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Blood Pressure & HT

Posted 05 May 2021 at 17:40

I recently started HT (2nd Prostap injection 14th April). Had my blood pressure taken today and it was very high so will have to go on meds before an operation scheduled for 28th May. I have noticed that I have been feeling quite anxious recently, like a continuous nervous feeling in my stomach and I'm now wondering if the high blood pressure and anxious feeling (perhaps hyper tension) is anything to do the the HT. 

Has anyone come across anything to suggest the two are connected?

Posted 05 May 2021 at 18:13

HT is well known for raising blood pressure, but so is anxiety, so it's probably not possible to easily show the what extent each is responsible.

HT can also make anxiety worse, although just worrying about prostate cancer can do that too.

So I think it's not unreasonable to think there could be a connection.

Posted 05 May 2021 at 18:48
My blood pressure is raised also 4 months into HT. I’ve always had anxiety but I think levels have increased also

If life gives you lemons , then make lemonade

Posted 05 May 2021 at 19:04
HT can play havoc with you emotionally, so not surprising to get increased levels of anxiety and raised blood pressure.

I was also on Tamsulosin, which lowers your BP, so I guess the two cancelled each other out to a certain extent.

Hope your treatment goes well,


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