I ask because it would seem that having HBP would/could cause anxiety where once there was none (anxiety that is.) I don't do this myself but I know of someone who has severe "white-coat syndrome" that the only way she can have her BP taken by a doc is if she takes a pill to calm her down. I know for me that since my hypertension has been discovered a couple of months back, I seem to feel anxious and panicky more often nowadays than before.
I've been hypertensive for years, and I also take antidepressants, but that predated the hypertension. I don't suffer anxiety. The one time I feel anxious is if my pulse goes up. I have white coat syndrome too, but its not anxiety, its just something that happens, I am very comfortable with drs. Does she take her bp at home? Anxiety can increase your bp, however an increased bp shouldn't cause anxiety.
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