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Fast heartbeat

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WeAreTheRobots

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I have all the symptoms of anxiety such as breathlessness, going to the toilet frequently, fearing that something is seriously wrong, not sleeping well, night sweats, feel like I'm looking through a glass, palms sweating, having thoughts like 'what if this lasts forever' which in turn trigger depression.. it's BAD.

So what is my main worry? It's the heartbeat. It's been beating fast, like 90 bpm for three weeks, the only time it's calm (60 bpm) is when I sleep, once I wake up, it starts beating fast again. I have been to the ER twice when I began to freak out about it... and to a hospital once. They all assure me that nothing is wrong and that I have sinus tachycardia.

So I have some questions.

(1) Is it dangerous? I'm confused, since a doctor told me that it's not good to have 90 bpm all day for longer periods of time, while another doctor told me that 90 bpm is completely harmless... and a cardiologist on a forum told me that the heart can beat for weeks day and night at 200 bpm. Who should I trust? It's enough for me to hear ONE doctor say it's dangerous and I can't be calm.

(2) Have you suffered this before?

(3) What medication can I take to slow the heartbeat?

(4) If I take medication that slows the fast heartbeat I have during the day, will my heartbeat be too slow when I fall asleep since the 'extra' speed disappears and it's 60 without any meds.
 
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Mine beat about that for weeks, it was fine. I got chest pain which worried me too. But that was the anxiety.
I took propranalol (a beta blocker) extended release in the end. It slows it down, maybe was a bit slower at resting than 'normal'. But it didn't stop or anything, lol. I took it in the morning, so I guess was wearing off by evening. Or you can get the sort to take as you need them through the day, 4 x 10mg or something.
 
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Lovely to hear I'm not alone. Cheers
 
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I think it really depends on the person whether 90 is too much and what their resting heartbeat is I guess.
 
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