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Old 10-29-2010, 05:46 PM
 
Location: NYC
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My BP is usually in a low range. For example, last week, it was 100/66, pulse was 60 at my physical exam. I am in good health, not overweight, no major health problems.

Today, I was feeling strange ... slightly lightheaded and lethargic, so I had my BP checked, thinking it was lower than normal but it was 135/80 and my pulse was only 56!!!

I had it checked again after eating a salad and BP was 137/88 and pulse was 65.

I had arthroscopic knee surgery a few weeks ago and getting around has been more taxing on my body than usual. I thought the dizziness was due to my balance being off ... plus, I've been putting in extra time on a project due Monday, and I'm wrapping up one job to start a new one.

I felt like I was managing everything but perhaps not.

I can't ever remember by BP ever being this high. What do you do when you BP rises like this? Drink chamomile tea and relax? Exercise? Take Tylenol? I'm not being facetious ... I really don't know.
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Old 10-29-2010, 09:11 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Hmm, no responses.

I did a light aerobic workout (jumped around on my mini trampoline while laughing at Bill Maher) and I feel a little better. I'll check my BP tomorrow. Hopefully it'll be down.
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Old 10-29-2010, 10:24 PM
 
Location: A Thousand Miles From Nowhere
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Response! Your blood pressure is going to change during the day, all day long.

Changes of 25 to 30 % during the day are not abnormal. Heck, walking 20 feet can raise systolic blood pressure by 10 to 15 points.

What you may want to be a bit concerned about would be any sustainable rise in your blood pressure.

Now, if it gets to something like 140 to 159 over 90 to 99, then yeah, get concerned. That could be a warning sign of a possible health condition, such as heart, kidneys.
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