Hey! I'm in the same boat as you! as you can see in my topic a few down "anxiety and high blood pressure. I too get the spikes like you, but my distolic actully hits ove the 100 mark sometimes. Highest it's ever been is around 150/120. I have become so obsessed with my BP,. that even just thinking about it causes it to go up for no reason. Actually as i'm writing this and thinking about it i just felt myself get the sensation of feeling hot, ( which means my BP just spiked up) But just as fast as it came it's already gone.
Mine too is anxiety related, but i'm in the middle of waiting for test results, cause there is actually a condition known as pheocromacytoma that i'm being tested for, they have the same symptoms as somebody with severe anxiety disorder, which can explain my sudden spikes and feeling hot. I myself am 95% sure though that mine is anxiety related, but i'm no doctor.
So i pretty much had white coat hypertension, but me being a pretty extreme hypochondriac, i feel like i have made myself have hypertension, just from thinking about it all the time. I cannot get it out of my head, cause i know the feeling when it rises and it happens many times daily, i can't just ignore it like everyone says. Easier said then done, but not when you have a chemical imbalance in your brain that causes you to worry and dwell on things.
I'm getting ready to start some anxiety medication after my next visit with my nephrologist and getting the results from my tests. What i find weird is how so many doctors take different approaches to dealing with Blood pressure. I had this doctor that REFUSED to deal with my high BP, said he wont put me on beta blockers causes they will just cause more problems down the road, and said it's my anxiety causing it, and that i need to talk to somebody about the anxiety. But now my new doctor has me on beta blockers, like they are nothing. I'm glad though, cause my heart would race all the time without them cause of my anxiety.
I don't know though why your doctor said the spikes don't worry him though, even if it is cause of anxiety. heck, when i went to the hospital during a panic attack and thought i wasn't able to breathe and that my heart was going to explode, they kept me there for 8 hours until my BP finally went down, even after i told them it was high cause i have anxiety and was scared being in the hospital. Even after all the tests came back fine, they still kept me there. Then once the doctor told me " well anxiety or not, it shouldn't be spiking that high, and the spikes can be just as damaging as sustained high blood pressure. S your doctor is most likely trying to get your mind off it so you don't worry.
They tell me that all the time, but of course i STILL worry about it, cause no matter what they say i can think of many ways to die, and the least way on my list is from a stroke. And i also don't feel like going blind.
Whats weird though is i remember these hot flashes i get of spikes happening to me like all my life! So you'd figure i would have some damage done by now to organs, but all my tests came back fine. But back then i had no clue it was even from my BP and just thought BP spikes caused by anxiety were perfectly safe. Or then again maybe it just takes a while and the damage is already starting
All i know is i'll see what happens once i get my anxiety under control. You need to do the same, don't let yourself get as bad as i have! I still THINK i have high BP , even though it spikes and is normal during the day usually. Took it this morning before even taking my beta blocker and it was 115/71. But i bet thats cause it was the morning and my brain didn't have the chance to start worrying about it yet lol.