something i have noticed recently. as you are all aware i suffer with tachycardia when standing. my heart races, and im sure looking back ive suffered with this since around the age of nine when i came back from a holiday in spain and had to be put in isolation due to a tummy bug. never felt the same afterwards.
well a few days ago i was sitting down, outside a cafe in cp, and i felt strangly calm, you know not a care in the world type of feeling. i dont know why but i took my pulse, now seeing that a normal pulse is between 60-100bpm, mine was 40-42 bpm. when i spoke to the gp last week, she said dont let your pulse get below 40, because this is the time the docs consider pacemakers. between 40-60 is low. below that is scary low, or so i have been told. im sure my pulse has connections with my anxiety. to feel so tranquil, yes tranquil when my pulse is so low, why would that be? yet when i stand and it rides over the 100 beats of course i feel wonky and nervy. im on beta blockers to lower the pulse whilst standing, yet i cant take a big dose because when im sitting or laying it goes too low. i think im getting nearer to the answer concerning my anxiety.