Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
195 Doctors are Online

High BP, vertigo - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: Kidney Conditions
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 1722 Questions
User :   Hi, I am a patient of high blood pressure. It all started like this. I was sufferring from positional vertigo. Vertigo in certain positions of head. I got checked for BP few months back. It was 124/82 one time in emergency. Again after 3 weeks, it was 120/80 in some diff hospital. Next day, a diff doc checked it and it was 145/98. He put me on medication, Ciplar La BD. Then after starting medicaiton, after 4 days since the morning it was feeling heaviness in chest and was having fearful thoughts for almost the whole day. Went to emergency at night, bp was 160/100. After 10 mins wait, it was 150/100. I was given an injection and it came to 120/80 in 20 mins. I was asked to go many tests. 2 ECGs earlier in emergency were normal. Next day, ECG showed probable LVH, right atrial abnormality and some anterior injury. I went echo the same day, it showed everythng normal. Some systolic ejection fraction was 54% which should be 56%. Went to cardiologist and he said everythng is ok with heart. Had renal ultrasounds, showed i have single kidney. Had blood tests for sugar, cholestrol, serume , lipid profile etc and all were normal. In urine routine, protein came high 100mg/dl. Doc said its kidney infection and gave antibiotic for 1 week BD. After that, I had 24 hour protein test it was normal. Since then I had 4 routine urine tests all were normal. Last one was 2.5 mnths back. Doc said i may be having BP from single kidney, and put me on Ciplar LA+Telma OD. My bp started showing low 100/60, sometimes < 100/60. I went to a different doc, he put me on Amtas 5mg, OD. BP continued normal and reduced my dosage to 2.5mg, OD. Since then my BP stays around 120-80,130-90. Sometimes, it shows readings < 120/80 and sometimes readings > 140/90 till 145/95 max. High end readings happen i guess usually when I am feeling anxious, feeling like ghabrahat.
Around one month back, I had sore throat,
User :   cold, cough and mild fever
Doctor :   hello
User :   hi
Doctor :   i am
User :   hi
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
Doctor :   give me a min
User :   i have written my history in my earlier messgs.. please go thru that.
Doctor :   i will go thru what you have written
User :   I have two questions right now.
User :   1. Am I having kidney infection?
User :   my last urine r/e was normal 2.5 mnths back and since last 4-5 months. I make sure to drink atleast 3 litre water.
User :   many times 4L as earlier doc told me to drink plenty to avoid infection in future.
User :   but i am having this sore throat and cough since last 4-5 weeks as i told earlier.
Doctor :   ok
User :   in my last urine r/e, it showed few epithelial cells and few calcium oxalate crystals. but doc said thats okay.
User :   i thnk calcium oxalate might be coz of amtas 5 BD i was taking at that time.
Doctor :   well go one by one
Doctor :   what is your present complaint now ?
User :   just sore throat and cough since last 4-5 weeks
Doctor :   ok
User :   can i be having kidney infection?
Doctor :   well since you are taking medications for your blood pressure and its controlled so thats a good thing
Doctor :   and you have no other symptoms to indicate a kidney infection
User :   ok
User :   so i can assume its simple cough ?
Doctor :   for your throat let me advise you few things that you can do
User :   when i drink 2-3 glasses of water at at time, i need to go urinate frequently for 2-3 times. I guess thats normal
User :   yeah, please
User :   i am having dry cough as almost negligible cough comes up
User :   and sometimes i feel like having dirt in my throat
User :   my 2nd q was. what range should my bp be in?
User :   as i told that sometimes my bp shoots up to 144/93
Doctor :   If your throat is sore and raw, swallow a teaspoon of honey every few hours. Not only does honey coat the throat and soothe it, but honey is a powerful natural antibiotic.

User :   when i am anxious
User :   or when i had heavy meal
Doctor :   add a few drops of eucalyptus oil in your warm bath water and sink into it. The eucalyptus will act as a vaporizer, and the warm bath will be soothing and help you relax.

User :   sometimes i get readings
User :   hmm
Doctor :   minor fluctuation are ok
Doctor :   nothing to worry about
Doctor :   these findings are normal
User :   so if it goes upto max 150/95, it should be ok ?
User :   i measure my bp daily twice
User :   morning and evening
Doctor :   may i konw your age please ?
User :   my age is 25
Doctor :   gargle with salt water (½ tsp. mixed with 4 oz warm water)

Doctor :   your BP is falling in normal range
User :   ok..
Doctor :   you are already drinking lots of water
Doctor :   which is really good
User :   actually if when i see my bp in high range, like 138-145, i get anxious manytimes
User :   but i guess as u told me that its ok.. i think i can go let of that worry
Doctor :   yes and be positive
Doctor :   that will help you beat the stress
User :   ok
Doctor :   you are of young age, don't get anxious
User :   actually i had this kinda fear that high bp like 150 can damage organs, kidney, heart etc
User :   this makes me worry and leads to anxiousness
User :   and also to frequent measurement. so when i see my bp like 140/90, i again take measurement after half hour just to make sure and feel good as usually it drops to
User :   but i guess i should go let of that
User :   i XXXXXXXX i should
Doctor :   you need not worry just live healthy life style...exercise and have positive outlook
Doctor :   no point in checking your BP every min
Doctor :   check it 3 times a week
User :   yeah , i should
User :   only problem that when i take measurement after long gaps, it leads to anxiousness when i measure like i have when i visit doc to take my bp which makes it come to 140+ and then i calm down and take another reading to feel good.
User :   i am trying to let go of that anxiousness and calm down
User :   i have figured out that my fear is that if it stays 140+/90 for a week it will be bad for me.
Doctor :   try to meditate or do yoga
Doctor :   and get rid of your fears
Doctor :   you will do fine
User :   i think if i get comfortable with readings like 140+, i will be fine
User :   and those usually happen when i m anxious.. like a cycle
User :   its more kind of a mental block
User :   and when i m calm, readings usually are
User :   or even decently calm
Doctor :   so you konw the key... you can take care of your self its a good thing . be calm
User :   hmm.. right
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with
Doctor :   do make sire you follow the advice i gave you for your throat
User :   yeah, one more thng
Doctor :   and you will be fine in no time
Doctor :   sure tell me
User :   my positional vertigo got cured within one week by itself
User :   that was 2-3 mnths back
Doctor :   ok
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor