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My blood pressure is 156/85 right now and I have been taking

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My blood pressure is 156/85 right now and I have been taking 30 miliigrams of prednisone for 2 days - I feel very anxious - what shoud I do? I was at the doctor on Monday and my blood pressure was high then too - but I have never had high blood pressure before.
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  D. Baron, MD replied 10 years ago.
Your blood pressure is high, but it's not in a dangerous range at the pesent time. You need to keep an eye on it. It may need treating in the future. The prednisone may be contributing to your feelings of anxiety a little. It's very common for prednisone to cause a little bit of a jittery feeling. The anxiety may be improved when you can start lowering the prednisone dose.