Ativan blood pressure

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Avatar n tn Hello there, Ativan can lower your blood pressure and anxiety can increase your blood pressure i think the problem is related to anxiety. The relation is anxiety and not Ativan. ''my anxiety has been pretty bad to the point of taking 2 or 3 pills a day.'' thus affecting your blood pressure. Please consider that i'm not a doctor and you should see a doctor about that since a constant 140/88 blood pressure is borderline to the need of a medication to lower your blood pressure.
Avatar f tn I have this fear of having my blood pressure taken by health professions. When I take it myself at home it's normal. I want to know how I can overcome my fears.
Avatar f tn Thank you so much for all of your good advice. I need all the help I can get. Fear and worry are my biggest enemies. I know this, and yet I still have them despite trying many things to help. I've seen a therapist twice and plan to continue. (cognitive therapy) 5htp, huh? I have to look into that, and the suntheanine isn't helping much. I take magnesium glycinate for muscle pain at bedtime and coQ10 for heart. My pharmacist recommended them. I get massage, but my fibro is still bad.
Avatar n tn I would suggest going to see a Cardiovascular specialist. I, also, have had problem with high blood pressure and having to go to the ER. I am 26/male and I had to go to the ER twice for 170/115ish BP readings. They will probably take some hormone blood studies and if anything, involving the hormones, looks out of place they will probably forward you to an Endocrinologist.
Avatar n tn There are no drug interactions with Ativan and bisoprolol. However, the Ativan may cause some low blood pressure. I am curious… why are you taking the bisoprolol if you have low blood pressure and a low heart rate… seeing as it can worsen both of those??
272729 tn?1194280557 Thanks so much for your input. I am 5'3", 100lbs (down from 106 - the hard way!) and my blood pressure and pulse run low (former competitive runner), so I'm afraid of "bottoming out" with more blood pressure meds. Instead, I just took 1/2 an Ativan. Time will tell....
1538831 tn?1294202802 Also been constantly checking my pulse because i have high blood pressure and it always seems to be higher when my anxiety is bad. How do i stop thinking about my health and blood pressure, and stop racing thoughts that cause this unreality, without ativan?
Avatar f tn My muscles hurts to the touch and all my inside shakes. Went to ER 3 times because of pain. I was in so much pain that my blood pressure was 168/115. Dr gave me an Ativan to relax my muscles. What do you all do or take to cope with Fibro? Thanks !!
1538831 tn?1294202802 I went to the doctors the first monday i was here and they gave me some ativan, zoloft (generic brand) and blood pressure medication. They also scheduled me an appointment with physcyatrist wich is tomorrow. I ran out of my ativan yesterday and was feeling pretty good so i went out drinking with some friends last nite. Today ive been feeling like crap all day, anxiety, depressed, you name it.
Avatar m tn In high state of anxiety like the one I live now (severe anxiety with weird symptoms daily like headache, jaw pain, pins and needles in the left side of the body, chest pain, low pulse rate with high blood pressure OR fast pulse rate, palpitations, chronic fatigue, pain all over my body, weird scalp toutching feeling, constant dizziness and depersonalisation....), benzo are not working at all... and can't tolerate the antidepressant meds anymore... I seem to be med sensitive now...
Avatar f tn Once you have crossed the line and become hyperaware or obsessed about your blood pressure, that in itself can raise it in just the random way that you describe. Add to it the high stakes element of failing the academy medical exam, and the pressure goes higher. Ativan can reduce your anxiety and only secondarily reduce your blood pressure. You have to break this obsession cycle before you can find out whether you have high blood pressure or not.
Avatar f tn I have put this worry of blood pressure on the back burner for almost 5 years now and just recently the worrying about it came back to where I am scared that I will get myself worked up-get my blood pressure up- and the What If's start-what if I get my blood pressure up and lose my mind and think it I am supposed to get all worked up and don't know the difference. I know this sounds silly to some people but it is worry I am really scared about.
Avatar n tn Hi there I have been on ativan for over 30years 1mg of ativan is equel to 10mgs of valium, as you have only been on ativan for 3 weeks you should have no problems coming of it, but my advice would be to cut in half for a week then withdraw from the drug but I strongly advice you to check any change in your medication before you do anything, take care janis,
Avatar m tn I discussed my resting after bowl movement with someone not a doctor and he said that it maybe little high blood pressure and it goes down after bowl movement. Is this possible? Also does probiotic supplements increase or decrease blood pressure. Probiotics claim they reduce high blood pressure. I am getting mixed information from what I have searched on web. says it can also increase chances of sepis- blood infection and diverticulitis. I don't know if this is true.
