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Extremely worried about BP

Post: #1
01-27-2015, 01:56 PM
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Extremely worried about BP

‚ÄčHi,

I like to start off by saying I've been dealing with health anxiety and OCD since I was a teenager. I am 32 now. I've been with my doctor for over 6 years, she's great and very understanding -- always reassuring me that I am healthy. I went to ER for different reasons and EKG always normal.

I've been seeing therapist for over 2 years now and have been taking xanax. Which helped me gain weight from 150 to 170 in 2 years. I've always had poor diet consisting of fast food, soda, snacks, fatty foods, etc...The xanax helped me relax and stimulate my appetite, thus eating more than ever. Before I was always too nervous to eat.

Sorry for rant, but my question is having a 140/83 blood pressure when lipids, diabetes, thyroid, kindey, liver test are all negative a sign of possible heart attack in near future?

This morning, my new nurse was this cute attractive lady and I got extremely nervous. My BP test was 140/93, second was 139 and 20 minutes later it was 139. My doc did not seem concern with this. She gave me pamphelt about reducing salt intake and asked me to come back for recheck in 2 weeks. I do not want to label this as white coat syndrome because I've been tested at docs many times.

Now my concern is that I will drop dead of heart attack. I have no symptoms of heart disease whatsoever or family history of heart issues. I feel fine, even though I do no cardio or exercising.

Here are my blood pressure results throughout the years, yuo can see the increase from when I was only 150lbs til now. I hated being skinnny at 6'0 and only 152, so I was happy to get to 170.

Are these numbers concerning or showing a trend to hypertension? In my mind, I feel there is no way to fix this and I am headed to some serious problem.s

Weight at 170lbs with no muscle definition
1/26/2015
140/83

10/13/2014 8:40 AM
125/73

10/8/2014 3:10 PM
125/76

9/23/2014 9:40 AM
130/78

7/7/2014 9:00 AM
115/73

7/1/2014 10:00 AM
137/83

2/20/2014 2:50 PM
132/72

Weight 152 lb (68.947 kg)

7/9/2013 9:20 AM
105/60

110/62
6/3/2013 1:50 PM

103/65

4/26/2013 10:00 AM
117/74

4/18/2013 2:50 PM
109/60

4/9/2013 4:10 PM
115/72

2/23/2009 4:00 PM
109/71

4/22/2009 2:50 PM
121/70

11/4/2008 7:30 PM
124/72



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Post: #2
08-14-2015, 04:26 AM
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RE: Extremely worried about BP

Hi there. I don't think you need to be worried about your blood pressure. I would love to ever have mine be that low. LOL Congrats on your weight gain. I have a friend who is actively trying to gain weight. He is over 6', and only weighs about 140. Try to not worry so much. Enjoy your life. Give thanks for your good health. Wishing you the best!



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Post: #3
10-16-2015, 12:59 PM
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RE: Extremely worried about BP

Those numbers are awesome. I only wish I had readings like that. I am on the maximum dosage of blood meds and mine it still way too high. Though your numbers appear a little high they aren't all that bad. My doctor told me he would be happy if i could get my number down around what you posted!



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Post: #4
03-14-2016, 03:57 PM
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RE: Extremely worried about BP

I think those numbers aren't so bad. Since your doctor isn't that concerned, I think you shouldn't worry. Although I would have to say that you would still need to eat healthier and consume less salt than necessary. Reduce the amount of processed food you eat as well. A proper exercise regimen is very important too. Even 30 minutes of walking daily can surely help raise your heart rate. This way, you won't worry much about your BP results. Good luck and take care!



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