Last September I started taking Rilatine and my sportswatch immediately showed an elevation of my stress levels. Coincidence is of course that I also changed watches (from a Garmin vivoactive 3 to a Garmin Forerunner 245). My partner says that I therefore can’t make a correct comparison. But last week, my stress levels were really high and I felt it as well. I took the sportwatch off because I felt spiraling down (always checking stress levels - oh, they’re high, oh no - remunerating about it all the time). My partner is wearing it now and BOY he does not have one single stressy moment in his day!
Can higher stress levels be caused by the Rilatine? Is it healthy (I guess not) to have high stress levels? How relevant are the measures of Garmin? Is it a good way to measure stress by measuring variation in heart rate? Is it relevant for ADHD’ers to measure stress levels to begin with?
During working periods, my stress levels are on average between 35-40 (on 100) a week, which is a bit too high I think.
During a relaxed but active vacation, they were between 25-30, which is already a lot better, but still :).
Did someone already look into this?