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Frank B

Want to lower my bpm

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Ok got a app that shows my beats per minute. I avg around 85 bpm in non exercise mode. To me that seems high I’m 39 yrs old 5’9” weigh around 175. I’m sure years of adderall use probbably bumped it up wondering if anyone has successfully lowed theirs post adderall and what you did. Guessing I need to do more short sprint exercise runs something like that but not sure. 

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Have you noticed a difference in and out of ketosis? I decided to give the ketogenic thing a try as well (and I love it), but it seriously blows my mind because every time I enter into ketosis (I test it), my bpm goes from ~57 to ~49 in a matter of a few days. Every time I knock myself out, it goes right back up again. I looked online and found a few people saying the same happens to them but still not sure how. Other than that, I think the best things are just cardio and not smoking. Weight loss if needed helps too. 

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Also is the app giving you actual resting bpm? Even doing the smallest amount of activity can raise your heart rate so there tends be a lot of fluctuation throughout the day. If it tracks resting for you, I would base it off of that... 

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Fitbit does a good job of reporting resting bpm. I am usually between 57-61 however I also quit coffee and am on very low carb/sugar diet as well as exercise 4-5 days a week. 

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I agree, you need to use a fitbit to get an accurate resting heart rate.  If you just use the app on your phone, you might be checking it at a time you are slightly elevated.  The fitbit gets the most accurate resting bpm reading during sleep.  Plus its awesome to have a tracker to see your improvements.  Initially my resting heart rate was around 70 but as I've lost weight and done more and more weight training and cardio, I've got it down to below 60 on some days.

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Another benefit for myself is my fitbit actually helps with my anxiety.  Sometimes I feel like my heart may be racing or feel panicked and I can look down and see I'm only at like 70bpm and it calms me down.  

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Thanks for the advice I’ll look into a Fitbit.  My app is only measuring when I test it so sure it’s not a great way to find my avg. 

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So I got a Fitbit well a off brand $30 does the job. Anyways seems my avg bpm is 65 which is a lot better than I thought. I also like it tracks my sleep found out I’m really not getting the amount I probbably should. 

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Yea I realized the same thing when I started tracking the sleep. Had no idea how much I was actually awake on and off throughout the night..

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I use a blood oxygen sensor thing that clips on my fingertip.  My heart rate returned to 55-60 BPM within a year after quitting.  It averaged about twice that rate when I was on adderall.  Seriously, it was always 115-120 bpm and that was one if the factors that helped me to decide to quit for good.  It's your heart, after all, and what more important organ keeps you going?  Like running a car in second gear when fifth gear is available.....and motors that run higher RPM's have shorter lives with greater maintenance.    

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16 hours ago, quit-once said:

I use a blood oxygen sensor thing that clips on my fingertip.  My heart rate returned to 55-60 BPM within a year after quitting.  It averaged about twice that rate when I was on adderall.  Seriously, it was always 115-120 bpm and that was one if the factors that helped me to decide to quit for good.  It's your heart, after all, and what more important organ keeps you going?  Like running a car in second gear when fifth gear is available.....and motors that run higher RPM's have shorter lives with greater maintenance.    

Yeah recall one morning taking mine in the doctors office after taking my morning dose. It was around 120 nurse asked if I sprinted into the office. But you know that’s perfectly safe give this medication to your preschool children, smh. 

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My avg heart rate went from 68 down to 60 last couple weeks. I’ve found the stair climber at the gym really raises it fast durning a work out so hit around 170-180 for about 15 minutes plus do weights other stuff. Anyways think I’m doing pretty good considering how much I abused my body. Sometimes I was taking so many pills destroying myself I like felt my my mom cry for me although she didn’t even know. 

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On 12/18/2017 at 11:13 PM, Frank B said:

My avg heart rate went from 68 down to 60 last couple weeks. I’ve found the stair climber at the gym really raises it fast durning a work out so hit around 170-180 for about 15 minutes plus do weights other stuff. Anyways think I’m doing pretty good considering how much I abused my body.

this is really encouraging. i was going to the gym consistently for probably 5 months or so when it was 2 minutes away from my house. then i moved about 15 minutes away.. and that was the end of that lol. (but of course they don't let you out of your membership contract!). but the new year is around the corner! (:

On 12/18/2017 at 11:13 PM, Frank B said:

Sometimes I was taking so many pills destroying myself I like felt my my mom cry for me although she didn’t even know. 

i know exactly what you mean. you're just sitting there, popping pills like candy, knowing full well every one of them is annihilating your health- you just wonder if your family or loved ones knew HOW MUCH damage you were doing to yourself.. what would they do? what would they say? this was the fear that eventually led me to quitting- fearing for my life.

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