I'm new to this group. I've always had normal blood pressure until recently. I just turned 50 and am a female. I also was just diagnosed with IGA Nephropathy which is a chronic kidney disease. I also suffer from hormonal episodes of severe anxiety.
Note: I am making an appointment with my nephrologist next week so I will be seeing a doctor, but I've searched the internet with not much explanation on this so hoping someone else might have ideas.
I have a home blood pressure monitor. I have been wavering in the 120sto 130s / 80- 90's. However, my blood pressure occasionally goes up in the 140's \ 90s. For some reason I got in the habit of taking it 3 times in a row. It always starts high then usually drops by 10 to 15 points, so by the third reading it's usually in the teens over low 80s.
The last few days I had a migraine and my blood pressure skyrocketed to 160/97 and later in the day was 117/90. I seem to be very inconsistent.
I've heard this can mean signs of heart attack. I just recently had an heart ultrasound and several EKG and my heart looked great. At the time it was eating 150/100. The doctors at the hospital didn't seem too concerned.
Anyone else have such extreme fluctuations in their reading?
Thank you for taking the time to read this!