Originally Posted by Titchou
Well,one of the points of exercising regularly is to lower one's heart rate. Yours seems exceptionally fine. What do you perceive to be a problem?
Thanks for responding. As I pointed out, my seeming lack of obtaining a high heart rate that is puzzling me. I have also recently perceived that I run "out of steam" sooner than I used to when vigorously exercising.
I had a bout of sciatica about a year ago, which for some reason caused my blood pressure to go up, diastolic approaching 200, which I had never experienced before. My doc prescribed 30mg of nefedepine which I have taken since. My sciatica has long since gone away, and resting blood pressure is typically around 124/72 regardless whether I take the nefedepine or not. I wonder whether the medication has something to do with my inability to reach a higher heart rate.