Heart condition or anxiety?

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I noticed this while I was sitting down at my computer this evening. I've been tracking my heart rate with my Fitbit and I noticed a spike in heart rate up to 85 before it dropped to 66 then evened out at 73. I had no other symptoms during this time, same with when I got up and moved to my bed, and now my resting heart rate is 76-77. Is this normal, or is there something else going on with my heart that I don't know about. I should note I've been diagnosed with GAD, have health anxiety and stress at work. I'm 26 years old, 165 pounds (175 two weeks ago) and 5' 3"

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    I've been to the hospital two weeks ago for a possible heart attack, turned out to be a panic attack. Since then I've been exercising by power walking, cut out fast food and sugar, and generally trying to be healthier. My hospital labs (D-Dimer, 2 EKG's, metabolic panel and chest x-rays came back fine)

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    More then likely anxiety. They say Fitbit heart rate tracking is not that accurate and it does cause anxiety. I have an o2 hr finger monitor that doctors use. I use it to make sure my beta blockers working but when I see my heart rate spike I panic. Because I also had a pulmonary embolism a couple years ago and had no symptoms. But I read a high hr can be a sign so then 8 continue to check and check and it gets higher. So I set it down. Turn on one of my favorite TV shows and lay with my dogs. I check my hr and o2 10 to 20 mins later and my hr is back at normal between 62 and 72. So I know in my case it was my anxiety. Try not to check so often.
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      I'll try. I just feel like I'm fighting an uphill battle since my trip to the hospital. I'm working on correcting my poor eating habits, I shouldn't be worried about something like this when I'm so young.

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      Use the my fitness pal app. I lowered my cholesterol carbs a1c sodium and calories. Lost 20 lbs. Took like 3 months but I still did it. My eating habits this past week have been not that great but will be back on track sunday. I typically don't eat frozen foods processed foods. More fresh protein fruits veggies. I do eat tuna in a can. I make egg salad but if I eat 6 eggs for eggs salad I only add 2 or 3 yokes due to the high cholesterol in the yokes. I limit my bread intake. When I want a sandwich I usually wrap my meat and cheese and stuff in lettuce but sometimes will have bread. Try it.

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