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Posted by Wanda
on July 17, 2000 at 08:30:20:
I was diagnosed with MVP about 1 1/2 ago. I was experiencing different symptoms probably a result of
anxiety mostly. I eventually took a beta blocker (zebeta and then atenolol) for about 7-8 months...because
of episodes of rapid heart beat. I would occassionally have episodes while taking the med but it would be
before that day's dosage. Anyway, I stopped taking it and I've been doing okay. My concern is this...my
resting heart rate is normally 88 bpm. Rarely, it goes down to below 80. More often, it goes up to around 100.
I know that 60-100 is normal, but I'm concerned about when it gets over 100. For example, in church yesterday,
while I was sitting is was 100 and when I stood up, it was 120. I felt fine. I don't understand why this happens.
I have totally eliminated caffeine since my diagnosis and I monitor my sugar intake. How concern should I be?
Also, how does having an "overactive" adrenal gland affect this?
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