| | Pulse Rate Question ..... Again
I'm sorry to post about this again, but I need some reassurance, and I haven't gotten any reassurance from my doctors.
I'm 36 years old and about 60-70 lbs. overweight. I have elevated BP (I'm told this is due to weight and stress) and am on Atenolol and Triamterene for that. My BP readings with the meds are great -- averaging around 110/78. My heart rate/pulse has always been high -- around 90-100 bpm while resting. I thought the Atenolol would have brought this down, but it has not. I know it's not THAT high, but it does concern me that the beta blocker didn't bring it down at all.
When I asked the doctor about this, she said that my pulse hasn't come down because "I'm grossly overweight and out of shape". That DOES sound logical to me, and I can buy that (and I AM working on my weight), but my question is -- does this make sense to any of you?
I've had EKGs and stress-echos which all came back normal. She never mentioned POTS to me (I only first heard about that here). I do get dizzy, but I think it's anxiety related. I've never passed out (and never felt like I was going to).
Thank you so much -- I can't tell you how much this board helps me.