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I have had high blood pressure for nearly 3 years. It was brought on by excessive drinking and consumption of energy drinks. When I got diagnosed with high BP my bp was 220/118. It took me nearly a year to get it under control. I have had to learn that when your bp goes up, it takes days for it to come back down. But I still have episodes where it ramps up. I am one of those lucky few that can feel it when it rises. If my top number goes above 150 my chest starts to tighten and my face feels prickly and sometimes I get headaches. My last cardiologist visit my bp check in at 128/78. My cardiologist removed me from the diuretic I was taking and cut my office visits from 2 to one a year. Well 2 months after that visit I met an amazing woman and I am head over heels for her but she lives far away and is in the process of moving in my area. We talk via text and phone but it's not the same as in person and I honestly believe I am stressing about it. For about 3 days now my chest has been squeezing. I took my bp and it was 163/83, and that was yesterday. Today I took it and it was 161/76 and tha was right after I got up. I take 40 mg of Lisinopril. I also take a bunch of supplements aimed at helping reduce blood pressure. I take fish oil, krill oil, garlic oil, L-arginine(just started that one), resveratrol, amealpeptide, and coq10. I have had stress related elevations in bp 2 other times. The last one sent me to the ER because I thought I was having a heartattack. I was fine. I guess what gets me is that it takes me days, even a week or 2 to get my blood pressure back to a normal range. Why? Why does it take so long and why do I feel my chest tighten? Everytime it happens I think I have a blockage. My sister always reminds me that I go walking 4 to 5 days a week at 40 minutes a pop. She said if I had a blockage I would not even be able to make it around the track one time. I also notice when I start walking if I had any tightness, it would go away. I guess it's worry and anxiety over the beautiful woman. She is always on my mind and I guess I need to focus on something else. Has anyone ever had this problem? I feel like I am the only one but I know there is someone else that can relate.
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