I have mild spastic cerebral palsy. I'm 32 years old and have reoccuring pains. I have always had high bp (pulse) readings when younger but never understood why. I recently bought a pulse (heart rate) watch and have been conducting mini experiments with it all day long while at work and at home. From what I have learned my resting rate ranges from 72-95 bpm. The 95 reading seems to happen if I am in pain while resting. When walking I average 120-138 bpm with a maximum, so far, of 152 while mildly active. Each time I took the reading I was in moderate pain. Usually I'm in pain anyhow, so I decided that it would be best to conduct them in accordance with the pain.
Are these readings considered high or normal? Does chronic pain affect (increase) the heart rate? Is there any correlation between body temperature and heart rate? (I tend to sweat a lot due to the pain and muscle spasms.)
I am looking for these answers in hopes that I can pinpoint the start of the pains quicker and more easily to help alleviate them faster. I don't know if there is any correlation between my body's temperature,or pulse rate due to the pains. I don't even know if any of this even makes any sense or not. I'm just shooting into the air at this point hoping to hit something. If you've got any answers, please reply.
You are a very strong individual and a role model on the right attitude for dealing with chronic pain.
In my experience your HR is a bit high, but I am considering you HR against my own experience and I suffer only from heart rhythm and related heart problems.
HR under physical load does depend on physical condition, that is someone who can train to run the Marathon must have/develop an exceptional cardiovascular system, and will have lower HR for any given physical load than do the rest of us.
I think you may be on to something in trying to find a pain management tool via monitoring HR. This may be worth "publishing".
Sorry, no solid data from me, but others may have something and many may be interested in your conclusions.
I always had low BP, but was recently diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome. I now see that my blood pressure is at least ten points higher and my pulse went from being in the 70's to over 100 while resting. Last night was my first night of sweating for no real reason, yes, it is hot out, but not the way I was sweating, I was relaxed but in a great deal of pain, I took my BP and it was 134/80 (it was always around 117/65) and my pulse was 107.
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