Does your heart beat (race) strongly when the doctor begins exam / physical?
Mine was 130-something while at the doctor last week. While laying down for the EKG, I was 111.
Yes, my heart pounds faster than normal at the doctor.
He comment it then with a: "Is there someone a bit nervous?"
Yes, usually I'm around 84 bpm, and at the doctor it's in the 100's. My blood pressure is also quite elevated.
Glad to see I am not alone! If I see a different doctor I always spend half the time making up an excuse that I have anxiety! It slowly starts as I walk to the office and goes full force once my name is called to come to the exam room. If only there were ways to slow it down and it would speed up my appointments! Granted it has led to extra stething in the past which is never a bad thing.
White coat syndrome. Not me. Even when I worked on a cardiac ward my heart rate stayed good. I actually hooked myself up for a day. Boy did I get a lot of volunteers to put the electrodes on. I just laughed and put them on myself under my top. My heart was perfect the whole day. When I took the monitor off I kept the electrodes on until I got home. I am a tease. But the rule is,"Never let your heart rhythm get worse than your patients".
Yes. Both my heart rate and blood pressure increase, and a murmur appears that isn't usually heard.
It's nearly cost me my job on a couple of occasions when an Occupational Health doctor hasn't liked what they're hearing and said no to my employment pending it being investigated. The investigations always came back as nothing to worry about.
I think mine does yes. No doctor has commented on it though.
Mine always races when I see the doctor. Especially if I'm there for a full physical or anything else that might be exciting for me. I usually ask them to take it again at the end of the exam, since it usually calms down by that time.
In my early 20's, a year or two after leaving home, I registered at a new Doctor and asked for a physical. There was a bit of an uphill walk to get to the clinic and I was turned on by the idea of having a medical anyway, so by the time I arrived my heart was pounding with a mix of anticipation and nerves. (This was going to be my first adult physical). The examination was a basic over the waist exam, but as my heart was racing I got referred for an ECG. The ECG was ok and much less of a turn on as it wasn't with a young male doctor...
Oh YES!!! When my gynecologist examines me and listens to my heart it's always racing so fast and he always says "your heart is racing, Amy, are you nervous?" And of course I can't just come out and say "no, doctor, I'm just excited because I get to be examined from head to toe by you and I'm extremely turned on by male doctors and very fascinated with them" lol
Yeah, I have "White Coat Syndrome". My BP is always elevated at first when the nurse takes it. At the end of the exam the Dr. takes it again and I am always OK. It's a lot like the nerves I got before a final college exam; am I gonna get an "F", or pass it.
A receptionist/pa over whose lap I was bending to get my injections once commented that she could feel my heart throbbing against her thigh.
Every time my ob walked in ?
Sometimes I go for a physical just to get aroused. My heart races at 120 bpm. The docs think I have a heart problem. Also, my BP is always insanely high.
With so many reporting a racing heart while at the doctor's office, does this present any concern to your doctor? Or do doctors expect many patients heart rate to be elevated? I would think this could result in the prescription of unneeded drugs or the ordering of extra tests.
It has the tendency to do it every time especially during the blood pressure check
I would think the doctor would discern & consider the patient's demeanor. There was one doctor who had me borrow & take home a battery operated blood pressure monitor, and told me to pick a quiet time to measure my blood pressure to try to get a true reading. He considered that it could be measured during times of stress. I had told him that I hadn't had it as high as it was reading at the time.
Yes, if I am going in for a prostate exam which I have every 90 days as a preventative measure as my prostate cancer went into remission in 2008 then came back in 2015 but is gone again with very good PSA readings. The suspense of whether she is going to do a full prostate exam or not weighs on my mind and when I get to the office my heart is racing and I can't help smiling at her like an idiot. She is always very professional but her touch, no matter how professional, is so gentle and loving, there is no comparison to a male doctor doing the same thing. Very close to heaven I suppose.
YES IT DOES
Always, no matter what I do when I go to the Dr. my blood pressure is elevated and pulse, when at home when relaxing my pulse rate can go as low as 44-54 bpm, at te Dr's its through the roof, not that I go often, I just hate the environment, and hate having to negotiate myself out of being there
Oh yes it does!! Actually my heartbeat is really slow around 55 bpm but when I am relaxed it also can be in the low 40's. But when I visit my doctor my heart just races. Most time the doctor isn't in the room when I enter it, so I try to take deep breathes to calm it down but to no avail.
I was there once telling her about my slow heartbeat, and she took my bp (automatic device unfortunately 😉 ) and it showed a heartrate of 104. So we both laughed because I told her it is usually slow but not now.
So I ended up with an 24 hour bp cuff 😉
Always races away at the Doctors, blood pressure also goes sky high.
Yes, at several times before and during an exam my heart rate increases. Some over the anticipation, and some over something actually happening.
One time, in a university anatomy & physiology class, my lab partner and I were using a blood pressure cuff with pulse monitor. I was hooked up to it, when the teaching assistant came over. The read out showed a marked increase in my pulse rate, and I began to blush a little. We all laughed. That then became the basis of a fantasy I had for quite a while after, of me being monitored by classmates and that teaching assistant, but wearing considerably less.
Always when I go to the doctor my heart rate climbs to over 100bpm! I was already sent for a Holter exam (basically wearing a portable EKG machine for the whole day) which showed nothing abnormal. So yeah, it's just when going to the doctor (or doing intense exercise of course).
My blood pressure is also higher at the doctor's office than at home.
Always my BP is always soaring too, bottom line I don't feel relaxed there and hate being looked at
Mine always does ... they always ask me if I had any caffeine before the visit because my heart is racing.
One time a cute nurse who was listening to my heartbeat jokingly asked me if i was nervous while she was listening to my heartbeat during a physical. She could tell right away that I was nervous and it made my heartbeat even faster
I am aware once I enter the exam room I know my heart begins to race. A combination of anxiety, nervousness and white coat syndrome overcome me. Part of me is excited to be inspected and analyzed. Part of me anticipates humilation. I always find it difficult to relax.
Yes it does and I love it
Sure, it races and the BP is also not normal .... 😃
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