Worried about a possible heart trouble

So, I’m worried that I might have a problem with my heart. This morning my pulse was 87 sitting down and when I stood up it went up to 140 almost. The nurse took my pulse and said my pulse was thready and very fast. This was when I was standing up. The CNEs don’t normally take my post when I’m standing up so they don’t notice that it gets a higher when I stand. She’s going to call the doctor today and will see what he recommends. I thought it would be a good idea for me to wear a heart monitor for at least a week so they could track my pulse rate and heart rate and see if my heart is skipping beats and things like that. I’m cold and tired all the time. The nurse said it could be my thyroid, it could be medication related, it could be dehydration or a number of different things. We’ll see what the doctor says.

6 Replies to “Worried about a possible heart trouble”

  1. Have you taken it laying, sitting, standing and your blood pressure at the same time? It could very well be exhaustion, dehydration, medication. I have had this happen on many occasions and it was situational. I wore a monitor for a week. My daughter has POTS. You may want to look that up just for a reference.


      1. Oh I’m glad you are going to a cardiologist. I was referred too and it was stressful just going and not knowing. I hope all is well and you get some answers.


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