I had a fever when I had the flu and the doctor clocked my heart-rate at 177. He didn't do anything, they just thought I was scared (Which I wasn't). But that started a whole sleugh of doctor and hospital visits to try to find out what was wrong with me. I had to have several blood work and EKG's. I had to wear a portable heartmoniter for 3 days. Here is what we found. Please help me figure out what is going on and what I have so I can understand it.
My heart-rate got up to 150 without a fever. I did nothing but relax during this. I'm not that active. I'm slim so it has nothing to do with obesity. At night time while I am sleeping it is 50. Normal. The heart specialist said that I must jsut be an emotional child. But my mom knew that wasn't it because I'm not that emotional at all. So then my doctor diagnosed me with Tachycardia. I went to look it up and find out that there are different viarieties of it and I don't understand the medical terms to figure out what I have.
This was about 2 years ago. I live in a new city and state since I moved from Hurricane Katrina. So calling the doctor isn't an option.
Also, I was warned not to drink energy drinks and high amounts of caffine because it will raise it up. I can't participate in sports or PE. I was warned about not letting it get up to 180. I don't even know how to stop it if it does. And what happens if your heartrate gets up to 180? Why is it so dangerous. Thanks for any replies.