This forum is for questions and support pertaining to mental health issues such as: Anger, Dementia, Depression, Family Problems, Memory Problems, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Schizophrenia, Transitions and Work Problems.
I am a 27 yr. old female. My father and his siblings had High bp, but my mother and her family have very low bp (mom's bp usually 105/65) so I know I can go either way. I check my bp out of obsession over not getting it and past anxiety issues. When I am relaxed (no stress on mind, sitting still, and no one around) my bp is <120-78. When it does elevate at home it is around (136/78), but I could sit down and relax and it would go down within minutes.
I have been accepted into a police academy, contingent on my medical exam which will focus on bp. I didn
Once you have crossed the line and become hyperaware or obsessed about your blood pressure, that in itself can raise it in just the random way that you describe. Add to it the high stakes element of failing the academy medical exam, and the pressure goes higher. Ativan can reduce your anxiety and only secondarily reduce your blood pressure. You have to break this obsession cycle before you can find out whether you have high blood pressure or not.
You might take your doctor up on the beta blocker idea.
a small dose for a couple of weeks while taking your blood pressure may quiet your anxiety and get your mind off of this long enough to break the cycle.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.