I am a hot mess when it comes to stress. Many of the things I stress out about I bring on myself. Like my to do lists that I feel I have to accomplish in a day instead of spacing things out. Oh well some day I will learn not to place so much pressure on myself
One thing that does affect me
Big time is anxiety. From as long as I can remember taking tests made me sick, preparing for a track me made me puke from
Nerves and doctor visits sent me over the edge. I am still that way today. The last two times I went to the doctor my bp was slightly high but they said it was ok. My mom is not convinced especially since we have a history of heart problems. So she has been telling me to go get my bp checked.
So yesterday at Sams club I noticed they had a bp machine. I was shopping with a friend and her two little kids when she asked if I could watch her baby while she took her two year old to the bathroom. Well the bathrooms were conveniently located by the bp machine so I decided to take mine.
Instead of sitting down I leaned over the machine and had one arm in the bp cuff and the other one on the cart with baby girl. Then I kept moving so the cuff kept releasing and tightening. Then I started panicking that something would happen to baby girl and I wouldn't be able to help her since my hand was stuck in a cuff. Then I started worrying bout really getting stuck and the fact that the machine was taking so long. So my heart rate went from 60 beats per minute to 140. I was that nervous. So needless to say the machine read I had stage two hypertension. I instantly called my mom who is a nurse and she said the reading was probably a little off due to the fact that I kept moving and wasn't sitting but now she wants me to see a specialist especially since I want to start having kids. That thought alone makes my bp soar.
So I wandered if any of you had problems with high Bp and what you do to lower it. Either natural or prescription remedies. I do think I get so anxious and that affects me big time but I don't know how to stop being a worry wart and how to decrease my
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