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Very high BP 😱

Hello from a nighthawk...

This is my first msg and I actually hope everybody is asleep comfortably at the moment...

Sadly I’m fighting a worsening insomnia due to “I don’t know what”... And in the last few days my BP seems worrisome even though I take Bisoprolol Fumarate (2,5 mg) every late morning.

Yesterday & today’s readings are:

@ 12:30 165/101 (heart 90)

@ 15 166/99 (80)

@ 17:30 174/111 (82)

A very long nap, then:

@ 23:10 201/100 (85)

@ 23:20 173/101 (84)

@ 00:30 155/96 (80)

I also take 90 mg Duloxetine a day for Trigeminal Neuralgia.

Should I be worried and take some action before Tuesday morning?

Any practical advice will be much appreciated 🌷

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Hi if you’re bp is at 155/96 right now it’s high but ok. If you go up high call for help I’m no doctor but better to be safe

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Thank you for your prompt reply last night. I really appreciated. Have a good Bank Holiday rest... 🌿

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I would call 111 for advice - sometimes when BP is very high then they like to see/treat you quickly (this happened with my brother) but I’m not sure on levels.

The reading of 201/100 sounds like you need medical advice on this.

Take care.

Jo

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Many thanks for replying Jo... I’m holding on till tomorrow morning when the surgery opens. And of course checking for signs of a possible stroke every now and then. Fingers crossed till tomorrow 🌸

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Seek medical advice to reduce your BP. I'm on ramipril since October,which has reduced mine well.....some patients develop a cough with it & then change to a different tablet.

Re insomnia....have you tried drinking a sleep-time tea in the evenings eg camomile tea? No caffeine after 3pm? A few drops of lavender essential oil on a tissue on your pillow? If I wake in the night I just sniff the oil from the bottle. Also giving myself Reiki helps a lot. I have taught Reiki since 1994, it helped me heal from cancer. Best of luck. Clare

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Thank you Clare... I’ll impose myself to the GP for an emergency appointment tomorrow morning as the high BP isn’t getting much better. (Currently 148/93) It feels foggy in my brain - then again it may be the effects of Duloxetine I use for Trigeminal Neuralgia.

I stopped having any tea/coffee since the weekend but again couldn’t sleep till 4 AM - I will try the lavender oil tonight.

Thank you again 🌷

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Meditation / relaxation techniques help too. You can google "relaxation remedies to help sleep". Daily Mail had 4 page spread on insomnia remedies recently so you could search for it on their website too.

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