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Old 09-08-2012, 01:54 PM   #1
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Need Help Please

I have had a weeks worth of stress and anxiety about my blood pressure and pulse. I am scared to death to do anything to make it go up. Im scared to get out of the bed, scared to eat, and I am to the point I feel awful.
I take bp meds for high blood pressure and its always 110-120/60-70 until I get anxious then it has went as high as 149/94.
My pulse just resting is 60-90 but as soon as I get up it goes up to 110.
Is this normal? Will my bp get so high if Im up doing normal activities that I will have a stroke or heart attack? Help I feel trapped.

 
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Old 09-08-2012, 03:18 PM   #2
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What's important is your resting heart rate and resting blood pressure. Yours seem to be excellent. Everyone's pulse and bp go up once they get up and move around. That's why they want you to be sitting for a while at the doctor's before they take your vitals.
I wouldn't worry a bit if I were you. You sound like all is well.
But if it still concerns you, a stress test should give you a good indication if there is any cause for concern.

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Old 09-09-2012, 09:56 AM   #3
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You BP and pulse rate at resting is perfect.

Stop fretting ..........

You are a very lucky person!

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Old 09-10-2012, 09:30 AM   #4
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If its ok I would like to ask you another question. Today I was carrying a tote box of office supplies up the steps to my office. After sitting them down I checked my blood pressure and it was 147/83. Is this considered "exercise"? Is it ok for my blood pressure to go up that high during activity? How high is too high? Thank you for replying.

 
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:15 PM   #5
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Did you wait for 5-10 minutes after setting them down and give yourself time to relax after arriving at your desk? If not, then that's not a correct BP. The other posters are correct. Your BP is measured as "resting BP". It's only natural for your BP to go up when you exert yourself. Stop worrying....your BP is normal.

 
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:20 PM   #6
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No I did not. I set them down then set down and checked it. If I am just sitting at my desk my bp readings are wonderful. I know they say to take it at rest but you would think that blood pressure readings high no matter what the activity it would be a concern. Thats why I was wondering if your bp was supposed to stay below 140/90 and below. I should have asked that in the beginning. So here is my last question, being that bp is supposed to be 140/90 is that only at rest or all the time? Thanks for your reply, Im just trying to understand this whole blood pressure thing a little bit better, given the fact I am on metoprolol tartrate, lisinopril, and hydrochlorothiazide to keep them in the "good" zone.

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Old 09-10-2012, 01:48 PM   #7
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LISTEN!

Repeat after me ... "i'm fine".

BP is always measured when you are resting. Mine goes way higher than yours and sometimes as low as yours. As I said before people woud love to have your bp. The problem is the health industry has made you paranoid.

Do you believe me now?

 
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:23 PM   #8
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Yes thank you.

 
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Old 09-10-2012, 02:35 PM   #9
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Good. You are genuinely very lucky with your resting bp. Relax and enjoy.

 
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:28 AM   #10
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LittleladyBug, I caught in your last thread that you said “normal BP is 140/90”. Where did you get those numbers? I thought 120/80 is what doctors suggest. Oh, and I agree with the other posts that you BP is normal. I find myself to be my best when I am around 147/85.

 
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:53 PM   #11
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I didnt mean 140/90 is normal I meant that seems to be the cutoff before its considered dangerous. My blood pressure resting has been running low so my dr. was able to take.me.off the lisinopril. After starting lexapro for anxiety my bp dropped. 90/50

 
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I didnt mean 140/90 is normal I meant that seems to be the cutoff before its considered dangerous. My blood pressure resting has been running low so my dr. was able to take.me.off the lisinopril. After starting lexapro for anxiety my bp dropped. 90/50

Correction!!!

140/90 is NOT considered dangerous .....this well intentioned misdescription is what is alarming people. It really is important that people aren't made ill with anxiety and worry by being misinformed!

It is considered (currently!) certainy in the UK the arbitrary point at which if BP is consistently and regularly over that and all other efforts to reduce it by lifestile changes have failed, then depending on other risk factors medication intervention is considered.

140/90 most certainly is not dangerous.

 
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:41 PM   #13
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Didnt mean to misinform anyone that is just what I have believed to be true listening to what my dr. says. I was told that if my bp was consistently over 140/90 meds would be best, I didnt think meds were used unless you were in "danger". Thats all I meant by what I said.

 
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