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Hello everyone sorry if I have posted here before. I am 26 years old, female, 5ft 7inch and weigh 85kg (slightly overweight but used to weigh 107kg last August)
Since I can remember I have had a fast resting heart rate, it reads at about 101 resting and between 120-130 when I'm up and about around the house. I haven't felt physically unwell with it but I'm aware of it and it causes huge anxiety for me. I am absolutely terrified I'm going to die suddenly or at a young age or develop heart failure. Yesterday I was say at the dining table and my heart rate was reading 116 but I was just say quietly doing nothing, thinking about random stuff.
I do suffer from terrible anxiety and I'm on the lost for CBT for that.
My cardiologist prescribed me a beta blocker in January after I ended up in hospital because my HR was 172 at rest. They couldn't find anything wrong other that my heart beats fast - sinus tachycardia. I had a heart scan which came back fine and my 24hr ECG was fine again, showed a fast heart. The beta blocker has reduced my heart rate but only slightly and still goes high when I'm doing stuff.
In February last year I decided I would start walking everyday for half an hour to try and get a bit healthy and my stamina has definitely improved. This week (4days ago) I signed up to the gym and I have gone everyday since, my aim is to reduce my resting heart rate.
I'm absolutely terrified it will NEVER go down even if I do a lot of cardio.
My mum has a fast heart as is also on beta blockers but she is overweight and doesn't exercise at all.
Please does anyone suffer the same or have any advice? I'm getting tired of living this way.
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