April 2nd, 2011
hii i think slow heart beat rate is due to unneccesary medications. By consulting a doc you can get better advise on which medicines you should not take. And if neccesary a Holter Monitor test should be done.
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replied April 27th, 2011
i am 16 years old, i exercise 3-5 x per week, eat a very healthy diet and have a resting heart rate of 39-46 beats per minute. i am 73kg and 168cm and find it very hard to lose weight and i have got down to 60kg before on a very low calorie diet but put it all back on when i started to eat a more healthy diet. if i eat unhealthy food i put on weight very easily. i get bloated after i eat.
i am just wondering if my slow heart rate has got something to do with my weight issues.
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replied June 11th, 2011
slow heart rate
I am 49 years old. I have had a slow heart rate my whole life. I have hiked in the mountains, and have been extremely active most of my life. My pulse rate goes down to 37 at night and I have learned to live with it. I have also been to doctors because of having mitral valve prolapse and they have all said concerning my pulse, "well, you are going to outlive everyone". I would say that if a doc tells you that you are fine, consider yourself blessed. Your heart will not wear out as fast as someone with a fast pulse. God bless all of you. I know how you feel. Get checked out and then move on with your life.
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replied June 15th, 2011
slow rate
yeah its good to know this is a more common thing that I thought. I have battled anxiety for 10 years since my dad had a heart attack. Never had issue prior. But I have on and off had feelling in chest and have went throught multiple stress test, ekg and echo gram and nuclear test. I have not been told to worry of anything. This prompeted me to learn more about anxiety and sure enough it can mess with you. Recently after after a few of the more stressfull times in my life, I noticed after taking over the counter sleeping pill I felt tire the next day. I checked my pulse and have noticed its in the mid 60's. To my knowledge I have never had that low on regular basis. I have never done drugs or smoked and exericise some. I also have felt dizzy and light headed.
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replied June 15th, 2011
slow rate
yeah its good to know this is a more common thing that I thought. I have battled anxiety for 10 years since my dad had a heart attack. Never had issue prior. But I have on and off had feelling in chest and have went throught multiple stress test, ekg and echo gram and nuclear test. I have not been told to worry of anything. This prompeted me to learn more about anxiety and sure enough it can mess with you. Recently after after a few of the more stressfull times in my life, I noticed after taking over the counter sleeping pill I felt tire the next day. I checked my pulse and have noticed its in the mid 60's. To my knowledge I have never had that low on regular basis. I have never done drugs or smoked and exericise some. I also have felt dizzy and light headed.
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replied June 15th, 2011
slow rate
yeah its good to know this is a more common thing that I thought. I have battled anxiety for 10 years since my dad had a heart attack. Never had issue prior. But I have on and off had feelling in chest and have went throught multiple stress test, ekg and echo gram and nuclear test. I have not been told to worry of anything. This prompeted me to learn more about anxiety and sure enough it can mess with you. Recently after after a few of the more stressfull times in my life, I noticed after taking over the counter sleeping pill I felt tire the next day. I checked my pulse and have noticed its in the mid 60's. To my knowledge I have never had that low on regular basis. I have never done drugs or smoked and exericise some. I also have felt dizzy and light headed.
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replied August 17th, 2011
Very helpful thread.
I have a disease called Porphyria, AIP to be more exact, and one of the symptoms is that my heart rate is affected in one way or more. Many times tachycardia and palpitations, so its hard to know what my 'resting' heart rate is supposed to be anymore.
I finally got the tachycardia and palpitations under control by removing stress (which affects the AIP too).
My pulse got back onto a pretty level rhythm fairly fast this time (it happens from time to time and typically is weeks before it subsides completely).

I have been having resting heartrates between 55-62 or so on average, with a few checks at 54 and one or two a little below that.
Ive been freaking out because I dont know what my resting pulse rate was before the AIP attacks changed everything. I never really had any reason to bother with it prior to that.
So many sites are so adamant that 60-100 RHR is an absolute that Ive been stressing myself out again over something new here the last week or so.
This thread helps a lot to understand that some people might just be a little lower than 'normal'.
I can remember feeling my pulse years ago before the AIP became an issue and while I dont know the exact pulse rate, I remember it being slow and methodical. It feels pretty much the same as it did then at this point, so I assume that with a little exercise and less stress that my heart is trying to do what it is supposed to do. Which seemingly is a resting heart rate of 55-60 or so.

