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Heart Rate?

So Everyone who knows me knows my heart fears...I had a holter done that showed avg hear rate 92.  When I wake up in the mornings and get out of bed my heart races to like 120+.  Even sitting here typing this now it is 96.  I have seen it from 75-153.  Depending on what I am doing.  The cardiologist does not seems to show any concern.  Yet I read others say that is too high.  Where should I go from here.  I probably have always had a high heart rate and did not notice until I became anxious and started to check my pulse constantly.
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520292 tn?1232035850
Why not try a beta blocker?  That will lower your heart rate.  Sounds like you have a case of sinus tachycardia that maybe the doctors think is fine.  Either way you do have tachycardia so I would assume that you could use a basic treatment.  Anyways maybe nothing is wrong and this is just how your heart beats. Well anyways good luck too you
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My doctor said a BB lowers your BP and mine already runs pretty low.  I am going to talk to them though....My heart rate has always been this way...but I am just wondering how healthy it is...
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How about trying exercise?  Do you have anything else going on with your heart?  It does sound like your doctor thinks it is okay.   You can start out slow, a walking program and build up to 30-40 minutes most days of the week, or longer.  Talk to your doctor about a good cardiovascular exercise program.  Medications I think would be a last resort.  I take a BB just for the condition you describe and it can get frustrating.  I exercise constantly to keep my blood pressure within normal limits, as it can run high.  The BB will not only lower your resting HR, but will make it more difficult to get your HR up for exercise.  Your cardiovascular system improves when you reach HR's 70-80% of your target heart rate during exercise.  Check out Sally Edward's book Heart Zone training.  It seems to be helping me.    Hope things get better.  
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489725 tn?1280052553
just a few thoughts
exercise is an excellent idea for every part of the body inc the heart also maybe have a look at things in the diet that will raise the hr ,like caffeine ,msg's hidden in foods,salty foods etc  Small rib cages can minimize the amount of breath you can take in, which means your heart has to beat faster to oxygenate the body if that fits you ,walking is a good way to start and yoga is also a great way to condition the body .for some low dose inderal seems to help when the high hr becomes a nuisance
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Thank you for all your replies.  I did check my pulse this morning when I got up and got moving and it was 133....yikes....wonder if it has been this way all my life and I never noticed.  I do not get dizzy or have any symptoms.  Just wish I could stop checking my pulse.  Then I would not know it was high....
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Just anxiety about your heart rate can also cause rates similar to what you describe. If you feel the need to check you pulse very frequently, you must also be quite anxious about it. I have been in the same situation myself.  Does your heart rate correlate closely with your level of anxiety, or is it sometimes fast even when you are not at all anxious?  Just lying in bed can be extremely anxiety promoting if you are letting yourself get caught up in scary thoughts and worries about your heart.
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