else have this problem i phoned 999 up they said it was ok but i'm a bit worried
I suffer from anxiety and my pulse rate is just over 100 is this normal and does anyone?
Question posted by beechcroft on 21 April 2013
Last updated on 1 July 2021 by WildcatVet
There are actually many options available to help with anxiety... SSRI's, SNRI's, atypical antidepressant/anxiolytics, and buspirone. There are also blood pressure medications that can help control symptoms such as hyperventilating, rapid heart rate, sweating, stuttering, shakiness, etc.
Talk to your doctor, find a doctor, get a second opinion if necessary. You're in control and there's no reason to suffer needlessly.
Ye, I suffer with a anxiety and panic disorder and from time to time I have a heart rate of over 100bpm but as I have been told if you suffer from anxiety that's the only reason you notice it, being aware of any physical symptom within the body.. normally you prob would never notice it, but I know what it feels like.
I have suffer for nearly 13yrs and no Dr has never helped with it, it is very scary..
I have a very high heart rate because of my anxiety, just sitting or resting I can be anywhere from 100-160 (not healthy I know) and sleeping im at about a 85-95. So I can't say it is healthy, but it's not uncommon for anxiety to cause high heart rates.
I also always have a high heart rate,every time I go to Dr, hospital. Or out in public.first you should get your heart checked to rule it out just to be safe.I'm on klonopin 3 times a day and although it helps down from heart running 103 to106 to 96 95.are you on anxiety meds if not this could help.I am 36 and I thought something was wrong with heart also till I got it ruled out.it's just anxiety. Good luck let me know.
Hi beech, my little chickie.
Here's some info from the mayo clinic that may answer your question way far better than what I can. Thank you for asking the question. I gained much needed knowledge for my own well being and that of others. This is a long answer to your question, so you choose what applies to your own situation. So here goes:
A normal resting heart rate for adults ranges from 60 to 100 beats a minute.
Generally, a lower heart rate at rest implies more efficient heart function and better cardiovascular fitness. For example, a well-trained athlete might have a normal resting heart rate closer to 40 beats a minute.
To measure your heart rate, simply check your pulse. Place your index and third fingers on your neck to the side of your windpipe. To check your pulse at your wrist, place two fingers between the bone and the tendon over your radial artery — which is located on the thumb side of your wrist.
When you feel your pulse, count the number of beats in 15 seconds. Multiply this number by 4 to calculate your beats per minute. (I checked mine according to the second hand of the clock and it was 60)
Keep in mind that many factors can influence heart rate, including:
Body position (standing up or lying down, for example)
Although there's a wide range of normal, an unusually high or low heart rate may indicate an underlying problem. Consult your doctor if your resting heart rate is consistently above 100 beats a minute (tachycardia) or below 60 beats a minute (bradycardia) — especially if you have other signs or symptoms, such as fainting, dizziness or shortness of breath.
Would you please let me know what yor pulse rate is? I'm curious. (I think that's a good reason. Ha. Yeah, right.) I am serious though, lil chickie.
Yes, i also have this problem each time I have an anxiety episode. Sometimes wake up in middle of night with it. My doc started me on a beta blocker med called Atenolol which helps to lower pulse rate for those who suffer this problem and it helps very much!! Dont worry tho, my pulse use to reach 130 and would hyperventilate trying to breath deep and calm down. So sorry for suffering but you can get help.
Hello. 100 is not as good when at rest and laying down. After resting, check again. It may well be below that. A medication you may have can put your pulse up such as antihistamines for a cold.This can be an early sign of disease as well. Assuming you do not have a fever, it could be thyroid or other metabolic issues, high cholesterol blocking, and so forth. Have you had a physical recently?
There is a chart regarding allowable pulse rates for people at rest. Basically, you take 220 and subtract your age. If your pulse is over that amount, or close, you seek an ER. That is why the ER was not interested. You are fine. If you are over 60, or so, then be sure to seek a doctor or ER if it continues to climb.
So anxiety is the cause for you, most probably, and the rate goes down if you nap or lay down for a while. If you were walking or had just done some physical activity then you are fine. Please diagnose the cause by setting up a doctor appointment soon so you know, ok? Not to worry now. Let us know how you are doing. Karen
It is usually going to be fast when you are anxious or even thinking about something that might upset or excite you. Its your body's natural reaction to fear. You dont state anything regarding meds that you take. Is your anxiety the only thing you are being treated for? That info will enable us to answer you more accurately. If it gets too bad, you should contact your doctor or go to the ER. I hope that you are able to calm down and get your heart rate down. If not, I suggest you go to the ER. Realize that I am not a medical professional. These are strictly my own personal views and advice. I wish you luck. Please come back and let us know how you are doing.
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