I have been treated for high blood pressure for 2 years (taking Diovan HCT and Altace). about a month ago I had severe spikes in my blood pressure, going as high as 184/128 with pulse of 120.
My doctor added norvasc but my blood pressure is not being very well controlled. I am having what I call attacks. When I have these I have nausea, abdominal discomfort, sweating, feeling overheated, slight headache and a racing heart. For example today when I had one, my blood pressure was 143/103 and pulse was 115. I am having about 1 or 2 of these a day, they are very draining and I am having trouble coping with this.
My doctor sent me for tests including aldosterone, renin and serum electrolytes but I won’t have the results until the 29th. He has not done anything in the meantime to help when this occurs.
I don’t want to sound melodramatic but I am wondering how risky this is for my immediate health?
Anyone out there experienced anything like this?
Any input would be greatly appreciated.
IFG & IGT, A1c 04/02/07 5.5, fasting glucose still 6.0-6.9