My hearing and gets muffled when my blood pressure goes up

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When my blood pressure goes up sometimes I lose my hearing or it gets muffled and I can't think straight until it goes down in my heart pound in my ears does anybody else get this feeling I also feel panicky and weak I am going to my cardiologist August 27th 2017 hopefully he can help me with it and let me know what's going on and fix it please let me know if anybody else has ever had this problem

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    That is your body, telling your that it needs (BP) sorted. Never ignore your body.

    The consequences of HBP can be pretty bad.

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      Thank you I have had my meds adjusted once a year ago and I'm going to the cardiologist in two weeks I will have another adjustment hopefully but this only happens every once in awhile it's not everyday but I'm sure that it needs adjusted or it wouldn't go up when I least expect it to and make me feel ill

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      You should have a BP monitor at home, they don't cost much for a decent one these days. In the UK, most doctors use Omron, so people tend to buy the same. You can then measure it throughout the day, and especially when you hear the pounding to see if it really has gone up and by how much.

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      I do have one and I take it everyday and check it when I get those spikes in my blood pressure I usually take some anxiety medicine and a half of a BP medicine but I want the doctor to adjust it so I won't be medicating myself thank you for your concern?

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      RHGB

      I'm assuming you aren't a physician, because no physician, in their right

      mind would ever advise a patient to measure their BP throughout the day,

      that may happen in an ICU, but not at home, especially measured by a

      person who, by their own admission suffers from anxiety and panic attacks.  Taking her BP measurements throughout the day would only

      cause more neurosis and panicd attacks.

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      I never indicated I was medically trained or even alluded to that. I think most people are fully aware that they are not talking to doctors here, but merely people who have suffered similar problems and have a personal interest in the subject.

      I have been asked to monitor my BP at home, throughout the day previously. AM & PM, to see if it fluctuates. Last year I had an ambulatory monitor.

      Although I am not a doctor, I take a calcium channel blocker, a beta blocker and a diuretic. Three years ago I had a brain haemorrhage from hypertension. So I am reasonably au fait with the workings of blood pressure and how it is treated.

      By all means, give the OP advice, she has asked for it, but I have not.

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      I'm sure as far as brain hemmorhages are concerned, you could write a book, but as for recommending someone take their BP measurements

      throughout the day iwould not be something physicians in the US would recommend, and that comes from a nephrologist who told a relative of mine that that would only cause more stress and neurosis.  Obviously,

      your brain hemmorhage was not that serious, you're very lucky.  All the people I've known who had one didn't live to tell about it, they can be 

      quite catasrophic.

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    Diana, firstly, try to calm yourself, you're not helping yourself any by getting panicky, and asking if anyone else has experienced this does not necessarily mean theyexperience the same exact thing that you're experiencing, no 2 people are alike,even in their presentation at the ER, but I can tell you this much ,your muffled

    hearing and foggy thinking could be nothing more than a response to the emotional

    aftermath you experience after realizing your BP is elevated.  I'm assuming you check your BP, otherwise, how would you even know it's elevated?  Usually, there

    are no symptoms of elevated blood pressure, unless a person has been diagnosed

    with malignant hypertension, by that I mean blood pressure elevation related to

    an adrenal problem, kidney problem, or some problem that is causing it to stay elevated.  Malignant hypertension is far more serious than benign or essential, which is what most people are diagnosed with, however, malignant hypertension

    is curable after they've eluciadated the cause and taken corrective action. Essential

    hypertension is never curable, but there are pharmaceutical interventions that can

    keep it under control.  Good luck at your doctor's appointment.

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      Hi I will disagree with your statement that no Dr would advise you to check BP across the day, mine did just that which I did morning, lunch, teatime and before bed, had to do that for 7 days and keep it logged to take back to GP who put the results with my referral to cardiologist to confirm WCS.

      Dianah needs to go back to GP and find out exactly what it is and as you say to see if her symptoms are BP related

      I was also told to do it 2/3 times a week for another month, its fine and only spikes when I am anxious.

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      I agree with the others - doctors often do tell their patients to check their blood pressure at home 2-3 times a day for a week or so.  Plus, of course, there is also the ambulatory monitor that they fit on you for 24 hours which records the BP evry 20 minutes or so.
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    Diana, I would not be surprised if most, if not all, of your symptoms are due purely to your anxiety. Hopefully your cardiology appointment will be reassuring and rule out anything untoward.  Meanwhile, have you ever considered some relaxation therapy such as Tai Chi, Yoga or a course on Mindfulness?  
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      Sometimes it awakens me after a night terror are horrifying nightmare which is a thing that I have been suffering from since I started taking Ranexa which is a heart pain medication it has stated that it can be a side effect but my BP happens usually in the middle of the night but can happen just out of nowhere and it seems as though my anxiety Med doesn't make it go down by itself all-in-all I will have it checked and see what the cardiologist says thank you all for your concern and your help

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      Well, at least if you can pin down your nightime problems to starting Ranexa, then hopefully that may be a medicine that can be changed to something that won't cause the same side effect.  Be absolutely honest with the cardiologist when you see him/her next month and hopefully you will get the expert help and advice that you need....and deserve.   

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      Hi Dianna I notice you haven been on to comment on how your consultation went with the cardiologist, its great that we have this site to come on when we are struggling to come to grips with some health issues or even just need a friendly to give support when we are down and its even better that our peer's take the time and energy to give that support, so its nice when the reciprecant comes back after there issues are either resolved or they have a good course of action to follow, this information could help someone in a similar situation feel less anxious or even persuade them to seek medical intervention themselves, I hope your on the mend and it was good news you received.

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