I haven’t posted in many months because I had been doing fairly well. In the last few days though I feel like I’ve spiraled back to a low. I’m reaching out for support.
Can you help me with some suggestions?
I am on a beta blocker for boarderline blood pressure issues. My doc thinks it is mostly related to my anxiety. Over the past few months my bp has been excellent. I have been checking it about once a day.
On Monday I returned to work after a holiday break. I also started classes towards a Master’s Degree. We also have a dog who is not doing well and may be at the end of his life. Obviously my stress level is high. When I took my bp on Monday it was elevated. My highest measurement has been 149/98....I got that once. Mostly it has run mid to upper 130s over mid 90s. When I see a higher than normal number I start to spiral. I know that as I spiral my pressure will continue to be elevated but I just can’t convince myself that something isn’t wrong.
I want to stop taking my bp for a couple weeks in an attempt to pull out of the spiral. On the flip side I’m concerned it would be irresponsible not to check it since it has been elevated. It’s a catch 22.
Does this make sense? Am I rambling? Suggestions? What would you do?