nausea every morning upon waking

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   Posted 8/1/2010 5:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I am desperate! I dont where to turn ! I am a 58 year old woman and I am suffering with high bp.. I have had it for quite some time and it has become out of control. Because of this and other things.. like my dr giving up on helping me because he could not get my bp under control with meds and then giving me xanex because he felt it was all due to anxiety which i knew it was not.. yes maybe some anxiety but i have had hypertention for many many years which was always under control by my previous dr.  and  then telling  me to find new doctor just before my trip to tenn from NJ to v isit my grandchildren and I was driving the 12 hrs by myself with  uncontrolled blood pressure and no dr to help me. Needless to say i became very sick down there. bp readings were anywhere from 150-190/ 100-120. I had to cut my trip short and drive all the way back to NJ with my bp really high and not to mention my grandchildren being so upset about their nanny. oh yes, i called the dr while i was in Tenn when my bottom #was 120 and he wouldnt even get on the phone. had his nurse tell me to take my xanex!I was popping xanex like candy !
I think being traumatised by my dr was the straw that broke the camels back. You see, about 20 years ago i started with the panic attacks. After counseling and medication they went away. Now I am sure they are back because of all the stress in my life..
1.possible losing my home.
2. maybe losing my job and now this bp issue and not having a dr to help me.
For the last week I too have been waking up with nausea. I will wake up at about 4 am. feeling really nauseas and my bp will be  off the charts. Yesterday it happened again but this time I also became nauseas later in the day and my bp shot up so I went to the ER. They ran tests ..blood, xrays, ekg and found everything normal but the way they were talking to me I knew they think it is just anxiety. I told the dr about the nausea and he said it may be GERD? Can this be caused by anxiety? IF so i never had this before. In the past I had the usual panic disorder symptoms of chest pain, shortness of breath, feeliing of panic etc but never nausea. I cant handle this waking up nauseas..I am also exhausted because i am waking up between 2am and 4am with nausea.
I am not looking forward to going through more tests. sometime i wish they can find something wrong so i can finally have an answer.  I find it hard to believe that this is also another problem due to anxiety. I  actually do not feel anxious.. when i used to have panic attacks I knew it. I really felt it.. other than the nausea and maybe worrying about my bp i dont feel anxious .
Also can you have panic attacks in your sleep? If so this is the first time that happend to me Does this mean my anxiety is getting worse. I am  now afraid to go to sleep at night. If anyone has had panic attacks they know that this can now become a phobia.. like when i stopped going to shopping malls because of panic attacks years ago.  What will I do? I need to sleep! I hope this does not become a phobia where i will be afraid to go to sleep at night.
I find myself taking my xanex again which i have not had to take in years and I am afraid because this is highly addicting plus it
imakes me sleepy . I take it before bed but it does not stop me from waking up nauseas.
Can anyone relate to any of this?

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   Posted 8/2/2010 7:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow, you have a lot going on.  I feel you need to establish a good relationship with a new Dr. to address you hypertension as your readings are very high.  I am wondering if these readings were taken by you or were they taken by your previous Dr. and in the ER.  I find it very unusual to hear of an  ER physician that would not address  BP readings of  150-190/ 100-120. Most people with high blood pressure have no signs or symptoms, even if blood pressure readings reach dangerously high levels.
May I also suggest you consider seeing a therapist to talk about your many fears and anxieties. 
I have had hypertension for years and have been on medication since I was originally dx.  I also see a therapist and take medication for my Anxiety issues.
I wish you the best and hope you can find a new physician that will work with you on controling your mutiple problems.
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