Apr 11, 2012
Ugh ... bad morning today. Was on my way to school, feeling OK, when my bus was hit from behind and everyone had to get off. Luckily, it had just pulled out of the station, so I started walking back to the station to take the subway train, which I usually avoid because tunnels make me nervous. As I was walking I could feel my heart going fast and it was going at 160 beats per minute. I got on the train and it went down to around 120, then got off a few minutes later and walked up some stairs, which made it go it back to 160. By the time I had gotten to class and sat down, it was in the 80s, which is pretty normal for me in the mornings. I just can't believe that such a tiny bit of exertion caused my heart rate to go up so much! Was it just a matter of anxiety? What if I had started running? What would have happened then? I'm so frustrated: why is my heart so fragile??