SRS Prozac and high blood pressure...

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  1. SFLegend

    SFLegend .

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    Does Prozac cause a noticeable increase in blood pressure? I've had my blood pressure taken recently at a doctor's office and it was around 140/110. I took it on monday and it was 131/113. I took it right now and it was around 161/117! It's not like I'm lazy either. I go to the gym for a little over an hour on a regular basis. I lift weights and do cardio on the treadmill. I haven't eaten junk food like McDonalds on a regular basis since about three years ago. I don't remember my blood pressure being this high before taking Prozac. The doctor who prescribes the medicine for me told me that my social anxiety disorder could be causing my blood pressure to go up, but I don't really remember it being this high before I started seeking help for the disorder.
     
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    no not in itself, however Prozac + Steroids = high blood pressure. There are a dozen medicines that in combination will let your blood pressure skyrocket. Therefore if you stop the prozac your blood pressure most likely will get back to normal , i want you to goto a cardiovasculair specialist, let your blood pressure be taken then ask him how a combination of Prozac + working out/medicine usage could bring your heart pressure as high up as it is.

    There's a whole range of heart diseases that lie behind , you can still take the prozac but i want you out of the gym , high blood pressure + Gym = funeral. After the analysis of your cardiovasculair specialist ,talk to your psychiatrist and give him the evaluation of your blood pressure as wel as your concerns for a possible coronary disease. Whatever you do let it be done by specialists, and don't accept anything happening to your body which you do not consider as 'normal'.

    Be carefull with your body you only have one.

    And tell us about why you take Prozac in the first place, maby we can lend a hand :wavey:
     
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    I've got high blood pressure too (prob because my diet consists of meat, bread, beer, and redbull :hsughno: ).
     
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    Ok. Might as well give you the reason why I'm taking Prozac. To make a long story short I had a falling out with a person who I thought was a close friend around Sophmore year in high school. I was so angry at the time that I just stopped talking to him and mostly everyone else. Also at the same time someone kept left notes in my locker that had weird drawings on them. I never found out who did that. Anyway I kept myself at a distance from anyone else throughout the rest of my high school years.

    I went on to community college and did ok, but didn't have much friends. I had two retail jobs and I noticed that I got along with like one or two people. The problem with me is that I always wait for the other person who say hi or whatever. I guess it's because I felt betrayed during high school that I'm not so much trusting of people. I also notice I get really, really nervous if I have to make a presentation in front of class. Turn red, freeze, all that good stuff. Once I got my associates degree from community college I transferred to a university that was still in the same state, but far away from home. It was known to be a party school. I thought I could try and change myself in that environment, but I still found myself to be aloof although I got to know like one or two people sort of well. I finally decided to get help and started seeing a therapist over there because I finally realized that something wasn't right and it was very frustrating when I would be in a social situation and I was the only one that was quiet. It was so awkward. I was diagnosed with Social Anxiety Disorder, but the more I read about it, it seems more like Avoidant Personality Disorder.

    That was last year. I transferred back to a university a little bit closer to home. I've been on Lexapro and Paxil. I'm currently taking Prozac and I just started on Buspar. I have Xanax just in case I find myself in a nerve racking situation like a job interview. I feel that therapy has been helping somewhat, but I'm still frustrated as to why I'm afraid of being in social situation. Key word is frustration. I just don't know why I can't muster up the courage to be braver. I'm 24 years old and I still haven't had a girlfriend yet. I wish I could have some sort of intimate relationship, but how can I when I'm chicken shit. Well I just hope I don't grow old being so lonely.
     
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    LOL. Well thank you for the advice... Just a confirmation that I just wasted my time typing out that message and that no one cares.
     
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    Darketernal Watch: Aria The Origination =)

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    That's not entirelly true,

    What happend to you was that you pressed the shutdown button of your soul.

    - You opened up.
    - You got hurt.
    - You shut yourself.

    And afterwards you never opened anymore because your fear for getting hurt was not worth opening yourself up to anymore.

    Now ask yourself the question, is this person worth ruining your life for? And is this person worth wasting your life over? Of course not, there are two things that are essencially wrong with what you are doing.

    1. You have to be like a castle, your drawbridge should let the good people in, and your defensive walls should let the bad people out. If you keep the castle closed too long the economy within the castle will poverize. Basically you aren't experiencing any good things in life because you have shut yourself off.

    2. You should not let bad experiences/stupid people ruin your life, its your life and you are living it in unhappyness as long as you give these people the control to make you stay inside, they have grabbed your life by the nuts. and your only like :eek4: , you don't need Xanax, you don't need Paxil, what you need is a fucking grip on your own life and take back control. Don't let them stop you , walse over life asif you are driving a bulldozer. Think like this ' they have more reason to be afraid of me then i of them. ' Socialize. If you don't care anymore about the outcome, then you can talk with anyone. For now start talking to people , try listening to comedy shows on the radio and learn how to be funny,positive and talkative yourself,in this you can learn how fun it is to socialize. Don't let anyone stop you when they belittle you or stamp your head into the ground with their boots, refuse and make a choice for a new reality , its your life you are in charge of it, make a difference and make it happen thru out your life. You should show a lot of more robustness. Life gives you blows in the face that's a fact, you can either be the underdog or have a lions heart with courage.

    I hope you make a wise choice.
     

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