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Extreme headache, high BP, numb sensation from elbow to fingers. Cure?

Hi.i had extreme headache for 9 days. Bp 3 days ago was 160/959, yesterday 164/100. Started bp medicine today but before medicine felt lightheaded and can faint. Both hands have. Numb sensation from elbow to fingers. I am feeling really awful but a lot better when lying down on bed. I am very worried. Please advise. Tw. I am 47yo
Asked On : Fri, 12 Apr 2013
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Thanks for writing your query.

After reading your post, it seems that you are experiencing your symptoms due to high blood pressure.

I would suggest that you should get yourself clinically examined by your doctor and get proper investigations done.

Following investigations will be helpful :-
1. Lipid profile.
2. Kidney Function Test.
3. Thyroid profile.
4. CT/MRI of head.

You should take antihypertensive medicines after discussing with your doctor.

Follow salt restricted diet.
Avoid strenuous physical activities.

I hope this is helpful to you.
Answered: Tue, 2 Jul 2013
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