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annabelle61, January 19,  2020  4:20pm EST

BP Fluctuations

Hi...sometimes I take my BP and it's 170/100, then 5 mins later it's normal!  Should I sit for a bit instead of rising, going to the table and taking it immediately?

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  • JamesPL
    JamesPL, January 20,  2020  5:07pm EST

    Yes. You want to relax for a few minutes before you take your BP. You certainly want to avoid any exercise before immeditely taking it.


  • annabelle61
    annabelle61, January 21,  2020  6:51am EST

    I often get spikes and feel awful (headache, blurred vision, etc.), but by the time I get to my doctor's office or ER it's back to normal.  They do a CT and bloodwork and find nothing.  Why is this happening?  I'm very worried that a stroke or HA is immenient.  I already take 4 meds (Irbesartan, HCTZ, Atenolol and Norvasc - just started the last one).  I'm 58, overweight, female and terrified which is probably not helping.

    I am scheduled to do a 24 hr urine determine if I'm have a couple different things going on that may be causing my symptoms.


  • JamesPL
    JamesPL, January 21,  2020  7:33am EST

    Perhaps it is anxiety since it's only temporary but I'm just guessing. These are questions you need to ask your doctor as I am not a qualified medical professional. 


  • Myrna
    Myrna, February 2,  2020  6:47pm EST

    Any hormonal or migraine problems? Best let the doctor sort it out, good luck.

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