Undiagnosed problem for the last 3 months !

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In September I fell ill with tongsilitis then my glands started to swell and we thought it was glandular fever , turned out it was a viral infection, I then was diagnosed with a heart murmur and they tested for Lupus and other things which came back clear , I got more symptoms including severe fatigue, headaches , neck pain and chest pain , I got more blood tests and everything came back clear but my heart rate was 103 and I was only sitting in the GP's office so then after that I started getting dizzy when I stand and 3 times I've almost fainted as blackness starts to come over me and I have to sit down , my heart races when I stand until about 150 bpm ! The blood seems to pool to my legs and they turn red and the veins can be seen , I get very nauseous and I actually threw up 3 times last night, couldn't even keep water down , I'm 14 years old and my mum doesn't know what to do, I have a paediatric referral in January but I've missed about a full month of school and cannot attend full days , I need help , what should we do ?

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    Hi Sophie

    When your heart beats really fast, it is termed Tachycardia. What a pediatrician or pediatric cardiologist need to determine is where the tachycardia is originating from. Most pediatric tachycardia resolves on its own. But 150 bpm is indeed, too rapid. Sophie, how do you know your tachycardia is 150 bpm? If you have been measuring an increase from 103 to 150, you need to tell your pediatrician today. Your pediatrician is basing your referral on 103. 150 should get you seen much sooner.

    I am not a pediatrician. That said, 150 bpm is way too high.


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      Hi my normal resting heart rate when I lay down in bed is 75 , when I stand it is usually 125-150 bpm , I fainted yesterday but luckily I fell against the wall , it makes me extremely dizzy standing up , I know my heart rate because I use an app on my phone to check it and also do it using a stop watch , I only started doing this because I could feel it racing in my chest
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