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Can stress and anxiety cause nosebleeds?

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Hi I am a 42 yo female and for the past 2 days I have had a nosebleed that comes on suddenly and scares me very much. I have been under alot of stress lately and I already take Paxil for anxiety and panic attacks. I had a full blown panic/anxiety attack during and after each nosebleed. I am really scared and just wondering if there is something else to worry about. I have hypothyroidism but I am on the proper amt of synthroid for it and I take zrytec and singulair for allergies so I am not sure what is going on and I just wondered if it could be the added stress?
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replied October 20th, 2011
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Hi lkuh69 and welcome to ehealth: Yes, stress can cause a nosebleed...What happens is that your blood pressure elevates to the point that it needs release...IMO, this is something that you should tell your doctor...Take care...

Caroline
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replied October 21st, 2011
Stress can cause many illnesses that may seem unrelated
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