How to overcome fear of taking blood pressure

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Avatar f tn 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!
446896 tn?1237806342 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!
Avatar f tn 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?
Avatar f tn While any of us can understand the fear you have for your husband and your fear of being alone, it's a very unhealthy way to live and with help, you CAN overcome it. You don't want to make your husband give up his outings. They probably do him a world of good, both physically and mentally. Making him feel guilty about leaving you alone will just cause resentment and add even more stress to this situation, which I'm sure you don't want to do.
Avatar n tn So just take your blood pressure all the time. My PCP takes my blood pressure over the course of my visit to get a more accurate reading because he knows I'm nervous about it when I first walk in, but it usually levels out when I've been there for about 10-15 minutes.
2083175 tn?1336085912 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.....
Avatar n tn 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.
16864551 tn?1452010506 Its a bit of a pain with it going off all day and night, but its sure to give an accurate picture of your day & night numbers. (Im a bit surprised the Doctor did not suggest it) Your heart rate speeding up when you take it sounds like a bit of anxiety. What meds are you currently taking?
Avatar n tn 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.
1580561 tn?1300893579 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar n tn ) 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.
Avatar f tn But make sure the psychologist specializes in anxiety treatment, because most of them don't and won't know how to teach you the best techniques for overcoming it. Sweetheartgirl and I sound like we both have had it pretty bad, but you sound like it's not completely disrupting your life. I think you'll overcome this with some work. Good luck.
Avatar n tn 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.
659957 tn?1224857787 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.
Avatar f tn 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
Avatar f tn Anyone out there take ultram/tramadol? This drug has turned me into a tramadol prisoner. I am having a hard time stopping and I know I need to . I have taken this for a long time. First, I was prescribed this med and then I found other ways to get it. Knowbody knows I take it as much as I do. Anyone....have some advice?
Avatar n tn and I have learned how to deal with a lot of my obsessions, but they became to overwhelming and I had to up my 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...
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
1654058 tn?1407162666 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).
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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.
781880 tn?1238114088 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.
1407098 tn?1287115366 , 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar m tn So, as for the original question of this forum, how long does it take to go away, in my case, one month and still with issues. Very depressed. I canceled a business trip that was on Oct/17 just because I feel it would compromise my professional life in other latitudes, and upcoming vacations on December might have to be canceled too, as I was going to walk a lot.
1124887 tn?1313758491 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?
Avatar m tn 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.