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Old 12-30-2004, 02:57 PM   #1
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BP's reaction to anxiety

Something strange is happening here -- My systolic pressure isn't reacting to anxiety as much as it was before (sometimes it still does, though), but I'm noticing a little higher diastolic readings instead. Like this morning I got 111/81, but also got readings like 108/63 within a few minutes. My diastolic is usually 75 or less. I almost never seen >79 before a few days ago. What could be causing this? Should I be concerned?

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Re: BP's reaction to anxiety

I doubt U have anything to worry about unless it keeps climbing. My numbers are usually fairly low, but every so often I will get a wacky reading, sometimes for 2 or 3 days, then back to normal. As long as it went right back down, just chalk it up as a fluke. Mine gets a lil wacky when I don't feel too good, like a cold, stomach ache, or even a headache. Just keep an eye on it, but 81 is not high enough to get excited about....

 
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Old 12-31-2004, 03:36 PM   #3
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Re: BP's reaction to anxiety

Thanks for the reply.

It's just odd... I'm getting great BP readings even when I'm a little nervous. Like I just tested and got 108/60. Only time I got that before was when I stayed still for 5 min and relaxed.... this is cool

Only thing I can say I've done different is I ran 10 min the other day... doubt it would still be giving me benefits now though.. heh. Oh, and I've been drinking lots of water.. maybe that's it.

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Re: BP's reaction to anxiety

Like I said, it may just have been some fluky thing, as your right back down again. Sometimes even the best of monitors can give U a dumb reading if U don't have it positioned just right. Glad to see it is back down, and your right, alot of water may have given U a slight excess and caused it. As long as it isn't going higher and higher, or even staying higher then normal, just chalk it up to ..one of those days!! Happy New Year, & well wishes...

 
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Re: BP's reaction to anxiety

I am noticing my diastolic is like 75-85 after midnight. I am a little anxious at those times, but I usually always am when measureing my BP.

I wonder why my diastolic creeps up a little during late night? When I wake up in the morning it's fine.

I didn't think sleepiness (I'm usually not all that tired feeling at around 1-3AM) causes disatolic BP to rise a little, does it?

I am thinking its anxiety-related, but the thing that gets me is I've rarely seen >80 before (even at late night) a few days ago. It's been like 3 or 4 days since this started happening.

And sometimes during the day when I first sit down to test and I am a pretty anxious I will see a 80s diastolic as well and like I said, I almost never seen this before a few days ago...

I'm only 17 and I usually get 60s and low 70s for diastolic. This is worrying me

So lets say it is anxiety, well... that makes me feel a little better, but why did this just start happening? I don't feel any different.

EDIT: Well, It's 2:45 AM and I just took my BP again and I actually got a good diastolic reading: 68. This really makes me think it's going up due to anxiety, but why all the sudden does my heart decide to increase the diastolic when I'm anxious?

EDIT SOMEMORE: I've actually got myself to calm down and now I'm getting my norm diastolic readings. So, I guess it is anxiety, but I still need to know if anyone has any ideas as to why my diastolic rises more than it used to when I'm anxious?

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Re: BP's reaction to anxiety

Anxiety raises B/P. Too many docs. prescribe too soon when the patient is anxious in the office anyway. Lifestyle changes should take place for a while. Meds. are a last & I mean last alternative.

 
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