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Can Panic Attacks Cause High Blood Pressure
Blood pressure is a measurement of the force placed on the blood vessels and is comprised of the "systolic" pressure (the top number on a blood pressure meter) which is the peak pressure when the heart is pumping, and the "diastolic" pressure (the bottom number on a blood pressure meter) which is the pressure during the resting phase ...Read more
Is hypertension or pre-hypertension daily with anxiety or anxiety attacks/panic attacks dangerous if you normally have low blood pressure?
Not necessarily.: During acute anxiety attacks or panic attacks, your blood pressure increases due to increase autonomic activity but when you calm down they also come down. However, you really should get your anxiety taken cared of through medication and psychotherapy. There are other techniques that can calm you down such as mindful breathing and some yoga techniques that can be easily learned ...Read more
I have high blood pressure, TMJ & panic attacks & taking Diovan 80mg. Can I have a tattoo or will this cause interaction with my medicine. ?
No interactions: While there is no interaction with the diovan, i don't know if tattooing would trigger your panic attacks. In addition, you may want to purchase your own tattoo needle and ink to take to the tattoo parlor with you. Tattooing is a risk factor for hepatitis c infection as well as other health concerns. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I went to the doctor and was having a bad panic attack. They did my blood pressure and asked if I had hypertension and checked it twice. Is that bad?
Panic attacks: can make your blood pressure high temporarily. It is not surprising that your blood pressure would be a little high in this situation. In order to be sure your blood pressure is OK, you need to go see your doctor when you are feeling fine, and have your blood pressure taken, to see if it has normalized. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I have gad and panic attacks, even with meds to calm me , i get so nervous going to the dr my blood pressure is high. Any suggestions to help?
Anxiety/ Panic: Here a # of ways to address anxiety ; panic: cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program or progressive muscle relaxation (to mention a few). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are the blood pressure spikes associated with panic attacks dangerous? Normal blood pressure usually low
No immediate risk: They are not dangerous in themselves and there is no immediate cause for worry. On the other hand, living with chronic anxiety over many years will take a toll, physically and emotionally. See a mental health professional and get treatment. Panic attacks reflect underlying emotional issues. Psychotherapy will help you understand and overcome them. Get some help- you don't have to live with anxiety. ...Read more
I have been on lisinopril 80mg a day and metoprolol 100mg a day for high blood pressure for a little over 2 weeks now..i cant sleep .and having panic ?
Secondary issue?: Neither Lisinopril & Metoprolol are associated w/insomnia & panic disorder as side effects. www.drugs.com (no financial link) serves as a great resource re medications. Of note, pheochromocytoma (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pheochromocytoma/basics/definition/con-20030435) is a rare cause of hypertension that could potentially be linked to insomnia & panic attacks. Go see FamilyDo ...Read more
Woke feeling strange this morning check my blood pressure was 160/98 waited thirty minutes checked again 136/83 what Could cause this panic Attack?
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