Patient Comments: High Blood Pressure - Symptoms

What were your symptoms of high blood pressure?

Comment from: $urfgurl, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 08

I woke up in the middle of the night and opened my eyes. The room was spinning. It happened all through the night. Went to the ER the next day where they told me my blood pressure was high.

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Comment from: 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: April 05

When I was pregnant that was my first time to be diagnosed with high blood pressure. My legs and hands were swelling.

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Comment from: Talounjuni, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: March 16

I had high blood pressure when I was 30 weeks pregnant and my whole body was swollen.

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Comment from: jakebarrett, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: March 16

I have rhinitis and HBP. People with HBP are always cautioned against salt. I also had a hemorrhagic stroke three months ago.

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Comment from: Busy mama, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 07

I didn't know what was going on. I was dizzy. My vision was blurred and I was feeling like I couldn't get a big yawn in. When I went to emergency I thought the doctors going to think I'm crazy, wasting their time. They didn't, turns out my blood pressure was 212/180. Take yourself seriously. You will know if things don't feel right.

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Comment from: smile :), 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: August 24

I didn't know I had high bp until I became pregnant. My partner and I were trying for 2 years. Unfortunately due to the high blood pressure I had a miscarriage at 4 weeks. After many ultrasounds, bp tests and blood tests, the doctor worked out it may be caused by kidney sterosis (narrowing of the kidney artery),after a stressful operation for that my bp is still high and I'm still on medication, only thing left is to change my lifestyle.

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Comment from: Myself1957, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 02

My high blood pressure symptoms were very little. A headache now and then. I seemed irritated easily and got angry and exploded more easily. But never thought it could or would be Hypertension. I usually run 130/80-90. Sometimes, 138/98 or 86. I try to eat less fat, I do not use salt. I exercise and I am still overweight. Can't take nothing to aid weight loss because it ALL ups heart rates and BP.

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Comment from: Anastasie, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: July 12

Because of my high blood pressure I woke up with a severe headache, nausea, I vomited, the symptoms increased with movement. I was extremely sensitive to sounds and movement around me.

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Comment from: ariel, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 27

In 2002 I was a healthy and active 51 year old woman. After my road accident, I was extremely disabled due to a head injury. I had a lot of pain and symptoms came out little by little since I suffered from a neurological injury. One of these symptoms was acute chest pain with tingling sensations that went down my arms to my fingers. I was misdiagnosed and did not receive any kind of therapy or help until 2005. Then, I was properly diagnosed with TBI (traumatic brain injury). In 2010, my doctor sent me for an agiogram to see if there was any heart blockage, but my heart was strong and there was no blockage. Finally, I switched doctors. My new doctor had me wear a blood pressure monitor for 24 hours. The results showed that my blood pressure soared when I was sleeping or resting during the day. She put me on Ramipril and I saw almost immediate results. I rarely have the chest pain and numbing sensations now and feel much better.

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