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Pulse rate?

Laniben
Laniben

Anyone know the normal pulse rate (for someone my age 🙄 lol) I’ve got my first CBT this morning and I kind of feel ok but would my pulse be a bit higher than normal or not?

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Sorry can’t help there.

Laniben
Laniben in reply to Jaxs050783

Ok thanks anyway 😊

Hidden
Hidden

Normal for just about anyone is 60-90 BPM typically speaking. Occasionally it'll float above that, but resting (sitting or laying down) is 60-90. If you're standing, walking, or otherwise, 60-90 preferred, but I've seen mine head towards the 100s during movement...but this isn't a resting pulse. If you're worried about an upcoming appointment, such as your first CBT appointment, it would be natural to feel stressed, anxious, excited, worried, or scared...this will probably cause your pulse to be a little higher. Similar to "white coat syndrome" in a way. Hope this helped a little.

Laniben
Laniben in reply to Hidden

Ok thank you yes that’s helped, mine was 75 when I was sitting down it goes up a little when I’m walking, so it’s ok. But I guess it’s the usual thing with anxiety the more you think about it the more you take notice of it, I’m still learning on that one

Hidden
Hidden in reply to Laniben

Oh yeah, when you notice it, you'll notice your body and mind respond. I used to wear a heart rate watch but finally had to take it off because if I was sitting and my heart rate increased, I'd put myself into an anxiety attack worrying it meant this or that was going to happen! The good news is our heart rate varies throughout the day and can change just due to movement, eating, moods, and so on. While we're sleeping it drops down a bit. A heart rate of 75 is pretty ideal, so it sounds like you're all good.

Laniben
Laniben in reply to Hidden

Thanks 😊

I would think so Sam, you're bound to be nervous.

Let us know how it went, don't forget they are there to help you xx

Laniben
Laniben in reply to Funkyfaerie

Thank you Jen, yes I’ll let you now later it’s at half past 11 and I’m waiting for a cab because I’m not sure of the exact location and don’t want to stress myself getting there too early or late xx

Laniben
Laniben in reply to Funkyfaerie

Ive just got home, I went to the shops after thought I might as well while I was in that area. They only give you a half hour slot, but it went ok considering. She was very nice and quite calming and had experienced it herself way back so that helps as she understands....Same time again next Tuesday x

Funkyfaerie
Funkyfaerie in reply to Laniben

Half an hour isn't long, but it's a start.

Slowly, slowly... xx

Agora1
Agora1 in reply to Laniben

Sounds like you had a good start Laniben. Very important. :) xx

Glad you’re going to CBT.

As someone earlier said, there’s quite a wide range with ‘normal’ resting heart rate. Remember that’s ‘resting’ - exercise increases heart rate as does anxiety. When I’ve been in a panic, my heart rate commonly goes above 100bpm. Unpleasant but ‘normal’ if you’re feeling anxious.

Hi

Glad your CBT went well.

Kim

Laniben
Laniben in reply to Kkimm

Thanks Kim x

Laniben
Laniben in reply to Kkimm

Got homework for next week lol all about triggers apparently

jessiejakes
jessiejakes in reply to Laniben

Sorry forgot to put your name but I have put post on for you regards CBT

Funkyfaerie
Funkyfaerie in reply to Laniben

Triggers! Yes...

Mine at the time were, the evening, although I felt better in the evenings, I would start to dread going to bed, knowing I would wake in the morning shaking, diarrhoea and feeling sick. I got stuck in this rut until I made myself get up as soon as I woke, gradually it broke the cycle.

Also the slightest pain in my back or my arm or leg would start me off with my muscle tension pain.. Its just amazing it's like someone throws a switch!

Even now I can momentarily get list in conversation with someone, distracted, you know. But suddenly my awareness kicks in and I realise I'm out on my own, my minds going omg!

And my stomach lurches with fear (adrenaline I would suppose) And I need the loo in a hurry. You know that good old saying ( I was so scared I S### myself!) it's not said for nothing.

Cbt hasn't cured me, but it's made me 70% better and I can look at things from a different perspective now, and work out for myself why I'm getting certain symptoms.

Hope this helps a little bit? 😊

Jen xx

I thought they would get you working!

Half hour wasn't very long usually hour ? I've had CBT twice over last 5 years.but had some young man about 20 first time straight out of training and couldn't connect with him.2 ND one was with young lady mid twenty's also fresh out of training.been waiting since February on wait-list with High intensity therapist .so I'm hoping this person will be older and more experienced than previous 2 I've seen.sounds like your lady has experienced anxiety etc herself in past so she knows what's she's talking about and made you feel calm ,that's great news as she will understand what you are going through, you will do great with the right person counseling you.

Hi Jessie,

I know what you mean. A young girl interviewed me for the cbt, and I thought how am I going to talk about a lifetime of things that got me here to a young girl who has hardly lived a life yet, no disrespect..

But I was lucky and got a guy in his mid to late forties, who was very kind and informative, made me think outside the anxiety box!

Laniben
Laniben in reply to Funkyfaerie

Maybe when it’s on the nhs they have to limit the time? , I couldn’t afford to go private perhaps that’s why I don’t know x

Funkyfaerie
Funkyfaerie in reply to Laniben

Well they cut everything else, so maybe time too! 🙄

Laniben
Laniben in reply to Funkyfaerie

More than likely Jen 😊

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