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Thursday, March 11, 2010 Lynn, Community Member, asks

Q: What can cause blood pressure to suddenly rise to 180/125 on a person who usually has a low pressure

My pressure is usually around 100/70. For the past few months, I have been getting a "wierd" feeling and when I take my B/P it is much higher than normal. It has gone up to 180/125. It lasts for a while, then slowly comes back down.

My family DR has sent me to a cardiologist and a kidney specialist. An adrenal tumor was ruled out by blood tests, 24 hour urine test and a  CT Scan.

The DR's are not giving me any answers, I guess they ran out of tests to order!

My medical conditions include Fibromyalgia, Hoshimotos and I have a cervical and thorasic syrinx which I have been told is too thin to be the cause of any of my symptoms.


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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
3/12/10 11:55am

Hi Lynn,


Here is some information that may help:

Sudden Blood Pressure Jump


All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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Bill, Community Member
6/29/12 11:10am

My blood pressure increases to 200/150 suddenly while my body feels red hot.

Suddenlly decreases to normal over a ten minute period.

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By Lynn, Community Member— Last Modified: 06/29/12, First Published: 03/11/10