Patient Comments: High Blood Pressure - Symptoms

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Comment from: Vivienne, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: June 01

I am a 38 year old female. When I was pregnant I had severe edema and an extra beat in my heart rate. I was tired and short of breath. I could not walk for more than 400m. I slept with a continental pillow and two standard pillows so I could breathe easier. It felt like someone was sitting on my chest if I didn't use all the pillows. The doctor thought the hypertension was pregnancy induced. When I went for my post natal check up my BP was 156/98.The doctor was given a 5mg per day enalapril prescription. A month later I was feeling light headed and unsteady on my feet. I had sharp pains in my chest. My BP was 170/140.I was given 10 mg enalapril plus a hypotone. I am taking 10 mg enalapril and two hypotones in the morning and in the evening. I feel unbalanced when I don't take my medication.

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Comment from: goldengirl55, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: May 11

I went to the doctor for a checkup. She said I had developed high blood pressure. I told her she was nuts I felt great. After other doctors had told me the same thing for two years, I decided to take the pills. I thought you had to feel BAD to have High BP. MY new doc said that I had no symptoms of the disease and that's what makes this so important to get help. I never thought I would have it. I am a big walker. I feel the same way I did before the pills, but it's in control now. I am happy about that. Thank you.

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Comment from: AudClark., 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: April 25

I am taking Nifedipine & Atenolol tablets for my high blood pressure, but my ankles & feet swell up.

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Comment from: hilda, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 22

My nose has been bleeding in the last week almost every day. This morning while my nose was bleeding I checked my pressure and was 150/140. I also have headaches and feel tired and sleepy.

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Comment from: Glen, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 25

Was feeling unusually tired, went for a full medical, turned 60, thought it was just an age thing, Doctor took my blood pressure it was a High of 172/97. I have been on menaporsal for the last 15 years, not taking any HR for that. Now I'm taking High blood pressure medication.

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Comment from: metwo, 55-64 Female Published: January 12

I have high blood pressure and I am taking metropolol 100mg and Lisinopril 20 mg. My BP is normal for a while, but recently I noticed that the readings at night are very low, like 85 by 45 with pulse at 80 plus.

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Comment from: Judith, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 12

I was edgy, crabby and had a bad headache.

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Comment from: starechnik, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: January 07

My blood pressure is almost always at half the diastolic pressure is half of the systolic. When asking doctors, I get evasive answers. My blood pressure is : systolic 140 - 170 diastolic is 65 -80. Arterial hardening would create back pressure, so there should be not that much disparity.

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Comment from: Mandy, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 04

I did not realize that my feeling of dizziness / light headedness had anything to do with my blood pressure. I have a bad cough and while I was being examined the doc took my blood pressure. On Monday it was 158/96 and yesterday it was 134/81. Had been feeling dizzy for a few days but as there was no doctor around. I did not test it before Monday.

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