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Hypertension, stomach flu, blood pressure up and down. What can be causing this?

I was diagnosed with hypertension a few years ago and was put on metapropolol succinate (50 mg). After I changed my diet and went on a low salt diet and eating much better, my blood pressure went down and the doctor lowered my med to 25mg. When I became ill recently with a respiratory infection and then stomach flu , my blood pressure fell low, and the doctor said not to take the med. However, when I came home from the hospital, I got blood pressure spikes and took the med unless my pressure fell low (under 100 systolic). I can t understand these up and down pressures. What can be causing this? I can t think of anything I am doing differently. I am supposed to be seeing my doctor again.
Asked On : Sun, 3 Mar 2013
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Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Reduced activity, electrolyte disturbance, imbalance of the autonomic nervous system etc. might have been responsible.
If it does not resolve, after your 'flu' - you will need examination and investigations...
Keep following up - with your doctor.

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Tue, 5 Mar 2013
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