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Keejay

So I just learned I have what my doctor claimed is "borderline" high blood pressure 149/75 though Google says otherwise and that it is and knowing how I am, I'm to afraid to suffer just as much as dying hearing this escalated my anxiety and I'm praying God gives me the strength to not do anything stupid like starve myself or worse I'm scheduling an appointment to see my doctor as well as a nutritionist. Wish me luck every body.

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Keejay, my friend, those are not bad numbers. No one ever had a catastrophic event by borderline high blood pressure. You know to "google" is not wise, is not as accurate as your doctor's advice. Google is a generalized account of any issue presented. Where as your doctor takes into consideration your total health history. You need to take the thoughts of suffering or dying off the plate. Starving yourself is not the answer. Work with your doctor in allowing him to monitor your progress.

Cut out salt, processed foods but most of all work on bringing down your anxiety level. Give yourself some time each day to relax totally (mind and body) for 10 minutes. Unwind from the day's stresses and worries. That 10 minutes will benefit the numbers of your b/p.

I wish you luck but know that luck is on your side Keejay...you will be okay. Breathe x

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Keejay in reply to Agora1

Thx I'll try to relax.

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Agora1 in reply to Keejay

Not easy Keejay when you are focused on a problem that worries you.

As I always say I use YouTube because even I need to listen and hear what

someone else is saying when trying to relax. Audio Relaxation Videos are calming and soothing with the voice as well as the soothing pictures. Give it try

I think you will be pleasantly surprised at the results, even if short lived :)

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Keejay in reply to Agora1

Funny I just put my earphones in to do so lol thx again, your words are truly just as calming

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Agora1 in reply to Keejay

:) x

If it makes you feel better about 2 years ago I was having massive anxiety and I went to the doctor and my bp was 190/104. I was so nervous and asked am I going to the hospital. She smiles at me and says ..do you want to? She did some follow up tests on my heart and it was all good. I do need bp meds but I don't get high readings like that. Anxiety and health can go hand and hand. Just learn to relax and realize you are alone.

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Keejay in reply to guynfl2chat

Hey thx

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