179332 tn?1273250959 I was put on prednisone for 6 days after I went into shock from the first med. The 2nd thru 5th meds took anywhere from 2 days to 2 weeks to rear its ugly head and make me have similar reactions that if left untreated would have put me back in the e/r. I am a very highly stressed individual! Hence, the high BP. I run about 140/90 but, I am watching my BP now since off meds for that during allergy testing. I'm about 150/92 in the morning which is usually a higher reading time...
Avatar f tn Hi On thursday my dr had me stop my ativan which i had been on since aug and give xanax another try,since doing this my blood pressure has dropped as well as my heartrate,i feel kinda nausted also,sshould i have been tapered off the ativan,or is it ok to stop to go to xanax he also gave me effexor but i only took one pill because i didnt know what was causing the drop in Bp and heartrate,,,,,when i was on ativan i usually had heartrate in the 90s now its in the 60s,its kinda scarey and i feel mo
Avatar m tn I am to continue on Ativan and I went off all the others about 4 weeks ago. I take my temperature everyday and my blood pressure. I also drink as much water as I can with lemon. I am miserable. Any other suggestions? Thank you for your help.
Avatar f tn I'm guessing the doctor gave it to you because the anxiety is causing the high blood pressure. I would consider talking to him about taking Ativan (Lorazepam) or Xanax (Alprazolam) instead, though.
Avatar f tn Any tranquizer will lower your blood pressure but if its high you should also be on a blood pressure pill. I am on atenolol with a water pill.
233616 tn?1312790796 I know with alcohol, your blood pressure goes up too high. They give you blood pressure pills to get you through. Not sure about benzos, but probably something similar. Opiates will not kill you, but you will wish you were dead. Cold turkey is a bad plan with benzos. I am currently being real careful with my Xanax intake because I don't want to deal with that, but on the other hand it is the only thing keeping me sane right now.
Avatar n tn Thanks to all of you for your suggestions and comments! I am filling the script today for the Ativan. I have not only spoke with the pharmacist, but also finally my therapist. They both agree on the same method of tapering off of the Xanax. The Ativan and the Xanax are the same.... both 2 mgs 3x a day. For the first week, I will break both in half... take 1 mg of each 3x a day. The second week, I will increase the Ativan by 1/4 and decrease the Xanax by 1/4, etc.
1298588 tn?1330322581 However, they have recently gotten so bad that after a lifetime spent in adamant opposition to all forms of medication, I have decided to take the plunge and give it a try. I went to my doctor, who prescribed Ativan. I have heard that it is pretty safe, and I have a low dosage (0.5 mg) but I am still very nervous about taking it. I have a few specific concerns that I was hoping to address. First of all, is Ativan best to take regularly or as needed?
Avatar f tn Both evenings my pressure drops to like 96/76 and my pulse is 95 I am on it for my high pulse not blood pressure i also break out in a sweat and have worse this normal.I cant reach my dr tonight,,,im so scared about all this,I guess i will take pill tonight i also developed dierrhaa today and worse trouble breathing,,,,im on ativan for anxiety...
Avatar f tn A blood pressure of 140/90 isn't a dangerously high blood pressure, but the heart rate is rapid. Since all of your tests came out within normal limits, look to your diet. Do you eat iodine? If you don't eat fish (other than tuna), or iodized salt (1tsp/day) you might have a problem with low iodine. The symptoms are anxiety, panic, brain fog, rapid heart rate, increase in blood pressure, and nightmares.
Avatar m tn Low blood pressure will make you feel light headed ( I have it too). Also, if your blood suger is off. You should probably have a thyroid panel rechecked too. Since you have palpitations (the fluttering in the chest) the cause won't necessarily show up on an EKG. I have the fluttering too and it turned out to be pre atrial contractions or PAC's which are benign and you can sometimes feel your heart beat skip but it is actually not a skip.
Avatar f tn Anyway, I am wondering if anyone has experienced head pressure and off center dizzyness--not the spins, but just off. I also have tingling in my chest at times, my hands and my feet. I am however, on Paxil and Ativan at night. I have been weaning myself off both meds for the past 2 weeks very slowly. I don't have anxiety or depression, but was put on these by my EP for the arrhythmia symptoms. I did not like beta blockers. Anyway, I am worried I am at risk for a stroke.
3118706 tn?1341997454 I take 20 prescribed meds some are as needed but about 16 I have to take for all kinds of things, diabetes, hypothyroidism, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, ibs, diverticulites, allergies, Fybromyalgia, depression pills for being so depressed about being so sick.I just want to know if you think I should ask him or not about the valium.
Avatar f tn never slept, i am a mother of 3 my two older daughter one moved away, one is 19 afraid to leave me alone, but im ruining her life, she goes to college, she is constantly leaving school to take me to emergency rooms, i used to have kaiser but my job cut it off, cause ive supposedly been off work for 6 months, i m addicted to ativan, xanax clonopan does nothing for me, just ativan , now im on ambien, hydrochlordozite for high blood pressure, stopped prozac now im on effexor, i was on disability,