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Rapid heart rate

Nov 25, 2016 8:05 AM

I would like to find out whether anyone else with Fibromyalgia suffers from a rapid heart rate as well. I am on 100mg Neurontin 3 times a day and 5mg Brintellix at night. Thanks

Nov 25, 2016 8:16 AM

I have a slow heart rate. Mine drops so I have to be careful.

Nov 25, 2016 8:18 AM

Thanks for your response. Really appreciate it

Nov 25, 2016 8:31 AM

Hi Nirshay and welcome to the community. There are many members from many different parts of the world so you may find that people will respond when they are up in their time zone....me I'll answer at many different times due to painsomnia at night and school run etc... in the day!!!

I'm no a fibro warrior so I can't comment on this but my heart rate picks up a lot when I'm extremely anxious and in a panic attack.
I hope your having a good day with less pain. Sending you positive vibes xx

Nov 25, 2016 9:30 AM

Thank you for the response and information. I suffer from very bad anxiety. With the rapid heart rate, I panicked more which obviously made my heart beat even faster. Since my doctor has assured me that my heart is fine, I have learnt to deal with the racing heart in a more positive way. As we all know, with FM, some days are good and some days are bad. Then there are the really can't cope days. Thanks to everyone who share their experiences, for making this challenging condition more manageable. ❤

Nov 25, 2016 1:18 PM

I don't have any diagnosis for my pain yet.
But I have usually a rapid heart rate and it goes much higher in activities(even standing my body acts like it is jogging). Tho my blood pressure is slightly below normal.

Nov 25, 2016 2:27 PM

My first thought was anxiety and panic. If your breath is faster at the same time, try sitting and really concentrate and picture your breath going in and out and picture the breath moving in your mouth, tickling your nose hairs/going into your mouth, going down your throat and filling your lungs. ( and the same on the way out) This should help to slower and calm you. Not sure if this is right for you but thought I'd add it just in case.

Nov 25, 2016 3:26 PM

I have fibromyalgia. I suffer from tachycardia but it's due to my thyroid. Have you had your tsh, t3 & t4 checked? I suffer from hashimoto disorder(I suffer more on the hypothyroidism) but usually fast heart rate is due to hashimoto or hyperthyroidism. Talk to your Dr. ask for the blood test.

Nov 25, 2016 3:38 PM

For me caffeine gives me heart palpitations. And i have sinus arrhythmia so when pay attention or if I'm doing deep breathing (i always have a headache and can feel or hear my heart beat) i notice that my heart rate increases when i breathe in. It's kinda freaky.
For my boyfriend the rapid pulse is a side effect of one of his arthritis meds, don't know which though.
My resting heart rate is a little high, but not enough the docs are worried. I can easily get my heart rate to 200 when exercising though so i have to be careful not to let it stay there too long.
Maybe try to track it and see if it's higher at certain times or when certain things happen?

Nov 25, 2016 8:07 PM

Yes I do I take carvidadol twice daily

Nov 26, 2016 1:34 AM

Thanks for all the comments and feedback. I am having a blood test to check my thyroid next week. Will keep you posted

Nov 28, 2016 10:59 AM

I have fibro.. I have afib so I get rapid..slow..irregular... my bp bottoms out on me...its scary when it happens and takes a real effort not to make it worse by freaking out over it...I hope you feel better and get some answers soon

Nov 28, 2016 11:10 AM

I have Fibro. Normally my heart rate is between 60-70 .. That being said, when my pain is higher it can jump up to as high as 110. (my blood pressure also rises). Each of us - even with the same diagnosis - have different symptoms. Its always hard for us (and doctors) to know what is or isn't related. If the higher heart rate is new... Please have it checked. Better to be safe.

Back in 2003 I wrote a book where I shared people's stories of living with Fibromyalgia. At the back I did a dedication to those who had passed away.I was surprised when I really looked at it that the number 2 cause of death for those living with Fibro was heart related. The number 1 cause was suicide. Thats been many years ago though. But I believe that's a good reason to.have anything that seems heart related checked out.

Nov 30, 2016 10:42 AM

What is the title of the book Mimikay?

Nov 30, 2016 1:00 PM

It was a book I put together when I was helping to organize a Walk for Awareness in Washington DC. We made copies to hand deliver to every member of Congress we could find in their offices. So it was never offered for sale. At one time We had a webpage that had the book on it. That page was at Geocities which ended up going defunct so as far as I know it's no longer on the web. (I have looked....). I hope one day to do this again. With a new Congress maybe someone will listen. (one can always dream). I don't have any copies left but mine. :( I used to have a booth at the health fair in my town when I lived in MN. What few books I had were given away. I wonder if I could take pictures of each page and put them on a thumb drive. Hmm. Something to think about. Or re-create the web page. (sorry.. Thinking out loud.)

Nov 30, 2016 1:06 PM

Here is a closer view. Its called Invisible No More.. Our Voices.

Nov 30, 2016 1:48 PM

Nirshay, I've lived with palpitations for over 20 years. Sometimes it feels like it's skipping beats, sometimes it feels like my heart flutters (jiggling jello), and at other times it feels like just real rapid beats. If I identify being nervous/anxious I do deep slow breathing. If it seems to be from overexertion then I rest. And I've reduced caffeine intake to a minimum. I can also be sitting doing nothing and my heart speeds up for no reason, or even when I'm in bed to sleep. Supposedly my heart is fine, or at least no blockages. Being I've only had fibromyalgia since 2007, I don't feel mine is connected. I hope my descriptions have been helpful.

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