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Elevated BP, headaches, palpitations

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TheFear Tue 24-May-16 12:48:58

Woke up yesterday feeling good, went to work, then had a headache which I put down to sinus (I get sinus pain regularly). Drank tons of water and ate something and it wasn't going away so I popped some paracetamol and pseudoephedrine but oddly the pain was getting worse and I started getting palpitations and I was finding it hard to focus my eyes.. Went home early and went to bed. DH suggested I check my BP (have a home monitor from a period years ago when I had stress related BP problems, but never went on meds).
Diastolic was elevated, have been taking it approx hourly since except through the night and it's hovering around 116/87 on average. Still have headache and palpitations, although milder than they were yesterday.

Any ideas what this might be? Should I see my GP?
My mum has had BP issues that have lead to other health issues (heart arrythmia) so I am conscious at my age (46) that I might be following in her footsteps..
Don't you know I'll go to see GP and my BP will be perfect! hmm

tobee Tue 24-May-16 20:28:10

The bp doesn't sound too bad to me. But have you read side effects of pseudophedrine? If I remember rightly it can cause palpitations etc. I know several people who have felt very odd after taking it.

Lifeisontheup2 Wed 25-May-16 16:50:13

Your BP sounds fine if it's accurate plus if you've got palpitations the BP monitor will not be accurate.
Pseudoephedrine also gives lots of people palpitations, it certainly does me. I wouldn't worry too much.

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