Pulse too high?
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|Sun, 09-27-2009 - 11:56pm|
For about a week, I have noticed a constant vibration sensation in my head starting each day in the early afternoon (after 1:00). To help with that sentence, the only thing I can come with is the feeling of holding a tuning fork in your hands after it's been struck. That lasting vibrating feeling, even after the fork is no longer being held, is in my head for the rest of the day.
I have high cholesterol; I am 26 with parents both having high cholesterol and each of their fathers passed away due to massive heart attacks. It's in my genes. I started running again; my diet is somewhat healthy. I know I eat too much bad fat and carbs.
For the first time, tonight, as I am reading in bed I notice I can "hear" my pulse in my ears. I took my pulse for 1 minute and it was 95 beats. Is this high/too high? I have not done anything strenuous today. I've been taking some deep breaths to calm myself, but it hasn't helped.
I may be overreacting, but I am scared. I feel like I have a weight sitting directly on my heart; each inhale comes with a tight feeling in my chest. I know some of this is stress of college.
Should I go see a doctor at student health center?? The only thing I have changed recently is taking my medicine- 200 mg of Lamictal (for depression)- at night because I've been exhausted during the day.
I can't concentrate on my book because I'm "listening" to my pulse in my ears. Has anyone experienced this? I feel like I'm too young to be thinking and worrying over my heart, but I just found out this semester of my high cholesterol..or as the doc put it "to the moon and back".