Prednisone and rapid heart rate

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The past few days my heart rate has been very fast and weak when I wake up in the morning. Standing up makes it even worse. Usually this passes within a hour. Should I be worried about this? I have also been having attacks of dizziness for the past few months, though they do not seem to be related to my heart rate.
Do my symptoms that were diagnosed as migraine concern you to look for other causations related to the heart or when you consider my high heart rate? IF the steroids increased teh heart rate (prednisone) how long would it take to clear my system and drop the heart rate? Could this indicate something else occured in the brain other than migraine to disrupt the heart rhytm? If so, what test should I request? Can stress incrase the heart rate this high at rest?
Both the cardiologist and my pcp think that my high heart rate was caused by extreme stress and anxiety, and that it's not the medicine. My rheumy didn't necessarily agree, but he seems to think it's highly unlikely that the plaquenil is causing the tachycardia. He doesn't think that it was caused by a flare based on the normality of my tests. They all think there has to be some other factor; the question is just what could it possibly be? All my tests are normal, my heart is fine.
While on the pred, I experienced insomnia, and slightly increased blood pressure, but my heart rate was around 60 and didn't change. since the 2nd day after weaning off of prednisone, my symptoms have returned (ms), but my heart rate has gone from 60 bpm to 80 bpm, and my BP has gone from 116/60 to 130/80. I am otherwise healthy other than benign PVC's and PAC's, and I take a 25 mg atenolol daily for those voluntarily. With that being said, has anyone else had this happen?
She then developed dizziness, chest pain on her left side, numbness in her limbs, and her heart rate climbs to over 100 every time she stands up. She has had a ct scan of her abdomin, and chest, bloodwork, a mri of her head, and is awaiting test results from a cardiologist. All tests have come back normal including thyriod and cortisol blood levels. She has episodes where she breaks out in cold sweats, her chest, arm and jaw hurt and she feels like she is going to pass out.
Saw three doctors today -my pcp, the cardiologist, and my rheumy- and general consensus seems to be that the meds aren't causing a rapid heart rate; rather there must be some other cause. My pcp and the cardiologist were quite certain that stress was the culprit. My rheumy didn't necessarily rule out plaquenil, but was quite skeptical that Plaquenil could be causing tachycardia.
I AM 70 YRS AND HAVE A HEART RATE OF 45. I WAS TOLD I COULD HAVE HEART FAILER AT ANY TIME. NO ONE SEEMS TO WANT TO TELL ME WHAT THE HECK IS GOING ON. I KNOW THAT MY HEART IS VERY LARGE.
Maybe if the doctors had listened to my symptoms and investigated right away I wouldn't be dealing with half this bs. Maybe I should have just stayed on the plaquenil and suffered the rapid heart rate that felt like it was going to pound out of my chest; it almost seems preferable to this. I'm constantly paranoid that not being on anything is going to cause the lupus to go crazy, that every second i'm making it worse and worse. So where do I go from here?
the doctor said i have broncitis, that i need to watch, so it doesn't turn into pneumonia s/p? He gave me prednisone, antibiotics, and some kind of pump for me to inhale, and a Darn presription for Tussinex...WELL , I have no idea why i didn't tell him I am a fricken Addict... I filled everything but the cough syrup...I know i cannot fill it..And my hubby is at work for another week, so he can't hold it... Does anyone know of a safe cough syrup to take OTC?? I literally feel like ****.....
I am 47 years old and have had asthma for 20 years Recently I had a viral infection (possibly H1N1) and experienced shortness of breath and rapid heart resting near 110. My doctor had me do a stress and echocardiagram which indicated nothing was wrong and that I was in good shape. We determined that taking Mucinex expectorant was contributing to the tachycardia.
A disorder of heart rate and rhythm in which the upper heart chambers (atria) are stimulated to contract in a very rapid and/or disorganized manner; this usually also affects contraction of the ventricles. Causes, incidence, and risk factors: Arrhythmias are caused by a disruption of the normal functioning of the electrical conduction system of the heart. Normally, the atria and ventricles contract in a coordinated manner.
In April I went to an internist due to excessive heat, all over body itching, weakness in my legs, breathlessness, rapid heart rate, etc. At this same time my periods decreased to five days and my seizures returned. I was diagnosed with Graves. My TSH was .03, T4 2.74, T3 9.7, Thyroid Stimulating 157. I was sent to an available endo a month later. He redid my bloodwork and said my numbers were beginning to improve on their own. I was placed on a low dose of Methimazole.
I PRESENT WITH SHORTNESS OF BREATH, DIFFICULTY BREATHING(ASTHMA-LIKE), AS WELL AS FAINTING OR LOSS OF CONSCIOUSNESS. I DO HAVE A RAPID HEART RATE AS WELL AS INSUFFICIENT RESPIRATORY EFFORT NAMELY SILENT CHEST 9DIMINISHED LUNG SOUNDS). THE ONLY TREATMENT THAT WORKS IS IV SOLUMEDROL. WHAT IS ENIGMATIC IS THAT MY BP DOESNT FALL NOR DO MY O2 SATS. THEY BELIEVE HYPERINSULINEMIA PLAYS A ROLE AS WELL AS OTHER HORMONAL IMBALANCES.
They did a EP study which is where he went through a vein in my groin and looked at my heart and fixed the problem. My rythm is perfect. The test is like a heart cath but they go through a vein instead. It is a same day procedure. I feel great now and recommend everybody look into this. If your Doctor isn't helping and you are really miserable then look for one who will help. The office who helped me is Mid Ohio Cardiology in Columbus Ohio. Ask your Doctor to put a holter monitor on you.
