How to overcome fear of taking blood pressure

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It's tough to overcome a fear like this, as you've basically conditioned yourself to have an anxious reaction to taking your BP. I would first determine how important it is to do so, explain what's going on to your doc and see what he/she says. It may be something that your doc may tell you isn't necessary to check outside of his/her office. Let us know how you're doing!
has anyone successfully conquered their fear of having their blood pressure taken? How did you do it? I really want to get over this. I mean, I feel like i try to do everything right...I eat fairly well, I'm definitely not overweight, dont smoke or drink, somewhat active...the only thing I have trouble with is my anxiety. Ugh...this is frustrating!
How could one overcome this fear and determine the true blood pressure regardless of ones state of mind? Would a sedative prior to blood pressure being taken be a good advise or will that lower blood pressure artificially?
I am not able to handle the pressure and my OCD has shot up. I fear of the after effects of break up and I am on debt. I have stress at work. My parents know nothing abt all this. I wish some angel can walk down and rescue me. I can't write any more.....
I tend to get extremely nervous when I have my blood pressure taken ( even at home). I don't know how to overcome this. I have come up with a theory and tell me if this makes sense. I feel if I cry, it relieves the stress rather than building up anxiety. It seems to me that crying would relieve the stress. If this is true, I am going to cry when I have to have my BP taken rather than stress out about it. Please e-mail me ASAP. I am really hurting inside.
Over the last six weeks I've had about six instances when I get overcome with a feeling of light headedness to the point I feel some sort of pressure of sorts lightly building in my head. I don't really get "dizzy" as such but I do feel a little dizzy or disoriented sometimes right before it happens. In other words I feel that I'm not quite right and that this "thing" might be about to happen. Then it does.
It didn't help much and I stopped taking it because I would have to get blood work in order to continue taking the zoloft. I can't sleep because my anxiety and intrusive thoughts will not let my mind rest. I really don't know what to do. Sorry for rambling, but I truly am on the edge of cracking.
I somehow drove myself to the hospital and they calmed me down, gave me an EKG which was normal except for the beats per minute obvoiusly and they were able to calm me down and once my blood pressure came back down to 130/80 they let me go and told me to try taking xanax. I went online and read the side-effects and decided that i shouldnt start taking medication at my age.I decided to visit a carteologist just to be safe.
I always ensure thatt I am vey near to the best hospital . Please help me how do i overcome this fear of having a heart attack all times.
We have had a good few discussions about it and he isnt about to leave me over it, nor try to pressure me into it which takes a lot of pressure off. Now I guess its up to me to see *if* its an issue I can overcome, regardless of if children are wanted or not. Thanks again.
) While sitting, blood seemed low, but after taking Levimir, went to bed and blood pressure was 135/77/64 I ate brown rice 150gm brown rice by weight, 1 cup of cooked cabbage @ 2 ounce of milk I took 10 u nit of humalog at 6am. 8am sugar is 11.7 (210 AFTER EATING. THIS TELLS ME THAT YOUR HUMALOG DOSE WAS PROBABLY SLIGHTLY LESS THAN YOU NEEDED). At 9 am humalog will finish, and it it will increase. Yestarday before eating at 5am. sugar was 10 (180 ), took 12 unit of humalog , sugar was 9.
I tried to keep working but could not concentrate on anything, and shortly after one evening while out with my girlfiriend and couple of friends fear overtook me and I inisted she takes me to emergency room. When I arrived my blood pressure was 160/100 and pulse over 100. They did an ECG, and the doctor came in respectfully reassured me everything was OK and that I am simply experiencing anxiety. I felt relived, however this was shortlived.
I would just talk to your doctor about how much is safe to be taking or if you could switch to a different med. I understand that you can't just stop, my b/f has been clean thanks to suboxone for over a year now because of heroin and oxy addiction, if it wasn't for sub who knows where he would be right now. Just make sure you DO disscuss this with your doc because there are meds that are OK for a pregnant women to take to prevent w/d.
Yes i will do that i am getting ready to see the dr right now butthe thing i cant get out of my head is the blood pressure right now i feel so scared i might have a heart attack that i just want to go to walmart and measure my bp
and I have learned how to deal with a lot of my obsessions, but they became to overwhelming and I had to up my dosage...to 10mgs..I know that it is still a low dosage, but the point is....I don't want to be on this medication anymore.....I always had obsessions, and that is why I was put on medication in the first place...almost 16 years ago.....I finally got fed up with everything...the weight gain...the depression....the medications topping out and Dr.s always wanting to increase the dosage...
