What raises your blood pressure instantly?

By Bala
@balasri (26577)
India
June 14, 2010 7:34am CST
For me it is the driving. However much I try it is always hard for me to keep my cool while driving through the resent day chaotic traffic.
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@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
15 Jun 10
Not too many things manage to cause my blood pressure to rise except when the person I am talking to is not listening! Grrrr!! It is so rude and ignorant! It is a pet hate for me since childhood because my mother is renowned for not listening and actually looking away while I am in the middle of a conversation!
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@balasri (26577)
• India
16 Jun 10
If a person doesn't listen to me when I talk I will never talk to that person again until he begs me to talk after apologizing for that callous behavior.Each one of us are special in our own way and no one can take us for granted.
@sagar21 (1583)
• India
15 Jun 10
I think I'm a cool person...but sometimes I gets tensed...when I'm blamed for something I've not done...seeing others in pain.. anyway I'll try to be cool... thanks for sharing... have a great day/night.....
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@balasri (26577)
• India
16 Jun 10
Right.It is the worst thing that can happen to anyone,being accused wrongly.
@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
16 Jun 10
My blood pressure rises when I do not take antihypertensive pills.
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@kalav56 (11503)
• India
16 Jun 10
And does a young girl like you have hypertension or was it just a joke?
@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
16 Jun 10
It was a joke Kala!
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@balasri (26577)
• India
16 Jun 10
Thant makes me tensed up Mimpi.
@wolfie34 (26877)
• United Kingdom
14 Jun 10
Hello Bal, ironically driving has the complete opposite affect to me, when my blood pressure is up, I am stressed, angry or upset then going for a drive actually RELAXES me! weird I know! Once I get behind the wheel of my car it's like a big weight has been taken off my shoulders, I can't describe the feeling and if anyone cuts me up, or road works, it doesn't bother me, added with music it's bliss! What does get my blood pressure up is screaming kids and barking dogs! I like peace and where I live it's hard to get, it's like a dogs home around here, with all the dogs barking and why do kids have to scream???? constantly! I have to shut my windows and in the Summer it makes things even hotter, another thing that raises my blood pressure is the unbearable heat! I am far more relaxed in the cold than when it's hot.
@balasri (26577)
• India
14 Jun 10
You got a point there.I like to drive after a ling days work with the music and air conditioner on.It is a bliss.Well when you get held up in a mad traffic jam it is really the opposite. If you try driving in our Indian cities you will never like to drive again in your life.I can swear on that.
@wolfie34 (26877)
• United Kingdom
14 Jun 10
What I fail to mention is that driving has to be OUT of CITIES LOL! And preferably OFF motorways.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
14 Jun 10
Out of city Yes!
@dawnald (84155)
• Shingle Springs, California
21 Jun 10
Delays - being made late due to other people, unforeseen circumstances such as traffic, etc.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
4 Jul 10
Right.And the delay of the other people making me wait sure raises my blood pressure.
@dpk262006 (55919)
• Delhi, India
16 Jun 10
Hi Bala! Yeah very true! Like you, for me too driving through the busiest of roads in the Capital city and negotiating unruly traffic and uncivilized motorists, who do not follow the traffic rules, makes me lose my temper and this results in high Blood Pressure. Even if I am driving in my lane and in a controlled manner, others do not allow us to drive peacefully. Driving sometimes makes me temporarily insane...............lol!
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@balasri (26577)
• India
16 Jun 10
Welcome to the club pal.
@Ganesh44 (5547)
• India
16 Jun 10
waiting for someone who is late by more than 15 minutes raises my bp I hate waiting like this
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@balasri (26577)
• India
16 Jun 10
You must be an angel to give fifteen minutes to the unpunctuals.
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
16 Jun 10
Hi Balasri, a lot of things gets me really worked up! Driving itself is okay, but when inconsiderate drivers start cutting into your lanes or hogging the fast lanes or jumping queues - all these drive me crazy. Rude and inconsiderate people, especially those who do not wait for their turns at queues are also contributors to my stress. Similarly, inefficient and imbecile customer service and sales personnel get me mad!
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@balasri (26577)
• India
16 Jun 10
Queue jumpers easily makes me upset anywhere.
@kalav56 (11503)
• India
14 Jun 10
There is one thing that will never fail to irritate me.This is if someone criticises my son. My blood would boil and my head will start pounding if I hear some undeserving 'know all' person criticise him.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
15 Jun 10
Advice and criticism are available abundantly and free in our country. I have learned to ignore them and mastered the art of posing as the no nonsense guy to those criticizers.Unwarranted remarks and criticisms really make me climb up the walls. I can understand how you feel abut your precious son.A person born to parents like you definitely needs no advices from any undeserving person.
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@sallyj (1228)
• United States
14 Jun 10
My family, especially my brother. The know it all. My father and deceased mother always felt he was perfect.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
14 Jun 10
The know it alls are always the fuel to make the blood boil.I know.
@basqui (3890)
• Philippines
14 Jun 10
Then you should have music in your car so that you could relax during traffic.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
14 Jun 10
That's what I do dear.
@meemingNEW (2228)
• Philippines
15 Jun 10
Same as you do, it is driving through the traffic here that raises my blood pressure instantly. I drive myself to school and I go out out of the house an hour before my class and even though school is just 20 minutes away, sometimes because of the heavy traffic, it'll take me almost an hour to get to school and I do get late at times no matter how early I left home. Traffic sucks because some drivers are too inconsiderate to give way. That's about it.
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@Mirita (2668)
• United States
14 Jun 10
Well, I have the same problem because every time that I go to the city is hard not to get upset with all the crazy drivers engaging in all types of traffic violations.
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@saihai (128)
• India
14 Jun 10
Short and simple ....when I see BLOOD .....!!!
@balasri (26577)
• India
14 Jun 10
• United States
29 Sep 11
what raises my blood pressure the most and the fastest is witnessing random acts of stupidity. I have very little tolerance for stupidity and I am finding that as I get older that tolerance becomes less and less