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Fast Heartrate

Discussion in 'Medications' started by Lupuslupie, Apr 3, 2018.

  1. Lupuslupie

    Lupuslupie New Member

    Sorry if already discussed and positive and healing vibes to everyone. I have SLE and Discoid. My resting heartbeat is between 110-130 everyday. My Rheumy blames 8 years of prednisone. Hehe lowered my dose to 5mg and referred me to a cardiologist. Does anyone have this problem and see a specialist. My Rheumy told me that if she didn't lower the dosage, my heart would give out in about 5 years. That got my undivided attention. Scary! Thanks, Chelle
  2. debatat

    debatat Moderator

    I am sure that the cardiologist will be able to help you. Pred can raise your heartbeat, however so can other conditions. I hope you get an appt soon.
  3. GoldFlex

    GoldFlex New Member

    I'm sorry you are going through this. As debatat said, all sorts of things can raise your heart rate, hyperthyroid, potassium/electrolite imbalance (prednisone is notorious in causing), etc. There are also medications to lower your heart rate. I'm sure they will track it down.

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