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can anyone help im in an impossible situation. Im 71 and since i was 22 ive never been able to have my bp taken as anxiety sends it rocketing up. I heard of someone at 24 who had the same despite medication. He was admitted to hopspital where his anxiety bp increased further he had a brain heomorrage and died. The same happened to my mother a few years later.
20years ago i was told ive got stage3 ckd ( chronic kidney disease) and its vital my bp is monitored as high bp could damage my kidneys further but i was terrified and refused.
So i went to all kinds of therypy ie hypnotherpists,eft, cbt, reflexology etcetc and im still terrified.
i know i must master this so i bought a bp monitor and each time i used it the readings got higher till fbally i had a reading of 220/140!!! I should be dead.
Twenty years ago i also bought an omeron and i was fine using it and getting normal readings for weeks when suddenly i became phobic and got readings astonishingly high. So i through it away.
i thought about a 24 hr monitor but im really scared my bp will go ever higher with each squeeze of the cuff i wont sleep and bingo ill burst a vessel. Has anyone got any ideas as i cant get help at all from the medics on this one. Thank you.
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