Alli22314 2011-05-16 19:32:21
I just got a heart monitor to use during exercise (I finally have the
energy to exercise!) and notice that my heart rate is very high — 98
when all I did was tie my shoes and strap on the monitor.
Since then I’ve noticed that it’s often very high when just doing
nothing – once I was up to 112 just eating a sandwich.
My doctor says this is nothing.
Anyone else had this experience?
Asia82 2011-05-16 19:32:56
Maybe it was a really exciting sandwich? Seriously, neither drug is
associated with tachycardia AFAIK. The tricyclics are the notorious
ones for that. I’m currently taking a tricyclic and adding an SSRI to
it by slowly titrating upwards with Zoloft, and my psychiatrist
insisted that I monitor my blood pressure and pulse (this combination
was my idea). I can tell you that over the last two weeks, the lowest
my pulse has been is 70 and the highest 101, with an average of 85,
and I was trying each time to take it when I was relatively calm and
not exerting myself. I’m in excellent condition, though.
I think your doctor’s probably right that it’s nothing to worry about.