Hi! I'm a 25 year-old male, diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Seasonal Affective Disorder, and naturally, Health Anxiety. This winter has been especially rough however, given the death of my dog Muffles back in October. She was not just a dog, however, but also my best friend, and had been since I was only 10.
Now on to the point of this post: for the last couple of days, my heart rate has been a bit elevated. Normally my resting heart rate is between 64 and 74 bpm, but for the last couple of days, through most of the day as far as I know, it's been between 84-94 bpm. I had a two doctor's appointments last year; one in September and again in October, and both times, the doctor said my heart and lungs sounded healthy. However, I was recently diagnosed with an under active thyroid. Now, I'm not having trouble breathing, no chest pain, etc, but this elevated heart rate is still a bit worrying. Is this something I should be concerned about? I have been thinking about my dog lately, so I suppose this could be an episode of anxiety, but it's still a bit troubling.
Anyway, thanks for your time. :)