I recently got my self a heart rate monitor watch and have been curious as to if my pulse should be rising and falling so suddenly. When I'm laying it's around 75-85, when I'm sitting it around 90-100, when I'm standing its around 105-115, when I walk slow it around 120- 130, when I carry shopping its around 140-160, when I ran a fue steps to catch up with my kids it got as high at 170, when I was just sweeping my back yard it got 160. should my heart really be changing so fast and so dramaticly all the time I'm confused.
I've been feeling very fatiuged and very low in energy hard to pick up my feet ect, I crash energy wise after using the jym or swimming at the pool for exercise. I'm told these problems are just related to mental health problems but I still a little worried that there might be something els going on.
I have 2 serious asthma attack in the last 2 mth and I was just walking and using a bike at the jym, I've never had serious asthma before just mild sport related asthma that has alway been well controlled till now. I always loved walking could walk for hours now I can barly walk 5 mins before I feel so tired I have to sit. I dont know what to do I was assuted in a home invasion nothing to bad just a minor assult from a friends angry boy friend, but I'm now diagnoised with PTSD only recently. The event cause serious depression that was the worst eva and I was basicly in bed for over a year and half really only been out and doing everyday thing for less then 1y, and started the jym about 6mth ago to loose the 30 kg that zyprexa helped me gain even thoe I was still eating very little while extreamly depressed. I been trying so hard at the jym and thought I was getting fitter I can push more wieghts and can ride faster ect but still struggle to walk faster I did get a jog finally and then had a very serious asthma for my asthma anyway i have never had serious weeze before that contant and I had to put on pednisolone to help with the asthma. Since then I feel like it been going down hill can barly walk cant get threw my day if I'm out after 12pm I feel so tired and normally have to wait to gain some energy regularly to get home.
My blood results were all normal and my ECG when laying down was normal well my pulse monitor say prety normal also when I'm laying down so no surprise there. The problem is standing and walking I can lay in bed all day and be fine but I want my life back. Need help whats wrong with me??????
I'm kinda hopeing I dont have CFS, lol I've already been diagnoised with depression, anxiety, OCD, and PTSD. lol I it sound silly but I'd rather be suffering from something that can fixed and is not another "invisable" illness to other people.
The most confusing part is how I felt really good a fue months ago but now I feel worse I've been trying so hard in the jym I feel like a failure or something why can push heavier weights and cycle faster yet not walk properly lol...the problem seem to be ONLY when I'm standing and thats what confuses me. If it was CFS wouldn't I feel the fatuige all the time I've had fatuige in the past and i could barly lift a remote this time the fatuige is on when standing and walking its so strange. I fine as long as I'm sitting or laying but as soon as up for more than 5mins I feel so flat and exasuted it can take hours to feel better some time depending on how far I push my self. I was not feeling like this 6mth ago or 1y ago when I was up right and doing things i need to do.
does my body just hate me for trying to stand????? lol I know that proberly not true but it feels that way lol. Is it my brains way of saying something thing me I dont know I just know I want to better and walking for hours again with ease not feeling like I dragging a ball chain around with me on each leg.
My dr has finally given me stronger pain meds and sleeping meds, Her opinion about the pain and fatiuge is that its caused by lack of proper sleep. I have been suffering insomnia for 2.5 year now, for the first time in my life.
People look at me like I'm crazy or something lol they see this young person, I'm 32 but look yonger than that alway have looked younger, yet I'm walking slower than the elderly.I cant stand on buses now and use to stand all the time, I cant offer my seat to the elderly cause I standing is so hard on my body. I could not even offer my arm to support a old lady that could barly see to help her cross the road with me. I was so tired I new if she grabed a hold of me we would both be on the ground. It not in my head its not anxiety lol I have fallen when my kids run into me I'm foreva touching things to stay upright cause I feel so weak. I drink sports drinks to stay as strong as I can cause its the only drink that seem to help me feel a little better, I eat healthy food to give me energy cause while i dont have diabetes I have very sensative body about energy i cant miss meal or I get shacky and just generally blahh yuck feeling like I have not eaten for days. My body seems to become way to sensative and it doing me more harm than good.
