I am really concerned that something may be wrong with my heart and hoping to get some advice!...I am 44 years old and 12 years ago, I was diagnosed with hypertension after my son was born. I have been on Toprol XL ever since, and started out taking 50 mg once daily. Well, my BP got too low, so my doctor lowered my dose to 25 mg once daily, and it seemed to be fine. Just recently ( like in the last 4 months ), I have been having a very rapid heart beat as soon as I lay down at bedtime. I'm not sure if it's happening sooner and I just notice it when I get still, or if it's just at bedtime. Heart disease runs in my family, and my grandad had Tachycardia, so I'm wondering if it is that??. Another thing, I get pain in my left shoulder sometimes ( feels like a sharp/throbbing pain ) and feel out of breath, but I do have Asthma as well, so not sure if that is what it is or not. I see my doctor in 2 days, but wanted to see if anyone here has Tachycardia and if so, what treatments/ meds. are you on?. Thanks so much!
Greetings CelestialKel! I would want a 5 star review cardiologist evaluation not a general practitioner. If there is pain in the left shoulder calling 911 to go to the emergency room might be a good idea in case the cardiac enzymes need checking for a myocardial infarction or other immediate threat to the welfare of the heart. Peace, sjb
Last edited by sjb; 07-16-2012 at 12:53 PM.
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... Just recently ( like in the last 4 months ), I have been having a very rapid heart beat as soon as I lay down at bedtime. ... Another thing, I get pain in my left shoulder sometimes ( feels like a sharp/throbbing pain ) and feel out of breath, but I do have Asthma as well,
Four months ago, did you change the detergent that you were using to wash your bedding? Do you use a fabric softener?
The bed is a high allergen, high irritant place. When your body reacts to the chemicals or allergens of the bed, it can cause tachycardia, palpitations, higher blood pressure and breathing difficulties.