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glr
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Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 21
   Posted 2/11/2006 1:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello everyone,
 
This is my first time posting here.  I have a few general questions and I'm hoping to gain knowledge and advice.  Here is my story.  Last March I had what the doctors called a panic attack.   I had the feeling of lightheadedness, dizzyness, racing/pounding heart and vertigo.  Since then I have developed tension headaches and all sypmtoms still persist.  Previous to March I did have several occasions when I could recall a couple of minutes here and there of these syptoms.  But never enough to worry me.  Since March I have under gone what I think is every test possible.  All thank fully have come back okay.  The only thing that ever remand the same was my high blood pressure.  My doctor always thought and figured that since I was only 28 that having high blood pressure was not possible because of my age.  She figured that I would get nervous when I saw her and that made my pressure would go up.  She had me monitor my blood pressure for a month and in the morning it was alway around 75/131  in the afternoon it would go up to 80/145.  So typically I feel better in the morning than in the afternoon.  Is 145 high enough to make me feel lousy all day.  I have been on 25mg of toprol for a month and I dont see a difference in my pressure getting lower. 
One question I do have about toprol.  Lets say I eat some food that makes my blood pressure sky rocket.  Then I take one pill of toprol would that make my blood pressure immediately drop.  Or does it take time to goes thru my system.
 
On the other hand.
My Physcotherapist has been telling me all year that I do show all the classic signs of anxiety and panic attack.  But that he thinks that there is some thing physically wrong with me causing them.  He now thinks that my high blood pressure is the cause of this.  Has any one ever heard of this?
Also is it normal for me to feel light headed,dizzy, pressure in the ears, vertigo, tension headaches, from high blood pressure.  I know that these are symptoms of anxiety but I can't help but think that it can't only be that.  Maybe my an xiety is magnifying these sypmtoms.  Making them feel worse than what they really are.
 
Any comments would be appreciated.
 
Thank you
RLG

els
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Date Joined Oct 2005
Total Posts : 4031
   Posted 2/12/2006 3:04 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi glr,

I first wanted to say that when you are monitoring your blood pressure your top number (systolic) is the largest number the first beat heard when taking a BP, the smallest number (dystolic) is the last beat heard when taking a BP.  So your blood pressures should look like 120/70. 

Now, if I flipped your bp's that you listed here 131/75 & 145/80 (which is what they should look like) they appear to be in normal range.  Doctors will take your weight, age, other medications that you are taking into advisement when looking a possiable reasons for an irregular bp.  If you have been dx'ed with hypertension and are on medication for it then you must need it.  And yes any differance in bp can cause the symptoms that you are having.  I have low bp and take 2 medications for it and monitor my bp 3 times daily.  Also anxiety can aggrivate hypertension. 

Hopefully someone who has the same problems will have an answer or suggestion for you.  Take care.....


~elisha


DREAMGIRL
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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 600
   Posted 2/17/2006 7:21 PM (GMT -7)   
cool  HI GLR, I JUST WANTED TO ADD MY 10 CENTS. I WAS ON 25 MG OF METOPOROL AND I FELT LOUSY, IT MADE ME SO TIRED I FELT LIKE AN OLD LADY. I SUGGEST TRYING IT AT NITE IF YOUR DOCTORS AGREES TO THAT, MIGHT MAKE A DIFFERENCE. ALSO I TEND TO BE AN ANXIOUS ANNIE AND THAT WILL DEFINITELY RAISE YOUR BP. I ACTUALLY HAD A PANIC ATTACK EARLIERTHIS WEEK, GO DIZZY AND STARTED TO HYPERVENTILATE, CHECKED MY BP AND IT WAS 155/95, I CALMED MYSELF DOWN WITH SOME HELP, BUT IT WAS ALL DUE TO ANXIETY I BROUGHT ON. I WANT TO SUGGEST SOMETHING THAT REALLY WORKS FOR ME,, MEDITATION TAPES, RELAXATION TYPE, YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW THEY CAN LOWERE YOUR BP, AND CALM YOU DOWN BECAUSE YOU ARE FORCED TO DO RELAXASTION THERAPY,I ACTUALLY FELL ASLEEP WITH THE TAPE RUNNING

DizzyBrain
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 2/18/2009 3:17 PM (GMT -7)   
glr, Im here beacause i FEEL THE EXACT SAME tHING U DOOOO...OMG,.,,,I cant believe that someone axzually exists like me....I totally believe u and know where ur coming from and feeling...I was addicted to Paxil for 6 years and that was making feel the zap, lightheaded, and all those weird crap at once....I think u should try something more natural.....when i stoped taking paxil it all went away very slowly.... and now its back again.....But im not on meds, and living my life day by day...soooo. can u tell me more.....

DizzyBrain
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Date Joined Feb 2009
Total Posts : 2
   Posted 2/18/2009 3:21 PM (GMT -7)   
SOME ONE PLEASE,,,LET ME KNOW WHAT HELPS FOOR THIS NON STOP, VERTIGO,DIZZYNESS,LIGHTHEADED,tiredness......HELP ME AKITS ALREADY BEEN 1yr
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