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Why does my heart rate shoot up fast?

I’m a 29 year old male, about 145-150lbs. My resting heart rate is about 53-57... it’s in the 50s. I’m not an athlete at all. Everytime I get up to go to the bathroom or just walk arround the house, my heart rate goes to about 100-120. When I’m working (Janitor, I walk a lot for 5-6 hours. Mopping, etc.) my heart rate can go in the 150s. Once I sit down it goes back down to 100-110 within a minute but will take 10-15 minutes before dropping under 100.

I’m wondering if it’s normal. I can talk and don’t feel winded at 150bpm. I wouldn’t even notice it’s at 150bpm if I didn’t check it.

I’m an anxious person. I take about 2.5mg of Bromazepam every 24h. I don’t do drugs, I don’t drink alcohol, I don’t drink coffee.

Also, 1-2 hours after work if I’m laying down in bed watching tv my HR is at arround 55-65.

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Could be alot of thinga, only an appointment with cardiology and a test called a "holter monitor" can tell us for sure.

In the meanwhile I would recommend 2 actions:

1. Drink more water. This sounds suspiciously like an issue thats known to be aggrevated by dehydration.
2. Schedule an appointment with your doctor for an "orthostatic blood pressure and heart rate", you can tell the doc your issue and request a cardiologist referral while there. If you explain how the heart rate goes up or down based on your body position such a test will be clearly indicated in your case. The results will help cards decide on what sort of testing is best.
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