HR faster when I stop walking

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Hi!  I am recently off benzos which has made my heart go much faster, I had an echo test and monitor and bloodwork and my heart is healthy just weak.  I just started going for 15 min walks recently and my HR is now managable around 120 - 135 while walking.  But when I stop walking and this goes for any exercise my HR goes up around 10 to 20 BPM and then goes back down.  Is it normal for a spike when you stop?  My heart doc didn;t seem to think it was a big deal.

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    Have you been diagnosed with SVT?   Your heart rate can be elevated due to benzo withdrawal.   Good on you for coming off them, it can't be easy.  Keep up the regular walks - they really make a difference to everything.

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      Thanks for replying.  My heart doc did not diagnose as he is rather sure it is just the withdrawal, as well as myslef too as my heart was never fast until now.  The walks seem to rev my symtoms up so I might have to cool it a bit which is hard, in relaity I am to sick to go out and walk I am just trying really hard. 
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    Before I started taking Corlanor (ivabradine) my heart rate would run between 125 - 154 with a brisk walk. How high it went would depend on how fatigued I was. Unlike you though the minute I stopped walking or sat down my heart rate would start to drop rapidly and would be down to 99 within 2-3 minutes.

    Have you had a stress test because it does check how long it takes for your heart return normal. I personally think it's unusual but perhaps your body is taking a while to wind down from the adrenaline peak. I'm not a doctor though.

    Consider seeing another specialist. My first specialist pretty much ignored the debilitating effects of high heart rate with exercise so I switched to another specialist who actually made an effort to figure what was going and address it. If it bothers you, find another specialist. Your current specialist may be missing something.

    Good luck!

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