I have a question about propranolol. I have panic attacks when I'm at the doctor's surgery (weird, I know) even just walking in and god forbid, getting my blood pressure checked. I take propranolol for anxiety as palpitations and physical symptoms are a massive feature of my anxiety condition (I've had my heart checked and it's fine, by the way).

With the propranolol in my system, my heart doesn't beat as fast when the adrenalin and anxiety hits but tends to beat a bit harder (as expected). I also get a tight chest, bloating in my stomach (I think due to hyperventilation) and very tense all throughout my body.

When I went to the doctor's last week, and had my BP checked, it was through the roof as I was having a panic attack with the cuff on my arm.

Even though my heart wasn't beating 150bpm (it was probably 90-100) could the fact that I was having a panic attack still contribute to the higher BP reading? Can BP still rise in acute anxiety with a beta blocker in your system?

Wasn't sure so thought I'd ask.