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24 Yr old female with extreme high blood pressure (276/170). No doctor knows why. HELP!!!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 12, 2017
  • 05:46 AM

Through high school at doctor appointments my mom and I noticed that my blood pressure always ran a little higher than normal. Each year, every doctor appointment or surgery, from sport Injury, my BP seemed high but no doctor seemed concerned. After going to college I recorded my BP at home, still not one doctor seemed concerned that my BP averaged 190/ 120. My family was concerned but I had the "I'm young, what can happen?" attitude. Couple years later a went to my annual OBGYN appointment and they were struck by my BP. She stated that she would need to send me to the ER. At the ER my BP was 266 /170. They ran tests, gave my 5MG of Norvasc, released me 2 hours later with BP 189/125. I was sent to a cardiologist, he ran tests, all were normal, I went to a nephrologist, ran tests, all normal. Then to a endocrinologist, all test Normal. Then to a different cardiologist that specializes in high BP. he ran tests, all normal.At this time my current medications are 10mg Norvasc, 100mg spinorlatone and a water pill daily. This all very frustrating and over a year has gone by and in addition to the meds these doctors put me on, I was put on Bystolic because my BP was starting to elevate again,even while on meds. My "controlled" BP is now, on average, 140/90. I have been to ER's (multiple hospitals) because of chest pain multiple times and every time I am sent home with normal test results. I recently drove 4 hrs to Cleveland Clinic hoping for answers but the Dr I saw was just a regular primary dr that pretty much laughed when I told her how far we drove. I'm desperate and want answers. I am not ready to live with this the rest of my life and have Dr's keep giving me more medications. Who can pin point the issue?!

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  • Try another cardiologist. Have him check the best in your caratoid artery and groin on same side. If there is a delay it might be the aorta is being strangled by the umbilical cord being wrapped around the aorta at birth. My stepson had that issue at your age and got lucky with a great cardiologist and surgery.
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  • Did your cardiologist do a stress echo or a nuclear stress test to check for any blockage or thickening of the arteries? This is really concerning for your age, I'm not a doctor but I had same problems as you and found a thickened aorta, I hope you are doing better now let me know if this helped you at all I'll do some more research in my med books as well
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