This is my first post, and after reading other posts I am not sure if I should share, but I am extremely anxious, and have a very unhelpful doctor so just wanted to get some advice from people who might be more familiar with HPB.
I suffer from PTSD and anxiety. When I went to my doc appointment last week, I was so scared. My BP was 144/94. (My mother has crazy high blood pressure and started on meds at age 30 and has spent time In ICU) I am now 47.
The doctor walked in and said I want to put you on medicine as your BP is too high. I think was high due to anxiety and the fact I have worked every day since March 8 of last year trying to keep 3 restaurants running during a pandemic. She didn’t ask about stress or anything, spent all of 4 minutes with me. She also told me I was not anxious even though I said I was 3 times 😫😫
I am not overweight, I follow a plant based diet. I do drink 3 to 4 low alcohol beers a few days a week.
With my anxiety, I am thinking I am going to have a stroke or heart attack because it was high. I refused the medicine as I felt it was weird to take medicine after a 4 minute appointment where the doctor wasn’t listening to me.