weird question i know. i have panic disorder/anxiety and im used to having a quick pulse and higher BP (high for me is 125-130/80-85 range) but i have such a fast heartbeat in the morning that ive been altering my diet/eating habits. i only eat a yogurt for breakfast and then some fruit for a snack, then i exercise on the elliptical for 15-30 minutes a day depending on how strenuous the household chores i need to do that day are (like vacuuming the stairs versus sweeping) and it seems to have helped because today my BP is 116/72 and my pulse is 68-77 (ive been checking it over and over again) whereas normally my pulse is in the high 80's range and even faster when i first wake up.
its making me anxious! i know i should be thrilled over the good readings but they're making me edgy. i dont feel dizzy or lightheaded or nauseous. i feel perfect, just reeling in my mind. somebody slap me and tell me to quit worrying.
btw, ive been doing the yogurt & light breakfast/exercise thing for about a month now. can a consistent diet/exercise routine really lower heartrate and blood pressure?
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