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High blood pressure question

Posted In: Cardiovascular disease 5 Replies
  • Posted By: anxious Annie
  • January 3, 2008
  • 11:41 PM

If possible, I would like a doctor or medical person to respond to this.

I have been taking BP meds for years. I also have anxiety problems. I think I worry that my BP will be high and this is what makes it so high at times. This is how anxiety works on me, I think something will be bad and it aggravates my problem.

My numbers sometimes are in the 150's/90. My question is, at what point are things really bad? I know that 140/90 is the baseline for high BP.

I see a doctor regularly, so I am keeping myself monitored.

Thanks for your input.:confused:

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  • :) Can anyone out there give me any input on this question?? Thanks.
    anxious Annie 59 Replies
    • January 5, 2008
    • 01:23 PM
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  • What medications are you currently taking?DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • January 5, 2008
    • 04:21 PM
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  • Also please visit this link:http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/12/071204121953.htmDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • January 5, 2008
    • 04:22 PM
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  • Thanks for your response. I am taking Atenolol, Enalapril and HCTZ
    anxious Annie 59 Replies
    • January 5, 2008
    • 04:27 PM
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  • Stress and anxiety can cause your high blood pressure to worsen. Pain can also. Have you checked with your doctor about a change in your medications? I have suffered for over 12 years with severe hypertension and I am only 34 and have had to have my meds changed many times. Do you monitor your blood pressure at home and do you have any symptoms when it is elevated? Keep a log of your blood pressure and your symptoms and the times at which you take your meds to show to your physician. I hope this helps.May God bless you. Kristy:)
    don'tknowhere2turn 2 Replies
    • January 30, 2008
    • 07:12 PM
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