Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps

180 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

8 days smoke free and BP is still high, should I wait a couple more days ?

8 days smoke free and blood pressure is still high, should i wait a couple more days and see if it goes down? 8 days smoke free and blood pressure is still high, should i wait a couple more days and see if it goes down?
Fri, 18 Dec 2009
Report Abuse
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  
  User's Response
's  Response
Your blood pressure may be up because quitting smoking can be a very stressful experience. Stress can raise your BP. However, I would make a visit to the doctor. Maybe he can give you something to help with the stress. Also might be good to just get it checked in case there is something else wrong. Congrats on be 8 days smoke free! That is really tough!
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in

doctor1 MD

I m vineethchowdary 25 years old i work as software engineer one day i had felt down from bus so i went to doctor so they had checked my BP at that time it was 190/100 they told to take rest for that night and they have rechecked on next day afternoon and it was 160/80 and doctor has assisted to take some check up. I had checks like chest x ray, blood tests, blood pressure monitor, ecg , kidney function and CT scan for brain but they are normal and doctor told to wait for a couple of weeks to have again a checkup but two day back i had checked by BP it was 150-160/80-90(two three checkups),so the problem is still continuing so how can i over come it with out any tablets.but now my health is good but some times if i work more than 10hrs per day i m feeling headache if i m feeling any tension or any such thing my heart beat is increasing and again i m getting headache and also i m feeling uneasy.In my daily work some times unnecessarily for small cause i m feeling tense so how could i over come it with out any medicine by daily diet and etc.. and please suggest me the best thing to reduce tense. My Height ---182 cms Weight----86 Kgs

doctor1 MD

I am a 51 year old none smoking male and not over weight. I have an active job and until recently have always had healthily low bloood pressure. I had a pre- med (inguinal hernia) 3 days ago and had a Bp of 134/102 which seems very high. I have just returned from my Gp surgery having checked my Bp on the waiting room monitor and it read 134/90 which is, i believe, still high? Is this within normal parameters? It still seems to have shot up from its usual low to mid 70 s range. Regards, Paul

doctor1 MD

I have high blood pressure 3/5 times i take it. I m currently a student to become a RN, i do know this is high, but im currently taking Benazepril 20 mg once a day, i no longer smoke, im on a strict diet and, i do not consume alcohol, my BP is still 156/102 60+% of the time, I m wondering if there is anything else i could do at home to help lower my bp. I m 20 years old and personally don t think i should be having high BP. I am also anemic, can that have anything to do with it?

Recent questions on  Prehypertension

doctor1 MD

136//79 good blood pressure

doctor1 MD

my wife has times during the day when her heart will suddenly speed up and she feels faint. her doctor told her she has low blood pressure, but when she has one glass of wine she gets a headache like she has hypertension. what do you think is wrong?

doctor1 MD

I am a 72 year old woman in good health with elevated BP in morning. Started Bystolic ( less than 2 mg at night) My BP was 113/68 with pulse of 62. Am I getting too low? My family doc says too low is a risk factor for stroke in older women. What say?

doctor1 MD

Hi, I am 46 y/o female (just turned 46), still active. My height is only 4'9" and weight 122 lb. But my BP and my pulse is high. Usually I don't go to see a doctor, only for my papsmear/mamo. This week I've had a cold and couldn't come to work. I went to see my doctor (after 2 years) and my BP was 150 (didn't tell me how much diastolic was). She just told me to come for another check up in 4 months. I called her next day and asked for some lab tests (cholesterol, creatinine, which I've had done 6 years ago). Why she didn't offer this to me during my visit? Anything else should I check? I decided to change my diet and checking my bp regularly at home. Interesting, that sistolic went down. The highest I've had 123 and lowest 103, but diasolic still high - 79-90. My pulse is 82-96. I think this numbers are telling that I have prehypertension. I work as a sonographer in a busy hospital. My work is also very stressfull. My father died suddenly from the heart attack at 67. My mother has HBP and taking meds. So, I am in high risk. What else can I check (tests) to examine my heart (coronary arteries)? I don't want to start meds.

doctor1 MD

have had neck pain for over a month - was bad at first like pulled muscle. Has gotten better, but hurts worse when I turn my head far left or right. Have Dr apt Wednesday, but just wondering

doctor1 MD

Hello...my husband is 38 and takes medicine for high blood pressure. His mother gives him a diuretic to take and, if he runs out of his own medicine, will give him some of her blood pressure medicine. Right now he is in the hospital for kidney stones...can any of this cause that?

doctor1 MD

Dear Doctor, I'm a 36 year old mail, 5'11", 242 lbs. (down from 250 lbs.) with prehypertension . My blood pressure is variable but the vast majority of the time is in the prehypertensive range. Sometimes, in the mornings, it is at or below 120/80,...