My blood pressure way too high which it never used to be, was always 120/80 but now 140/90 on a good day and bottom one can be over 100 which i know is awfully high.
My doc has said it's due to all the beta-angonists that i am having to take as asthma so uncontrolled. Am on regular ventolin & antrovent nebbs, theophylline and then large amounts of reliever inhaler inbetween to keep my PF above even 60% of best.
At 26 having high blood pressure isn't good, and doc talking about putting me on meds for it but is saying that 26 is very young to have to go on them, but concerned about long term effects. I try not to be on pred all year round, usually about 5/6 months out of the year. Managed to only have 2 short courses since beginning of year and had hoped that BP would settle down but no such luck.
My GP is great and is keeping a good eye on it and helps a lot with my asthma.
I didn't know whether the high blood pressure was a common thing with severe / brittle asthma. Does anyone else experience this? I always associated high blood pressure with being older and overweight, have lost some of the steroid weight and am size 14/16 now but not back down to where i was about a size 10/12, as can't be as active.
just having a rant really as am fed up with not being able to do the things i want or used to be able to do. Lungs just generally grumpy and could do with a day off from it