Depression causes high blood pressure

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Avatar n tn Hi. I am new to this site and have a question. I have high blood pressure and have been putting off taking medication. Today I was at the dr. and finally I have decided to take a medication. I also wanted to talk to the Dr. about possibly taking an anti-depressant as I have been sporting symtons of anxiety and depression. He said until my blood pressure was stabalized, he did not want to investigate anything else. Does anyone with High Pressure also have symptons of depression/anxiety?
1541993 tn?1293131478 People often develop elevated blood pressure as they get older. I doubt your post-partum depression alone caused permanent elevations in your BP. Don't be afraid, just focus on diet and exercise and stay in touch with your physician. Best of luck.
Avatar f tn Hi, Common causes for dizziness with nausea include high blood pressure, vertigo, food poisoning, smoking, depression or anxiety, gastroenteritis etc. Certain drugs like antibiotics, birth control pills etc can cause these symptoms. You should get a check of your pressures with 3 consecutive readings for further conclusion on this. It could even be due to low blood sugars. Hope this helps. Best.
Avatar f tn It can feel very upsetting to hear your doctor tell you that you are suffering from them and it's hard to deal with. I also suffer with anxiety , depression and high blood pressure. I also went to the doctor last week complaining of chest pain, palpitations, headache and dizziness. I swore it was my heart but the doctor said my heart was fine. She took my blood pressure and that was fine too but I had been getting high readings at home and thought my medication was not working.
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.
Avatar f tn People play around with these meds like their poping Pez candy and they are nothing to fool around with, UNLESS your really are suffering from a Major Depressive dissorder or Bi-polar dissorder. I don't have high blood pressure.....You know what would happen to me if everyday I took high blood pressure medication? It could kill me! I was at a party last week and I over hear this group talking about what AD meds they are on! Like it was Popular or a fad or something!
Avatar n tn When I read a post like yours my blood pressure goes high enough to stroke out. I get so angry I want to punch a hole in the wall. I'll tell you how I spent the evening. Holding the hand of a man in a hospital bed in a critical care unit who is going to die within the next three to five days. "I want to live..." he cried as I held his wrist. He is in level ten pain, unrelieved by drugs.
Avatar n tn I went to the doctor in September because I wasn't feeling well. My blood pressure was 160/100 which was high for me. When I started to talking to my doctor I broke down. She prescribed Cymbalta. I started with a lower dose and then a month later she increased it. Only then did I start to feel like myself again. I can't say I am 100% but I am much better than I was a few months ago. When I think back, this has been going on for quite a while but escalated in August.
Avatar n tn Can Hep C cause High blood pressure. CAuse once in a while I get high blood pressure for 3minutes episode and then I go months without having them.
Avatar f tn But, they said the same thing 3 months ago, and we were able to pull through, so I'm not throwing in the towel just yet. We've taken her completely off of her high blood pressure medicine (Enalapril), and cut her diuretic dosage (Furosemide) in half, but are keeping her dosage of Spironolactone the same at 7mg 2x day. I've taken it upon myself to begin giving her Milk Thistle and Vitamin B Complex, as of a few hours ago.
Avatar n tn ON several different occasions I've checked my blood pressure and pulse and it has been around 154/106 sometimes my pulse will be around 124 and sometimes it will be normal. I have postes several times on here about chest pain I have that has been undiagnosed. The first time I noticed my blood pressure and pulse being like this was when I first started taking celexa and had been taking prednisone(stopped both) for a month.
Avatar m tn Cause I usually have normal bp but I kinda got very use to be cheking my blood pressure all the time. Then when I have anxiety attaks my bp spikes to around 178/110 anyone slew with this issue. How high does it go? Ofcourse it goes bak to normal.
Avatar m tn Anyway, I don't rule out this possibility but last weekend, I took my blood pressure in a fitness club and I discovered that it is 114/58, which apparently is slightly low. I've done some research and apparently low blood pressure and insomnia can be linked. Moreover I have other symptoms that could be due to low blood pressure such as vision problem, shivers, cold hands and feet, hair loss. So I'm thinking going to a doctor but I don't know which specialist to see.
Avatar f tn I know how to handle it, now, so I know not to panic. Panicing does make it worse. But again, my blood pressure still goes down. My blood sugar has been checked numerous times and is always just fine. I know it isn't dehydration causing it. I don't have asthma, and for a while I did have a high sodium diet (per the cardiologists). Absolutely nothing has helped.
Avatar f tn 1) tenoret............for high blood pressure 2) Xavor.............also for high blood pressure 3) Zoloft..............for depression AND anxiety 4) azolam (which by itself does not exist, so I will assume you meant alprazolam.......for anxiety/panic 5) oridone.......which I can not find in ANY medical reference guide for medications. Hundreds of medications end in "done," so I have no idea which one you're taking or for what.
