“A man is what he thinks about all day long,” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Before we talk more about resp rates or pulse rates and blood pressure, how many that experience panic and anxiety can just completely stop their mind from racing, from overthinking, about these normal responses to the adrenaline rush that causes their terror causing symptoms?

Most of the people I know that have attacks are contemplating when the next one will strike. As soon as the first symptom shows its ugly face, the cycle begins. A habitual cycle that creates waves of repeated adrenaline releases. 

One of the most common fears of those who have panic and anxiety is related to the cardiac or the respiratory system. So much so that even though

  • #1 most have read explanations repeatedly about what causes the symptoms they dread
  •  #2 Many have been to the doctors and to the ER and are released with a clean bill of health, will continue to question or compare their symptoms.   This continues to cause fear.

Yes, adrenaline will cause the pulse and resp rate to increase. It can be different every time the numbers will not be the same. To compare them with the last time or other attacks is doing yourself a disservice. There is so much that comes into play with these numbers. Your body was made to handle the fight of flight mode and still daily people literally fear for their life.  They think that repeatedly checking the numbers will help them get a handle on it but in fact in most cases the opposite is true.   When you dwell on the fact that your pulse is racing, and you are short of breath it causes additional stress and often additional releases of adrenaline and so the problem continues or gets worse.  


It is difficult for others to understand what you are going through, just stop they say.  Even with a clean bill of health from the medical community and often a lot of testing, many still think that their symptoms are life threatening, worse than before and this time it is a real major medical issue.

Habitual conditioning has ingrained the need to keep questioning, to repeatedly dwell on that which they have become accustomed to.   

The solution that we keep hammering away at is that you must retrain your brain.   You must retrain the way you think the way you respond.


During stress there is much more that happens like sugar levels change; rapid breathing can cause hyperventilation. The last post we listed symptoms caused by improper breathing. This list includes some of the most spoke about symptoms.

During an attack, it is not the time to try and analyze everything that can affect your bodies responses.  Such as – how tired are you? what did you eat?  what did you eat?  did you have caffeine? how cold is it?  The list is endless.  

Keep it simple: You had an attack do not let is spiral out of control by keeping that what you do not want to experience in the forefront of your thinking.

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” Henry Ford

These fears are real they are frightful but if the goal is freedom then negativity must be overcome by thinking speaking what you desire!

If you continue to find the need to keep checking your pulse, how fast your breathing, worrying about signs and symptom that go with hyperventilation what your B/P is, you are probably an expert at keeping tabs on every  symptoms you experience.

Apply what Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow.”

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new,” Socrates.

The source for many that overcome mental and torment lie in this link to bible verses about worry.

According to Guinness World Records as of 1995, the Bible is the best-selling book of all time, with an estimated 5 billion copies sold and distributed.