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Anxiety over heart rate

Isaack
Isaack

Anyone ever gets anxious from a low heart rate? Lol when mine is high I get anxious but when its 45 bpm I also get anxious. Anyone ?

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I am always anxious over my heart rate if it’s in its 50bpm I am worried it’s too low over a 100bpm it’s too high. So I’ve cut down checking it as much as try and not know what it is so I don’t worry and work myself up over it.

Isaack
Isaack in reply to Hidden

Have you ever felt your heart besting slowly? It feels almost like a vibration. It freaks me out

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Yeah I get that vibration feeling also get weird twitches in that area when I stretch which feels weird. Been referred to a cardiologist so hopefully with get answer and relief there.

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Yes. Lol I've been to a cardiologist many times. Paying out of pocket and guess what? Anxiety they said. I'm tired of this. And yeah do you ever stretch and get a weird pain that's warm and feels like its your heart? I also get it when I roll in bed

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Yeah it’s hard to accept it’s only anxiety and there isn’t something wrong with my heart that they have missed. Yeah I get that warm feeling also been getting chest pains on my left top of my chest for the last two weeks, worse when I walk about.

Isaack
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Yeah. Thx for the reply. I hate anxiety and the bills I have to pay. You live in UK right? In bout to move there. You guys have a great health care system.

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Yeah I know, glad I live in the UK and the NHS as it would of been expensive otherwise with all the tests I’ve had done, does make you grateful of it.

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Hey Isaack,

Yeah I’ve gotten this before.

My heart rate has never been around 40’s but I always wish it would cause I know it’s healthier to be lower rather than high. The other night mom was at 84 then went down to 70 and it scared the hell out of me but then it evened Out I just was obsessively checking and we all know we “shouldn’t” do that. Much easier said than done though I know. Hope you can take your mind off of it and feel okay

Isaack
Isaack in reply to Hidden

Yeah I'm trying so hard. Thanks for your reply and usually a heart rate between 60 and a 100 is good. Your hear rate might change because of temperature, posture, diet, etc. Your heart rate wont always be the same!! So don't worry about your mom, she is fine

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Thanks for that reminder Isaack!! Don’t you worry about yours either!! And sorry...did u make a typo about the “mom” part lol

Isaack
Isaack in reply to Hidden

Yes lol my phone sucks lol

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I meant to say “mine” not “Mom” my bad Isaack!

Of course! As well you should! 45 is dangerously low! Normal is right around 80-100. Obviously stress and anxiety can impact that. Some people run low or high normally for them. It is the presence of other symptoms with it that is very worrisome though. If you are otherwise asymptomatic I would try not to worry but discuss it with your doctor for sure. Anxiety sufferers like us need to take extra care to try and live a healthy lifestyle. Eliminate caffeine for sure, along with other bad habits like smoking. Although be careful in doing that not to allow the detox to cause to much stress. The cardiac doctor and surgeon my mom goes to said anxiety and stress is the worst possible thing for your heart. So relaxation and meditation can be very good for you. Diet and exercise are very important as well. Although when suffering with anxiety or any mental illness I understand how difficult that can be.

45 is not dangerously low, especially if laying in bed or sleeping. the problem comes if it don't go up when you get up and move around etc... i'm no athlete, i'm overweight, and take metoprolol which does lower heart rate some, but i can be at 45 and up on heart rate.... normally in the 50's at rest and again i'm not "fit"

That is why I said some people run low or high normally it’s the presence of other symptoms that is worrisome. I worked in cardiac ICU for 14 years. I know what I’m talking about.

and like last week i was sick for a couple days with Gastroenteritis and my heart rate was like 110 to 120 for a night!! i was panicing' doctor said i'm just fine lol... easier to say that than to feel fine

I understand you are suffering from anxiety which can affect your heart rate, GI system, nervous system, skin etc. Stress and anxiety literally affect your whole body. When dealing with your heart I’m talking about other heart related symptoms. My mom almost had to be coded at 40. She was going unconscious. The hardest part is knowing whether it is heart or just anxiety since they both have many of the same symptoms. Not to mention stress and anxiety being harder on your heart than pretty much anything and can lead to real heart problems. If you are unsure it is always best to be safe rather than sorry. My mom told me she was just stressed while she kept having chest pain. I finally convinced her to go for a check up by telling her I would not take her BP anymore. She went to the doctor and her “stress” lead her straight to emergency bypass surgery that very same day as a result of prolonged periods of stress. Her doctor told her stress was harder on her heart than smoking and if they hadn’t caught it when they did the resulting heart attack would have killed her. She had a 99% occlusion in her main artery, the widow maker. No one on here can diagnose someone without seeing an EKG, troponins, echo, stress test etc. My mom’s pain was stress. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Once you have ruled out heart disease and have learned to identify your anxiety then you can learn ways of relaxation to see if it helps. Until then see a doctor, especially with no relief. Sorry. It’s sad but true. I will tell people to see there doctor if concerned. I would much rather do that than diagnosis them online without facts and have them die of a heart attack. Are most of us suffering from anxiety, absolutely. Anxiety though leads to heart disease. I’m sorry if that worries you but isn’t that why most of us get nervous when we have chest pain etc?

Right, well that's a real heart problem, so that makes sense.

same here, i take a beta blocker even, sometimes i've seen my heart rate @ 45 or 46, on my FitBit which just makes matters worse, other times i'm up at 100-110

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