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JennyB70

660d

Hi there! new on this app. I have had life long anxiety and depression. I get particularly anxious when it comes to my health. Recently prescribed Propranolol 60mg er for elevated blood pressure. Bummer 🙁I exercise and eat healthy so thinking my anxiety has finally done a number on my heart. any advice?

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    • Mama_Bear

      623d

      @lovemeli yes, they are meds prescribed by Dr.

    • lovemeli

      659d

      mama are those all prescription?

      • Mama_Bear

        623d

        @lovemeli yes, they are meds prescribed by Dr.

    • Mama_Bear

      659d

      I started to have high blood pressure and had to go on bp meds myself. I am on Effexor XR, Abilify as antidepressants and to help with imbalance/dizziness issues. I take clonazepam for anxiety and helps me sleep.

    • AsianSunshine

      659d

      How about yoga or Tai chi or quigong..they focus on breathe, mindfulness, focus, health for neurology n brain health.

    • lovemeli

      659d

      I'm in the same, I work so much and take care of 3 other people and 3 pets and never have time for myself, I work 10hrs a day full time, and just discovered I have type 1 diabetes, it's ruff on me because I'm have the nerve pain too, it's hard to move and sleep, and get out of bed. I feel like I can do it but my body says no and it makes me feel worthless lately

      • Mama_Bear

        659d

        @lovemeli Gabepentin for nerve pain.

      • AsianSunshine

        659d

        @lovemeli love self first..then others..

    • Carlasue

      659d

      The work up with the cardiologist is a great idea but negativity is not what you need a support group is great for the depression my son has extreme bouts of depression has a great job brand new house great health and money in the bank you’d think he wouldn’t have any problems but he calls me and we talk for hours and he seems to get better grant it its always around 1:00 in the morning id talk to him even it was later so find something or someone that loves you as much ad I love my son and talk to them without judgement until you feel better

    • AwesomeCatMom

      660d

      I can relate. My health is a huge trigger for my anxiety. I have an arrhythmia and have palpitations at night when trying to sleep. Needless to say I don't sleep well, which only makes the anxiety worse. My best advice is if you legitimately feel your heart health is at risk, see a cardiologist for a full workup. I have not done this yet due to time and finances, but it's something I want to do. I just started a new job so I don't have insurance yet or sick leave. There is also the fear that the doctor I see will just tell me "it's just your anxiety", and it will be a complete waste of time and money.

      • Peachykeen64

        659d

        @AwesomeCatMom I feel as though proper deep breathing and yoga can help. Sometimes our anxiety affects our stomach which puts pressure in our chest, especially if we get pockets of gas. Definitely let a doctor check you out. I do know flax seed oil is extremely important to heart health. Make sure to buy it cold and keep it cold on the way home. You can take a spoonful or put it in smoothie.

      • AsianSunshine

        659d

        @AwesomeCatMom maybe positive affirmations?

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