Living with Anxiety
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Wake up with light breathing

I have gotten into the groove of checking my oxygen level and pulse rate every morning upon waking. On days that I have more anxiety, I check it a couple times throughout the day. My oxygen level is always 97 or 98 and then when it gets to 98 it stabilizes and doesn't fluctuate. My pulse upon waking is 56-60 and then during the day it's about 68-72. I have been doing a lot better, but sometimes I feel like I'm breathing inefficiently.

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Also when I was in the emergency room last week I thought my breathing was terrible and my oxygen was 99-100. My anxiety before was 9 or 10 out of 10. I would say that it has gone down to 3-5 out of 10.



If I was you I would get out of the groove checking it all the time it will always read different and just cause anxiety

Leave it to the professionals they know best :-) x


I got my lung function test done and that was all way above average. I have gerd and asthma.


One of the biggest problems with health anxiety is the constant checking for signs of illness. I know I do it - but I do try to stop myself or I'd spend the whole day prodding, poking and worrying about a minor pain in my leg.


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