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I was diagnosed with inappropriate sinus tachycardia about 5 years ago - I'm a 25 year old female. Since this time and until recently I've been on bisoprolol 2.5mg and had no side effects. Recently, I'm trialling an increase to 3.75mg as I've noticed that my constant fast heart rate wasn't being kept at bay any more. If I don't take my medication my pulse is around 120, and I feel very anxious and 'wound up'.
Since around the age I was diagnosed I've also had IBS, but over the last year I've experienced other health problems and was wondering if anyone else with tachycardia experiences these symptoms or other comorbidites? I've been having problems with energy, some days feeling really drained even if I've slept well, with my muscles feeling heavy like flu. Indeed, I've been picking up colds and flu a lot (I've had recent blood tests for nutrition/hormones, and all look ok). I seem to have poor exercise tolerance - initially feeling good straight after a run/long walk but then feeling exhausted later on, with very achey muscles subsequent days. I've also had bladder problems and recently been 'diagnosed' with overactive bladder.
I used to study chronic pain syndromes (academic by background) and learned that people with CFS/ME often have overlapping conditions such as IBS, dry eyes, interstitial cystitis etc., and I can't help but notice the similarity with myself. Is there a chance I'm slowly developing chronic fatigue? I'm concerned and worried. Through my research I've discovered that it's common for people with CFS/ME to also have PoTS, but does it ever happen the other way round - someone to have a tachycardia condition and this develop into chronic fatigue?
I'm new here so it would be lovely to meet some people with similar conditions/symptoms/experiences - I know no-one else with my condition or anything similar. Thanks if you read this far.
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