Hi welcome to HCM. You are 68 years of age and you say last week your blood pressure went up to 220/110 with a pulse rate of 95/mt, ringing in ears, and severe headache
. You are also under tremendous stress
and had an episode of stomach infection
I think the stress of the infection, along with mental stress(mainly the latter), has led to the rise in blood pressure(I am presuming you are already a hypertensive). Whether You were near a stroke--probably not, but if you had allowed the blood pressure to remain at that level for a period, You could have developed one. I think you need to manage your stress(counseling, exercise, meditation
), monitor your blood pressure frequently to keep it under control, come to optimal body weight,go on a lacto-vegetarian diet with plenty of fruits, vegetables and salads, and stop smoking
and alcohol intake (if indicated).But please relax, nothing serious has happened that cannot be corrected.