Hi I wanted to ask if anyone suddenly started to have blood pressure/ cholesterol and glucose problems.
For years apart from struggling with bronchectasis and my asthma I was so proud that my blood pressure and cholesterol were always perfect but after a recent blood test because of a bad exacerbation feeling ill for 2 months now . My results came back dangerously high and my blood pressure has been awful.(headaches dizziness and heavy eyes with mild chest pain)after visiting a cardiologist
I have now been advised to take blood pressure tablets and statin to help bring them down.
It's really been weird as my whole system feels like it's in shut down .my lung specialist believes my lungs are in distress and that this has put strain on my system. My heart is good but the Dr said the levels need to come down or this could start to affect the heart.
Anyone else had this experience.
Yes, my blood pressure suddenly shot up about the time I was diagnosed with COPD. It became noticeable because my GP took me off the beta blocker that was controlling my migraines immediately on the COPD diagnosis. It would have been linked with completing the menopause over a decade before. The only way I could get my blood pressure down in the normal range was by losing over a stone in weight from the top end of a health BMI to mid range, and taking indapamide, as I had problems with all the other blood pressure reducing medications.
As we face our medical problems, we sometimes have to change our perspective about ourselves. No longer can I bound up the Lake District fells, but I do have other strengths now, like supporting voluntary organisations with admin, which I would not have discovered if I had not developed a health condition.
It's really bizarre how things can suddenly change I saw my pulmonologist today and he did say it wasn't uncommon. The good thing is at the moment my heart is in good condition . Considering my lungs condition.
My headaches are slowing easing so keeping fingers crossed the meds start to work.