Anxiety - Got My Hr Monitor, Need Help.
I'm new to this forum.
If you want to know my story, long story short, here it is, otherwise please go directly to the question at the bottom:
Background : I've suffered from severe Gad (anxiety , panick attacks, tinnitus, and to some degree obviously mild depression), because of a very hard adolescence which ended with prolonged stress, 3 years of extremely severe stress.
After that I started a journey to recovery, I figured out I had to change, and I've recovered alot. First year I tried just medication, but once I tried to lower them my symptoms started to come again.
So I started to work on myself, cognitively (started reading lot of books, psycology, philosofy, self help, and so on) and started some meditation.
I'm now medication free, my life is better than ever, still I suffer from time to time from some high stress situation, some symptom comes back, but I manage them well and they last just 1-2 days. But I want also to normalize this rare symptoms which are still scary.
So I wanted to give myself a boost and bought an HR Monitor which I use with Elite Hvr.
Question is : I've read anxiety/stress usually gets along with low HRV. Is it normal I have a very high HRV in stressful days or even in those rare days I'm scared because of an anxiety attack? I mean, using elite HRV, the average user have an Hrv of 60 (I let a friend of mine test it, he recorded 58), and I have something usually above 72 (tried today, had an anxiety attack 2 days ago because a huge financial problem, and my mood and anxiety are bothering me a bit in these days:) ?
Yes, for example if I'm anxious or scared my HRV drops to something like 66, and yes meditation raises it usually between 70-75, so it does work like a charm, I feel ok in just 10 minutes usually, my parasympathetic works well, but I remain scared for some day after I get an anxiety attack.
I mean... Do I have room to improve or I'm better to get another way to make improvements ? Maybe my main problem is not my Hrv(and my nervous system) and I should look for other issues to fix/other strategies to retrain my brain/NS ?
Any suggestion is welcome, mind that I don't know how to use to my purpose this hrv monitor yet. And... sorry for my english