Has anyone had the experience of their blood pressure rising after an ET diagnosis (not immediately after - I think all of us had a slight increase in blood pressure at the time of diagnosis!)
Specifically, my systolic number has increased to levels associated with stage 1 hypertension, but my diastolic numbers remain normal. As I understand it, the systolic number indicates the pressure from the actual beating of the heart and the diastolic is the pressure when the heart relaxes. I just wondered if the systolic is higher because my heart is working harder pushing this sludge through my system (my platelets were 959 at last count).
I work out daily and eat well, and it's really frustrating to not see that effort reflected in my blood pressure!