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Waking up with extremely high HR

For the last year, as soon as I open my eyes and my feet hit the floor my heart rate soars from 130- and today 186. I PANICKED. Which I know makes it worse.. I’ve been seen by a cardiologist and a EP specialist and my monitors have come back fine just some tachycardia and a few PVCs. I DONT FEEL FINE. I miss the days where I could wake up and feel normal and ready to start the day, not in complete terror of dropping dead! I am not currently on any anxiety meds but I have an appointment with psych today.

Can anyone relate and help a girl out?!!

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Learn to change the way you react to those fearful thoughts. They are only fearful because of the way you currently react to them by adding more fear. This is commonly known as second fear. Whilst in a sensitised state, you have no control over the first fear flash which will always die down because its a natural response to fear. You keep yourself in the fear-adrenalin-fear cycle by believing those thoughts which are only there because you have anxiety. Let the first fear flash do its worst (it's only adrenalin and harmless) and learn mot to react to those thoughts and letting them go. Takes a bit a practice but entirely possible if you know that the thoughts aren't real and only anxiety playing tricks on the mind and body. When you stop adding second fear, recovery from anxiety is inevitable. It wont happen overnight and there is no quick fix for a nervously ill person but it will happen.

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Thank you!

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Hi I kept getting fast heart rate it would come on at anytime during day or night.my doctor at the time told me it was change of life ,as I was in my mid 50s at the time.but it continued and had tachycardia and went to hospital.was then give 24 hr recording and then 7 day monitor. I was then give beta blocker once a day been taking now for about 8 years very rare I get palpitions now.I am on 1.25 mg of bisoporal and this sorted me out.

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I am on 5mg of Bisoprolol and it seemed to help my heart rate during the day, just not in the mornings.

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Do you take your tablet in the morning ? I take mine in mornings that might be why you are getting it in morning your medication has worn off by time you get up.perhaps you should ask your doctor for 2.5 mg tablets and take one in evening and one in morning to even them out it may then stop the morning fast heartbeat just a thought.

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I take 1/2 in the morning and 1/2 at night.

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Hi when my anxiety is very high I wake up just like that. What I do is I try to do that meditation type breathing to get my heart rate to slow down. I have read that welhen out cortisol levels are high we wake up that way. I personally don't take any meds I've tried cbd oil and it helps a lot.

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I didn’t have much luck with CBD oil.. I’d like to try again.

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Yes, I can relate, I always feel ill when I wake, feel dizzy, out of focus and worry I'll die, of course the anxiety rises which makes the 'symptoms' worse. Asthma like reaction which is what the worrying will do. Try not to panic

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It’s awful :(

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