anyone experiencing shortness of breath and fast rapid heart beat?

By dagger1234 Latest Reply 2016-09-27 05:38:21 -0500
Started 2014-02-06 19:15:10 -0600

So last few weeks or i'd say last month in a half, i've been easily out of breath. And now, since i've been working out, ive been winded after not even trying hard on the treadmil. I opted to skip out on the Ymca today because I was feeling shaky and extremely moody as it would happen if I was to have low blood sugar. I checked and it was 110 and normal!! I decided to eat a banana to help with it. I'm starting to feel a tad bit better. Then I decided to get up and pick up a few things in the room and it was only about 2 mins that I felt really out of breath. I checked my heart beat rate and it was 96. Normal is 60-80.

I don't know whats going on. Ive been working out everyday except for today and yesterday. Been eating healthier but not everyday and haven't been as tired as I was when I was first diagnosed. I am really frustrated. As soon as I think I am getting better at managing my diabetes, there is another down fall.

29 replies

Sapphire24 2015-03-22 14:14:40 -0500 Report

I have many other conditions than diabetes and I know how you feel. Go to pcp and tell her about heart problems and shortness of breath, hopefully he/she will have you see a cardiologist which I see once a year and they will listen to your symptoms and do appropriate tests like EKG, echo and stress test to see what is going on. Diabetes is tied to heart disease and alzheimers. So always call your endicrinologist/pcp/diabetes dr. first, could also be side effects to any meds you are on. Hope by now you are much better.

Mallacai 2015-02-25 11:35:00 -0600 Report

Hi, Please don't keep guessing. i would suggest you see a doctor as soon as you can.

jayabee52 2015-02-25 11:41:10 -0600 Report

note this was originally posted a yr ago and she's seen a Dr by now. Down a little further Dagger posted: "Going to see an endro in two weeks."

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Sopies Grandma 2015-02-05 19:16:39 -0600 Report

I'm sorry to hear that you are having a difficult time, and your correct, it seems at times that having D can be overwhelming. I feel the same way at times. The hard truth is that the big D is hard to deal with. it sucks but we have no other choice but to deal with it. Take care of yourself.

alesiafae 2014-08-08 02:08:29 -0500 Report

Hi there dagger1234, I understand where you are coming from. I'm 2 years in this journey and feel like Ive been at it for 40 because my body has been going through so much. (I'm writing a book) at any rate I have experience what you have experienced at different points of time and I have spoken to my doctor about it but since my blood pressure is normal, normal ekg. She told me not to worry…so I focused my attention on something else and tried to slowly get back into exercising longer. Let me know what you find out.

tinkerbell54 2014-02-18 16:47:22 -0600 Report

I did when 40's . I had to go to my heart doctor he put 5 stents into my heart. GO" NOW to SEE Ur Heart Doctor !!!! Ruth Tinkerbell54

IronOre 2014-02-09 10:57:09 -0600 Report

When I had similar symptons it was due to my thyroid, which is in the same "family" as diabetes.
It is a somewhat easy thing to fix, and I am sure your endo will have it checked when you see him/her.
As with everything else, the sonner you get the problem diagnosed the better off you will be.

dagger1234 2014-02-10 01:53:25 -0600 Report

My heart beat has seem to be going down so it's good I guess. Yay.

IronOre 2014-02-10 12:00:44 -0600 Report

Well . . . it will come and go based on your activity.
Right before I was diagnosed with it (in my early 20's) I was with a girl, and it was very embarressing because when I was with her my heart was beating so fast that you could almost see it in move my chest ~ I will never forget that.

kkfight4acure 2014-02-07 20:55:30 -0600 Report

So sorry for your loss James , I personally know what you and her endured cause I too have Lupus and Copd and MS on top of my Diabetes!!
God bless your soul !
I wanted to say that early last year I started having fast heart rates , it had nothing to do with my other illnesses , it was my thyroids ! Now I take atenolol !
Go to your endocronologist get some tests done , don't ignore your symptoms !
Wish you well!

IronOre 2014-02-09 10:58:14 -0600 Report

I am not sure why James find the need to bring up his late wife at every chance he can. I find it very odd.

jayabee52 2014-02-11 11:45:46 -0600 Report

you always did seem to find me odd, and that's OK.

Plus I don't mention her with every posting I make, only when I see a parallel somehow between the medical situation suggested and her condition when living. I learned a lot from living with her.

Mallacai 2015-02-25 11:33:55 -0600 Report

Hi, jayabee, please ignore that comment on needing to bring up your wife often. You didn't need to justify it with an answer. scream her name out loud and as often as you wish. Maybe some are envious of what you had.

Mallacai 2015-02-25 11:33:02 -0600 Report

Hi, jayabee, please ignore that comment on needing to bring up your wife often. You didn't need to justify it with an answer. scream her name out loud and as often as you wish. Maybe some are envious of what you had.

GabbyPA 2014-02-07 10:00:39 -0600 Report

I think what Jaybee was meaning by workout is going to the doctor to get a physical. That gives you a benchmark to determine future goals. That sounds like something that is going on and could be from something as simple as too much caffeine or could be something more serious. Your heart is telling you something is going on. I would talk to your doctor.

jigsaw 2014-02-07 08:57:42 -0600 Report

It's not another down fall as you put it . It's just a part of the learning process! Diabetes can be complicated to deal with, especially as you move along the learning curve. It did feel like there were speed bumps, some sharp curves, and an occasional monkey wrench tossed in on the deal, over my 20 years of dealing with it. Never the less, I kept at it and it definitely became easier to manage with time, patience and a bit of effort. It's just a matter of time, and I think you'll find it gets easier for you also!
As far as your shortness of breath is concerned, I have no idea what might be causing it. I would definitely see my doctor, and find out from a pro!

ashley50 2014-02-06 21:12:20 -0600 Report

I am type 1, i am not sure what type you are? But when my diabetes was not controlled, or my bg's are high i get shortness of breath, and rapid heart beat, from simply just sitting there. Dont know if this helps.

jayabee52 2014-02-06 20:31:27 -0600 Report

Howdy Dagger
I am wondering how long it has been since you have had a physical work up?
I am taking that the 96 was a resting heartrate. If so I would say that it is a little high and right there may be a reason to get yourself checked. Also shortness of breath for such little effort is a cause for alarm also.

Some of what you mention takes me back to memories of my late wife Jem. She had a rapid heart rate, but hers was over 200 BPM and there were days she would sleep 20 out of 24 hours. She also had COPD and was often short of breath without much effort. She also had diabetes. She never told me the type she had, but after thinking about it recently I am wondering if she had type 1.

Her main medical problem was she had Lupis (SLE) which treated her bodily organs and her joints like they were foreign bodies and were being rejected.

( I sincerely pray you do not have SLE, nasty stuff. Wouldn't wish that on an enemy)

God's best to you


dagger1234 2014-02-06 22:16:12 -0600 Report

Physical work outs? Everyday since of jan 16th minus two days. I do not do strenuous hardcore workouts. I walk on the treadmill about 30 mins or sometimes an hour, then the next day I'll do 30 mins recumbent bike. My heart beat is like a 130+ with easy-'medium effort.

Hugs* about your past wife. I seriously hope my issue is not major either.