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Panic attacks and anxiety

i went to the doctors today to get some propronolol which i take for panic attacks and anxiety , and she took my blood pressure and said it was high it was 147, i hate things like this it scares me it always seems to happen when i go the doctors, i am worried she told me to book a appointment with the nurse to get it monitired. hope i am ok or if it is just because i get anxiety and i dont like the doctors. any one else felt the same i think it was 147 over 99 i aint sure really just saw the top number
Asked On : Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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147/99 would be significant if it were real. There is a high possibility that you do however have ' white coat hypertension ', this means your BP is only up when the doctor checks it! Your GP has made the excellent decision to excude this with 24 hour BP monitoring, and you seem lucky enough to belong to a practice that has a monitor of its own, which will speed things up. Once you have had the test your GP will be able to read through the results and hopefully reassure you.
Answered: Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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