Increase heart rate when standing

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Hi in 2014 I had three attacks of fast heart rate is was sent to hospital and given a heart ultrasound which showed everything to be OK the attacks was short lived and so in the end was put down to panic attacks I got given a holter months later which came back fine ..

Now I had on and off heart racing episodes since then and put them down to panic attacks I have anxiety so it made sence I had a baby 8 weeks ago after having him I realised my heart rate was low 56bpm and had a few palps so later that day I got a ecg was told it's normal if I get more palps go to doctors and ask for a holter monitor still heart rate was low but I put it down to just giving birth and then a week after giving birth I got very weak and severe dizziness I felt like I had the flu for a while 5 weeks ! I went to hospital who said everything was OK and I could go home I went home but was getting palps while standing so I put it down to anxiety until I woke up unable to breathe my body was numb and my heart was going what felt wrong it lasted like probably 5 minutes but felt like hours my heart was still palpations just not as bad so I took my heart rate and bp and both was high my heart rate was 144 ! I got dressed went out to my mums very out of breathe and still palps I took my pulse it was 146 I rang 111 who said go to a&e I got there and it was flucating from 115 -145-179 ! I had a ecg which said abnormal but they said it was fine I was later discharged with blood work and ecg normal .

When I went home I realised my heart rate was fast upon standing and everytime I stand now I have a fast heart sitting is OK but a soon as I stand walk or anything my heart rate is anywhere from 115 -160!

I have to still go about like normal and wait until Tuesday where I see a private cardiologist but I'm so anxiouse I won't make it until then

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    So sorry to hear about what is happening to u.  U most be very proactive and insist they find out what is wrong. There is a reason your heart rate is going up so high. Hopefully the private cardiologist will get to the bottom of it.   

    Im not a doctor, but it seems like more than panic attacks.  

    Good luck, please keep us posted. 

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    Yes, Suzanne's right. 

    Not knowing what is going on is only going to add to your anxiety.

    Catching those critical moments on a holter monitor can quite tricky.

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    Actually a holter monitor can be quite successful in diagnosing  the problem.  All tests done on me (many EKGs, echos, carotid artery, stress) were normal. It was only when I wore the holter for 24 hrs did it show I had afib. A holter can be worn for longer than 24 hrs, depending on what the doc wants. 

    I would insist on a holter to see what it finds. 

     

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    Hi Stephx,

    Like Suzanne I feel for you and can only share my personal experiences as I am not a doctor. An 'old' friend visited me several weeks ago. This retired civil engineer has been suffering from panic attacks for as many years as he could remember. He has seen many doctors and taken many tests.

    He understands he has panic attacks and took up meditation for healing but the problem persists. To me it is psychological and he could do with professional help.

    You do another Holter test and trust your doctors to help you.

    And if it is panic attacks you need to be willing to help yourself.

    Remember, our mind controls our physical body.

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    i am no doctor, but i am a nurse who has had children. it could be u are dehydrated and not taking care of yourself after having the baby. are u anxious about the baby? any postpartum depression?

    your best bet is a holter monitor.

    to ease ypur anxiety till tuesday, get someone to stay w you and the baby if you dont have someone---.

    go to ER if u have any more episodes of fast heartrate-dont let them intimidate you.

    are u on any other meds? any new meds?

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    Thanks all no I'm not on any Meds and this morning my heart did a attack again it started beating really hard and fast and was 152! This lasted like 20 minutes I was sat here calm and doing deep breathing but it wasn't helping.

    I also realised asoon as i sat up from layi8 my heart rate went from 77 -132 ! Litrally in a second thing is yesterday I managed to clean all my house i had palps on and off and I knew my heart rate was high half the time but I scrubbed my full house so to wake up today abit more positive and then it still happened it's scary everytime I stand up my heart rste goes 110-160 ect so sometimes I can't feel it doing it and other times I can ? I'm fed up but I'm starting to accept I'm undiagnosed with a heart problem I also maybe coming to terms with my anxiety and realising I don't need to be anxiouse as what happens will happen unfortunately this may be too late for me as I do feel soon it's going to be too late

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      I have been having the same symtoms as you the past few weeks.  I do have a history of Anxiety but do not think it is related bacause dont feel anxious.  When standing from laying down my heart rate goes from 74 to 115.  Did you doctor ever figure out the problem or did it just go away?
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    Now I feel I can't breathe and feel really weird but my heart rate is now 86 and I'm sitting in can't cope with this I'm suffering not living like I should be I'm 24 and I should be out taking my children out instead I'm sat in unable to do anything where supposed to be going numb holiday next week the kids are so excited but I just feel I won't be here I've always had health anxiety but this is fuelling it so much I feel ill never be better I just stood up then my heart rate was 146 I couldn't feel it go that high this time but sometimes rarely it will be 90 standin but rarely g I just wish it would stay normal
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    Stephen, I can empathize with what u r going thru. U r scared, just as I am and I believe this is normal. It is very important for u to be proactive in Your treatment and if the first doctor u go to doesn't help u, go on to another one u til u can find one that diagnoses your problem, whatever it may be. I'm a doctor's daughter (how I wish he was still alive)m and the one thing he taught me is that doctors are not God. 

    Don't give up. Keep on pushing until if I d a doc that can help u. Good luck. 

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    It sounds to me like you have POTS (postoral orthostatic tachycardia syndrome). I have POTS and when I sit my blood pressure and pulse are pretty normal, but when I stand my blood pressure gets very low and my pulse get scary high. You need to ask your doctor to test you for this. It is a very rare illness than most doctors don't know about. If you get diagnosed you need to get a requisition to see a POTS specialist who can help you.

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      Hi Sierrad! I know this is an old post... but how are you being treated? I think I might have the same thing. It's been happening since two months ago. I've been to 4-5 different doctors. I had a holter test that said I had tachycardia. Basically a fast heart rate but the weird thing is, my BP is normal/low. I took beta blockers but that made my BP even lower. (88/61) What medication or treatment are you getting?

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    Hi Steph I no this is an old post but was wondering if you still come on here? If so could u mail me I'm going threw all of this now and so scared xx

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      Hi I have the orthostatic thing too. Agreed it is awful and scary. I am in pretty ok shape otherwise, and was doing very light cardio which seemed to help it. But stopped cardio cause was so busy, so its back now. But I'm 59 have had it since 20's. I'm doing same trying to keep calm.

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      Hi Karla, I as well have these Heart racing only in an upright position.  It feels so bad and I can’t do anything, nothing gets done. Are you on any medication for it? Im 60 years old.
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      Hi Karla59! You've had Pots since your 20's? What have you done to treat it? I think I might also have that. When I'm laying down I have 77 heart rate and it goes up to 120-130 in seconds. It scares me a lot...

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