I'm having an abnormally high heart rate during sexual arousal. 130s, 140s, and higher. Just to clarify, this occurs during arousal, not the physical act of sex. I realize that physical exertion would increase the heart rate more. But, this seems high for just arousal, although I know that adrenaline is involved. Once my heart rate reaches around the 130s, I stop because it feels uncomfortable and I'm too scared to proceed.
This just started around three weeks ago. I've never had this problem before that I can remember. I am otherwise healthy, had blood tests recently, no existing heart condition, I do have anxiety though. Although, I've had anxiety for years and it never caused this before that I can remember.
The only thing I can think of that changed recently is that I'm having trouble breathing because of my sinuses. Maybe that is causing my body to work harder now due to lack of oxygen.
Does anyone have any suggestions?