5 years and am now off the pill and taking blood thinners and having to give myself injections. Like many of you say above, I could be taking them for the rest of my life. This is one of the scariest things I have had happen to me. Like many others, I am a 27 year old healthy female who has not smoked ever. It is very scary to know that something as simple as taking a birth control pill can potentially kill you.
your first hypothesis is that she is a hypochondriac and not a legitimately ill patient. I don't have to tell you how hard it is to overcome that hypothesis. (My daughter who just graduated med school says they were not taught this, so maybe the younger doctors aren't being encouraged as much in this bias.) From my life: for about 35 years, I have had esophagitis with severe esophageal spasms.
When I went to my physician he gave me anti-anxiety drugs which I've decided not to take until I find the cause of the dizziness (a side effect of the drugs is dizziness). He did a blood test and everything came back normal, normal blood pressure as well. I sometimes have post-nasal drip that occasionally causes nausea/gagging. My ears pop many times a day and it feels like there's mild pressure in them all the time. There's no runny nose, barely any mucus at all besides the post-nasal.
See your PT/INR results to see how much longer your blood takes to clot compared to the average health person to know how extensive your blood clotting issues are. How it all works..... "Blood flows from the spleen...through the portal vein...then through the liver. Scar tissue in the liver (cirrhosis) can interfere with that blood flow, causing pressure to build up in the portal vein (portal hypertension), and the spleen to enlarge (splenomegaly).
How long you feel bad and how bad you feel will likely depend on your level of use prior to quitting. If you went from your highest use to zero it will be worse and longer than if you tapered down to minimal use. Even if it's bad, you should only feel like pure hell for 3 or 4 days and that's really no more than a bad case of the flu. For me, the worst part was the Restless Leg Syndrome (aka RLS) and the general feeling of wanting to crawl out of your skin.
These methods should be used in desparation which comes in waves in my opinion during w/d and im sure a bunch of people are rolling there eyes or there mouths are hanging open but **** them b/c coming off suboxone is the hardest thing you will ever have to do and for people like me the w/d is ******* unbearable and these are things ive done in the past to overcome these demons.
, where b12 absorption is impaired. This is easily overcome by taking b12 in a sublingual form (either tabs to dissolve under tongue or a spray). Lots of love to anyone who has/ is going through a miscarriage. It is the hardest thing I have ever endured. I hope this helps someone out there, as all the stories from other women have helped me.
As liver disease progresses we become more and more helpless and capable of taking care of ourselves. Many of us will vomit blood, get infections in abdomens or go unto a coma from HE. Without the help of others any one of these conditions can be fatal. We all have our ups and downs mentally dealing with this disease. For many of us it is the most difficult thing we have ever experience. The thoughts about our own deaths is not easy for anyone to bear.
I told her my main fear was a tumor, she told me I do not have a tumor/MS/ALS (also on my list of worries- my fear knows no bounds). She took blood tests at least, which of course were all normal. With that she told me she does think I may have tension headaches, or some post viral something or another and hopes I get better. PCP Feeling like I’m having a little more than tension headaches. Symptoms getting worse if anything.
even at low doses almost drop me to the floor. They seem to affect my blood pressure, which seems to be normal without them. Well I hope I can keep a straight mind today, and try to keep focus on the fact I will be ok. And I see that you (is something wrong) suffer from PAC's alot? I have never felt a PAC before, but feel like Ive been getting some possibly. It feels like a little flutter, from a different part of the heart...any ideas what this could be?
And I dont take them as prescribed either because Im afraid I will get hooked again, so most often I just deal with the pain without them. I just wanted to tell all of you who are trying how very proud I am of your willingness to try, and that is does get better, HONEST! You just have to believe. I went throught the withdrawls many, many times, but if you canhang through it, it's well worth it. Just get God in your life to help see you through it.
There is a lot we still don't know about this virus and it bothers me some to see the fear factor so high that some jump into treatment with the chance of doing more harm than good.
Ten days after the encounter, two small red bumps appeared on the shaft of my penis. I went to the dr the following day and he gave me a blood, urine, and culture test. I am still waiting for the results. He also prescribed acyclovir for ten days. I took the first pill right before I went to sleep. When I woke up, I checked the progress of the two bumps and they were almost gone. Two days have passed and theyre entirely gone.
The risk for the general population for having one miscarriage is 1/5 for women below age 35 and 1/4 for above age 35, though not sure if even greater risk for over age 40. My dilemna now after having had one m/c is how long to wait to try to conceive again and that seems to be so variable, but I've decided that common sense is to wait one cycle and not much more given my age of 36 and so increased risk of other problems (i.e., fertility issues, genetic disorders with baby, etc.
I am finally seeking counseling and am skeptical of taking medication. I want to overcome this with out alteration..I have to face this fear on my own. I have to do it now because I cannot live with this for the rest of my life - I feel that it is ruining me.
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