Hi, I am a bewildered 43 year old with high blood pressure and endometriosis (which is under control) , my BP, however is random and now worrying. Three years ago BP reared it's head again after a gap from meds due to pre eclampsia. This coincided with an emergency bowel resection required due to endo. I was then put on Amlodipine which I had a reaction to which was changed to Perindopril, all seemed fine until a few months ago when my bp shot up on a regular check up (200/110). A few more BP checks done and meds were changed to Amlodipne 10mg and Bendroflumethiazde 2.5mg as we were getting nowhere. A check up in the summer holidays was a hurrah as my BP read 140/80 :), yet my most recent are now 162/110 - which my GP is not happy with. He has now added Adizem xl 240mg to get it down and requested I have a kidney scan to check for narrowing of arteries (a case I forget the name of, but you get headaches - which I do not get) and a 24 hour testing of urine to check on adrenaline levels which can cause high BP. Has anyone had these done? Thanks in advance. I also have family history (Both sets of grandparents - one died at 44 of heart attack - no symptoms at all, and my Dad is on BP meds with statins. I am exercising by cycling @ 30 miles per week.
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