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I need some advice!
A week ago, I woke in the middle of the night with a horrendous headache. I was dizzy, nauseous and the pain in my head was unbearable.
I still had a headache the next day and got an appointment with my GP.
My BP was 130/115. He kept telling me to relax (I was!) and he took it about 6 times.... still the same.
He was really concerned and first tried me on 5mg amlodipine.
The next day I went back and it was still high, he got me a monitor and I Was to check it a few times during the day - the fluctuated but on the high side (the morning ones were the worst).
He then upped my dose to 10mg and now it has come down to near normal.
All my bloods came back as great - cholesterol, kidney function, tryglycerides etc all ok.
I don't smoke, am 5'4 and 51 kilos. I am a long distance runner and resting heart rate is good.
I am terrified of getting that headache again and also concerned that he doesn't know what is causing it.
Is the BP medication just a sticking plaster? I mean it's brought the BP down but I imagine there is an underlying problem there??
Am a bit scared, deperate to exercise again and feeling down about it all.
Any advice would be appreciated, thanks in advance x
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