Hello everyone! New here...I'm actually posting on behalf of my father who is internet illiterate! I wasn't sure which forum this belonged in so please move if I was wrong.
6 months ago my father passed out in the shower...and so began the medical journey...it was discovered that his blood pressure is out of control...climbs really high (around 200 or so over 120-130) then drops all of a sudden (120 over 90 on average)...all day and night it does this up and down and he's now really ill. His symptoms other then the hypertension are headaches, nausea, flushed face, sweating, dizziness and weakness. He's been to a cardiologist and a neurologist but they cannot locate what the problem may be. He's on every blood pressure med out there and they do nothing, he just gets worse. They thought it might be a rare tumor in the adrenal gland but a specialilst (who was a total jerk) said that he highly doubts that. Any suggestions on places to look or information on obtaining a diagnosis would be greatly appreciated...we're running on borrowed time at this point and I'm afraid it's going to take something like a stroke before the doctor's really try to work to find a diagnosis.
I myself have a chronic illness so I know how hard it is to navigate the world of medicine but it's a lot different when you're watching someone you love get ill. Thanks!