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Old 22-12-2018, 09:04 AM   #1
artmuzz
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Default High blood pressure - Worried

I have been suffering with anxiety and depression for years and got panic disorder after a big panic attack I had in 2015. I also suffer from tinnitus in my right ear and recently been getting occasional low bassy tinnitus in my right ear too which sounds like a parked truck outside in the distance with its engines on.

I have had a very stressful few months due to failing PIP tribunal and I see a support worker every week. It was suggested that it would be good for me if I got medical tests occasionally from a nurse and I agreed to visit one regularly.

I had an appointment with a nurse to check my weight and blood pressure and got into a panic when I found out my blood pressure is high at 147/97. The nurse told me to get another blood pressure checked again the following day. I am also obese and 84 pounds overweight. I don’t understand this because I am a non-smoker and I don’t drink much and my diet is kind of ok and I walk every day and cycle about 6 miles a week.

I appeared for my second appointment and another nurse checked my blood pressure again but this time it is higher at 167/97. This is making me worry and I don’t want to get upset because this will only add fuel to the fire of anxiety and panic disorder that I already suffer.

I have to get my blood pressure checked again in 2 weeks time and I am really worried.
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