SallyH
  • 3 replies
  • 215 views
  • 2 followings
SallyH, June 11,  2020  5:59pm EST

Blood Pressure all over the map

Hi - I am new to the group and am looking for some advice. I am a 65-year-old female and have been medicated for high blood pressure for four years. Despite medication, my BP continues to be all over the map - as high as 184/97 and as low as 99/72. There seems to be no pattern to it. I take it at various times of the day. I know not to take my BP for 30 minutes after eating, exercising, showering, etc.  The numbers also vary when taken at doctors' offices, so I don't think it's my Omron unit. I'm currently on Losartan 50 mg. Was on Lisinopril initially but I developed the dry cough that sometimes is a side effect. My doc tried triamterene but my sodium level plummeted and I became nauseated.Since hypertension has been linked to severe effects of COVID-19, I'm becoming more concerned. Has anyone else had a similar experience?

3 Replies
  • AHAASAKatie
    AHAASAKatie, June 12,  2020  9:09am EST

    Good morning, it does sound like you are having a rough time with the high blood pressure. It's good that you are in constant contact with your doctor's office and seem to have a strong working relationship.  I can share the resources we have on HBP with you as well. You mentioned COVID-19. Are you concerned that you have been exposed? We have a great deal of information for patients and caregivers if these resources are helpful to you. Best Katie.

  • SallyH
    SallyH, June 12,  2020  12:50pm EST

    No, I haven't been exposed, at least not to my knowledge. I'm being very careful.

  • AHAASAKatie
    AHAASAKatie, June 15,  2020  8:29am EST

    Thank you for letting me know. I can understand this must be very hard for you. Best, Katie

dark overlay when lightbox active
dark overlay when lightbox active
dark overlay when lightbox active
dark overlay when lightbox active