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Blood Pressure I think ( Can anyone give advice please)

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  • Posted By: robertuk
  • April 29, 2008
  • 10:58 PM

I am 41 now. I have been in and out of hospital in the last 8 years or so with tachycardia as my heart rate at time goes over 200 and takes ages for them to get it down for me.

Anyway the last time i was in which was last August not for that problem but it was for a pulmonary embolism which they treated for me and then i was released.

When I was in my blood pressure was always very high and even when they changed the blood pressure units sometimes they would never register it.

The one time I remember looking it said 220 the high one and the low one was 130

It varied while i was in from 110 to 170 higher then a little lower but always high. The Sister of the ward I was in said that while i was in it would be a good idea to get that sorted as well but was not up to her as i was under other doctors.

Anyway nothing ever came of that and i was released from hospital although they did say to tell my doctor and they would send notes to him that i need my blood pressure sorted.

What made me write here today is I think it must be my blood pressure to blame but not sure. Been having palpitations for the last few days on and off, not to bad but just not comfy at times. About 5 or more hours ago i started having heavy feeling in the front of my head and my temples and bridge of nose feels like pressure pushing down on it.

I have one of those home blood pressure things which is supposed to be a very good one which doctors use, I don't use at all since i purchased it because it would worry me more seeing what it was.

Anyway I did tonight get it out and took my blood pressure and the reading is top number 170 bottom was 108 heart rate 135

I tried a few time sit would not read but like i said it must be the same if it is high it does not read sometime seven on the hospital ones.

Anyway do i need to see someone as i do hate going the doctors but it is worrying me and i just go day to day week in week out with other symptoms like feeling dizzy, blurred vision.

I have also started feeling very sick, it started yesterday which i put down to a stomach bug but today it is still here and seems a bit worse as very nausea feeling like i want to be sick but have not been sick, and the fluttering palpations as I write this just makes me feel un-comfy.

Any advice would be appreciated

Thank you


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  • Go to your doctor or ER immediately. You are in danger of a stroke or heart attack. Blood Pressure can be controlled with medication. Don't wait any longer to get treated.
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