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My blood pressure is 146:96 but varies, it's around 135/89

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Hello my blood pressure is 146:96 but varies, it's around 135/89 on average but today spiked at 170/150 when I got out of bed then immediately went down to 139/88, I have a slight headache, have had little sleep and lots of over thinking! I'm 53 and stopped completely drinking alcohol 2 weeks ago due to the 135 reading at the doc's, and have cut out all fatty junk food since then
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


High blood pressure with any head ache requires immediate evaluation.

This can even have been a transient stroke.

Most likely just a headache, but the situation is a hypertensive urgency and you should be evaluated now.

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