Ra Symptoms Low Blood Pressure

Although most cases of hypertension don’t involve headaches as a symptom, people still commonly believe that there is a relationship between hypertension and frequent headaches. If you have headaches from blood pressure and then find your vision becoming blurred, you may find your hypertension has reached dangerous levels and your eyes have been damaged. The fact is that hypertension doesn’t cause more headaches than normal. In fact, some recent studies suggest that persons with high blood pressure may actually suffer from fewer headaches than normal! It is a dangerous assumption that no headaches means your blood pressure is fine, however, your doctor can help you identify the cause of your headaches. In some cases, high blood pressure causes the symptoms of nausea and emesis. Be sure and to speak to your doctor, since these are symptoms of several other problems as well. If you’re experiencing bouts of nauseousness and vomiting, be sure and meet with your doctor immediately. The chance that you’ll experience these symptoms related to blood pressure are slim if your blood pressure is only slightly above average. Only once your blood pressure reaches dangerously high levels will symptoms begin to show themselves usually.

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FAQ’s: Why does my blood pressure get so high then go back to somewhat normal?
LONG BACKGROUND A few years ago, in 2004, I was attending college when I felt funny. My head felt all pressurized, but mostly what I had was this intense pressure in my chest. I didn't feel right, and when I told my RA he called the ambulance. I didn't want to go to the hospital, but the EMT wouldn't take no, I guess my blood pressure was somewhre around 170/90. I wasn't drinking caffeine, hadn't had alcohol in weeks, and wasn't eating junk food. Just came out of no where one night. Things were fine for about a year, when I had a trauatic experience, at sometime during this (I can't remember when) I was dropped at the ER. This time my blood pressure was 210/115. They immediately hooked me up and brought me to a back room for observation. This time I had a horrible headache, and just didn't feel right, like I couldn't walk so dizzy. They had a few readings over the next several hours. It went up a little, topping out at 213/118. Then, fully of anxiety meds and IV who knows what…it finally leveled to around normal, or at least the 140's/60's. Fastforward to about a year later. I'm at college, have a headache, feel like crap. The school nurse takes my bloodpressure, and it wasn't its worse, but still, it was 150s/80's. They had me wait twenty minutes, checked again, still high, third time, about twenty minutes after the second, I was back to 120/60(ish). From then on out occasionally I'd have high readings, nothing as bad as the ones that had led me to the hospital, but high enough for the doctors to consnider, then place me on, a blood pressure medication. It made me feel really sick, and sometimes my blood pressure would get to low. They think I might have Lupus, normal bloodwork, but sun sensitive as well as a slightly elevated rheumatoid factor. I have had issues with upset stomachs, had my gallbladder out, even had seizures which they never found a cause for. Just wondering what could cause such high, and NOTICIBLE changes in blood pressure? Anyone have experience with something similiar? **My pulse rate is typically between 60-70 bpm, even while my blood pressure is raised.** I saw the doctor today, he suggested my pain caused my blood pressure to rise, which seems odd without an increase in pulse as well. Not to mention I've had increases before without pain. I have been monitored for kidney problems, actually. Sometimes my creatinine shows up high. I've also had chronic bouts of deydration, and once got so sick I was ketoacidodic. Hopefully my specialist narrows it down. They drew some blood to check for some sort of tumor that causes an increase in adrenaline. I do believe I need more kidney testing, as I've had some kidney issues in the pass, but they always seem to come and go!

  • Without simultaneous pulse-rate readings no-one can pinpoint what the cause is, but WITH pulse-rate readings I could give you some inkling of what's happening. The clue is in the raised diastolic pressure readings, and indicate some vasoconstriction somewhere, – Typically it's kidneys, but I would have thought your doctors should have picked this up. THat's where I'd start looking. I say this, because the doctors are quite wrong in thinking "hypertension" causes kidney failure. In fact, kidney disease is the cause, and raised diastolic pressure is the result, -the symptom, in fact. I'm not saying it must be the kidneys, because constriction (as opposed to blockage) of blood vessels anywhere in the body, (and it could easily be a different organ), will cause the brain to make the heart generate higher diastolic pressure to overcome the resistance to flow. In doing so, the pulse-pressure must rise, and the result is high systolic pressures too. But I repeat, it's the diastolic pressure which should be your worry. If when it happens again and you can take your BP and pulse-rate and can send them to me, I could tell you more, but please accept that you appear to be at some risk, if it happens again. The difficulty is this:- getting your blood pressures down won't help you when it happens, because they aren't the problem. They're the brain's way of reacting to the problem… it's no use whatever attacking the symptom and leaving the cause, is it? Try to get the doctors to grasp that. Of course, it may (happily) be a transient condition, and you're growing out of it. I hope so. I wish you well. Oh, P.S., – There is a way to test out what I've written above. Take your BP's in the normal way with a monitor, a couple of times, sitting normally. Then tuck one foot under you, and try to block the flow to that leg…. you'll see your diastolic pressure will rise a couple of points. Now tuck both legs under you, and try as hard as you can to stop the blood flowing through both legs and go numb (!) You'll observe the diastolic pressure will rise perhaps another couple of mms Hg. – Then go back to sitting normally, and watch it fall to 'normal' again. It's quite fun actually. EDIT: Thanks for sending the pulse rate. It is slightly low, isn't it, – but that could be just "you", and not significant. But it';s a start. Now it would be most helpful both to you and me (if I'm still here !- I'm 81!) if and when you get another episode, you see what happens to your pulse. If it goes DOWN when your BP goes UP, then your brain is compensating for the low pulse by raising BP. So the problem lies in the mechanism controlling the pulse rate. But if both your pulse rate and BP rise together, then you can tell immediately it's stress-induced, and your heart is putting out a higher output of blood, as its way of coping with the stress. I hope that makes sense? Best wishes.

  • you are experiencing head ache and low pulse rate and BP. head ache may be complication in the head or may be low blood flow. low pulse rate – body's ability to keep the levels failed due to illness. so due to your underlying illness you are suffering these kind of problems and it comes when the climate is not tolerable. the climate may be your mental pressure commitment.try to take it easy and have a full medical check up. do not go for any treatment without full medical report.