Hi LtL and welcome!
Modern health devices can be a double edged sword so to speak...
...yes, they can be useful tools...but for someone with health anxiety, they can end up causing more trouble than good at times.
You will have to decide for yourself personally whether or not you should continue to use your fitbit...by evaluating how much benefit vs. anxiety is causes you.
I had a blood pressure monitor for awhile that would alert
to any abnormal rhythms in HR. I knew cognitively that there are all sorts of benign palps and variances that happen in a healthy heart...but since my health anxiety was triggered by this feature...I choose to get a new machine that displayed BP only.
Definitely talk to your doctor about
your concern...and hopefully you will get a more clear direction about
what you should ultimately do.
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...and keep posting if you find it helpful.
"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"
"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom
Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT