WWT- Constantly elevated heart rate

Discussion in 'Waiting to Try' started by KR2019, Dec 5, 2019.

  1. KR2019

    KR2019 New Member

    Dec 5, 2019
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    Hi guys,

    I'm new to the site. My husband and I are probably going to start trying to have a child next year and I am worried about my heart rate. Since I was in high school (about 10 years ago) I have had an elevated heart rate--resting heart rate is usually around 95 bmp at the lowest. When I exercise on the elliptical, my heart rate stays just under 200 bpm. This hasn't really caused any issue in my daily life; I don't feel sickly or anything like that. But I am concerned how this could affect a little one growing inside me.

    We move around a lot, since my husband is in the hospitality industry, so I don't have an established relationship with any doctors. I have been visiting with a nurse practitioner for my thyroid medications, but our visits are very short and I have never brought this up with her.

    I am currently about 40 pounds overweight, but I have the same issue when I am a healthy weight, dieting, laying off of caffeine, and exercising about 5 days a week. I do not smoke or drink. It's been ongoing for a long time. And I'm just now beginning to worry about it. I have brought it up to nurses in the past, but it has usually been discredited saying that I am just nervous or have anxiety. While this is true, even when I am resting at home in bed, my heart rate is elevated.

    I guess I'm posting here to see if anyone else has had this issue in their life? Or if anyone knows the types of questions I should be asking my nurse practitioner? I'm scared to bring it up, because I have been told so many times that is just anxiety. I feel like there's something else going on.

    Thanks for reading.

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