29 years old and have high blood pressure am so scared? I am 29 year old female. I am mother to six children. My sixth baby was born only 14 weeks ago. I have had some bad health probs recently and lots of stress from my family (not kids). I have been suffering extreme dizziness to the point where I cant stand straight and I saw my doctor for it. I suffered type 2 diabetes throughtout my last pregnancy so I assumed the dizziness was my blood sugar being high but its not. Its high blood pressure. My doctor says it was 140/96. She gave me diazapam to take three times a day because she must think being stressed out could be raising it. I cant take them they are making me sleep all the time and I cant sleep when I have 6 kids to look after! Whats wrong with me is this blood pressure thing serious or am I just panicking? I am overweight and smoke which I need to change but I have never ever had a blood pressure issue. Thanks for helping me. The dizziness is severe and I am also having major pains in the calves of my legs. I feel so ill its horrible.