Fibromyalgia Action UK

blood pressure affecting vision

Hi all a few weeks agoI was in bed as i suffer with M.E /CFS and now also high blood pressure according to my doctor. I was feeling nauseous and dizzy didn't faint but was physically vomiting also and couldn't see clearly without feeling the motion was wrong. I said to son i am just popping out to shops and chemist. When I got to the chemist the lady behind the counter said are you ok you don't look well, and said she would walk me to the doctors and she did and got my appointment also there and then.Very kind lady but she knows me as i go in regular for my medication. To my surprise it was a good job that I did i usually have low blood pressure but for about 2 weeks I was feeling not right and thought it was just migraines and M.E but doctor look my blood pressure and it was 195 over 110 and asked me to go to the hospital immediately because I may have a heart attack or stroke.Wow I only went out to the shop and chemist to get my prescription so now I am on more medication and wanted to know if blood pressure medication can give you severe pain in calves and back because i am in agony with my calves and I don't understand why. I have no blood clot but i have had DVT AND P.E before but not now. Thanks for listening to me. One good thing I can say after suffering Migraines for 35 years they have gone since I have been taking the blood pressure medication the past 6 weeks. Sosomething positive has happened in a way.

3 Replies

Hi there

I think you should call 111 straight away and get some medical advice.

I wouldn't take any chances as you've had DVT before.

Go and call now! Better safe than sorry.


Lu xx


I am so genuinely sorry to read that and I agree completely with BlueMermaid1. I would not take any chances with this. If you go onto the NHS Choices website they can also tell you about what side effects there are with your medications.

I want to genuinely and sincerely wish you all the best of lcuk.

All my hopes and dreams for you



I agree with Ken and Blue Mermaid. If you have a history of DVT please go and get checked out at A&E. Let us know how you get on. 🐼xx


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