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How was the reading of blood pressure?
Hello! A couple of weeks ago it was 135/85 and then 127/80 and this week it was 153/70...however, I had taken Max-Alt for a migraine headache earlier in the day.
Where do you feel the pressure exactly?
About three inches to the left of the center of my upper chest.
Does any activity make it worse?
When did the feeling start? How frequently do you feel it? How long does it last?
Not really, as a matter of fact, we did a trip to an amusement park last weekend and I (to be a good sport) rode roller coasters. As I type right now it seems like I have a pressure or bubble, but its just in that one spot. This has been going on for several weeks, but my stress has been very high.
Though your pressure is not very high, I would suggest to get an examination by doctor without delay.
Stress can be a factor.
But you need to rule out heart conditions like angina.
What would they give me to control angina?
Max- Alt can also cause rise of pressure, ischemia of heart.
They will first check by taking EKG, blood tests, stress tests etc.
I had to take one dose twice this week. I have weather related migraines and we've had a lot of major weather swings in the past couple of weeks.
Doctor will then prescribe depending on the severity of the condition.
If you take twice only in a week, then it may not be the only factor here.
I'm trying to avoid going to the doctor for this as I'm just changing insurance( from Cobra-- I was downsized from a job last year) and didn't want any pre-existing conditions as I'm qualifying for a new policy.
I would suggest to take an examination in ER or an urgent care..
Though you do not have any pre existing condition, but this symptom should not be ignored.
If there’s anything else I can do, please let me know.
Now my stress factor will really go through the roof. If I do go to an ER or doctor it will become a pre existing condition. If I have to do this, I would rather call my own doctor the first of the week.
Please do not take so much stress. Though it may turn out to be stress, but we need to be careful & should take an examination asap.
Thank you. I will call my doctor on Monday and she'll get me in quickly.
You are always welcome.
If symptoms continue, I feel you should not wait till Monday. If possible avoid Max-Alt.