I have been struggling with high blood pressure for over a year. My doctor can't get my BP below 150/90 with medication. Even with medications my blood pressure fluctuates. It is normally higher in the morning. I can runs as high as 180/95 with medication. I am running out of medications to try. I've had severe side effect with ACE inhibiters and others.
The doctor ruled out kidney stenosis. We have ruled out sleep disorders. I am 75lbs overweight. I carry weight in my tummy and across my shoulders -- apple body shape. My weight has been the same for about 5 or 6 years. High blood pressure came on all the sudden about 1 1/2 years.
I have a feeling it has something to do with my hormones. I am 45 yrs old (my Mom went through menopause at 48). I am had my tubes tied - I am not pregnant. I've had all kinds of blood work and it has come back okay.
Here are my other symptoms:
Sweating ( whenever I have any physical activity - even standing)
Extreme fatigue - have to rest after walking across the room, rapid heart beat and out of breath with the slightest activity
Recently missed my period all together in September, I am having a very light period right now (periods are normally very heavy)
Tired and want to sleep but never sleep soundly
Restless leg syndrome - jittery
Acid Reflux - upset stomach - vomit once or twice a month
Lower back pain (lower left side)
Memory problems - very forgetful (highly unusual for me), slow to put together my thoughts (foggy), trouble remembering words or how to spell (again highly unusual for me)
Depressed - weepy - easily agitate/anger (anger is very rare for me)
Feet swell and hurt
Body aches - muscles, joints, stiff
I am on several medications right now:
Prisitq (used to take Cymbalta recently switched to Prisitq - taken an antidepressant for 10yrs or so. Doctor thought Prisitq might help with the sweating and depression)
Tekturn & Mazxide
Adderral (for ADHD) - taken for years