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Hi, I'm having trouble sleeping at the moment, feels like my

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Hi, I'm having trouble sleeping at the moment, feels like my heart is working harder than usual and I'm feeling a little bit funny in my left arm and chest, and a light headache that comes and goes. I tested my blood pressure during evening, and it showed 150 over 96, I have been fairly active during the day though. I feel a bit worried it's something serious, don't know whether that makes this feel worse than it is. When I do manage to relax I do feel it go back a bit. What do you think?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Dr. David :

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do you have excessive anxiety or panic type symptoms?

Dr. David :

that can make your heart beat faster and cause headache and anxiety symptoms.

Customer:

Yeah, could be it, I do feel anxiety and it does seem to improve a bit when I manage to relax

Dr. David :

you might want to see a doctor or therapist about your excessive anxiety symptoms

Dr. David :

there are deep breathing exercises, visualization exercises which can help decrease anxiety.

Dr. David :

there are medications which can help as well.

Dr. David :

all of these could help bring down your heart rate and blood pressure.

Customer:

Ok, I take it I should talk to my GP about these things then?

Dr. David :

yes.

Dr. David :

do you have a GP?

Customer:

I'm not registered at the moment, no, but I've been thinking of registering for some time now

Dr. David :

it would be a good idea to register to get a GP doctor for yourself

Dr. David :

good luck

Dr. David :

also avoid excessive salt intake which can cause hypertension as well.

Dr. David :

good luck to you

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Customer:

Ok, thank you, ***** ***** I already feel a bit better now

Dr. David :

you are welcome

Customer:

Ok, thanks, ***** ***** no further questions at the moment

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