My BP spikes when I am stressed!!! Scared!!

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my bp is always normal to low. 85 to 117 systolic. but when i am out and about and panicking it can peak at 215. this is scaring the hell out of me. i am terrified i will stroke out. help please.

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    How are you testing it when out and about ?

    Medications would take it down too much at other times. Why are you panicking when out?

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    You need to discuss with doctor - there main be an issue with adrenal gland making BP rise abnormal when anxious.

    Prepare yourself for a long journey - I've been trying to control mine for 2 years now.

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      I don't have identified anxiety/panic attacks but everytime I go to doctor or specialist it's anywhere between 160/90 to 210/150 but it's usually high but within range when taken at home. Also, bear in mind these readings are whilst I'm taking 3 different BP meds (2 at maximum dose) - I'm currently awaiting test results for adrenal gland problems.

      I'm told that stress/anxiety can make BP go crazy if there's adrenal problems.

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      i really appreciate your quick responses and feel a little bit reassured. also just realised that when it hit 215 it was after being in the park with my grandson, having a panic attack so rushing home and taking it right away. so it wasn't a resting measurement!!! i hope you manage to get your bp problems sorted. thank you again

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