Thanks for the discussion everyone.
I realize doctors go to medical school but frankly my AIP has taught me a terrible lesson that doctors DONT know everything. Sometimes they have their heads in textbooks far too much to see the real world out here and that we're not drones put out on an assembly line.
What is 'normal' for you may not be 'normal' for someone else.
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replied January 16th, 2012
This seems to ease my mind. I'm 21 yrs young, asthma severe anxiety heart disease runs in the family. I started taking omega fatty pills cause its said to help with anxiety n heart disease. Kill two birds with one stone. I lifted a lot in high school n abnormal blood pressure went to a cardiologist n said I was fine. Well these past few days taking at least 1600-1900 mg a day of omega 3 fatty acids. N tonight what made me go here is my heart rate was low about 55-60 bpm..unusual for me. But seeing facts the lower the better but I'm a hypochondriac.. what if my heart stops because there's bot enough oxygen??? I want to go to the doctors but I'm scared on what they will say.. please email me with any opinions
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replied March 1st, 2012
Anxiety or Bradycardia
It is very educating. I always thought with anxiety and stress heart rate goes up and not down but I notice here that most of people have said heart rate goes down. Logically if heart rate goes down the dystolic blood pressure should go up to maintain the adequate flow of blood throughout the body.
Does any one know how to differentiate between bradycardia and anxiety ? In bradycardia heart rate goes down. I feel I have slight form of bradycardia after suffering an orbital floor fracture which was surgically not operated.

I am confused and looking for answers. How do I find out of my low resting pulse rate 60 sleeping 53 is bradycardia or anxiety. My blood pressure also rises to 130/80 while moving around. I did have a clot under my knee. I do feel palpitations at night.

