Re: Severely high blood pressure
As someone who is young, thin, and exercises, and gets panic attacks, just know how much stress and anxiety and panic affect your blood pressure. Also, arms and legs go numb for me too when I have panic attacks - currently doing some CBT for it and it seems to be helping reduce frequency and severity of panic attacks. I also bounce back a lot faster from them.
Anecdotally, when I'm having an anxiety attack, my BP spikes to 140/105. Once I get myself back to normal, it's 115/75.
Bottom line: if you're young, otherwise have no cardiovascular issues, and have anxiety - work on your anxiety.
Last edited by gradstudent88; 11-18-2012 at 03:34 PM.