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Posted by Beth on June 05, 2000 at 21:45:29:

Hi! I sometimes get a little obsessed about my bp. If I feel a hot flash or feel a little "off-balance" I will jump and get my bp monitor. Sometimes it is normal, but when it won't get a reading I will get panicky, thinking it is too high or too low. I had an incident last year when my bp dropped too low, and since then I am paranoid about it. The dr. called it a "vagus reaction" and sent me on my way. Just a minute ago it was too high for me 130/90, then I tried again, and it was 110/86. It runs normally low, like 112/73. Why am I freaking out???? I am sooo sensitive to feelings that are going on with my body! Is this normal? or do I listen to my body and every little twitch , funny feeling, or hot flash and think something is wrong? I am 38 yrs old and sometimes I feel like I am falling apart! Help.

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