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Recently I've been experiencing a feeling of unwellness when active - even just slow paced walking. I feel weak, shaky, my hands and face feel numb and tingly, nausea, dry mouth, sweating etc. I started taking my blood pressure readings after walking or even standing and my blood pressure is high, particularly my diastolic pressure. It's consistently above 90 and I've seen it as high as 121. When I'm lying down, by pressure is pretty consistently 120/80. It's just when I move about. Even sitting in a chair seems to escalate my BP.
I saw my doctor yesterday after getting a really bad episode. He's at a loss and my reasing was normal with him, but he referred me to get a 24 hour ambulatory BP monitor. However, it's not for a couple weeks.
From what I've read, Diastolic BP shouldn't fluctuate too much - if anything, it should decrease during activity, so this is what's got me concerned. I have anxiety, but in the past, during anxiety attacks I've only seen my diastolic go into the low 90's. I don't feel like I'm having any serious anxiety lately, and I feel like I'm physically able to feel the spike in BP.
I guess where I'm in the dark is understanding what normal fluctuations in BP are under exercise and stress/anxiety. What's dangerous? How concerned should I be?
I'm on 1.25mg Bisoprol that I started taking for arrhythmia, but I'm thinking of upping to 2.5 because of the recent high BP.
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