Rapid Heartbeat

Memegran7Memegran7 Member Posts: 2
edited February 3 in Newly diagnosed
I'm only on my fourth cycle of radiation , after the last two cycles I have experienced very rapid heartbeat that lasts at least an hour or more , is this normal ?


  • smokie08smokie08 AdelaideMember Posts: 81
    Hi Memegran7 have you spoken to the techs or nurses about it  i have just finished rads and don't think it happened to me  mine was on the left  was meant to do breath holding but in the end they decided i didn't have to  . I would ask tomorrow when you go . Take care 
  • Memegran7Memegran7 Member Posts: 2
    I am doing the breath holding,  I will ask tomorrow , thank you 
  • JoeyLizJoeyLiz Member Posts: 259
    Radiation would not cause a rapid heart rate. It could be that you are focussing on the breath hold and that is psychologically causing it if that makes sense?
  • Sunshine0206Sunshine0206 Member Posts: 134

    I would mention it straight away at your next treatment. Also report and other symptoms you have.

    They are in the best position to safely guide you. 

  • AfraserAfraser MelbourneMember Posts: 1,557
    Mention it as soon as you can. Tachycardia can be caused by all sorts of things, and may be short lived, but best to get it checked.
  • primekprimek Broken HillMember Posts: 4,313
    Yep agree...serious discussion with treating team asap to ensure nothing more than anxiety...which is distressing anyway..regardless.
  • JoeyLizJoeyLiz Member Posts: 259
    Always best to mention anything and everything to the treating staff even if not related. They should ask you everyday how you are and how you are feeling, it is not out of politeness, it is so they can be aware of everything and help point you in the right direction to see the right Drs :)
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