Blood pressure up and down

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53 year old. Had slightly high blood pressure. Take low dose Lisinopril. Past week or so blood pressure is jumping up and down for no apparent reason. Has been as high as 165/106. Then goes back down to 120/80. Primary thinks it will settle down. Not sure she's right. Had a knee doc appointment last week. They made me stick around til it went down. It stayed at 155/106 for 2 hours.

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    the tempirary spike maybe due to anxiety.... dont worry about the number if your normal goes back down to 120.80
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      They are afraid I will stroke out. A app that should have taken 10 minutes turned into 2 hours. Lol. Came home relaxed for a while. BP was 118/75. Went to a docs office for a exam for insurance. BP was 150/100. Never had this problem. The injections are nothing to me . Been getting them for 12 years or more. Had it done like 70 times.
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      Was told I had white coat long time ago. But haven't had a problem in a long time. Never had a diastolic in the hundreds. Have had labs and ekg a few times in the past months. Surgeries in June and November. Nurse took my bp atleast 20 times which I think made it worse.

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    It could be from anxiety and something called blood pressure spikes sometimes can be a sign that you need your blood pressure medicine increased a little bit just letting you know from my standpoint I still get those spikes usually at night they can make you shake like your having a tremor and your jaw and neck feel rigid I have had every kind of check up there is I'm just have bad nightmares and have to take anxiety medicine and had to increase my Lisinopril

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      That's what I thought to. When I was put on it the doc I saw started me off at the lowest dose. When I called my primary to speak to her about it and see if it needed to be increased, she decided not to. Think I will call back and speak to her again.

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