Norvasc and tachycardia

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My cardiologist has done many tests and does not find any heart disease. I have hypertension and take norvasc,hctz,lipitor ,aspirin.potassium. my anxiety level is high at night due to waking with this rapid heartbeat. can you help with a diagnosis ? and do I need treatment? thank you This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/867904'>Sinus Tachycardia- do I need treatment?</a>.
I take 2 blood pressure medications, 80 mg of Inderal LA, and Norvasc(sp?). I am calm and have my blood pressure taken daily, but it has been up there lately, usually about 160/90 with a resting pulse rate of about 114. I feel some tension in my neck, and I am usually very tired. I have been diagnosed as hypothyroid and also take synthroid. I guess my question is how fast is too fast for tachycardia. My father died of a heart attack with no symptoms. Thanks in advance for any help.
For the past six months, I have been dealing with ongoing ventricular tachycardia. My physician and cardiologist have tried a variety of medications, (including what I am taking now: toprol, cardizem, avapro and norvasc) with numerous combinations with little success. I have had several blood tests, EKGs, XRAYs, stress tests (which only last a few minutes because my heart rate exceeds 200). So far, they have concluded that I have an electrical problem in my heart.
Norvasc is a vasodilator and as such can cause a reflex tachycardia. There are other drugs which might be as effective for your problem--like diltiazem--that will not cause the tachycardia.
I too, have hyperthyroid and have been having these flutter feelings that start in my chest and go out the top of my head, I also have tachycardia and lightheadedness and flushing and sweating when it happens. It started about 6 months ago, very infrequently, like 2-3 times amonth, now it happens almost everyday for the last two months. I go to see my endocrinologist next month, Ill see what she thinks!!
I am currently taking 20 mg of Coreg CR (controlled released), an ACEi, Plavix, Zocor (intermittently due to adverse reactions, same as with all statins) and Norvasc. I react differently to many medicines than other people and as I get older the more unpredictable I am, when it comes to side affects of new drugs like antibiotics and heart medications, like ARBs, which I cannot take. I am desperate to wean myself off of Coreg and start another CCB for the tachycardia.
I am currently taking 20 mg of Coreg CR (controlled released), an ACEi, Plavix, Zocor (intermittently due to adverse reactions, same as with all statins) and Norvasc. I react differently to many medicines than other people and as I get older the more unpredictable I am, when it comes to side affects of new drugs like antibiotics and heart medications, like ARBs, which I cannot take. I am desperate to wean myself off of Coreg and start another CCB for the tachycardia.
In '08 my resting bp was 150/100 pulse was 159, and I was put on Norvasc and Toprol. EKG showed sinus tach, CXR, and all basic labs (CBC, CMP, TSH, lipid, etc) were normal. Now my resting bp with meds is avg 120/90 puse 90-120's. I have noticed that my pulse goes up to 130-150's with minimal exertion (walking to the next room from sitting), no chest pain, no shortness of breath, only extreme fatigue, occasional dizziness and nausea.
But it keeps my hr around 22-55. And I feel really tired since I've been taking it. I have had several episodes of tachycardia since I started taking though. And my blood pressure stays really low. I feel tired, kind of week, and sometimes it's like I'm in a daze. To sum it all up the medacine makes me feel yucky but it has helped sum w/ my tach. Problem. I also have a sinus arrythmia too which may be playing a factor in it aswell I don't know.
Then two weeks ago it was particularly bad and my husband took me to the ER where I had a very abnormal EKG and supraventricular tachycardia. They said I needed the cath right away so I signed the consent forms and went right up to the lab. Luckily my heart is normal. The cardiologist says my EKG would be worrisome for someone with an underlying heart disease. He says my heart doesn't get enough oxygen, possibly from a coronary artery spasm.
I don’t have the feeling anymore that my heart wants to go out of my chest and I don’t feel the tachycardia after eating. The only thing that concern me is that this medicine is really lowering my BP. This afternoon I measured my BP and It was 90/49 (but my machine always measures 20 point lower than what my GP measures, so in reality it must be 110/69) pulse 71. When I measures my BP I felt well, no dizziness, cold feet/hands, fainting or so.
My bp and pulse had remained low the last month or so and I cut Norvasc down. Only this week did I suddenly get tachycardia. Its come down a little. I am so grateful for that! I can't find a reason for the tachycardia and that troubles me. I've been drinking water and Emergen-C. I haven't had fever in a couple of days. Even though there's an infection in my lung, I haven't noticed real breathing difficulty. I've been much sicker than this, but without the galloping heartbeat all day.
high blood pressure and supraventricular tachycardia and polycystic ovarian syndrome during the second trimester of my pregnancy i developed preclampsia,my daughter was delivered 36weeks since then my high blood pressure has gotten worse(family history HTN,diabetes,colon cancer,pancreatic cancer,heart disease) I've now developed SVT also i have numbness in feet and my hands,also twitches on face,eyes,hands and unexplained fatigue list of medications: Toprol xl 200mg plavix 75mg norvasc 10mg l
In 2006 I had vocal cord polyps removed--the ENT said the GERD/reflux caused them, and the Gastroenterologist said they came from talking... I've had esophageal mammomaphies and I have esophageal spasams and sometimes cannot swallow the food in my mouth and have to spit it out-or choke. I take Norvasc, blood pressure med to help the spasms. I cannot burp at all but everyone in my family --and friends-- have to put up with my continuous passage of gas. I also have IBS.
