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Anxiety and BP

Hi,

I would like to know if Anxiety can make your BP high? Everyday I always have anxiety and when I let our company nurse check my BP its high and the more i will have anxiety....i badly need help/.
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Wait, I should have said, more than 30 years alter.  Boy, am I old!
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Anxiety can definitely cause your BP to become elevated. Since you apparently have access to a nurse at your company, I would suggest you discuss this with her.
It's possible your BP is elevated only when you are having it taken because you are concerned about it.
Do you have a monitor at home you could use when you are not anxious and feeling relaxed?
I would also strongly suggest you discuss your anxiety with your doctor and work on getting that under control. You have a vicious cycle going that needs to be stopped.
I wish you the best
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Thank you Thank you.....i have a lot of feelings i can't explain especially chest pains. Tho i already had a cardio check all my tests including xray 2decho and stress test all but came normal still have this weird feeling.
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You have had a very thorough cardiac work-up and everything is fine. Anxiety is notorious for causing chest pains as any of us who suffer from it can tell you.

My advice remains that you speak with your company's nurse for advice.....she will most likely recommend that you consult your doctor for monitoring of your BP. Discussing your anxiety with your doctor is very important.
As I mentioned before, these two issues create a vicious cycle. You feel anxious so your BP goes up, when your BP goes up, you feel more anxiety and it just keeps going until you break that cycle.

See your doctor and get this under control........you do not have to live like this.
Peace
RubyWitch

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Thank you so much....i will definitely talk to my doctor.
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Having made that decision can be empowering even before you see your doctor. It's a bit like deciding to stand up to the school bully.......which anxiety is.

Facing our fears is very hard, but trying to ignore them just makes them scarier. I'm proud of you for making this decision.

I hope you will stay in touch, let us know how you're doing and encourage other's to fight to get their life back.
Peace
RubyWitch
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The connection between blood pressure and almost everything is highly conjectural.  Just as is the connection between high cholesterol and heart disease.  These are complex issues because people are different.  I have been suffering from anxiety for more years than I can even remember, but I have always had pretty low blood pressure -- even during an anxiety attack.  This might be because I was already a daily meditator and did a lot of exercise before I got my chronic anxiety problem, but it's still true today nearly 30 years later.  So high BP isn't inevitable if you suffer from anxiety -- and it's also true that many people suffer elevated blood pressure only when being tested for it.  
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