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PoppyD93x Fri 05-Apr-19 18:56:16

Hi i was just hugging my partner and his heart rate felt really fast usually his resting heart rate is like 50. Hes a fit 25 year old who use to be a footballer but not so much now. He usually has blood pressure of 110/77 but just now his heart rate was 119 and blood pressure 159/80. He says he feels absolutely fine but now a bit anxious because im panicing. Hes just eaten some spicy fajitas (if that means anything) just looking for opinion on what people would make of this.

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Kam610 Fri 05-Apr-19 18:59:37

Hi, I would maybe try and keep track of it for a few days when he is at rest. If it is still the same then I would get checked out at the doctor and let them know what the readings are when you have checked them.

BlueMerchant Fri 05-Apr-19 19:02:09

Heart rate and blood pressure go up after eating so I'd personally check again in half an hour or so.
I'm not medically trained but if his pulse is also in regular rythem then I don't think he's in any immediate danger.
Maybe he's not as fit as he used to be and needs a health check and possibly lifestyle changes. I'd get him make doctor appointment if you are worried.

PoppyD93x Fri 05-Apr-19 19:03:59

@kam610 yeah i think thats wise its so strange tho we usually laugh at the difference in our heart rates (mine 70ish and his 50ish)

Oh and btw we don't just sit there and check our heart rates for fun in our spare time! I do mine and blood pressure everyday due to being on propranolol.

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theconstantinoplegardener Fri 05-Apr-19 19:07:39

Could it be supraventricular tachycardia? Have a look at the NHS page about this. It often resolves itself after a few minutes, but if not then you should go to A&E. It's a very treatable condition.

theconstantinoplegardener Fri 05-Apr-19 19:09:23

Oh, and does he drink lots of coffee? Coffee and alcohol can both increase heart rate and blood pressure temporarily.

PoppyD93x Fri 05-Apr-19 19:12:29

He keeps getting all anxious when i talk about it. He has suffered with panic attacks in the past.

@theconstantinoplegardener it could well be. Hes anxious now so going to leave it and check it again later this evening when we are relaxing.

What would you say about him taking half a propranolol (20mg) for his anxiety?

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PoppyD93x Fri 05-Apr-19 19:13:36

@theconstantinoplegardener he occasionally drinks coffee hes had 2 today which is a lot for him and he drinks about once a week

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theconstantinoplegardener Fri 05-Apr-19 19:25:22

Don't give him propanolol unless it's been prescribed for him! It could well be a combination of caffeine and anxiety. How does he usually manage his anxiety? Try putting the blood pressure cuff on him now, relaxing together with a favourite comedy, and check his blood pressure and pulse with minimum fuss or preamble in 15 mins or so. If they're still high, check with the NHS 111 phoneline. He may need A&E if it's SVT.

PoppyD93x Fri 05-Apr-19 19:31:28

@theconstantinoplegardener yeah you're right i wont give him one. Hes only got anxious now about this. Usually hes not an anxious person. He won't let me take his pulse or blood pressure now hes getting all funny about it saying its my fault for working him up but when i first felt it we we're just sat on the sofa hugging and i felt it pounding out his chest.

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FlissMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 05-Apr-19 19:57:32

Hi PoppyD93x,

Sorry to hear this is making you both concerned - as ever, we'd always recommend real life medical advice as we can't vouch for the suggestions and advice given on MN.

Good luck and we hope things settle down for you.

PoppyD93x Sat 06-Apr-19 08:46:33

Well today his pulse is back down to his normal 48 but blood pressure still 148/80 so definelty a trip to gp next week.

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swingofthings Sat 06-Apr-19 10:11:02

It's normal for people with low heart rate to see it going up quickly. 119 is fine. Why are you monitoring his HR and BP? It's a strange thing to do for a 25yo and if it brings on anxiety seems to be self defeating.

DailyMailSucksWails Sat 06-Apr-19 10:33:03

Maybe he's just excited to see you? smile

I know I'm supposed to take this seriously... but I reserve the opinion that OP is taking it too seriously.

PoppyD93x Sat 06-Apr-19 11:45:01

I only checked it because i felt his heart pounding out his chest when i was hugging him. Usually when i hug him and i hear it its nice and slow so did concern me a bit. He has a big tattoo today so maybe it's just nerves.

Im not really taking it that seriously dont worry just maybe something to keep an eye on!

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avocadochocolate Sat 06-Apr-19 13:17:00

@swingofthings 119 is a very high resting heart rate if it's normally 50. Mine is normally 50 and with a heart rate of 119, I'd be jogging or cycling.

swingofthings Sat 06-Apr-19 14:27:31

@avocadochocolate, OP didn't say that was his resting heart rate but what it was at 7pm after a meal. Resting heart rate is what it when you do nothing, usually sleeping.

My RHR is 50 and below but it can go up to this after a meal if I've just been up to go to the toilet for instance. When I run, it goes up to 180, but all normal according to the specialist.

avocadochocolate Sat 06-Apr-19 15:29:38

Looking back over my Apple Watch data for the last week, the only occasions when my heart rate was over 100 was when I was doing a workout or running for buses (or similar). If you are young and fit, 119 seems high unless you have just done something vigorous. However, I don't suppose it's anything to worry about if it was just a momentary one off.

PoppyD93x Sat 06-Apr-19 21:02:21

He just randomly decided to check it again and his pulse was 38!!!! What the hell?! Surely there's got to be something wrong?!

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SoHotADragonRetired Sat 06-Apr-19 21:09:35

Fgs stop monitoring him. He might just have been thinking about something he was a bit anxious about the first time. Heart rate and BP fluctuate all the time. He doesn't need monitored! Leave him alone rather than transferring your anxiety to him!

Trekkingbeyond Sat 06-Apr-19 21:12:51

Get an ecg done via the GP

PoppyD93x Sat 06-Apr-19 21:38:50

@SoHotADragonRetired read my post again. HE (not me!) Randomly decided to check again.

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gamerchick Sat 06-Apr-19 21:41:35

A bit off topic but why do you check your heart rate and blood pressure because you're on propranolol?

And yes leave him alone. He obviously feels ok... Or did until you brought his attention to it.

SoHotADragonRetired Sat 06-Apr-19 21:48:03

It doesn't matter that he checked again. He's 25 years old, he feels fine, he doesn't need to do anything except stop taking his own HR and blood pressure.

FrozenMargarita17 Sat 06-Apr-19 21:54:04

Does he take any drugs that you know of op?

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