Overall the echo was fine. My EF was 53% and and the summary said I had sinus tachycardia (my heart rate averaged 101 during the echo, but I was nervous and had been running around campus all morning, going up and down stairs, etc.). In addition, the results stated that I have borderline global hypokinesis. The size of my left ventricle is normal, but it isn't moving optimally.
I was so surprised to read the comments about the relation to hormones and tachycardia. I have been on medication for the past 5 years. First it was just Lanoxin and then Atenolol was added. I still have occasional breakthroughs. Especially when I discontinued Atenolol. Last summer I experienced 6 hours of psvt @220 bpm for 6 hours. It was finally converted with Adenosine in the ER. It begins with a PAC, felt like a flutter, then into the tachycardia.
She has undergone ablation procedure but the SVT has returned. On top of this she is now diagnosed with Atrial Tachycardia and Coronary Artery Spasms. She is in her early 30's and I just hope and pray everyday for some relief so that she can live a normal life. What treatments tend to work? She has been perscribed meds and will be going through the observation period to find the correct combination to control her condition. What are your experiences with these diagnosis?
I have been having reflexive tachycardia since then, and my BP has been around 150/100. How long should I expect these side effects to last, or how long should I wait till I see my physician again? Will the tachycardia ever go away?
They only last afew seconds but also create a flush or rush sensation. I recently had a stress test, EKG, and a doppler echo. Stress test was normal and echo was also except for mild regurgitation of the tricuspid and slight of the mitral. Through the years some doctors have said that I also have MVP but this has not been proven on the echo. I am currently wearing an event recorder and have had 30 events in two weeks which the doc says are benign.
While out of town on April 26, 2004, I went to an emergency room with bronchitis, asthma, and fever. While there I was accidentally given Motrin. I am allergic to aspirin and NSAIDs and previously I had an anaphylactic reaction to an NSAID. The Motrin caused a bright red rash, low blood pressure, tachycardia, chest discomfort, and shortness of breath.
Er said i was fine, my doc wanted the holter test. I do smoke, and have high blood pressure. Was on norvasc up untill that day, then doc switched me to hctz. Anyway my results.. 105306 QRS complexes. 3 ventricular beats. 41 supraventricular beats isolated. minimum bpm 44, max 145. max sinus pause 1.63 seconds...st channel 1 2.4mm 0mm.. st channel 2 1.4mm -0,6mm..st channel 3 2.6mm 0.2mm...conclusion sinus tachycardia. sinus bradycardia, ventricular ectopien (unifocue) occ, pac's, pvc's...
30 yr old non-smoking normal weight female, hypertension 3+ years, hypokalemia, chest pain/pressure/palpatations/tachycardia increasing over several years. Working with a cardiologist with a presumed dx of Prinzmetal's, but have not responded to treatment. All cardiac testing has been normal.
He wants me to start on Benicar 20 mg and Norvasc 5 mg. Well I took the benicar day one and forgot to go pick up the norvasc at the pharmacy and did okay. The second day on the Benicar I did good but when I left work I forgot to go to pharmacy for Norvasc so I was gong after dinner. Before I had the chance within a 2 minute time frame my heart rate went from normal to 160 bpm and would not stop. Went to er where they did blood work and said all blood work looked normal.
I worry about taking the Norvasc also since I have read it can cause increased heart rate. If I have sinus tachycardia and my doctor has decreased my beta blocker..should I be concerned with the Norvasc causing a dangerous arrhythmia? My heart rate now ranges from about 50bpm up to 90 resting. In addition, I have huge pauses in my heart beat when I breath fully in and start to breath out and vice versa. It makes me feel dizzy when it happens and wakes me up at night.
Jose, I have inappropriate sinus tachycardia and rarely (and I mean rarely) feel palpitations. My heart rate has been captured as high as 170bpm and I wasn't aware. I did however feel very tired and at times what clues me in is dizziness or something just doesn't feel right. But rarely do I have palpitations.
I am 64, had high blood pressure but nicely resolved with low-dosage Norvasc. I take Flecainide which resolves it in a couple of hours. I have these observations and wonder if they suggest the cause and/or preventative measures. a) The arrythmia always starts when I am asleep, often after a dream or nightmare. b) They are always correlated with frequent urination. c) The day following the nighttime onset, I belch quite a bit.
how dangerous is 'rebound' tachycardia and can it last for several days? It seems odd to me and am concerned there is an underlying problem. I am 40 have been treated for several years now for HT which has been under control. My doctor is new to me due to a re-location. I am unclear why she stopped Verapamil and started Norvasc, other than she said she has better results with Norvasc. Question: do I need to be concerned about my resting HR @ this time? It makes me rather anxious.
Her cardiologists dismiss all of this and say she is fine and didn't even want her on any medication, Flecainide and Norvasc included, but only did so for her comfort and my insistence when her bp was over 200 because I was afraid of another stroke.
I now take daily aspirin for the APS and Norvasc for the Raynauds and slightly elevated blood pressure. In your opinion, is there any reason I should seek another opinion, or should I just trust this diagnosis? (One more note: I sometimes have sinus tachycardia bpm around 100-105. I recently had a PSVT that lasted only 10 minutes. Went to ER and PSVT had ended and just had high bpm. Normal EKG and thyroid was 5.64 (normal high end was 5.
In the meantime, I saw my old rheumatologist who told me my fingers were upset from Reynaud's disease and he has put me on five different new meds. I am taking Imuran, cellcept, prednisone, norvasc, baby aspirin, metanrx, effexor xr, prozac, trazadone, nexium, nitroglycerin cream on my fingers, persantine. i just started the treatment for the poor circulation and reynauds and am still waiting to hear about the rapid heart rate.
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