High bp dizziness headache

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Hi all,

I am 34 and recently started feeling dizziness and headache on my back of skull above neck.

I went to doctor bp was 150/90 and then it was like 140/90, 130/80, 130/100. Doctor suggested telma 20.

Then I saw neuro specialist he asked me not to take telma instead gave me nervofit and asked me to change diet and exercise regularly.

I have taken telma for two days and stopped after seeing neuro. After two days suddenly at lunch time I got dizziness and counting feeling and I was panicked and taken telma 20. Today morning also I was having spinning head and then taken telma. Do I need to continue telma ? Headache and spinning head are becz of high bp only? Becz all my scan and blood reports are normal. If I stop telma I am getting spin feeling is what I feel. What do u guys say? Please suggest me. I am really worried. Can I not eat normal food and lead normal life?

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    Raju, the kind of BP levels you describe wouldn't cause dizziness or headache. It would have to be way higher than that to cause symptoms. If you felt more dizzy than before after taking telmisartan, it could be that it reduced your BP a bit too much. Do you have a home BP monitor? I don't know about prices in India, but in Europe and the US they're available from pharmacies at a very reasonable cost. That way you could keep a check on your BP to see what causes it to spike or drop.

    Yes, of course you can improve your lifestyle and still eat normal food and live a normal life. It does depend on what you call normal though. If you're eating a lot of junk food loaded with salt and sugar and drinking sodas all day, then I'm afraid you're going to have to cut back on all that. In my experience the Indian diet tends to be rich in vegetables, lean meat, chicken or fish and all manner of healthy spices. (I'm guessing you're somewhere on the Indian subcontinent because I believe that's the only place telmisartan is marketed.) As long as you don't overdo the salt there's no reason why you can't eat normal home-cooked meals.

    Same thing with the exercise. If "normal" for you means being a couch potato you'll need to change. No need to sign up to a gym. Moderate daily exercise is actually much better for you than a strenuous weekly gym workout. Try walking briskly for an hour on at least 5 days a week. It doesn't have to be all in one go, you can just use walking to go about your daily life. For example, if you're using the car to get just a short distance, then walk or cycle. If you're using public transport to get to work, then start walking part of the way instead. There are a lot of short aerobic programmes you can do on a daily basis at home, which again are better for you than a strenuous workout. Just look around on-line.

    Since you say your scan and blood results were all normal, it's almost certainly anxiety that's causing the headaches. You'll find that if you can start taking control of your own health by improving your lifestyle, your anxiety will get better and your BP will return to normal, with the help of low doses of medication.

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      Hi thanks for response.

      But if I don't take telma I am getting dizziness and vomting sensation.

      And today I felt same and after 5 hrs of taking telma bp was 140/90 at clinic. Not tested bp at home. After taking telmA also no is high is what concerning me. And some are advising me to take no salt food. Please help me.

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      Raju, you really need to stop getting anxious about this. Your BP isn't all that high. Your symptoms are down to anxiety.

      And by the way, I'm sure no one is advising you to eat no salt. I'm certainly not. That would be a very bad idea as salt is essential for our bodies to function. The idea is just to cut out excess salt.

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      Hi,

      I dont drink/smoke, also i dont eat junk food and no sodas at all. I used to take soft drinks occasionally but now i quit everything. One of the doctors asked me to take no salt food for now then once bp is down then i can take low salt food. I take home cooked food mostly with vegies and occasionally chicken or fish. Now i am on diet so not taking nonveg. eating oats, cooked broken wheat, rice(only in the afternoon) and vegies.

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    Them numbers don't seem that high do you suffer from anxiety it seems to me you could wait before taking meds keep me updated

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      Hi thanks for response.

      But if I don't take telma I am getting dizziness and vomting sensation.

      And today I felt same and after 5 hrs of taking telma bp was 140/90 at clinic. Not tested bp at home. After taking telmA also no is high is what concerning me. And some are advising me to take no salt food. Please help me.

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    As you have been told in a couple of replies your BP is not massively high so wouldn't think that it would cause any symptoms, also you were not on the medication long enough to cause withdrawal symptoms, it sounds more like anxiety to me, you need to either buy your own BP monitor or ask for a 24 hour one from DR's try not to be so focused on it and you might find it goes down, you don't say how old u r or if you have any other health issues or if your over weight and not exercising

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    Sorry missed your age
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      Hi,

      My age is 34. 

      i am getting vomting sensation and spinning/out of balance(a little bit, as i am able to drive bike).

      after taking telma 20 getting relieved. I am over weight. height 5.7" and weight is 87kgs. Started exercises sincerely. If it is not due to bp then why i am getting this headache and dizziness. why the bp is high at 140/90 even after taking telma20. in last 10 days once it reached to 130/100. is it not high?

      I am totally confused and new to these kind of symptoms.

      What do you mean by anxiety? what causes it? how i can control it? if bp is high due to anxiety will it stay for than week? Please guide me.

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      Yes while you are anxious your BP will be high and your dizziness and sickness can be from anxiety or even vertigo or meneres your obviously fixated on your BP, go back to your GP and explain your symptoms and tell him you can't stop thinking about it.

      And no matter how many times you keep repeating your symptoms it want make any one on the site diagnose it as because the medication stopped.

      Go back to your Dr and come back on and tell us what the expert's have said

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      Hi,

      I didn't get you. You are asking me to see doctor again?

      Or to take readings at home?

      My only doubt is if no is not so high then why I am getting relief when I take telma. And with no telma I am like spinning vomting sensation all these. Also yesterday after taking telmA bp was 140/90.

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    Hi All,

    My age is 34. 

    i am getting vomting sensation and spinning/out of balance(a little bit, as i am able to drive bike).

    after taking telma 20 getting relieved. I am over weight. height 5.7" and weight is 87kgs. Started exercises sincerely. If it is not due to bp then why i am getting this headache and dizziness. why the bp is high at 140/90 even after taking telma20. in last 10 days once it reached to 130/100. is it not high?

    I am totally confused and new to these kind of symptoms.

    What do you mean by anxiety? what causes it? how i can control it? if bp is high due to anxiety will it stay for than week? Please guide me.

    When the day starts i start feeling pain on the upper back neck and below skull which then goes to center of head. which is low when i take telma is what i feel.

    also diziness and spinning and vomting sensation.

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      Please print off this thread and give it to your doctor for advice and medical care.  There are too many variables that you have introduced for us to provide you with support.  Please go back to your doctor and good luck to you!!  God Bless!!
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