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I had my gallbladder removed in April as emergency and for the first time to my knowledge I had really high blood pressure and I was in a hospital bed but then I came home and it seemed it was back to normal so I figured it was just the stress of being in the hospital etc.
Then I started testing my bp to keep and eye on it and I was very low bp. I went to the doctor and he said there was nothing to do for low bp. (I am a diabetic btw) I happened to be having dizzy spells and was blaming it on that so I checked once and it was 160/ 56 I am worried about the wide range like 88/43 jumping up to higher number and the doctor has no explanation. I got my Covid vaccine in May then in July the second dose. Does bp fluctuate this widely does anyone with lived experience of this have any advice for me I am worried more about this than I do when my blood sugar is low or high because there is an action to take for that. I am not overweight and no matter how much I eat I don't gain...Advice appreciated I live alone and am finding living with this difficult. Thanks.
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That's interesting. I've never had a problem with high blood pressure apart from my first pregnancy and that was 47 years ago! I had my vaccines (AstraZeneca) in February and April with no apparent side effects. In August I had a pre-op assessment and my blood pressure was raised 140+/80+. The op went ahead and no-one mentioned any more about my blood pressure and I put it down to white coat syndrome.
I had my booster of Pfizer at the end of October and had a splitting headache, chills and nausea for 36 hours that I assumed was just a reaction to the vaccine. 6 days ago I had my blood pressure taken and it was 164/89. It was taken again 3 days ago and was 162/89. I was lent a monitor to use at home for 7 days and told to take 2 readings 5 minutes apart in the morning and evening. I can't believe how the readings can vary within 5 minutes. For example this morning I took the first one just after I woke up and it was 155/90. 5 minutes later it was 133/79. When I checked symtoms for high blood pressure on the NHS site, 2 of them were headache and nausea so I've been wondering if it's something to do with the vaccine as well.