Blood pressure and nosebleeds?

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My blood pressure has been slightly elevated for the past year but not enough to initiate medication. I am a pretty healthy 60 year old male who is active. I have had sinus problems for a large part of my life and had sinus surgery back in 2003. Something from the surgery caused me to bleed a lot and I had to have emergency surgery a week later to fix it. (had to get several units of blood) I got over that and in 2010 had balloon sinus surgery with no problems. Only the occasional stuffiness that I treat with a saline neti pot. I take medication for reflux, have used Flonase daily for two years and also take aspirin every night. Haven't had a nosebleed in years but the other night after using my neti pot in the shower my nose started bleeding with a crazy heavy flow. Finally got it to stop and was ok until two days later it broke free again and I went to the emergency room. They sent me to an ent who did a cauterization. Had a little spotty blood the next week and went back and he did another small cauterization on a tiny area near the original one. In the meantime I went to my regular doctor and asked to be put on blood pressure meds because my anxiety is out the roof right now. The doctor seems to think it was a perfect storm of Flonase overuse, aspirin use and using the neti pot. I am adjusting to the low dose of lisinopril right now but am still full of anxiety. Like I am scared to even try to drive or walk around the block. Has anyone had a similar situation? Anything you want to share would be great. Thanks so much for listening to me ramble on!

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    I think anxiety promotes bad health and mind to say the least. A healthy mind comes from good thinking and proactive physical output. You need to focus on overcoming these issues by remaining in contact with your doctor and asking questions which promote a good fight against the issues. You are not going to die and what seems to happen is the physical health recovers with consistent maintenance, and a healthy mind. Anxiety does the opposite.

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