Health problems and anxiety…anyone?

posted 3 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
1666 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@DaniDev143:  I suffer from anxiety and have always had low blood pressure. I don’t have my anxiety under control and made an appointment yesterday to speak with a Counselor about it – which gives me anxiety. It is a vicious cycle.

FI has anxiety as well – he has it under control most of the time – and at a routine dentist appointment he was found to have high blood pressure. For him it is due to genetics and family history; his dad has high blood pressure, which is why FI had his taken at the dentist appointment.

It’s really not that bad. FI takes a water pill every day that helps keep his blood pressure low. It took a bit to get used to it, but the only really side effect has been an increase in his need to use the bathroom.

I do get being a bit down about needing to take pills the rest of your life though. I take BC now for a hormonal inbalance. In addition to that, I also have to take 4 additional pills – all vitamins – to stay healthy. It stinks sometimes, but it literally takes about a minute at most and then I don’t have to think about it all day.

Try to look on the bright side: there was nothing physically wrong with your heart or cardiovascular system. The timing stinks, but you should be almost completely adjusted to your new routine by the time the wedding and Honeymoon arrive. Smile

Post # 4
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

That blows! There’s a Bee around here somewhere whose husband has a life-long heart condition. He needs a valve replacement, but managed to go an extra 10 years without it by exercising and eating well!

So if you’re doing those things anyway, I’m sure you’ll be fine. I’d think of it like a multivitamin! Just a little extra help in the morning. Genetics are terrible some times!

Post # 6
6964 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have hypertension as well and take an alpha+beta blocker for it. In the beginning it did give me a lot of anxiety because they thought I had some ridiculously rare vascular disease, but after going to Mayo clinic twice they have decided it’s just the typical essential hypertension. So yay I guess?

I still get a lot of anxiety from other non-related health issues too, I think mostly because I had so many doctors blow me off before anyone would take me seriously. I recently switched my BC and I was freaking out when my legs got a bit swollen…still am actually even though I had the test to rule out a blood clot.

You could always ask your doctor for a low dose of xanax or something. It helps me feel normal when the anxiety gets bad.

Post # 8
173 posts
Blushing bee

@DaniDev143:  I would try taking your BP at Walgreens/CVS or a fire station (most have BP monitors specifically for community use). If you are young and in decent shape, don’t eat a ton of salt/sodium, and are appropriately hydrated, and have none of the symptoms of high BP, high BP may be from “white coat syndrome”.

I have it; basically I get SUPER anxious/nervous at the doctor’s office and is actually fairly common. My doc suggested I go 2xs a week to Walgreens/CVS to get my BP taken in the “machine” and if my BP was consistently “high” (above X over Y) to come back. Sometimes it takes a little while for white coat syndrome to wear off 🙂

Post # 9
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Don’t let the fact that you may have an issue with your blood pressure be blown up into such a deal that it “ruins the year”. A year is a LONG time, things go right, and things go wrong, such is life! You should and can still focus on the good parts, enjoying planning, getting married, etc…. Unfortunately this is one of those things that is kind of “it is what it is”. You’ll learn to manage it and it will become part of your daily routine.

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