Anyone with a resting heart rate over 100 should be checked by a doctor, if just over 100, say even 120, I'd say in most cases it can be done on a non-emergency scheduled basis - depending on other symptoms. In your case and in the absence of any specific knowledge about anorexia I can't make a connection, but I suspect anorexia puts stress on one's body and that could be at least part of the driver for the above normal HR.
I suffered from an unexplained loss of hemoglobin (red blood cells) several years ago and recalling that besides being tired my skin was developing a yellow cast, I am a light complexion Caucasian, and I may have had some similar problems with my eyes, I don't specifically remember. Is it possible that anorexia is accompanied by low hemoglobin?
Yellow eyes (and/or yellow skin) is a sign that the liver is not functioning properly and is an indiciation that a serious, potentially life threatening, condition is occurring, When you make your appointment tomorrow, be sure to mention you have an elevated HR and jaundice- you need to be seen sooner rather than later.
I went to the doctors today. He said the yellow in my eyes is just pigmentation? He said my high heart rate is down to panic. He is sendind me for bloods to test for polymyalgia and to test for other muscle things. I didnt think yellowing in the eyes could be classed as normal...
Jaundice is a medical term that means "yellow discoloration of the whites of the eyes or skin". Im not sure what your doctor meant by pigmentation either. Hopefully your blood work will give some insight into your general health and what may be going on.
Is your HR always above 120 or only during certain situations?
Do you feel anxious when you have the elevated HR? You might try keeping a journal of symptoms you feel, what you were doing before and during etc - that might help pinpoint any triggers. I dont know what your eating patterns are w/ the anorexia but that might have something to do with the elevated HR also (eg if you dont eat during the day and have something in the evening that would cause an insulin release which could elevate HR - this may be very pronounced in your case if you body is in a starvation mode.)
I had a very rare form of arthritis when I was 27. I had to see a rheumatologist and I was definitely the youngest person I ever saw in her office ;-)
Thank you for those links. They were helpful.
My anorexia is mostly due to my GAD. So I really worry about the impact the anorexia has on my body. I dont want to be anorexic. But anorexia takes over when im stressed, anxious or depressed.
I dont think I have had a day without at least one of those ha.
Anyway. My blood results came back fine on my muscles. Which is great.
Im still worried about my heart rate. It is still high. Resting rate 110-113bpm. When I stand up it is 120-127bpm.
It feels as though the doctors forget about my anorexia. What if it isnt panic? How would he know?
Are you under treatment by an anorexia specialist? As you may have learned, the disorder is very, very difficult to treat.
There is a little evidence that certain antidepressants of the SSRI class may help somewhat. I don't have anorexia, but I do have panic attacks, and my experience is that if your shrink tries you out on several (I tried 4 or 5), one of them may prove to be the magic bullet for that problem. In my case, a wee dose of Zoloft did the job.
I'm not quite sure what you mean by your last two sentences, though. Could you elaborate?
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