I get a tingling in my hands and occasional lightheadness when my heart rate goes above 160, usually while working out.
August 11, 2009 5:51 PM Subscribe
I get a tingling in my hands and occasional lightheadness when my heart rate goes above 160, usually while working out. [you are not a doctor]
posted by UMDirector to Health & Fitness (12 answers total)
So I recently started weight training and after just a little bit my heart rate stars to soar...going from about 80 to 150 and then 160, which is where the tingly starts. The only think I can compare this to is years ago when I first starting acting and got very nervous before going on stage, my heart would start to point and I would get the exact same feeling (sometimes worse).
This heart rate soaring doesn't seem to happen when I do cardio. For a while I as running 30 min every other day and NEVER had it happen.
My theory is that my muscles are very weak so its pulling blood from extremeties to fuel my muscles...which causes my heart to try to push much harder cause parts of the body are not getting the blood they need.
I am on atenelol for occasional heart beat irregularities. Slightly high BP, but nothing crazy. I have been to two cardiologists over the last 3 years, and they did a holter monitor and a stress test and said I had no problems other than the slightly irregular heartbeat.
A) What might this be?
B) When I meet with my new cardiologist what should I ask him?