symptoms coming and going

sandeebee
By sandeebee Latest Reply 2013-02-05 18:50:41 -0600
Started 2011-09-21 11:51:22 -0500

For several months now I have been having high blood pressure and a very fast pulse rate. I have always been 120ish over 70's. The bottom has jumped to 96 and my doctor is watching it. I had, I'll call it an attack, the other night, where I felt like I was having one of my allergy to bee stings, but I was not stung. I took a benedryl and tried to relax and fall asleep as it was midnight. The sypmtoms eased, and I finally went to sleep. The next day, I had the same thing happen, I called my doctor and she wanted me to come in, which I had no way, so she suggested if it didn't stop to go to the ER. Today I have pain on the left side of my chest, but is it my normal everyday fibro, arthritis, back pain or not. My pulse is running 120. I am a little scared, of course, and am making an appointment, but, my concern is now that I am not having the "attack" is there any way for them to know if it was a heart attack?


7 replies

mr.awesome
mr.awesome 2013-02-05 18:50:41 -0600 Report

U should see ur doctor about this.it could be irregular heart theme (too fast heart rhythm).if this occurs it could lead to stroke!

MWmelbourne
MWmelbourne 2011-09-27 09:08:39 -0500 Report

There is a blood test to tell if you have had a heart attack, I think it checks for certain enzymes. I dont remember exactly what because I was a tad preoccupied at the time, but I'm sure someone here will know the answer to that question. Heart Hawks advice is sound! Wishing you a calm, peaceful a stress free day!

HeartHawk
HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2011-09-21 23:43:20 -0500 Report

sandeebee,

A rapid pulse is not necessarily a common symptom of heart attack but is a symptom of many other conditions including an over active sympathetic nervous system (this includes panic attacks).

Unfortunately, there is no way to know for certain. I have chest pain almost every day although in my case it is likely due to referred pain from a neck injury as opposed to fibromyalgia. I got past it by getting to know my body but it did include a lot of trips to the ER just to make sure!

At the end of the day a pulse rate of 120 is something that needs professional medical advice. If it is causiing concern then by all means go to the ER where they will treat you and send a note to your doc which just might move up your appointment date!

HH

sandeebee
sandeebee 2011-09-22 06:22:55 -0500 Report

Thank you for your reply. I was talking to a nurse friend, and she said her pulse is normally around 70 so she would worry if hers went that high, but for me, if mine normally runs high, it might not be anything to worry about. She also told me to monitor it and get it checked out by my doctor, that my life was nothing to play or quess with.

HeartHawk
HeartHawk 2011-09-22 23:28:06 -0500 Report

sandeebee,

I have had this same discussion with a number of docs including cardiologists. While 120 BPM is not normal for mosts folks it may be normal for you. Should you get it checked out - definitely! Does it mean there is a problem? Maybe not! That's why we see docs, lol!

HH