I read in the parkinson syptoms (symptoms) about how thay beleiave low dopamine to be responciable for why people with parkinson have trouble walking and I was on zyprexa which one of the more serious effect can be on you brains abilty to produce dopamine or something and the leg problem started with zyprexa but was getting better over time till now since coming off zyprexa. My dr seems to think Zyprexa should not have cause this problem so i going alone with her insomnia theray which I do know can cause the body to have many problems cause you body heal's basicly with sleep. It proberly a combination of my issues causing the same problem lol...but I just want to feel better and I supose in a way thoe it may seem strange that if my heart was causing these problems its more likly fixable in a shorter time even thoe it caries way more risk. I also just have this nagging concern that my Dr is blaming this to easily and to quickly just my mental illness would that be her first opinion if I did not suffer from mental illness problems. I ask if a stess test might help reveal a cause and she said I have to chest pain as well. I get chest pain or charp pains or tightness but not at the same time as the walking as far as I know cause I normaly in so much pain anyway that I take pain killer shortly after starting to walk if know I have to keep walking and the pain in my legs is already unbarable lol. I also wanted to ask about a tilt table test since the problem is when I'm standing and I get dizzy easy when I lean down to pick things up from the ground. I cant even bend my knees to pick things up these day cause thay are so weak I normaly have not strength to get back up again to unless I put my hands on the ground and pushmy self up to till my knees are prety much locked then I stand up slowly using somthing to help me. My legs just feel so weak and wobbly and it makes no sence cause when I doing leg weight at the jym thay dont feel that way sitting of the jym equipment and push weights feel great i feel strong I'm improving its only when I've been standing and try to push my self up right again. Which tell me it cant be normal fatuige or CFS. I just dont know why my body hate standind lol.
Maybe you should get a second opinion from a Dr. You sound like you need an active treadmill test. Your heart rate is dangerously high with exercise. It sounds like something going on with your blood pressure. Sometimes people who have been in bed a long time need to sit up on edge of bed slowly, wait a coulple of mins., and then slowly stand up to prevent dizziness and even fainting. Sounds like you need a more extensive cardiovascular exam.
I'm going back to my dr to try again to see if I can get her to understand how bad I feel and felt that say I swear I nearly passed out for what eva reason. It my fault partly I think cause of my anxiety I'm so scared of talking to Dr's been scared since I was kids I grew up with a mum that was always at the Dr and yet she called me the hypercondract when I said I had headach or pain ect. My anxiety is worse with female Dr and authoratity figures so I freeze up and dont manage to alway express how bad things are. I dont like to question a Dr's oppinion incase I'm some how make things worse. if I do question there opinion latly I get even more scareds and the anxiety really kicks in. The funny thing is I can talk my phycologist better than my general health Dr, partly because I know I have time to do the ramble first then he picks the information for me focus on I feel like I have try to be quick with my dr to the point.
I'm going back today to let her know how the sleeping meds are working and making me feel, and how the pain meds are helping with my pain. Then hopfully I can also ask about how to manage my asthma better in case thats whats also impacting my energy when I walk. I wanted to ask about Fibromyalgia as my mum has prety much been diagnoised with it and I have the same symtoms (symptoms) as my mum prety much yet I've tryed so hard to pretend I dont specially to my mum as she make me feel like I'm lieing. I still want to know about the stress test speical since I got pains yesterday down my left arm after feeling the fluttering feeling in my chest and my pulse went to 65 when sitting I had not stood up or layed down or anything and my sitting pulse has been around 90 since I got my watch. This is the second time since I got the watch that my pulse did this after the feeling but the first time I noticed my left arm hurting but I get pains in my left arm alot and pains down my left side over the last fue year I dont really think i get pain in my chest but I get so many pains that I foget when but if remember how my partner reacted a fue time he looked concerned about where I was getting the pain but I alway told him I'll be fine cause I brush of the pain as anxiety of just general pain's. What found interesting yesterday was I had taken higher strength pain meds and the seriously bad pain in my legs had prety much gone away but there very mild pain in my left arm, which was about hour after the fluttering feeling and the drop in pulse with no real change in behaviour(eg stand. or lay) I ignored it due to telling my self it was just in my head or was just a general pain, but then later that night the pain came back and was worse and when all way from just below my shoulder kind at the back/side of my arm and went all the way to my little finger from time to time, but mostly it stopped around my elbo. I'm not good with my memory these day but since the sleeping meds are helping me sleep I better sence of clarity in my head. I worried this will seem like I adding symtom to get my way because I think she think I'm hyperchonract cause of my anxiety around her. My history with Dr's, mainly one for 12 year, but I did see any Dr when I just thought I had a general infection. Shows I dont complain this is the second time I really pushed for something to be diagnoised or rulled out and the first time I was diagnoised with OCD, GAD, depression with in 6 month of seeing my last phycologist who also move on me. I feel prety good general most days anxiety wise now and thats why I'm not fully convinced these symptoms are just all related to my mental illness lables.
