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   Posted 10/31/2008 10:07 AM (GMT -7)   
I have always had low blood pressure. Friday I was at the DR and she said it was a little high but I was in a lot of pain. Yesterday My very stressful day My blood pressure went up to
150/90  My neighbor told me I better call my Dr today.
Should I be concerned or should I just assume it was stress and keep an eye on it. It normally runs 110/70. today it is still elevated at 140/86. What to do??? It must be the excitement of having a great day.
Lee Ann

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   Posted 10/31/2008 10:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Lee Ann,

Pain can raise your blood pressure. But I have had higher blood pressure ever since I have had fibro. Weird, I guess it is the pain, because I always have it.

Hope that you continue to have a great day.

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   Posted 10/31/2008 10:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Pain, stress, and just going to the doc's can raise your BP. Can you get some equipment so you can keep your eye on it at home? A few times at 150/90 isn't a problem......its when its that all the time. Try doing some exercise, relaxation, cutting back on salt, and eat nutritiously. Are you anywhere near perimenopause? Mine really shot up during that time. It also shoots up with anxiety. Good luck to you.

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   Posted 10/31/2008 11:35 AM (GMT -7)   
I had 2 doctors in the same building. I would go to one that I didnt really like and my pressure was always up but if I had an apointment with the other doctor that I got along with on the same day my pressure would return to normal just in the time it took to go one floor down to his office. With the doctor I have now I am relaxed but on days when its close to dosing for my pain meds and my pain is rising then my pressure is always a bit high and if I have had a really bad week specially not getting along with my mom then look out it goes sky high.
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   Posted 10/31/2008 1:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Mine goes sky high anytime I am stressing over something and no med brings it down. I have clonodine to take if it gets too high but that stuff is like poison to me and it doesn't help that much anyway. Xanax probably does more good than anything. Needless to say I have been stressing big time this week. No matter how much I talk to myself and tell myself everything will be okay it doesn't keep my body from reacting to stress. It's like a subconscious reaction that I have no control over.
I found out this morning that the kids were going to have a surprise anniversary party for us when oldest son and DIL come home for Thanksgiving but now they are afraid that Dad won't be up to it so they told me about it. That makes me very happy but my body still registers it as stress I guess.
I do not like my body and it's messed up system. So yes Karen the slightess change in like going to different doctors can change how our messed up bodies react.
Lee Ann after the day you had yesterday I can see why it would be up. Driving the big red truck around today might help it. smilewinkgrin
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