Avatar n tn I think things going on with your heart and blood pressure can cause anxiety, and anxiety can exaccerbate those problems. I suffered with very high blood pressure and constant tachycardia for a few months, and I was basically stuck in bed. Blood pressure is better now (not ideal according to my dr), but when I am anxious, it sure doesn't help. I have exercise induced tachycardia that is occasionally followed by bradycardia.
Avatar n tn In your opinion is it all the medication or the high blood pressure causing my symptons? I do exercise, have cut salt from my diet; and have lost weight. I have never smoked and all my blood work is normal. I had a heart cath and have no blockages but do have dilated cardiomyopathy. I have been told the heart problem will not get better unless the blood pressure is under control. It runs about 180/100 with spikes as high as 230/140.
Avatar f tn Some causes of high blood pressure are never found, but medication is available to lower it if needed. The problem is when you have your bp taken by the Doctor, you may feel more relaxed having waited in the reception reading a magazine. When you get home, stress can return and bp raises. This is a problem many Doctors are trying to overcome and some are suggesting a bp monitor being worn for 24 hours to take a long range of readings.
Avatar m tn Such combinations may lead to confusion, high blood pressure, high fevers, tremor or muscle rigidity, and increased activity. So you see it is the inter-reaction with other drugs that commonly cause and increase in blood pressure although an adverse effect to the medication is possible. All medications come with risks of adverse effects.
Avatar f tn high blood pressure, high calcium, normal vit d levels, low/normal pth level, high calcitriol level and an elevated liver enzyme. Hair loss, acne, weight fluctuations(3-5 lbs), frequent urination, depression, hypothyroidism, bone cracking/popping, aches, pains, brain fog, increasing fatigue and a small bump under my chin that comes and goes. I'm on Wellbutrin XL, Synthroid, and Labetelol. Any doctors I've seen seemed relatively unconcerned and took the "wait and see" approach.
Avatar m tn My mayo cardiologist thinks my root problem is the low HDL. Family HX is father died at 36 from stroke after high blood pressure since age 18.His father, my my grandfather died of heart attack at 58. We are all in good shape and nobody in family has been overweight. I am 5-6 and 145pounds and active. The MRI did show the damage to muscle was through entire depth of muscle. I believe that is why cardiologist is not keen on doing cardiac cath right now.
Avatar f tn - broken sleep - hotness (not sweating) and heart pounding in early hours - blood pressure varying from low to high - variable blood sugar - atrial fibrillation - hair loss When I was hypothyroid, my cognitive function was poor and I was tired and lacked initiative. No extra hair loss since the seventhies. I had no constipation, preferly had often diarrhea. I had many infections and other diseases.
Avatar n tn This kind of stuff just annoys the sh!t out of me. This is part of an article on the front page of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper today. "A key example is the treatment of hepatitis C, which often is contracted through intravenous drug use, tattoos and sexual contact. Until several years ago, there were no effective medications for the liver disease. About 2,500 Wisconsin inmates - or 14% - have hepatitis C, a rate four times as high as the state's general population.
Avatar f tn I have had a poor appetite, nausea, some diarrhea, extreme fatigue, hot and cold sweats, blurry vision, dizziness, deleria, anxiety, poor response to stress levels, lethargy, extreme pain in my legs and feet, numbness and tingling in my arms and hands I went to my physician and he had know explanation for why my blood sugar levels were high, my blood pressure was elevated despite taking medications. He sent me to the emergency room for iv fluids.
446896 tn?1237806342 I know I am not the only one who absolutely freaks out when having my blood pressure taken. Every time I go to the Dr's office, they always comment on how high my pulse and blood pressure are (last week when I went it was 127/92 and pulse of 133!) Ha...and those numbers arent even unusual for me! I know the pulse is high, but I don't worry about it as much just because I take it frequently at home now, and know that it is usually in the 80's when I'm at home. But the blood pressure...ugh!
Avatar f tn I recently went to a physician and was told that I have high blood pressure as well. My B/P is only 156/108 but still its abnormally high for someone my age. I haven't been to a doctor yet, so i'm wondering should I go and check this out. Please comments and concerns are welcome.
Avatar n tn The person being tested is required to fast for 12 hours, then have a drink with a super-high sugar content - a disaster plan for someone with hypoglycemia. The blood is then tested every 30 minutes, for 6 hours. Unfortunately, the test is unreliable as it is frequently done in an inadequate way or is misinterpreted. The most frequent problems with the GTT are: The test is run for less than 6 hours - a 3 -hour test certainly can't catch a drop at the 5.5 hour point).