anyway thank you for you oppinion I hope it help to push my own fear of just putting all my syptoms (symptoms) out there for the Dr to ***** and I hope my memeoy does not make it hard once I'm in the office with her lol. I even wrote things down last time but was so scared i could not focus on what I wrote to tell her and my wroting is bad she would have never read plus some of really was a bit obsessive but I also know I dont lie I cant even read a non fiction story for my self and I struggle to read them my kids lol always prety much my stress level use to high and I get anxious about it. It crazy I know kids love stories and I love playing with kids and having fun with them but when ask to read them a story instant anxiety and not just when I was doing childcare work also as home. These days I get my kids to help me hold the book, but I still stuggle to concentrate due to some anxiety/OCD issues I'm prety sure cause I dont struggle to read when I'm on line lol. My memory never makes me repeat a line very often unless its a trigger.
I've finally made everything clear with my dr and she agrees with my and my partner that my heart rate is getting to low and too high with little reason. So she has refured me to the hospital to have a holter monitor for 24 hour.
now I just have to wait for the hospital and then the results and go from there.
I have this thought that my anxiety has been masking a heart problem for years and now that I'm getting better it becomeing a problem cause the adeniline is no longer in my system all the time which is what might be causeing me to crash physically after exercise. Exercise uses adreniline which is meant to good for people with anxiety. The dr agrees that it a posabilty and that test do need to done now.So I feel better about that now I just have to face the anxiety related to extra tests and attenstion. But I need to know why, this is not first time I have had this problem is every time I try to get more active eg start to jog finally on tread mill. In the past I gave up thinking I was just panicing.
Hopfull thay fine something that easy to control and I'll be able to feel better.
I had my 24 hour ECG tracing done now just waiting to see if there is something els makeing me feel as bad as I do when I'm not runing on adreniline from my anxiety. Could take up to 2 weeks for my dr to recieve the report about my results. Now I just have to get threw 2 weeks with out crashing to bad to soon or I the next time I might have to ring for ambulance just incase it not just anxiety. Problem with that is last time I was out of to much and alone and did not think to call for ambulance. I need to try to stay alert enough to call the ambulance if I get that bad again.
I have looked at orthostatic hypertension while resershing to see if something els can be contributing to how bad I feel when it gets real bad.
i'm having a glucose tolerance test tomorrow and hoping for maybe some answer's. The cardioligist really has no idea why my I'm suffering frim tachycardia i seem to be a medical mystry not sure I like that idea lol
I have alot of what you have described. But also have fibro.. What cardio doc. was cardiomyopathy and tachacardia and low potsium (however it's spelled). The fibro. damages one of the valves wich makes your pulse rate climb. And the potasium is what was makeing me feel faint when i got up. Wich also caused pain and therefore caused pulse to climb rite back up. Mine was avg. 170 standing with pain and about 100 when sitting. Doc put me on alpha blocker,beta blocker and potasium. Now i avg. about 85 to 100 all the time with alot less pain. And fainting spells are few and far between. Hope this might help,let us know!
You may have orthostatic hypotension and/or orthostatic tachycardia. Both are forms of dysautonomia. These are very common in CFS/FMS and can be quite disabling. Also not recognizable to many doctors, unfortunately. There is a Medhelp forum for Dysautonomia with lots of good information and support.
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