I developed a cold yesterday. I slept 8 hours last night, I've been getting plenty of fluids, and I'm eating well. I haven't taken any medicine that would increase my heart rate, but its been bouncing around in the range of 105-125 all morning. My normal resting heart rate is 80. After walking across my kitchen this morning I checked my pulse, it was 142. I am not hyperventilating, but my breathing is shallow. I feel like I've been running for miles, and my body aches. Is this normal for a cold, or should I seek medical attention?
I have the same problem, after cardia ablation in June I have been feeling well. I caught a cold and the tachycardia is back again. There must be some relation to the new cold virus and tachycardia and elevated pulse rate. I speak to many others who experience the same thing.
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