Blood pressure and Anxiety

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I am totally freaked out! I have had anxiety and panic attacks off and on for years. But I had it under control thru meds celexa and klonopin. I was going to gym four days a week and do two hour workout sessions. One hour cardio and one hour weights and floor work. But lately I have been going thru some medical tests because of a faint. I noticed when I go to the doctor my blood pressure is high. One time it was 190 over something but dropped down before I left to 155.. I was getting staples out of my head. I bought a blood pressure cuff to make sure I don't have true high blood pressure( yes I am health phobic too) I have kept a record for a couple of months and it's always 120 or under. Sometimes 103 over 66 . So I don't have true high blood pressure. It's white coat phobia. But I have to have a echocardiogram tomorrow and I am restless again. I am wondering is my extreme anxiety going to make this echocardiogram bad?!!! Or the spiking of blood pressure going up when scared is that going to show an abnormally.. Freaking out if anxiety and my blood pressure rising at times will make it bad!! Please reply ASAP as I go tomorrow on the 12 of Oct. Any knowledge will be helpful. I heard one side of your heart muscle can thicken from blood pressure going up and down. But my blood pressure is mostly normal? It's just when I'm scared with anxiety.

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    I have white coat phobia and health anxiety too. The best thing to do honestly is drink some water while you're in the waiting area, be hydrated and have eaten before you get there. Take your headphones and listen to some music on low or do some breathing exercises while you wait. It works for me. Readings are a little high but not as high as they've been.

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    I have this same problem I also bought my own blood pressure machine so I could desensitize. Lol it has totally helped so what I do is breath out more than I breath in and pretend I am taking my own. Mood pressure this totally helps. I have been at the doctors and had a reading as high as 169/100!! Since I started taking my own I am 117/75. Lol amazing what anxiety can do!
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    I've had bad anxiety since about the 7th grade, now 22 and out of college. One thing i've realized is that anxiety can morph into many different things. Freshman year of college I had a severe anxiety attack in my Psychology class for no reason, causing tunnel vision and a heart rate of 155. When i've always had perfect blood pressure since I was a distance runner. Because of my anxiety I've also in a way devloped this slight heart palpatations (in highschool). My doctor perscribed me on Prozac, since then no crazy blood pressure readings, no tunnel vision. Yes I am a hydrocondriac too. 

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    Hi I think I can help with this I have a post concerning on going anxiety bp issues. I just had an ecg at the hospital 2 months ago due to my bp anxiety issues. When they did my ecg my Bp was 188/100 pulse 150. So I was extremely anxious! They told me my results were normal.

    I though the same as you that the anxiety would interfere with this apparently not. When I got home I took my bp it was 135/75. My anxiety drives my bp through the roof. To be honest it's scares the life out of me. They didn't think it was such a big deal. I hope this helps.

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