Hey everyone, 31 male, PTSD that turned in to Panic that turned into GAD. Going to therapy, has helped but dealing with the nasty side effect of high blood pressure, running border line low 140s over low 90s or dips in the low 130s to 80s. Having a bout anxiety lately, college from 8 a.m. to 3:30 pm a long break inbetween so my anxiety is high during them moments, can't seem to calm down, then work from 4 to 9. Panic attacks started this past febuary, subsided by april, this time it's going not as strong but longer, my pulse dips in the 80s when I'm relaxed but yesterday was in the 120s and bp was high. Last Monday I hit 170 over 93 and I went to the er just because I felt so bad and dizzy, after being there for 30 mins it dropped to 118 over 83. I am 5'10 was 270 lbs, lost weight and now I'm 2010 pounds and still losing more, I quit smoking for 6 months but picked back up because of stress of school and work, going to quit again. Doctors here don't seem to agree on what to do, put me on a blood pressure med or play wait and see. It seems like my pulse is always over 100 anymore a few times I've seen it in the 80s. Last week had several panic attacks, yesterday had one, took my BP like an idiot and it was high with a 117 pulse rate, today felt calmer but went in to check it, pulse was 106 and bp was low 130s over low 90s.
Is this anxiety causing this because my doctors seem like idiots and can't agree
Ssri or blood pressure med?
Play wait and see and keep losing weight and quit smoking and continue walking.
I'm lost and aggravated and I don't want to be on meds for either but it's starting to force me to do something.