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High blood pressure

(8 Posts)
hairymuffet Thu 19-Jan-17 16:57:00

I haven't been feeling well for a couple of months now.
Can't explain, just tired and out of sorts.
At gp this morning for hrt script,
BP 170/100.
She said to come back in a couple of weeks. I've been under a bit of stress over the last few weeks, so she put it down to that.
How do you feel if your bp was/ is high??

hairymuffet Thu 19-Jan-17 19:53:22

Anyone? ?

Silvercatowner Thu 19-Jan-17 20:13:12

I'm on treatment for high BP. I felt exactly the same when my BP was high as when it was normal. Unless it is sky high, I think high BP is symptomless.

hairymuffet Thu 19-Jan-17 22:11:51

I feel as though I have a bit of a tight chest and palpitations, slightly dizzy at times.

SpeakNoWords Thu 19-Jan-17 22:15:54

I had no symptoms at all when my BP was really high, no headaches or anything else. It was alarmingly high when I was pregnant, I had doctors running round trying to get it lower but I felt absolutely fine.

Sweetpea021 Thu 19-Jan-17 22:29:36

Well you've made me feel considerable better. I went to the Doctor last week due to having a 'fluttering' irregular heart beat and an indigestion type feeling. (Thought I was going to keel over with a heart attack obvs!) After a barrage of tests it's been laid at the door of high blood pressure, I was sceptical, but maybe I shouldn't be.

hairymuffet Thu 19-Jan-17 22:31:56


Mumteedum Thu 19-Jan-17 22:34:23

I have had stress related high BP which is under control with tablets. I certainly didn't feel right when it was high. Very tired, spaced out, sort of pressing head feeling. Hard to say whether it's the stress causing symptoms and the high BP rather than the BP itself.

They do say high BP often symptomless. Keep close eye though. That's pretty high reading.

You can get your own monitors for 20 quid now. Might be worth it.

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