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Causes Of Fast Pulse
Dr. Thinks dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) may be causing fast pulse (90-100 bpm) but could malabsorption be to blame? I have chronic low grade fever, staetorrhea, hist of low vit d. Not eager to quit an effective med...
Staetorrhea: First focus on the steatorrhea. I haven't run into that as a Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) side effect, but stopping " for a week or two won't hurt you. If you continue on the same diet and steatorrhea doesn't stop, you'll have an answer. Steatorrhea is a symptom of many different problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Daily temperature rising to 99.5-99.9. Fatigue, dizzy, fast pulse. All conditions disappear when i lay down. Bp is fine. Possible cause?
Backwards: I think you have the cart before the horse: fever causes volume depletion. All your symptoms (x the fever) are typical of volume contraction. The essential question here is: what is causing your daily, recurrent, low grade fever. This may be a challenging evaluation as the possibilities are exceedingly numerous. If this has been going on for a month, you will need an extensive workup. ...Read more
Can sudden bad news cause panic/anxiety attacks? Feel warm, nervous, fast pulse, feels like my heart beats extra beat, feel scared nervous, can't slee
Yes: This is a common reaction however there are other causes for these symptoms. You mention excessive bleeding and a diuretic that might contribute to your symptoms. Usually, these symptoms will resolve quickly after a singular event such as getting bad news. If they persist or recur, see your doctor soon. ...Read more
Depends: It could be an irregular heart beat, such as atrial fibrillation. If so you need to get to a doctor of emergency room urgently. Alternatively, you could be anemic, low blood counts, and that could do it. If your thyroid is too active, that will cause a rapid heart beat also. Please get to your doctor to have this checked out. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it normal to have a rapid increase heartbeat and fast pulse when standing up or doing light activity?
Merits evaluation.: Dehydration and autonomic dysfunction are common causes of this. If increasing ones fluid intake eliminates the rapid heartbeat upon standing, it suggests the former. However, there are less common causes, including anemia; therefore, one should see ones doctor for a careful history and physical exam to elucidate the underlying cause of the heart rate increase. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Palpitation treat: Treatments include not using caffeine, alcohol , street drugs, smoking and other stimulant substances. Try to learn meditation and other calming techniques, cut out herbal substances, cough and cold medicines, nutritional supplements, see your doctor to be sure no direct heart problem and for treatment if the basics above don't help, your anxiety may be overdriving everything may see psych help. ...Read more
No: Potassium is not associated with a fast pulse. In fact, a cooled, high-potassium solution is often utilized during open heart surgery to slow the electrical system of the heart until its stops (cardioplegia) to allow the cardiac surgeon to operate on the heart. A low potassium blood level can lead to irregular beating of the heart (pvc's). ...Read more
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