I am a 26 year old male, and am pretty over weight. I have had high blood pressure for years now, but it has been regulated for the longest time. For the past year or so however it has been rising. I don't think that my doctor knows really what the best thing to do is, because he just seems to be adding more and more pills. I am trying to change diet and excersize but that takes time. Anyway, now I am on three different blood pressure pills, plus a water pill. Well the last month or so, it has been really high. It has been averaging around 160's over 130's. Also my pulse has been averaging around 120. I have a home nurse that checks it once a week. Todays reading was 167/123 pulse 122. They seem to think that this isn't a big deal, but i'm really worried about it. With my weight, and family history i'm really concerned. I brought this up to my doctor and he just says its just anxiety making it high. Sometimes i can feel my heart beating really fast, and that scares me. Sometimes i get short of breath and dizzy, however these symptoms are not there all the time. I am just concerned that it is this high even with all the medication. At what point, should I seek more immediate medical attention? How can I lower it on my own, and not worry about it so much? Also I have had ringing in my ears off and on today. I don't want to go to the er, because they will just say its anxiety. Any adivice would be appreciated.View Thread
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