My heart rate has stayed in the 90's most of the time. Sometimes will will go over 100. I have talk to my doc he did an EKG and said my heart is fine.
I have noticed it when I would have panic my heartwould start and beat faster and continue just beat a little faster until I calmed down, You said you have had an EKG, that's of course is important, but try as hard as you can to relax and do something to distract your mind from it if you can! have you ever tried to read or use music? I know with me I have to find something to distract the situation. Talk with you Billly
I actually had the same thing happen to me about 3 months ago. My heart rate was in the 90's (and never before always in the 60's) but I was sweating and hands were swollen (only sometimes). They did a stress test on my heart and I was fine also. Then all the symptoms went away. I also have panic disorder and anxiety, but I think it was due to a medication switch I was going through. Are you changing or adding, subtracting, any medicines? Just a thought.
My heart rate was like that for about a year. I would be just sitting there watching movies with my kids and my resting heart rate was like 105-110! I kept asking the Drs about it and they just shrugged and said everything was fine. then about a year after this started my blood pressure went high too! They put me on Atenolol to reduce both the blood pressure and the heart rate. Now I can always tell if I've missed a pill because my heart starts pounding! If I take the medicine it stays 60-70's. Stress can cause your heart rate to go up. I would think if it were panic attacks you would have periods of an elevated heart rate and the rest of the time it would be normal. From what you describe it sounds like it runs high all the time which stress can do.
You may have an arrhythmia. I had this problem & was put on a beta blocker which has helped a lot Of course they waited til my rate was 140 before they did this. Do you feel like you skip beats when your rate increases drastically? My EKG looked ok too, but was referred to a heart specialist & found out I also have a mitral valve problem. Might want to check out a second opinion. Some people do have high rates for no reason in particular, but I would still suggest a second opinion.
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