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Any running doctors here?

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Apr 2014
3:18pm, 28 Apr 2014
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Bserunner
Hi Hippo.
I am on perindopril and atenolol and statins. These keep my resting pulse below 60 (not sure which tablet does what - just take them as told), but just going upstairs takes it to 90+.
Apr 2014
1:46pm, 30 Apr 2014
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Bserunner
So today I did as I was told. Walked when my pulse went to 140 until it dropped below 120. And I finished my 5k route 50 seconds faster than my previous attempt.
Apr 2014
1:52pm, 30 Apr 2014
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plodding hippo
hi Bserunner

the atenolol would normally be limiting how high your HR can go- maybe you need a bigger dose?

But run walk is you are just comiong abck to it sounds very sensible
:)
Apr 2014
2:15pm, 30 Apr 2014
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Bserunner
I saw 167bpm earlier this month. My local pharmacist wouldn`t let me have a repeat prescription without a review, so I called the surgery. But all that happened was the resident pharmacist asked me if I knew how to take my tablets (yes, I swallow them) and took my blood pressure.
Apr 2014
2:29pm, 30 Apr 2014
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DocMoye
good advice on here Bserunner. a treadmill test would give more information, but if you are unable to talk at 140bpm that is a good indication not to go faster
Apr 2014
6:03pm, 30 Apr 2014
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Bserunner
Thanks doc.
Ploddinghippo. I thought that name was familiar. 10 years ago I asked for advice on another forum,but gave up running instead. Started again, but must accept that I now a 30 min + 5k plodder. Never did break 21.

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A little background. I am rapidly approaching 60 and slightly overweight (bmi of 26). Due to previo...

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