Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.
Discomfort under your left arm going sometimes to your breast with a high blood pressure recently should not go neglected. Taking into account the high blood pressure you are experiencing recently, I highly recommend an immediate consultation with cardiologist and to run a thorough cardiac check up including:
Prior to a work related car accident, I was in perfect health. I, was wearing my police uniform, when struck by an imparied driver in 2009. Since that day, while specialists were trying to figure out why I was in pain and having flu like symptoms monthly for a week at a time, and extreme pain and unusual fatigue my orth surgeon sent me for a bon scan where the nurse dropped the needle and put a belt around my elbows without steralizing. The next morning I woke up with 4 golf ball size lymph nodes under each arm. I had surgery and was diagnosed with a staph infection, I had home care for over two months while nurses changed the wound dressings under both underarms until they healed. As i tried to go for rehab to get strong again, I continue to crash and suffer from extreme exhaustion and was eventually told I had Fibromyalgia. I went to the USA for a 1 year treatment plan at the fibro and fatigue centre in Marietta Georgia. During my IV Injectoin treatments it was detected that I was not suffering from high blood pressure at rest 169 over 116 with a pulse of 90 to 98 at rest. Since then my dr prescribed blood pressure medicine and I take it but blood pressure is still 157 over 110 and my pulse is 104 at rest. What does this mean?? The last time I went to a heart specialst they advised that my heart was somewhat enlarged and mentioned left ventrical hypertrophy a condition athletes get as it happens over time with the heart having to pump harder. Any suggestions. I have been advised that Fibromyalgia causes our blood to thicken and less oxygen and a number of different theories. I really want to find the best doctor in the world to help me. Thank You, Katherne 46 yrs always an athlete until this accident and the driver and passenger were impaired by drugs on a monday morning in June at 11am and this is still before the courts and I just want it to be over so that I can try fetal stem cell or something to save myself.
I am a 52 year old female - I have had a head cold for the past couple of days. My concern is that this afternoon I have been feeling worse. my left shoulder, upper arm and neck have been having pain and discomfort and occasionally in my upper chest. I just took my blood pressure and it was 158/103 in my left arm and 154/97 in my right arm- I took it again and the next time it was 151/105. Should I be concerned or is the high blood pressure typical with a sinus/head cold?
My dad is on bp meds but this morning his first reading was 138/98 with the arm monitor. I took a reading with wrist cuff a minute after and it was 133/84. Then again with the arm monitor and got 136/88, then 118/85, 140/90 and 136/88. Should I be concerned about getting him to a doc right away?