High blood pressure out of nowhere

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I have had normal blood pressure for as long as I can remember 120/80. Then this week I started to have severe chest pain and when checking my blood pressure it was 178/85 and then it went down to 150/90 and now has settled at 160/105. I went to the ER and they said all my tests are normal. The cardiologist gave me some blood pressure medication but the levels haven't moved and the pain is still there. I am supposed to run some more tests soon with the cardiologist. I am worried because I have had this increase in blood pressure all week and I just had gallbladder removal surgery last month. My surgeon says this is unrelated, but I don't know what else could be causing this. Has anyone else experienced this?

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    Hello Vince, you mention your gall bladder surgery, are you taking any drugs as a result of this surgery?  I just wondered whether taking new drugs [to you] might have triggered the hypertension.

     

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    I Googled  hypertension following cholecystectomy & came up with responses mainly from Google Scholar but maybe you could sift through them & see if there is something that helps you & that you could then mention to your Clinician.

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    Thank you for the advice I will Google that. I am not taking any medicine from the surgery. I was on pain medicine, a stool softener, and nausea medicine. But I have been off of those for a few weeks before this started.
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    The cardiologist put me on some blood pressure medication and now it seems to be normal after rest. My chest is still hurting really bad, but hopefully that is a good sign.
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    I hope things improve for you now Vince.

     

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    Vince - when it's "Sudden" out of the "Blue" high bp (And it's not anxiety only) benign adrenal tumors can be the cause. It's called - Pheochromocytomas? - It's rare but is worth a check.

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