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Has anyone here had a bad BNP test? I mean adverse results. My gp was doing blood tests on other issues of mine and added this on, almost as an afterthought. The results came back much higher than the average. I wasn't worried, but now I am! My gp said 'nothing to worry about' as an angiogram (6 years ago) and an echo (3 years ago) were clear. I'm here as an affibber, but medication only and lately I've been in a good zone; ectopics notwithstanding.

Really hoping one of my mates here has had a similar experience. Thanks.

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No experience myself,but it struck me that your doctor didnt seemed overconcerned.

Have you tried raising this with them and ask them to explain in more detail what it means?

Best wishes

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genorm in reply to wilsond

Thank you. I'm wondering if anxiety can be a factor to raise the levels, as my life is über stressed currently. I have to make another appointment in a couple of weeks, so I will aim to find out more. Cheers.

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wilsond in reply to genorm

Yes,indeed stress and anxiety cause all sorts of body reactions,from personal experience I wouldnt be surprised if that was tied into your raised levels.Thinking of reducing your stress levels as far as you can must only help you ,Take care and let us know how you get on xx

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genorm in reply to wilsond

Thank you so much. Often the solution is known to me, but having this forum with the caring, helpful members, always helps in those panicky times. Cheers again x

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wilsond in reply to genorm

Youre welcome! One of my sons has anxiety problems and have tried to support him .he has ectopic beats which he found very hard to deal with at first.Mind and body are so entwined! Take care and keep in touch xx

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