Hi Dan, I am not happy to read that your blood pressure goes up with a GERD attack, but I am happy to kinow that I am not the only one who this happens to. I have noticed that my b/p elevates to high levels at times when my GERD is bad. It doesn't happen every time I have the GERD problem, but every few weeks at about
2 AM I awaken to elevated blood pressure, racing heart and burping. I attribute it to GERD as my blood pressure is usually in the normal range for the most part. It happened to me just this past weekend. My blood pressure went up to 180/101 and by morning it was down to normal numbers. I tried to think of what I ate that could have caused the problem and came up with something...but I can't remember at the moment what it was. So therefore I try to eat well so that I don't have any of these problems because quite honestly they do get scary. At 58 it is frightening to wake up to such high blood pressure. There was a time that I thought about
going to the ER but held back because I am terrified of drs and hospitals. But now when I get these attacks I calmly say to myself...this has happened before, I lived through them and tomorrow is another day! I guess that sounds stupid?