00, which is lower that normal for me but still normal, but she figured it was worth noting as a pounding, rapid and irregular heart rate can be signs of hyperthyroidism. A couple days into having no medication I began to feel sick to my stomach. This eventually turned into heartburn, loss of appetite, and diarrhea, followed by joint pain.
A feeling that the heart is way past tired, and ready to just stop. Normal blood pressure and heart rate. The depression is worse, and eventually I get shakey, am hungry a lot and need to sleep a lot. I am tired and can't stand heat or cold whether I'm Hyper or Hypo. When I'm Hypo, my muscles hurt. I haven't tried playing with my meds. I'm sure it would help if one could anticipate one's hormone levels a day ahead, but I can't. The symptoms lag behind the actual levels.
So I was also prescribed prednisone, which I took two doses of as prescribed, and that afternoon and night I had a rapid heart rate (tachycardia) - no palpitations, though. The next morning my heart rate was back to normal. However, a few weeks later, I had to have a pulmonary function test with Xopenex due to my asthma (caused by my allergies). Well, the Xopenex has started me on a path of PVCs.
What is the success rate of DHE-45 with Depakote 1000 mg a day with adivan in treating intractable migraines in a hospital for four days to be infused 4 times day, also aside from peripheral ischemia, irregular heart beat from miss placementof a PICC Line, infection, and stroke what other risks are involved?
I went on Methotrexate about 2 yrs ago for chronic hives while weaning off Prednisone 30mg daily (which was causing horrible side effects) and the hives did go away for about a year. Stopped the Methotrexate after about 10 months or so (didn't notice any bad side effects) and a few months later the hives were back. Eventually had to go back on Prednisone 10mg as needed for the hives. My lips also swell pretty bad. It comes out of nowhere!
Metformin short circuits to some degree insulin's negative role. Metformin also reduces lipids (cholesterol) and so has very positive effects to preventing heart disease and reducing blood pressure. Google any of these terms in relation to Metformin and you will see. If you are a person who has tried to lose weight though calorie control and exercise, but have failed, you should try Metformin.
It is not too surprising that he can't find the placenta, but he should be able to find the phosphatidylcholine. At any rate, I will get the info and get back to you. You will love the placenta. It is also very good for your skin - makes liver spots disappear!
After $13000 of medical expenses and 3 days in the hospital (thank god for insurance)I was told lungs, heart, oxygen level, and everything was fine, I just had high blood pressure. Maybe the excessive yawning is an early sign of high blood pressure. Mine was only borderline or under when the SOB first began, but now it is dangerously high. Hopefully the meds will help!
I noticed yesterday for the first time it was accompanied by rapid heart rate as well. I am getting off of Prednisone and SIngulair could this be a side effect of one of these meds. Please help i am going crazy cause it is very hard trying to explain these symptoms to others. Can be heart related i did recently have an ekg. Came back great! Help???
severe depression, seizure ; bloody or tarry stools, pancreatitis; confusion, uneven heart rate, extreme thirst, increased urination, leg discomfort, muscle weakness or limp feeling or high blood pressure. (http://www.drugs.com/prednisone.html). You can always discuss what you feel with your doctor or ask for alternatives if you are not comfortable with this. Take care and all the best on your sinus surgery. Keep us posted.
I noticed it would be really bad at large stores for some reason. After some CT scans, heart and blood pressure monitors, blood work, etc, they haven't found anything majorly wrong and determined it was a blocked eustacian tube and told me to take Claritin and Flonase nasal spray. I've been on that for 3 weeks and it's only partially helped. Now the dizziness/imbalance only bothers me when I am walking around alot or moving my head/neck alot.
Oh boy, my heart goes out to you! I'm on week 42 of 48 now, and I feel pretty crummy most of the time, but I still remember weeks 2-3 of Incivek as being the absolute worst. The side effects hit during week 2, and hit like a ton of bricks. Be ready to respond quickly to the sx, as they really do tend to snowball quickly if you watch and wait too long. If you get the nausea enough to feel like vomiting call your doctor ASAP and ask for Zofran. You donor want to throw up your medication!
As far as your shortness of breath it is possible that it is related to atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response (fast heart rate). Controlling the rate with meds would make you feel better. You doctor should also make sure that you do not have coronary artery disease as this is a very common cause of shortness of breath with exertion. This should be done once the atrial fibrillation is better controlled.
I have Adrenal Insufficiency...having a real rough time, rapid heart rate, short of breath, sweats, etc. I am on prednisone. I am interested in finding information on what diet would be good for this condition. My cortisol levels are quite low.
Then this Jan, 2012, her levels shot up. Since then she has lost 21 lbs, had a rapid heart rate (as high as 140), and usually feels hot and shaky. Her endo has tried many combinations of methimazole and propranolol. She is currently on 60mg of the meth and 30 mg of the prop daily, but her levels are still rising. Last weeks labs showed T4 was 6.7, TSH was 0.00, and T3 was 637. Endo is now suggesting removal of the thyroid. She says this is only option due to high heart rate.
problems with your vision; swelling, rapid weight gain; feeling short of breath; severe depression, seizure ; bloody or tarry stools, pancreatitis; confusion, uneven heart rate, extreme thirst, increased urination, leg discomfort, muscle weakness or limp feeling or high blood pressure. You can read more about this through this link: http://www.drugs.com/prednisone.html If this persists, you can always discuss this with your doctor for an alternative drug that works for you.
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