Yes, all good ideas, but the problem with all of these appointments and testing modalities is that I am uninsured and cannot obtain private insurance due to a separate preexisting condition. I'm worried about paying for all of this. View Thread
I made an appointment with my PCP to evaluate the issue. Basically, I'd like to see what a Holter Monitor might show, and I need someone to order that test for me.
Yesterday I wore a personal/exercise heart rate monitor for 6.5 hours, and in that time, my average HR was 102, with a maximum of 130. This was all while I was sitting at a desk or walking around the office. Nothing too strenuous or stressful.
As someone who exercises about 5hrs/wk, that just doesn't seem right to me. My resting pulse ought to be in the 60's to 70's, not over 100.
I don't want my poor heart to be beating so fast all of the time... aside from the exercise intolerance, it seems like it might get tired or burned out...View Thread
So I'm self diagnosing here. Here's the deal. I am a 28yo female of somewhat above average weight (BMI 28). I have been working out 1 hour per day, 5 days per week on a treadmill at the local gym for 6 months. My goal is to be able to run a 5k at the drop of a hat.
At rest (while awake), my heart rate is 90-110, which I know is a bit high, especially for someone who exercises regularly like I do. When I walk at 3.5mph, my heart rate stays about 140-150. I have tried and tried and tried to gradually increase my speed, but every time I jog or run, my heart rate shoots up to 190+, and not surprisingly, I can't maintain that for long.
I am becoming very frustrated. I seem to have hit a brick wall with my workouts, and no matter how consistent I am, I am not improving.
I should also mention that I do occasionally have palpitations severe enough to cause some dizziness. I haven't actually passed out yet, but I fear that one of these times my heart will do something weird enough that I'll hit the floor... but that might be a different issue.
I did have a Holter monitor done about 6 years ago which revealed a few short runs of PVCs and a moderate but not constant amount of sinus tachycardia. They said it was nothing to worry about.
Please help me out here. I really want to be able to jog or run, and no matter how I try, I just can't. My heart can't handle it. What should I do??
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