I am in a fix as to get orbital floor fracture operated if it is due to bradycardia due to occular cardiac reflex or manage anxiety if it is due to anxiety.
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replied March 29th, 2012
After reading this I have calmed down quite a bit. I felt fine all day, did some rock.climbing, then came home and laid down for bed.. fell asleep on the phone with my girlfriend, then around 1 am I heard her hang up, texting me saying good.night. half asleep I didn't respond until I realized how slow and weak my heart rate was. Feeling almost light headed and just depressed along with all the anxiety and slight chest pain
After freaking out for two hours, I read a lot of these posts nd realized doctors have said stress.. this really calmed me down because I am leaving for the army soon, my girlfriends birthday is tomorrow, I'm failing in school. And it made me.sit back and think that the better we can control our anxiety, the better we will live. When I read other people's problems my anxiety goes away dramatically, thank you all for the information, time to try and.get some sleep!
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replied April 9th, 2012
Atrial Flutter and Coumadin
I am 69 yrs old.. overweight, have bad knees so I don't get much exercise except in the pool. A year ago I went to my doctor complaining of sweating and shortness of breath. I thought it was mostly because I was holding my breath from pain when I walked. If I'm hanging onto a grocery cart I don't experience !**@! So... he orders me an EKG. Then takes me off two of the BP meds and replaces Atenolol with Lisinopril and my cardura with Metropolol. I had coughing issues with the Lisinopril for two weeks, so he took me off that and gave me Losartan. I forget the name of the other med he also changed, but it was a blood pressure one. Then I had a stress test with a Cardiologist, which I passed w/flying colors... I still had problems...a rash all over my torso, swollen ankles and feet 3 weeks later so I went back to my GP He gave me a holter monitor for 48 hours.. and as a result he told me I had atrial flutter... and ordered me on Coumadin. 10 mg to start.
3.4 was my INR. It fluctuates between 2.0 and 2.7.. but my blood pressure stays around 180/82 avg. My pulse is between 41 and 48. I am NOT in shape! I ask the ACC nurse every week why my heart rate is so low and she says it's because I have atrial flutter. NO WHERE can I find any information that says a low heart rate is indicative of Atrial Flutter. It doesn't fluctuate wildly..even after treading water in the pool for 30 min. I have made ANOTHER appt with the GP to try and get off the coumadin. My hair is falling out and I experience so much joint pain and general aches I am worried. I hate how the comadin makes me feel but they have scared me so much I don't want to just stop taking it on my own. Does anyone relate??
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replied June 7th, 2012
low heart rate means healthy heart
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replied September 21st, 2012
painnnnnnic attacks grrrrrrrrrrrr
wow it realy good to know ... and apreciate all the threads being posted, i suffer with anxirty pannic attaicks and just recently heart has slowed right down at resting state and its been freaking me out to the point wer ive have had like only 8 hours sleep in 72 hours,,i realy have bad pannic attacks i frigging hate them realy does my brains in.... coz my heart used to beat fast wen i have an attack....just to note these changes have come since ive ben taking prozac i used to take paxil
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replied January 9th, 2013
For those of you that have slow heart rates, do people often tell you that you look young for your age?
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replied February 11th, 2013
Hey guys I been suffering from anxiety for two months now , I been in the hospital like 6 times they have done EKG nd blood test and nothing was wrong except for a little of acid reflux , I also went to the cardiologist he did some test like ultrasound , another EKG , also the stress test and a 24 holder monitor that I haven't get the results yet but all the other stuff came out good , that's what the cardiologist told me , but I still can get it out of my head my resting heart is 60 , but yesterday I felt like it was lower and I got super scare , I am soccer and volleyball player so I use to run and so exercise a lot now I don't o anything cause I have fear of something happening to me , I can't stop checking my heart ,can someone help please .
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replied August 15th, 2013
Hello everyone! I have been suffering from anxiety for the past two months. It's on and off (1 week on and 2 weeks off). When I'm feeling anxious I find myself checking my heart rate but when I'm not, I don't even think about it. As a psychology major, I find my actions to be very foolish since I know that I'm making my situation worse by checking my heart rate. Please remember everyone, anxiety, worry, and stress feed into each other and it ends up being a continuous downward spiral that will make your life hell. If you're worried about a low heart rate, just remember that if its not dropping below 30-35, you're fine! You don't need to be fit for your heart to be healthy (but it obviously definitely does help!). Also, I think a lot of you would benefit from knowing that the reason why your heart rate drops when you're lying down, is because your heart doesn't have to work as hard or against gravity to pump blood throughout your body. Therefore, having a lower heart rate when lying down is COMPLETELY normal. One way to bring your selves peace of mind is to check your blood pressure either at home or at your doctors. If your heart is having a hard time because of high or low blood pressure (make sure you do research to confirm whether it's high or low!) then just ask your doctor about it. One thing I've learned is that google can be extremely helpful, but to an anxious person it will, and I stress WILL, be the ultimate detriment. Trust your test results and trust your doctors. If you don't, then get a second opinion and trust them! Best of luck to all of you!
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replied March 7th, 2014
Anxiety
Hi, I'm 24 years old and have just recently been diagnosed/suffering with anxiety, and I also worry about my heart rate being too low, as well as a few other symptoms (weakness in my arms/legs,a slight numbness in parts of my face,and chest pains) that I've been dealing with . I don't know exactly my bpm , but when I lay down to sleep each night, my heart feels like it's barely beating. I've been to the doctor and emergency room roughly four times in the passed two weeks and the doctors have all told me the same thing, they all say that I'm fine and that it's just anxiety. I even had an ekg/chest x-ray during my ER visit, and both turned out fine. I've been given two different types of medications for the anxiety ( sadly neither one has helped so far ) and the symptoms that go along with it are driving me crazy! I just want to enjoy a good nights sleep for a change instead of worrying that I may not wake up the next day, does anyone have any suggestions on how to possibly deal with this and effectively calm down enough to sleep?
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replied July 30th, 2014
Research Charles Linden Method!!! It saved me from years of anxiety and unnecessary ambulance rides. I also take meds called EPITC and LEXIMIL for my anxiety, been on both for years now and I am 100%. I thought the anxiety would always be there and will ruin my life. Which it did for a few years.

I have done it all. Your first step is Charles Linden.
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replied July 30th, 2014
Slow Heart rate
Hi

I am not sure what to do, I am 28 years of age, Not a very active person, I play soccer once a week. I went into ICU the other day because my heart rate was low, it was averaging in the 40s, it went as low as 32 at one stage. My blood pressure is good, however in ICU it dropped to 79/38. Whats the next step? My stress ECG came out clear, bloods are clear, X-ray clear, Sonar clear... What next? I have extreme fatigue and short of breath most of the day. Your assistance would be great.

Regards
Jonathan
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replied September 5th, 2014
I'm 85 next week and have had a slow heart beat and anxiety for about 10 years tests show nothing to worry about,the mind can cause many worries,it is better to relax and think of something other than medical and health problems easier said than done but it really is possible.
mike
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