Smart watch....anxiety inducing or relief?

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Smart watch....anxiety inducing or relief?

Post by jodilyn » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:55 pm

Hi guys,

I want to preface this post by saying that I know very little about smart watches :) While my anxiety is getting much better, I still have feelings in my body, mostly chest related, that tend to cause some anxiety thinking it's something bad. I heard a news story about a man whose smartwatch alerted him that he was in AFib and needed to get medical help. That got me wondering if a smartwatch could give me some comfort regarding my fears I have of something going wrong with my heart. Typing this out, I realize that I sound a little crazy :) It's not that I'm constantly worrying about this, but when I exercise, my heart pounding still causes me a little anxiety. Also, sometimes I feel a flutter in the middle of my chest followed by burping. I've talked to my dr about it and we both feel like it's probably just gas. Sometimes the feeling, though, causes me to get close to having a panic attack and I wonder if a smartwatch would alleviate some of those irrational fears. Any suggestions?

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Re: Smart watch....anxiety inducing or relief?

Post by coachchris » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:05 pm

Hi Jodilyn,

Thanks for posting this! This is becoming a common question but I don't think I have seen it in the forums yet. First and always when making these kind of decisions we want to be sure facts are leading the way not fear and/or feelings. Making a fear based decision will just continue to grow the anxiety/obsessing. A fact based decision will bring truth and peace. It's all about what's motivating the decision making. I hope this makes sense :)

I had similar obsessions and after much testing, money and dr. visits, I came to the fact based conclusion that my heart is healthy. The body symptoms were gastric or anxiety related and I learned to float through them. I don't have a heart condition. I have a healthy body that is getting healthier. This was my positive selftalk.

May I ask how old you are and how are you doing with your 6 steps from lesson two?
Here to help,
Coach Chris

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