heart rate 60-93 in a matter of seconds, in bed

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Hi all, writing because I just got super scared. I was in bed and all of a sudden felt my heart tense up, was wearing a fitbit, looked at my heart rate and it went from 60-93 (was going up but I took my fitbit off because I was getting freaked out), lying in bed the whole time. Anyone experience this? Have my fitbit on again and it’s at 64 (around my norm).

I have been feeling light headed/dizzy/faint at work at times and I did just have a Holter monitor on yesterday, Cardiologist will not read until Monday, but this just happened in bed while I was lying down. 

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    Sounds as if your heart rate is doing sudden dip pausing and then leaping up again hence the dizziness. My AF has been doing it and it’s scary. 
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    Fit bits are not 100% accurate. Your better off buying a pulse oximeter. There about 30 bucks. A normal resting heart rate is 60 to 100 bpm. Sometimes even though you don't feel anxious your body might so I've heard. And that to could be a cause. Try not to work yourself up until you talk to your cardiologist because then you'll probably have a high HR due to anxiety. There are pros and cons to a fit bit. There not always accurate.

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      thanks, it startled me and I wasn’t thinking of anything before it happened. 😩

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    If a jump to pulse rate of 93 is all you've got, don't worry about it.  Now if it were 193 you might have some reason for concern!  And your resting rate of 64 is great.

    So whatever got you wearing the Holter, wait for the readings on that, but from what you describe here you're doing great.

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      thanks, that makes me feel a little better. it startled me and I need up taking my fitbit off because I didn’t wanna know how much higher it’d go. I just thought a jump that big in such short time was bizarre.
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