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Scottishfold12 posted:
I was recently dx with HTN and taking meds. I am already in shape eat wee and don't smoke, all hereditary. I'm only 41 and never had any medical problems before. I am having a lot of anxiety about my bP getting high, which I know doesn't help. My numbers have come down but I'm still anxious about it and worst I fear all the side effects of the meds! I could use any support I can get. I know it could be worse and I could have have something more serious, but I still am worrying all the time. I hate how I feel on meds!
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Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi Scottishfold12 -

I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing this and you are right, the worry and anxiety doesn't help at all.

You didn't mention what your pressures have been or if your doctor recommended any life style changes to help lower your pressures.

Please talk with your doctor regarding the side effects and check out our Hypertension Health Center and Treatment Options for much more information.

Check back in to let us know how you are doing,
Elizabeth


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