Hello and welcome!
Know that you are not alone in dealing with anxiety and its affects. It can be scary and confusing to face, but now you have much support...with others who understand and care.:)
If you are concerned about
your blood pressure, you can always buy a cuff to monitor yourself at home. With an acute anxiety attack, BP can go up, but should come back down to a normal level (under 120/80 optimally) Did the attending doctors make any recommendation as far as treatment...or did they attribute it to the panic attack? (personally, when I am stressed, my BP can jump 20 or so points...and my pulse 40 or more!)
It seems as though you are healthy otherwise, so exercise would be a great move to not only help with anxiety, but to further protect against any BP issues.
Meditation and relaxation exercises are also beneficial! You can find directions for these in our Resources here. (main page, 1st post)
There are also book recommendations in there specifically for dealing with health anxiety that you may find of interest...along with lots of other self-help ideas.
Keep posting here as well. Just talking with others who can relate is very healing!
Glad that you joined us...and post often.:)
"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"
"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom
Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT
Post Edited (Scaredy Cat) : 12/8/2013 8:11:54 PM (GMT-7)