blood pressure changes (throughout the day)

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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 8/14/2006 10:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I am new to this forum and I am being treated for lyme disease.
but I am concerned about rapid heart beats and my blood pressure changes throughout the day.
this am at the docs it was 150/100, when I got home it was 128/86, and tonight it was 140/100.
i had an ekg 1 week ago and it was normal, also resting pulse was normal.
my doc didn't seemed to concerned at all  (in fact i've been to 2 docs.) and put me on toprol 25 mgs.
I also sweat just doing nothing but that can also be a part of lyme disease.
I had to suggest to the doc if it would be possible to at the least have an echocard, so i am having that on weds.
I'm scared because up until last year I always ran a lower end bp...
Under a lot of stress with the lymes, but that aside does anyone run different bp's through the day ???
Thanks and peace..............

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Date Joined Oct 2005
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   Posted 8/15/2006 6:40 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi littleflowers, welcome to the heart forum.  I have bradycardia (low heart rate) and orthostatic hypotension (low bp).  I take 4 differant medications throughout the day to maintain my BP at a normal level.  Sometimes they end up pushing it up into a high range, which my cardiologist and PCP are not concerned with as this is their goal in my treatment to keep my BP up.

However, I dont know much about Lyme disease and its effects on BP or if it effects BP.  I imagine it very well could.  150/100 is awfully high as is 140/100.  I would think that the physicians would want to see a consistant amount of increased BP's before they treated you for high blood pressure.  If you have a monitor at home you may want to take some readings of your own and record them for referance to show your docs.

I am sure other members will post some other ideas for you.  Please do feel free to continue to visit us here as often as you like, we would love to hear more from you.  Take care


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