Patient Comments: High Blood Pressure - Symptoms

What were your symptoms of high blood pressure?

Comment from: Debby, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 27

My blood pressure would always go up whenever I was in pain or at the doctor office, but it was determined that it shouldn't go up that high so I was put on medication. Now I'm feeling much calmer and taking better care of myself. Now I know the cause of racing pulse, headaches, and a hot feeling in my face was all because of high blood pressure. I keep track of it ... don't ignore it.

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Comment from: cmaneri, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: June 23

My high blood pressure symptoms included dizziness, confusion, panic attacks and severe headaches.

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Comment from: clive limerick, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: February 01

I have recently had neurosurgery. I have been fitted with an ANS model 120 for neuropathic pain which goes down my neck shoulders into arms and fingers. This took place on December 30th 2010 during my stay in hospital the nurse told me to check with my local doctor about my blood pressure. I get bad pains in my eyes and also headaches sometimes. I also suddenly get blurred vision which means I can't read no matter how hard I try. I visited my doctor and had a full blood test s done. Kidneys, liver, prostate, blood cell count, hepatitis and others all clear, but my doctor wants me back next week as my blood pressure was high.

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Comment from: paulie, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 25

I had started experiencing blurred vision and shortness of breath at first and now lately headaches and nausea. I noticed that I could be on the treadmill of 30 minutes and be fine but could not walk up one flight of stairs without feeling totally out of breath. I knew I needed to lose some weight but not that much and I eat healthy for the most part. I had been what they call high normal on a couple of doctor visits but it always seemed to go down. I had to go to the urgent care the other night and when they took my blood pressure it was 162/119 which was not good, they preformed an EKG to make sure I was not having any signs of a stroke, thank god I was not but they did tell me that my heart was pumping extremely high and so they ended up sending me home with some meds to lower both my blood pressure and my heart rate. This was very eye opening for me since I am only 47, I knew I was not feeling totally normal but thought it was just my allergies. Just goes to show you that you cannot diagnose yourself, go get checked.

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Comment from: ironman, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 10

My high blood pressure was brought to my attention by a venous occlusion in my right eye in August 2010. I am a 63 year old male in excellent condition with a resting pulse of 54 and a record of consistent workouts. However, my blood pressure has elevated to unmanageable levels since August 2010 with no real change in my life style. My doctor is still trying to find out the cause and a way to control it. I guess high blood pressure can strike at any time and without warning.

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Comment from: Brad, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 09

Extreme headache with nausea. Also tightness in chest and panic attacks. Blood pressure was 160/105. It started when I was in my late 20's. I was never overweight and always athletic, but did smoke at the time.

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Comment from: agape, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 20

When my blood pressure is high, I have dizziness, chest pain in front and back behind my right breast. I also have headache, dry mouth and I am unstable standing.

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Comment from: Bill, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: October 13

I had enormous swelling in the lower legs and great (15 lbs) weight gain over a period of two days.

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