Rate response setting

 I recently had my rate response setting changed as my heart rate Has not exceeded 100 bpm on exertion. I was last checked a year ago.  Since the change I am suffering from fatigue and exhaustion I’m not able to go for my usual walks. At times I also feel as though I have a sort of ache in my heart not really chest pain this is new. Has anyone else had a similar experience ? I am thinking of ringing the technician so that I can be seen again is that appropriate?



Go back for another adjustment !

by IAN MC - 2019-04-22 15:42:27

Hi NOOMIN     Getting Rate Response settings right is all done by trial-and-error.  It sounds as though you are definitely worse off following your last adjustment.

After many adjustment sessions I eventually persuaded the PM clinic to optimise the settings while I ran on a treadmilll which worked for me ( like you, I am in the UK so you will need all your powers of persuasion to have it done under our wonderful NHS ! )

Best of luck


rate response

by Noomin - 2019-04-22 18:12:16

Thanks Ian. I’ll go tomorrow..

Rate response

by Noomin - 2019-04-23 10:00:38

ThanksIAN MC and Swangirl.  I saw the technician this morning and she said ‘I’ll just turn the rate response off’.I said that I thought it had been turned on because I get breathless on exertion and my heart rate does not go above 100 however active I am.  She told me  that if the rate response being on does not suit me then there is nothing more that can be done ..

 At least I will generally feel better than I did with the rate  response turned on. 

Surprising !

by IAN MC - 2019-04-23 14:14:59

If turning RR off doesn't work ( and I really hope it does ) , you may want to explore switching it on again and  increasing the maximum sensor rate . You cannot function normally if your HR will not increase above 100 bpm.


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