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Forums / Anxiety / phobia around blood pressure !

Topic: phobia around blood pressure !

  1. Guest_2496
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    377 posts
    22 August 2021 in reply to gloria10
    That’s great that you were able to get help with that Gloria.
    1 person found this helpful
  2. Sliksista63
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    5 posts
    28 April 2022
    Hi all on this thread, you sound exactly like me with the BP in a medical setting or at home, this week is more severe because I have little faith in the psych I see as she offers no actual help and judging by her questions doesn't listen or comprehend what I say, all I get from her for anything is " do you feel there is anything you could do differently to alter the outcome"?, I am finding just reading this thread is doing so much to help me, knowing I'm not alone, I was at my old GP having adverse reactions to new rheumatoid arthritis medication, pulpitations, nausea and itching, the Dr started getting all excited and animated about the redness and she was frightening me, she then took my BP and I was in full swing panic attack the first in 30 years, but no she jumped up swung around covering her mouth saying "your having a heart attack, oh no, oh no, what am I going to do with you"?, I said I'm sure it's a panick attack, she said impossible and sent me to hospital in a taxi, so yeah, now I freak out , I was able to take a good reading at home but recent hospital stay for unrelated issue put rest to that. I'm glad I'm amonst you all.
  3. Guest_2496
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    377 posts
    7 May 2022 in reply to Sliksista63

    Wow Sliksista I hope you have access to another GP! Talk about fuel a person’s anxiety - that is so not the response we need from a dr!!

    I’m definitely not over my phobia, and haven’t found any psych suggestions to help either but what I now do when taking my own is just remember the process takes only about four deep breaths, and I play a headspace meditation while I’m doing it. If I’ve had a couple of good readings in a row then that helps too.

    Hope you can get back to good readings at home.

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