Anxiety and high blood pressure?
Hi there; These symptoms you are feeling are possibly from the anxiety and depression. It can feel very upsetting to hear your doctor tell you that you are suffering from them and it's hard to deal with.
I also suffer with anxiety , depression and high blood pressure. I also went to the doctor last week complaining of chest pain, palpitations, headache and dizziness. I swore it was my heart but the doctor said my heart was fine. She took my blood pressure and that was fine too but I had been getting high readings at home and thought my medication was not working. I have therapy every week and was feeling out of balance and headachy.The therapist placed a probe on my hand to measure anxiety levels and she said it was off the scale. I did some deep breathing exercises and relaxation and it came down, so I think that proves that anxiety can cause all the above symptoms. These symptoms are real and can make you feel very ill.
I have been told it's down to the 'fight or flight 'reflex thst we have within us when we are anxious. It causes adrenalin to be released into our system which can reach high levels and if we don't work it off then we get all the above symtoms. It takes a few days for the adrenalin to work its way out of your system.
I think your anxiety is causing your blood pressure to rise and if you can control your breathing by just slowing it down your anxiety will lessen. You are not alone and it will not harm you. We all appreciate what you are going through.
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