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A 20-year-old male asked:

I really need help i'm having anxiety cause i felt dizzy right now; how do you feel if your blood pressure is too high & how do you feel when it's low?

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Dr. Jane Steiner
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Check your BP: Feeling dizzy could be an indication of low blood pressure, but not necessarily; it is often difficult to have any idea that one's BP is high unless you measure it. One can buy a digital monitor at your pharmacy and they are easy to use or use the machine they have at the pharmacy if you can't get to your dr's office for a check.
Dr. Adam Lewis
Neurosurgery 35 years experience
Anxiety: Anxiety attacks can be very debilitating and pervasive. Dizziness or lightheadedness is usually due to hyperventilation in response to the anxiety. Try some coping techniques that you have been taught (cognitive therapy), meditation, a quiet/calm location, and aromatherapy to reduce the anxiety. Discuss with your doctor adjusting medications to help in the short-term.

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Last updated Aug 20, 2014

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