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High resting heart rate

I am a 22 year old female with a constant high resting heart rate. It normally is in the high 90's but for the past week has almost permantely been over a 100, on Saturday it went up to 144 bpm. I have used drugs (cocaine) but have not used in quite a while.

Should I be concerned?
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Are you under any significant stress/anxiety -- apart from being worried about your heart rate?

Normal heart rates are said to be between 60-100bmp, although some have said it should be more like 60-80bpm.

Your resting heart rate should be taken 1st thing in the morning when you wake up, and with as little movement/effort as possible.
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I think it best that you at least abstain from any drugs, smoking, caffeine - think about other intakes that you have that may be a stimulus.  Then, if you continue to have periods of HR over 130 (I think that's a good definition of the boundary between high HR and too high a HR) it would be a good idea to be checked
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Are you under any significant stress/anxiety -- apart from being worried about your heart rate?

Normal heart rates are said to be between 60-100bmp, although some have said it should be more like 60-80bpm.

Your resting heart rate should be taken 1st thing in the morning when you wake up, and with as little movement/effort as possible.
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No, i am not under any stress/anxiety

I took it yesterday morning when I woke up and it was 128bpm, my blood pressure also started rising from yesterday. I feel exhausted most of the time, but apart from that I do not feel ill at all. It is only my heart that just wont stop racing.
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A resting heart rate of 128bpm is undoubtedly too high.
I would see your doctor and a cardiologist and seek their opinion.

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I had an resting ecg and stress ecg done yesterday. The dr has confirmed that although my heart gives an extra beat, the problem is not with my heart itself. I have developed new symptoms as well. my heart rate is not permanently high anymore, but at times still is very high (above 110) my blood pressure rises and falls (ex saturday morning it was 150/50 with a pulse of 130) i sweat a lot especially on my left side, my upper abdomen is sensitive, i am getting headaches and get nauseous at times. I also think i am having "personality changes"- talking a lot, very irritable and i am developing fears i have never had before. i am also having trouble sleeping. my heart rate also rises when i eat, especially when i ingest sugar. what are the possibilities of it being a pheochromocytoma? and if not, what else could be wrong?
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  pheochromocytoma is easily tested for - 24 hour urine collection - very rare but could explain the changes in pulse rate and BP.
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according to some research i have done regarding this, the blood tests are not very accurate and the urine test is the best option, but my dr has sent me for blood test to see how my kidney's are functioning. will a pheochromocytoma be picked up in this blood test ?
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