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Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 02-24-2011, 09:36 AM
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Posted By jakep
I'm back! - Questions about Lisinopril

Hi everyone,

I was here a month ago very anxious about my elevated BP.. It was hard to accept that at 25, and otherwise healthy/athletic, I'd have hypertension. But I've finally stopped feeling...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 01-13-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,418
Posted By jakep
Re: relapsing back into BP obsession.

It's building due to a vicious cycle:

1. I start to second-guess my low readings from the past and only focus on the high ones, thus convince myself I'm constantly in the 150/90-160/100 range....
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 01-12-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,418
Posted By jakep
Re: relapsing back into BP obsession.

Missy that's just what I needed to hear, thanks a lot. I haven't checked for almost a month and I can feel the anxiety building up. But I have a feeling if I hold off a bit longer I'll be able to get...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 01-12-2011, 07:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,418
Posted By jakep
Re: relapsing back into BP obsession.

Yeah wolverinete I hear you, I just gotta accept these numbers as pretty good and get on with life. You're in therapy? How's that going? Learn anything helpful?

But yeah... I just gotta remember...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 01-11-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,418
Posted By jakep
relapsing back into BP obsession.

Hi all, I'm a 25 year old who has been worrying about my BP now for quite a while. I was here about a month ago getting worked up over a high reading during a severe white coat episode where I had a...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-03-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 36,141
Posted By jakep
Re: I've developed panic/anxiety/obsession over my BP!

You're right, this is a very unique form of OCD. So much uncertainty surrounding this. For anyone with anxiety about the conditions you mentioned.. cancer, diabetes, etc. they can get reassurance....
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-03-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 36,141
Posted By jakep
Re: I've developed panic/anxiety/obsession over my BP!

damn i'm impressed by all of you guys' knowledge and experience with this specific ocd/anxiety, you're giving me some great tools to approach this.

First, to reply to each of your posts:
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Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-02-2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 36,141
Posted By jakep
Re: I've developed panic/anxiety/obsession over my BP!

Thanks for the responses guys. Wolverinete thanks for the support man. I'm sorry to hear you've had to endure this as well, but comforting to know there's others who went through this. I guess I can...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-01-2010, 05:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 36,141
Posted By jakep
Re: I've developed panic/anxiety/obsession over my BP!

Thanks for the feedback Ms T. I guess BP anxiety is more common than I thought.

Since I'm out of town for the next 2 weeks and I left my monitor at home, I have no choice but to ignore my...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-01-2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 36,141
Posted By jakep
Re: I've developed panic/anxiety/obsession over my BP!

Hey there. I just read your original post, what are the odds. I can relate 100% to your story. Like you, I've had some elevated readings in the past (within the last 4 years), but being anxious, the...
Board: High & Low Blood Pressure 12-01-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 36,141
Posted By jakep
I've developed panic/anxiety/obsession over my BP!

I've literally been losing sleep over this and I can't focus on anything else. I have a six figure job that I might lose due to my preoccupation with my anxiety. I need to break this cycle.

I'm a...
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