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Hi there, I would love to hear from folks with inappropriate sinus tachycardia who have experienced elevated BP as a result of the tachycardia.
I have had a resting heart rate of 100-110 for a long time, but it never caused me any issues. BP was always low normal-120/70, no shortness of breath, no exercise intolerance. After heavy periods, I ended up with anemia which caused shortness of breath that still persists (nearly 5 months later). My BP suddenly went up to 108 diastolic (systolic didn't go above 135 or so), was accompanied with flushed skin, shortness of breath, severe headache and chest discomfort. I was initially put on HCTZ, which didn't help. I saw a cardiologist who suspects my BP spiked from the tachycardia (weird as that hasn't happened in all these years..but very possible). He put me on 2.5 mg of Bisoprolol twice a day, starting with once a day and going up if HR is still above 90. The 2.5 mg brought my heart rate down to 70 and my diastolic down between 77-84 (which is still a bit higher than it used to be before the spike). I am not taking the 5 mg as it lowered my heart rate to 50, and I am not very comfortable with that plus from what I am reading it's a hard medicine to wean off (something I'd like to do eventually, under medical supervision of course) so if I am doing well on a lower dose, I'd keep it that way,
I would love to hear from anyone who can relate to this or has any thoughts/experiences to share.
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