Posted by Crazy Horse on April 28, 2006, at 18:10:04
In reply to high bp and panic attack, posted by bassman on April 28, 2006, at 9:46:30
I don't know how old you are and what kind of physical shape you are in, but if your blood pressure runs 120/70 or there abouts when you are not having a panic attack...unless you are having frequent panic attacks everyday you do not need a antihypertensive medication...your BP would drop too low. It's normal for it to go up during a panic attack. When i was 22 and in the best physical shape of my life, i was hospitalized with severe panic attacks and depression, my blood pressure in the hospital was 190/90 and i freaked. When i asked my doctor and the nurses about it they said it was normal for it to be high because of my condition at the time and when i got better the BP would go down..they were right, eventually it was consistently in the 120/70 range. Of course this is just my opinion and what i experienced..make sure you ask your doc, he may feel differently.