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14 Aug 2022, 11:05 pm

I can feel my heart pounding, yet my blood pressure is only 108/60, I'm 6'2" tall.

I'm dizzy and nauseous, and my chest feels like a million pounds.


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15 Aug 2022, 1:33 am

Did you go to the hospital?



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15 Aug 2022, 1:53 am

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Did you go to the hospital?

Effects of anxiety. I've been to a cardiologist last time I was like this, they were concerned about the possibility that I had a heart attack, and urged me to go to a hospital. I chose to do an outpatient lab test (troponin), which came back negative. I actually fainted in the lab twice.

I was not able to get a mental health specialist appointment to help me through the anxiety crisis. Some did not return my calls while others put me on waiting lists and have not been heard from since. I had to suffer for weeks until it stopped.


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15 Aug 2022, 4:11 am

That sounds so rough. I also experience it a lot. It's difficult to understand if its physical or psychological sometimes.



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15 Aug 2022, 6:28 am

Sounds like you could benefit from a prescription of beta blockers. They won’t get rid of the anxiety but they will help with managing the worst physical symptoms. Ask your doctor about propranolol (don’t worry, it’s a generic).



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15 Aug 2022, 7:27 am

^ Is that a forum plug-in? I'm not sure if alphas are exactly what I'm looking for.

I'll see if primary care is willing to do that. They could just say that I'd need to see a specialist to prescribe...


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15 Aug 2022, 7:52 am

If anything, that blood pressure is slightly on the "low" side.

Indeed....anxiety does a lot of things. I had anxiety over the weekend, which caused an exacerbation of my cough, making my wife wonder if I had Whooping Cough.



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15 Aug 2022, 8:02 am

kraftiekortie wrote:
If anything, that blood pressure is slightly on the "low" side.

For a person of my size that's low enough to flop under the table as I'm sitting.


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15 Aug 2022, 9:54 am

On the face of it, that sounds like hypotension. Check your pulse rate too.
A quick check with Dr. Google finds: https://mymedicalscore.com/blood-pressure/108-60/
Or the UK's NHS version: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/low-blood ... potension/


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15 Aug 2022, 11:40 am

It's not that low for me usually.


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15 Aug 2022, 11:49 am

I really think you should get it checked professionally though.
There may be some underlying complications.


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15 Aug 2022, 12:37 pm

The_Walrus wrote:
Sounds like you could benefit from a prescription of beta blockers. They won’t get rid of the anxiety but they will help with managing the worst physical symptoms. Ask your doctor about propranolol (don’t worry, it’s a generic).

Beta blockers lower pressure by reducing heart activity. Mine is already very low.


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15 Aug 2022, 1:45 pm

I had similar symptoms a few years back.I constantly felt my heart pounding.I also have low blood pressure.
It was anxiety, going back on antidepressants relieved it.
Hope you get relief.It’s an awful feeling.


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16 Aug 2022, 3:28 am

Misslizard wrote:
I had similar symptoms a few years back.I constantly felt my heart pounding.I also have low blood pressure.
It was anxiety, going back on antidepressants relieved it.
Hope you get relief.It’s an awful feeling.

Thank you.


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16 Aug 2022, 3:53 am

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16 Aug 2022, 8:48 am

I'm cold and shaking. Also quite nauseous. :eew:


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