Anxiety Community
Heart Rate
About This Community:

A community of people with Anxiety offering support. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Heart Rate

My resting heart rate is usually about 80-85, even less if I am laying down. I suffer from severe GAD. I have more anxiety in the mornings and this morning I am especially anxious. My heart rate has been 92-100 today. I don't think I need to get on medication to lower it as it usually is only in the 80's, but I was curious what anyone does to help relax themselves to lower their heart rate. I took .5 mg of ativan but it does not seem to be helping. Any suggestions?
Related Discussions
5 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
1348686 tn?1310657843
I am currently really struggling with my anxiety and I am really considering going on antidepressants.  Try doing some deep breathing exercises they might help you relax alittle.  Sorry you are suffering.  Anxiety stinks!!!
Blank
370181 tn?1428180348
Your normal resting heart rate is fine. Since you are aware that your anxiety is the reason your heart rate increases, the idea of going onto a med to slow it down is not justified if it only jumps to around 100bpm.
As jul suggested, breathing exercises will decrease your heart rate as will distracting yourself from focusing on it. Take a couple of good, deep breaths and then get your mind busy doing something. Taking the Ativan may help to calm you down generally, but if your focus is still on your heart rate, it will more than likely remain a bit high.
And remember that the normal heart rate is between 60-100 beats per minute, so even at 100, you're still within the norm.
Peace
Greenlydia
Blank
Avatar m tn
I will have to agree with both of the previous responses. Your HR is normal. Deep breathing is good and distracting yourself by doing something like coloring. I know it sounds childish, but it may help. I have anxiety and I know what you are going through. Good luck and take care!
Blank
Avatar n tn
i have anxiety and im scared my heart rate is st slow when im resting
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
296076 tn?1371338074
Blank
melimeli commented on photo
2 hrs ago
296076 tn?1371338074
Blank
melimeli commented on mhv's status
2 hrs ago
Avatar m tn
Blank
Joel78 is frustrated, aching, tire... Comment
3 hrs ago
Blank
Anxiety Tracker
Track Anxiety Symptoms
Start Tracking Now
Top Anxiety Answerers
Avatar universal
Blank
Arlington, VA
358304 tn?1409713092
Blank
na, MO
Avatar universal
Blank
MI
675718 tn?1449992146
Blank
El Paso, TX
973741 tn?1342346373
Blank
1699033 tn?1443113373
Blank
Somewhere in, MD
Anxiety Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Anxiety Answerers
Avatar universal
Blank
Arlington, VA
358304 tn?1409713092
Blank
na, MO
Avatar universal
Blank
MI
675718 tn?1449992146
Blank
El Paso, TX
973741 tn?1342346373
Blank
1699033 tn?1443113373
Blank
Somewhere in, MD