• mellow mellow
    April 21, 2010
    Very High Spikes in Blood Pressure
    mellow mellow
    April 21, 2010



    What causes high blood pressure spikes up to 200/120 ,just out of the blue..I am taking 2 blood pressure pills..watch my diet...no salt..take potassium pills twice a day..I had a head anyeusum which was clipped in Jan 2010 since then my B/P has spike out of control for no reason just out of the blue...it can be between 112/56 and 136/76 and then go up to 220/120 ..I have to take .5 Adivan and if not lowering 1 spray of Nitro...and head for hospital....8 time since Jan 22 2010..Tested for pheochromocytoma with negative results...testing was done during normal time, Had another test done while having attack..still waiting for results..

    Had Cat-angiogram done to check kidneys and arterys in top of legs..small amout of plague build up in right side..extra artery on left side...

    Blood pressure is running low now 110/65 to 99/56 most of time even after mild walks...drinking diluted gator aide to help with this...but sudden spikes up to 179/98 and ^ controlled at home with meditation tapes and adivan and nitro....


    Would like to know if other possible conditions can cause this.....



  • Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    April 23, 2010
    Lisa Nelson
    Health Pro
    April 23, 2010

    Hi Mellow,


    See if this post discussing rises in blood pressure helps answer your question:


    Sudden Rise in Blood Pressure


    All the best,

    Lisa Nelson RD
    7 Natural Ways to Lower Blood Pressure

    • bobbywilson54
      January 04, 2016
      January 04, 2016
      It has been over 5 years since this inquiry. What happened? My wife is having similar blood pressure strikes. This is painful and wasteful way to live. Is there a real answer to this? My wife's diet consists of fish, chicken and french fries. An egg in the morning with toast and sometimes bacon ( those days usually no blood pressure problem, go figure that ) . She drinks gator aid, water and one cup of tea a day. Some morning she eats oatmeal. Help We have been to the ER 12 times in the last year due to blood pressure problems. She never had high blood pressure before. Help READ MORE
    • Lisa Nelson, RD, LN
      January 07, 2016
      Lisa Nelson, RD, LN
      Health Pro
      January 07, 2016
      Bobby - What a frustrating situation. I recommend your wife implement diet changes to promote a lower blood pressure. This may not completely alleviate the blood pressure spikes, but it should reduce the frequency. It can take up to 4-6 months for diet/lifestyle changes to impact blood pressure levels. Some will see results quicker. Just keep that in mind, it isn't overnight results. The DASH Diet is a solid plan that leads to results. ~ Lisa Nelson RD READ MORE


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