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Need advice as to what to do. HR between 100 & 160bpm currently. BP is 88/47. Feel like I'm going to pass out. No longer on beta blocker.
Symp.nervs. is out of control when triggered by small things I need to lower my BP and hr respons to very small triggers. Which medication? Which beta
Do you get the same cardio benefits when exercising at the same level but on a beta blocker? Since you cant get hr same, but efforts the same
Yes you should: as the only difference is your heart is inhibited from raising its stroke volume by increasing the ventricular rate. All the other benefits stay the same, i.e. fat burning, metabolic rate increase, blood vessel wall trimming, blood pressure lowering, etc. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
Been taking beta blocker for 2 months and it worked but now my hr is a little faster. Am i just used to the medicine now? Or is this concerning?
Heart rate: Whether or not a heart rate is concerning depends on the clinical context - is there associated shortness of breath? Chest pain? Palpitations? Is it lasting all day or coming and going? How high does it go? The elevated heart rate may not have anything to do with the beta blocker not working - lots of things cause high heart rate like caffeine, anxiety, infection to name a few. ...Read more
I'm on both beta blocker and CCB for elevated HR. ive been getting a lot of headaches since I started. Is it a side effect? I'm 17
Maybe, but...: At 17 y/o I hope someone is looking more closely form why you have such a high heart rate & not just treating the sx's. This would be true if the two are being used for high blood pressure. BB's and CCB's are both classes of meds. Some of each class can H/A's, so it's poss. But, uncontrolled BP, too slow a HR or some causes of abn HR or BP in people your age can also cause H/A's. Why & which meds? ...Read more
42, normal weight, very good diet, yet, very high triglycerides (245.) Cholesterol 172. On beta block's for fast HR. How can i bring trigs down?
Complex case: Beta blockers are known to predispose one to diabetes, which can result in elevated triglycerides. I recommend trying to change to a calcium channel blocker to control your rapid heart rate. Metformin, 500 mg 3 times daily, and Acarbose 100 mg three times daily (with meals) will lower your triglycerides. Let me know how you do. ...Read more
I take beta blocker in morn and CCB at night for high HR. there are times throughout whole day when my HR dips pretty low (sometimes into high 40's)?
Dizzy?: My first question is this: are you symptomatic when the blood pressure is low. By this I mean are you dizzy, light headed, short of breath or weak? If yes see someone immediately. If not you should probably see your clinician soon and have an EKG done to be sure there are no signs of a heart block or other problem. And lastly, is this regimen controlling your blood pressure adequately? ...Read more
Have some kind of oversensitive nervsys. that makes hr 15 running 5 sec and bloodpressure way higher than normal. should i avoid training or take beta?
Beta? Probably NOT!: Like the rest of our body, primary control is from our mind/brain/emotions; millions orders/sec. Typical resting HR typically ~110 BPM without any orders from brain. But under common acetylcholine output, via vagus nerve to heart, dominating norepinephrine+epinephrine output to heart via spinal cord from brain, resting rates much lower. HR is a response, a symptom/result of mind/brain/feelings. ...Read more
6 wk preg. Beta 3390, repeated 42 hr later- 4366. Dr says low & likely miscarriage.Isn't 1080 normal & it takes longer to double at 6 wks? U/s tues.
My beta scg level is 517.7 ml for 14 days my doctor informed us maybe there are multiple pregnancy..What ur advice doctor?
Does eating sugar free yogurt and inserting some into ur vagina help with recurring bv's 4 kids always treated for beta strep always yeasy infections can't afford keep going to the docc
First : First you need to know there is a difference between yeast infections and BV (bacterial vaginosis) and how they are treated. Also, beta strep is typically not treated unless causing symptoms. Many women are colonized with this bacteria and have no adverse effects. As far as your question goes, you are referring to the live active cultures in yogurt, namely lactobacillus, which helps maintain a normal vaginal ph and flora thus helping to prevent vaginal yeast infections (yeast more so than bv). There are much simpler and less messy ways to benefit from lactobacillus. Most health food or any store that sells vitamins and dietary supplements sell lactobacillus in pill or powder form for oral ingestion. In addition to this try not to wear tight fitting underware or underware made from any other material other than cotton. Keep your vagina clean and dry whenever possible. Best of luck. ...Read more
Can people with hr in 30s 40s in sleep take beta blockers? And if they have low during day what is the difference?
Bradycardia: Slow heart rates that don't maintain adequate cardiac output can be a problem. Some people with sinus bradycardia can take beta blockers without slowing more. People who need higher heart rates to maintain cardiac output can have problems functioning if beta blockers slow their necessary rate too much. What happens depends on the individual and their responses. Caution is advisable. ...Read more
When hr goes down to 39 in sleep, is it dangerous? when is a low hr a problem? why dont u want people taking beta when they have low resting hr?
39 with sleep: All people have slow HR during sleep. 39 during sleep is harmless and not unusual. Pauses in the heart rate of >5 seconds generally require a pacemaker. Pauses in the HR that cause people to pass out (or nearly pass out) also require a pacemaker. HRs in the 30s during sleep never cause symptoms and don't require treatment. ...Read more
Is it safe to take my beta blocker 12.5 mg if my HR is only 65 before taking? Sometimes I miss a day between because I'm afraid it's 2 low already
See your Dr: It really depends on why you are taking the medication. If your HR is 65 it is best not no take the medicine but as for continuing to take it, you would need to weigh the risks and the benefits. ...Read more
My hr goes down to 45 while resting but i need to take beta for my eat. Doc says it ok to take the beta but I am afraid of scape ryhtms, what is that?
Take it: Hr in 40s is common in patients with beta blockers. You should take it if the doctor ordered. You should not take your pulse unless you become dizzy or feel like you are blacking out. Nothing wrong either in getting a second opinion about you really needing the medication. ...Read more
My BP usually runs around 98/58, HR 75ish. I took a beta blocker for a public speaking event at 12pm, is it safe for me to go do intense exercise at 5?
Having high HR since starting Mirt. Night HR 85bpm. Mirt taper will take year. Is HR too high to sustain during the taper, or need beta blocker?
Depends. : It depends on how long you have been on mirtazipine and what the dose was. A taper can last several weeks for short term low dose patients to six months for long term high dose patients. As for the beta blocker, that depends on your heart rate during the day. Please see your primary care provider to discuss this and come up with a plan. ...Read more