Constantly freaking out, please help !

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Ok guys / girls and fellow patiens I've been overly panicking about my pulse recently had numerous ECG which though showed a high pulse rate didn't pick up anything bad (sinus tachycardia) my GP did my BP and pulse few times since ECG's and has said it appears normal and that he fealt my 'high pulse' was due to anxiety and stress. Ok so I've semi - accepted that (I do have anxiety disorder so cant fully accept just yet) my concern now is my pulse seems to have slowed to (resting) around 76bpm (64 when waking this morning still laid in bed) and when active around 94-100bpm... when stressing constantly before my bp was around high 80s mid 90s and at its worse around 120bpm.

I also suffer with acid reflux so slightest bit of chest pain and I freak out.

so is my suddenly lower pulse a good thing or not? Is it my body coming to terms with anxiety ??

Thing is I keep freaking out thinking 'am I going to have a heart attack' / 'is my heart suddenly going to stop' it proper scares me sad

 

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    It could well be that alongside the reassurance from your doctor you are managing your anxiety better too and that by accepting that anxiety makes your heart race it has enabled your mind to relax a bit about it.

    Often when we can accept (even a little bit) that a symptom is not harmful it does subside and that is definitely a good thing.

    Sometimes anxiety gets bored with trying to scare us with a certain symptom, for 7 weeks i was sweating badly for hours at the same time each day, i was convinced it was serious but then it just stopped and i think that was because i finally understood it was an anxiety symptom.

    Try to think of this as a positive thing, your doctor found no problems which is your reassurance and a symptom is laying off which can only be a good thing x

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      Where you are rationalising better it is helping your heart rate to settle down, sadly that alone wont stop the feelings of anxiety but it's a positive step because it shows you are gaining control and in time that will help you to build your confidence, it's a ray of hope even though it doesn't feel like it now.
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    Anxiety makes pulse and blood pressure to be abnornal. cuz your body is under stress, is in constant alert. Your are obsessed with the fact that might have something wrong but your doctor tells you you are okay then trust him. Acid, heart races are symtoms of anxiety i suggest you to get some help with that, mental health is first. Relax do activities that keep you mind busy.
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    Please don't worry I was same...let it be, I had severe anxiety for 7months, I thought I was dying... I had cancer.. I had something wrong with my heart..I was 50/50 about hurting myslef to end the suffering...I am still here and anxeity has gone..I am happy, I enjoy every day more then ever, keep my friends and family close and fears away..Please dont worry, I promise you will get better and you will encoutage others smile
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    i have what you have exactly which is ok, however i understnd all this , unlike   u i am waitng for heart motiror whcih Will pick up any abnormaility alpparently, so i am now scared  to death and cannot calm down wih worry i have flutters also breathless and acid also heck of a temper  any ideas thanks and best  wishes
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    Your pulse is not a guide for anything of use. It revolves around your stress level and fit level. 
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