Hi, I have a weird symptom that I wanted to check with you and see if anyone has any information on it.
I have recently noticed that even the smallest amount of black pepper can raise my pulse and blood pressure by a lot. I have the same problem with MSG.
Today my SIL helped to prepare dinner and she added black pepper to the food. I usually avoid it because it not only loosens my vowels but it also raises my blood pressure and my pulse for a day or so.
So here I am in bed because about
an hour or so after dinner I suddenly began to feel sick with high blood pressure and my heart was thumping so hard. I also had the strongest urge to use the bathroom. I checked my BP and it was 176/91 and heart rate was 110. My normal BP is 118/79 and pulse 69-78.
has anyone had this issue or know what may cause it? I used to consume black pepper all the time without consequence and one day it just started affecting me. I eat many types of hot peppers, raw and cooked without any effect.
Addendum: I should mention that a few hours after the initial symptom by BP has lowered to 150/91 and pulse 93 so it has gone down but still higher than normal. I am drinking lots of water to expel it form my system.
Post Edited (Healing98) : 9/22/2018 6:58:31 PM (GMT-6)