I have blood pressure problems, myself.
Normal blood pressure, net says, is 120/80 and below.
Hypertension is 140/90 and above. You can check those numbers on the net.
You say, "I get this feeling of tightness in my chest, pulsing veins or being aware of my heart beat."
"So can somebody suggest any ideas or share any advice on how can I assure my anxious mind that my BP is not sneaking in silently through the day."
You're right to be wondering and watching it. Blood pressure, is, after all, called the silent killer.
It almost got me the other day. I had a new, for me, and young, doctor a few weeks ago who when I expressed concern over my going bald and that it might be from the b/p medicine, for my son had that happen to him, she suggested going off of b/p medicine. Now, that's pretty stupid. Well, I lowered it, then she suggested an echo and treadmill test, which said, no b/p medicine for 48 hours before the test.
Well, I was already low on b/p med and 2 days after the test I almost died from pain from lack of b/p medicine.
But my tranquilizer which helps a lot with that (Ativan) was nearby, thank goodness, but I just couldn't reach the 4 feet away, but my heating pad was close enough so that helped me get to the medicine. After 2 hours the ordeal was over, except for me calling my heart doctor, just today, with this extra chest pain I have, and wondering, did I have a heart attack, and what should I do? Rest? More medicine?
You say, "And maybe it elevates later during the day when im more stressed..I've been dealing with some seriously stressful changes..in one of those times that I never even imagined in my worst nightmares..literally in hell.."
Yeah, that describes me, both with this latest situation and for 20 years with a bad marriage which caused me chest pain. When the bad marriage ended about
10 years ago, the chest pain ended. Wonder where the chest pain was coming from? How about
, tightening of blood vessels in the muscles around the heart from the stress of the really, really bad marriage?
So, you have a right to be concerned.
I know what you're talking about
when you say, "Is it possible for all these physical responses pullsing veins in the body, tightness in chest, being aware of the heart beat to exist without affecting blood pressure?
You say, "Now, I'm just wondering how many more readings should I get to get an accurate number..I keep thinking maybe it reads normal when I get checked."
I don't know that there is one, "accurate number." I think you should keep getting it checked, and write down in one notepad what the numbers are each time you get it checked. Can you buy a b/p monitor?
I just came across one of my old notebooks just yesterday, and I kept changing b/p medicine because I kept having chest pain from the current b/p med I was on. I just realized from looking at that 10-15 years later, it wasn't the b/p medicine that was causing me chest pain, it was the stress from my long, bad marriage.
So, I'm not sure b/p medicine relieves chest pain. I think it reduces blood pressure, which is important so that you don't die from that, but I'm not sure that it relieves chest pain caused by stress.
All I can say is, I know what you're going through. I don't know what the solution is. If you can get out of the stressful situation, that would help. I found it very difficult, because I wanted to stay with my child and in my low rent situation house.
Are you on b/p medicine? Do you have a doctor who can give you tranquilizers if the stress gets too much, or is there a long term anxiety medicine? Since this forum is anxiety, there must be such medicines. Can you get on one?
Post Edited (Tim Tam) : 11/15/2018 1:53:16 PM (GMT-7)