, have been experiencing what feels like a Skipped heartbeat, a thump at the bottom of my neck area. Happening very frequently. 50 times a day. Could this be from the increased medication?
  • 15 days ago

    Weird feeling heart, not sure what to do.

    Hi there. I am just asking if this would be a situation to go into the doctor about or what I should do. A little background is that both of my parents have atrial fibrillation, not sure if this is the same thing. A little bit a go I was just sitting on the couch and felt my heart racing like crazy and I felt a little off, so I checked my pulse and it was 125 and I thought that was odd so I took a drink of water and then started to feel light headed and weird and checked my pulse again and it was....
  • 18 days ago

    Rapid heart rate/chest pain

    I’m a 18 year old female and for the last 3 years I have suffered going through short instances where I have very rapid heart rate, dizziness and lightheadedness, and very bad chest pain. I’ve been to one cardiologist that did a x-Ray, nothing showed. She put me on a portable heart monitor I wore for two months, it could not catch one of my spells. Sometimes I can go months in between having one. Some people have self proclaimed it as anxiety but I have just recently gotten off of lexapro and have....
  • 18 days ago

    BP and Heart Rate high

    I was diagnosed with hypertension about two months ago. At first I was Lisinopril which I had to stop because of the awful cough I developed. Then I was prescribed Irbesartan which made me have flu like symptoms and a heart of around 125. Currently, as of 6 days ago, I am taking Metoprolol ER 25mg and Norvasc 10mg (both once a day) and neither seem to be doing anything. My BP is bouncing anywhere between 160/99 and 140/85 and my heart rate anywhere from 100 - 120. I’m also having sharp chest pains....
  • 19 days ago

    high blood pressure meds contra-indication and side effects

    I have chronic afib and also take meds for high blood pressure. REcently was put on clonidine and am taking atenolol. Since combining these two (also take Losartan and a water pill), I have gotten soooo lightheaded. In reading about side effects--I'm learning clonidine and atenolol should not be taken together due to serious side effects especially with seniors over 65. I have been seriously lightheaded, some nausea and feel like I need to sleep and then have trouble sleeping at night when napping....
  • 19 days ago

    Elevated Pro BNP level but not CHF?

    My mother recently went to the ER where they gave her IV fluids for dehydration. Few hours later she couldn't breath so she went back to ER and it turned out it was because the fluids accumulated in her lungs so that's why she couldn't breath. The hospital is claiming she had/has congestive heart failure because a Pro BNP level was elevated. She has a regular cardiologist who came and looked at all her test results and said there's nothing wrong with her heart. She was just at his....
  • 21 days ago

    Very High Blood Pressure

    I am a 30 yr old female with very high blood pressure readings. Was diagnosed at the age of 21 and had been able to control (after one good reading) my blood pressure with diet and weight loss- I have lost close to 90lbs to date. I avoided medication throughout the years, and usually would avoid measuring my pressures as well. Recently, since hitting 30 (a month ago), I have decided to go back to doing normal follow ups for this condition, and lo and behold, blood pressure was extremely high - 189....