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I am a male aged 52 , for more years than I can remember I have had a fast pulse and what I think are occasional missed beats or an irregular beat. I went into hospital a couple of years ago with kidney stones and they picked up on high blood pressure and tachycardia. The did a few ecg's but never said there was a problem, ny bp did come down though.
I also a year later went to my GP's with a stye on my eye & the practice nurse said it was time they did a general health check. I said my BP would be high ( I am anxious in clinic) and it was high, they checked my pulse and this was also fast, they an ecg and a doctor in the next room said it was fine "just fast". They took bloods and all came back fine , just a little high on cholesterol. They agreed I did home BP readings twice a day and record them , most of the readings when rested were between 125/80 & 141/94. But even with the lower readings the pulse is nearly 100.
I work in a hard physical job and I never have any problems doing so, I also never have any chest pain. I am always frightened to have my vital statistics checked as I am extremely fearful of having to undergo surgery as I had a patent ductus arteriosis reparied as a 5yr old child which left me frightened of heart surgery. I have silently put up with these paliptations for over 25 years due to my fear of doctors.
Apart from the what I see as missed beats/arrythmia? and occasional high bp I always feel fine & am always able to work hard, I can carry heavy equipment up many flights of stairs and work for hours without proble,m.
If I "was" to see my GP , what could I expect to happen.
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Are you anxious when you take it, if so that will increase it, mine can bump up to 160 when I'm anxious and they don't medicate me just tell me to calm down and it does settle round 72 go and talk to your gp and explain how you feel they can then reassure you all is ok or they would be doing more tests like echo.
Where do you live
Like I said above I had the health check (MOT) inc all bloods, ecg, BP,urine etc
But they didnt say anything is wrong.
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