Anxiety and high blood pressure?

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   Posted 8/15/2009 9:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Anxiety and high blood pressure?

I have been suffering from anxiety last 2 years nd due to to this my blood pressure mostly comes 139/ this will b a problem........and I wanna know when the stress is over does the BP drops down to normal....
As when i sleep is MY bp normal during sleep...plz help... I am scared to talk to doctor... So, now what to do ? Pls give some advaice..

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   Posted 8/15/2009 10:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes anxiety can cause an increase in blood pressure. The blood pressure you listed is only borderline high, so i wouldn't worry so much about it. I see you have a bunch of different questions on the board right now, could you please try to put them all in one post. It makes it difficult to help you when you have so many different questions. If they were all in one post we could respond and would help to understand what you are going thru a little better.

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   Posted 8/18/2009 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey! I made the mistake of taking my blood pressure during an attack. Not good. My blood pressure is normally very low. Not during an attack. Needless to say, I don't take my blood pressure during an attack anymore. Remember this is normal. Yes, it's going to increase because your body is going into the fight or flight response. Your blood pressure will go back to normal during calmer times. Of course go to the doctor annually to have it checked.
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