I am a 73 year old woman and I have episodes of high blood pressure from time to time and have had this problem since the age of 28. When I was 28 I was prescribed Inderal 10 migm 5 times a day and I still take this medication but for several years I have only taken 10 mgm at bedtime. I usually increase the dosage if my BP starts acting up. These episodes only last a few days and are usually related to stress. I know that my salt intake was very high over the holidays . During normal times my BP is 130/80. A few years ago my doctor put me on ritalin and it made me feel spaced out so I went to a Naturopath and took angiolaxin starting with 5 tabs twice a day and over a course of months we gradually decreased the dosage until I no longer used it. Sometimes I tend to take on too many commitments and everybody says slow down but it is not in my nature to do that. When I feel an episode of out of control BP , I become very tired, almost exhausted and have a slight headache. To give you an example of my BP readings for the past 10 days -- Dec 22, 2013 10:45 a.m. 178/94 Pulse 68 Dec 24, 2013 9 p.m. 201/94 P 68 Dec 27,2013 10:30 a.m. 139/78 P73 Dec 30, 2013 9:40 a.m. 161/90 P 92 Dec 31, 2013 5 p.m. 181/95 P72 Jan 1, 2014 8:30 a.m. 150/87 P63 Jan 2, 2014 8:30 a.m. 193/98 P65 Restarted Angiolaxin 5 tabs BID Jan 3 , 2014 4 a.m. 166/94 P61 Stayed in bed, resting Jan 4, 2014 9 a.m. 163/98 P 64 Jan 5, 2014 12Noon 149/99 P 90 Couldn t concentrate, tired, slight headache. Jan 6, 2014 9 a.m. 156/94 P 73 Jan 6, 2014 10 a.m. 195/100 P 73 Took 2 tylenol for headache. Spent time reviewing paperwork Took the dog for 2 short walks. Jan 6, 2014 2 p.m. 146/89 P 82 Took a nap for 1 hour, then walked the dog Jan 6, 2014 5 p.m. 136/91 P 89 It feels like the episode is over now even though it lasted a lot longer. When my blood pressure gets so high should I get out and take walks or should I just rest? I am still on the Angiolaxin and it does bring the BP down after a few days but I will listen to your suggestions
My son is 16 years old and I was told he started napping today around 4pm and still napping now (10PM) and only woke up to move around a couple times. I took his blood pressure and it was around 97 over 55 (I took it a few times then took mine to make sure I was getting accurate readings Mine was 139 over 79). Should I be concerned for my son?
Dear colleaggues, I'm Ingrid Hilman, MD, 58 years. had my stenting on 17 Feb, 3 stents in LAD and RCA.
Since 2 weeks ago, I develop severe headaches, esp during the iningt or when I wake up in the morning and also palpitation (heart rate > 90). I feel weak during palpitation. I do not have hypertension (my BP is between 90-110 and 70-80). I do not have obesity, smoking habits, my lab is pretty good only LDL 100.
Is this because of the herbresser that I take 3 times a day?
Other drug that I take;
- Aspirin 1 x 100 mg
- Plavix 1 x 75 mg
- Lipitor 1 x 10 mg.
Appreciate your inputs on my above complaints. Thank you very much
I am 54 yrs man. Last morning when I masterbaded, i passed some rust coulured semen and some light yellow coloured semen. I am single for the last 12 yrs but have had irregular sex with few partners with healthy and good background. I have no other problem, except high BP for which I take medicene and the BP remain under control. I also maintain normal health and am regularly practicing yoga. But I am very worried about the red semens. Pl advice what to do. Many Thanks!
I am a 25 yr old female that has recently lost 70 pounds and suffers from pcos. I am off all the bp medicines I was taking, and have been on a gluten free diet since 4/21/11 b/c I am allergic to wheat. I have been getting dizzy, lightheaded, and have a fast heart rate and low blood pressure when standing or sitting up. my heart rate is usually in the 60 -70 range when resting, and it's been in the high 90 - 100 range while resting. The dizziness started Sunday 6/19/11 all of a sudden, and I have kept track of my BP and symptoms since Sunday. I get this intense pressure in my head, and the get dizzy, and my heart will race when I start to feel yucky, I have trouble breathing, when my heart rate is up this high for no apparent reason. My BP will be 93/62 and HR 101 standing, or it can be 114/65 and HR 80 a few minutes later.. but if I go from lying down to sitting, it will be elevated, then it elevates when I stand, if I lay down everything is fine.. the pressure in my head goes away, the dizzyness goes away, and the HR goes back to normal... I have a shunt in place for hydrocephalus, my first shunt was placed at the age of two weeks, and first revision was done 4/5/2010. I want to know what is causing this fluctuation in BP and the dizziness, and fast HR...thanks
Patient: Female, 73 years, 6 months old, 5'7" tall, 230 lbs., in generally good health. Hypertension well controlled with medication, lifelong history of recurring clinical depression . Currently takes medication for depression and hypertension,...
Im a 70 year old stage two diabetic. I woke up in the night with dry heaves...I just went to the store and fell faint and nauseated. I rested for 30 minutes and felt a lot better. I home now and concerned ! I had low blood presure. Now its 128...