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Good morning, I am Dr Ruff. I think we may have messaged before.
I am sorry to hear you get worried with this.
A heart rate of 58 bpm is not low, and certainly if it is on waking, this is very normal. Our heart rates drop whilst we sleep - this is normal. It will increase as you require an increased amount of oxygenated blood.
I hope this helps.
So during an infection, if uncontrolled or you are unwell with it, this can increase your heart rate. It does not decrease it.
But even if your heart rate dropped below 50 this would also not be a concern. A low heart rate is only a problem if you are increasingly breathless with it. But not breathless from a chest infection - a chronic issue, not acute.
Therefore your heart rate is fine - please do not worry.
Hello again, please could you kindly create a new question.
Good morning, you do not need to give me a tip.
However please consider the logic here. Multiple ECGs show you have now ischaemic issues, no evidence of a myocardial infarction. Your blood tests are normal.
This is very likely to be your anxiety.
You need to address this otherwise this fear will just continue.
No, and nor does anyone else you have spoken with.
You need to get CBT for this. And if you have had CBT already, then look into high intensity CBT.
You will be fine, just need to find a way to control this.
No worries. I don't however think providing options to put it into perspective is going to help when you already suffer from severe anxiety.
Distract yourself. Go for a walk. Spend less time thinking about something so unlikely. Life is already fragile, why waste any of it worrying about something that is unlikely and beyond your control.
You to, enjoy it.