Anxiety and High Blood Pressure

Does anyone with anxiety also experience high blood pressure? When I was pregnant in 2003 I had pre-eclampsia which is high blood pressure associated with being pregnant. After my daughter’s birth, I continued to have high blood pressure. It has been 18 years since and I am still on high blood pressure medicine along with my psyche meds. I recently have had to go up on that blood pressure medicine – metoprolol.

I am wondering out loud if other people who have chronic anxiety as I do associated with bipolar illness also have need of high blood pressure medicine. It makes sense to me that the anxiety could either cause high blood pressure and/or exist correlatively (not causally) with it.

Are there other folks out there who experience anxiety and high blood pressure simultaneously? Do you consider this causal or correlative?