Re: blood pressure
Hey! I have anxiety issues and I too worry about my blood pressure. I used to just check mine occasionally and it was always fine. Well, for several months it has been running low like 93/46 or lower. This got me worried, as I was already having a ton of health anxiety anyway. Now, I've got symptoms that I don't know if they are due to low blood pressure or anxiety. When I stand up, after I've been sitting on laying for awhile, I get like dark spots or blotches in my vision for a few seconds. I haven't told my doctor, but told the counselor I'm speaking with about this. So, my homework from her - for 2 weeks, is to not take my blood pressure at all. It's been almost a week and I haven't taken it and I feel a lot better. My counselor told me, that since I know it causes me to have anxiety, not to do it. Maybe you could do the same. You're blood pressure is perfect and you have no reason to worry. If you don't take your blood pressure, you probably won't think about it as often. I know it's difficult, trust me, but it's something you can do to control your anxiety. Hope that we both are able to quit obsessing over our blood pressure! Best of luck to you!
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