Re: Hyperventilating with breathing rate 60/minute
Your breathing rate and hyperventilation are two totally different things. I get a fast pounding pulse off and on and it never brings on hyperventilation. Hyperventilation is overbreathing, breathing faster, rapid breathing, not your pulse going faster. I think my hyperventilation attacks are part of my anxiety. Started when I was 17, used to get cussed out by my boyfriend, and I'd go into an attack of having trouble breathing, my body would get numb, muscles get stiff and fingers would crinkle up, and it was very painful. Still have the hyperventilation problems to today but not quite so bad, I only get chest tightness with it now. When I was younger, caffeine would really aggitate this issue, do you drink caffeine? That can cause the heart palpitations too. I'd get my thyroids checked and an EKG done, if that's normal, I wouldn't worry about the pulse issue, most of the time, it's nothing serious to worry about.