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Can anxiety cause rapid heart rate when standing, over 100 bpm, and muscle weakness? I've been experiencing this for a month. Docs can't find anything

Can anxiety cause rapid heart rate when standing, over 100 bpm, and muscle weakness? I've been experiencing this for a month. Docs can't find anything

Yes: Yes, anxiety can cause these symptoms. I'd recommend treating your anxiety as aggressively as possible with medication and psychotherapy, and then seeing if these symptoms decrease. I see that you're taking birth control pills. Sometimes birth control pills can contribute to anxiety as well. You may want to discuss this possibility with your physician. ...Read more

Heart Rate (Definition)

Heart rate is a measurement of the number of times a person's heart beats in one minute. Normal heart rates vary with a person's age and with excitement and exercise. Abnormal heart rates are too slow, too fast, and/or irregular (too much ...Read more


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Could muscle weakness and rapid heart rate when standing up and out and about be due to adrenal fatigue? I've been feeling this way for a month.

Could muscle weakness and rapid heart rate when standing up and out and about be due to adrenal fatigue? I've been feeling this way for a month.

Unlikely : Adrenal deficiencies are very uncommon. More benign causes are more likely. You could have low blood pressure and positional rise in your heart rate could be connected to that - the heart is trying to make up for a positional drop in blood pressure. This is called orthostasis.Also make sure you are well hydrated. Viral syndromes - usually benign and self limited - can cause a sense of weakness. ...Read more

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Baby has rapid heart rate of 160!?

Baby has rapid heart rate of 160!?

How old is your baby: A heart rate of 160 can be perfectly normal in a newborn baby and with activity or fever in babies up to several months of age, so it all depends on how old your baby is and whether there have been changes in the baby's appetite or degree of alertness. Consult your pediatrician if your baby is otherwise happy playful and eating well or have him checked asap in an er if he is not stable. ...Read more

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Do symptoms like rapid heart rate go away quickly?

Do symptoms like rapid heart rate go away quickly?

Depends on cause.: Depend on cause of symptoms...Difficult to answer in this format. See a doctor if frequent or if associated with lightheadedness, chest discomfort, or shortness of breath. ...Read more

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What to do if I have rapid heart rate should I been concern?

What to do if I have rapid heart rate should I been concern?

Rapid heart rate: If you have a resting heart rate in excess of 100 beats a minute, an evaluation of why is appropriate. Fear and anxiety isn't needed but an explanation of why the elevated resting rate is needed. ...Read more

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What causes spontaneous rapid heart rate and what are the dangers?

What causes spontaneous rapid heart rate and what are the dangers?

A number of things: It many be that your heart rate increases from factors as simple as drinking too much coffee, or simply being tired or anxious. In some people, a conduction variation in the heart will suddenly bump the rate up. If you have shortness of breath, faintness, dizziness, lightheadedness, or chest/jaw/shoulder pain, get to the ER or call 911. ...Read more

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I have a very rapid heart rate what does it mean for the shortrun?

Rapid heart rate: Rapid heart rate (tachycardia) means the heart beats at more than 100 per minute. It could just bebenign transient (physical activity, anxiety). Its persistence can be brought on by shock (profuse blood loss, toxic infection) or a disruption of the electrical rhythm of the heart (atrial or ventricular tachycardia). The latter conditions are serious and need immediate evaluation by a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Who can help answer questiosn or provide me with infomration about a rapid heart rate?

Who can help answer questiosn or provide me with infomration about a rapid heart rate?

Heart rate: Most resting heart rate normals are 80 to 100 bpm. Some people's resting heart rate is higher. Abnormal reasons for higher resting heart rate include anemia, hyperthyroidism, fever, ongoing inflammation or infection, dehydration and there is also a pathologic sinus tachycardia condition. You'd need to see a dr. And be evaluated if you're worried about your resting heart rate. ...Read more

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Palpitations (Definition)

Heart palpitations are a clinical finding in which a person feels his heart beating strongly, feels his heart beating fast, or both. This can occur with anxiety disorders or heart conditions including ...Read more