I have been having bouts with really high blood pressure lately. I have been having this for a long time though. I have had three separate readings from my GP in the past few months that have been around 160/170 over 100/120. I usually have to walk a long way up hills to get to my GP, and my BP is onlyhigh when they see me right away. If I have time to rest for 30 minutes, usually my blood pressure will go back to somewhat normal. I had the same happen in 08 when I was trying to get dental work done (before my APS and other disease diagnosis) and the dentist refused to work on me due to high BP.
I also get a rapid heart beat at times. Sometimes when I stand up, or just do light housework such as washing dishes, or sweeping the kitchen floor, my heart rate will go up to 130 beats per minute. When all this happens, my INR has been above a 3.0, although I can feel pounding in my ears and neck when my INR is very low. I have only recently purchased the equipment to monitor my BP, oxygen levels, and heart rate. I notice sometimes that my oxygen levels drop. But this week all has been perfect. My heart rate is back to 65 beats per minute and my BP is only 122/89.
I wonder if I could have been having blood clots last week and that caused all of my symptoms. I also get left-sided chest pain, I have it tonight, but my BP and heart rate is normal. I really don't know what to think of all this. I was on Lisinopril 10 mgs for three days and it brought my BP down. I had a few readings the day before I started the BP meds of 170/155 and 165/140. My doctor thinks they're not accurate.
I had to stop the Lisinopril because my hands were turning red and swelling. I am monitoring my BP several times per day in case it gets high again and I need to try a different medication. I will know for sure tomorrow when I walk to the grocery store in the heat. If my BP goes off the charts from a short walk, I will sit down and rest until I can get a scrip for different blood pressure meds.
I heard that Lisinopril can cause angioedema and swell your throat shut. I don't want that. I'd rather have the high BP than to have my throat swell up and choke me. Here are a few pictures for you guys. Also, my BP monitor will sometimes show erratic heartbeat when my pulse is over 100 and my BP is high. It could be an heart problem. What do you guys think? My doctor says it's not the Hughes. I think it is the Hughes as it only flares up from time to time.