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I know this might sound silly,but does anyone know if high blood pressure can cause anxiety or make anxiety worse? Ty in advance x
 
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Hello. I used to be a trained nurse. High Blood pressure is generally "silent" and not felt. Occasionally, if extremely high, then a headache might come - but headaches come for many, many reasons. However, anxiety can raise the BP as the fight/flight/freeze instincts naturally do this to increase oxygen to our muscles so we can deal with a danger. But its short lived, once the anxiety subsides, the BP does.

The only way to check your BP is to have it assessed when you aren't anxious, and then over several readings. I have high BP, now treated with 3 medications but it didn't cause anxiety.

So High blood pressure does not cause anxiety, at all. Hope that helps.
 
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Ty Calypso :) I have had anxiety on and off,11 yrs ago it started,but nothing has felt as severe as this. My torso shakes literally with it and my GP called today because i didn't follow up an appointment about my blood pressure, its been ongoing for a while now n I just wondered if it was high blood pressure causing anxiety to be worse or anxiety giving me the high b.p! Ty for your reply,I feel alot better now and going to doctors next week to get it sorted x
 
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Hi, imo anxiety can cause high blood pressure. It does in my case anyway. I think high blood pressure could fuel anxiety if you are really anxious about the fact you have high blood pressure
 
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Ty no-one, I've been getting BP took everytime at doctors and it just seems to get worse,so gonna go all out to try n get it to normal,so far I've chucked salt out and cut down to one cuppa a day :) lol gonna do more exercise n things cos Av been a bit of a slob since i got an operation on my leg,ty for your reply �� x
 
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Hope you do manage to improve it. Mine is always really high at Dr (white coat syndrome). Do you take it yourself at home. Thats what I had to do for a week or so - Was still high but not as high as at Dr. I have been on medication for high blood pressure for several years now. Hope more exercise and reduction in salt help
 
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