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Thursday, December 03, 2009 Nat, Community Member, asks

Q: Can a rise in blood pressure cause you to feel sleepy or tired all of a sudden?

   I'm on medication for my blood pressure now and have been for about six or seven years. For about two years I've been getting very tired all of a sudden.It's a strange feeling almost like a fever comes over me and I get very sleepy and feel like I need to lay down.(But I do not want too!)   I have talked to my Nerologist,my Hemotologist and Gynocoligist about this as well as my family Doctor.I have had a stress test,and an MRI,every thing was normal.

  They all seem to think it is depression, I don't! I wonder if it is a rise in my blood pressure or maybe the start of minopause.

  Please help me,I'm tired of spinning my wheels and getting NO WHERE!

                                                               Thank You...

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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
12/ 4/09 1:49pm

Hi Nat,


There are typically no physical symptoms associated with high blood pressure.  However, the is always the exception.  Here are a few of the top physical symptoms associated with high blood pressure - headache, dizziness, nausea, drowsiness, and loss of vision.  So, you are not completely off base thinking there may be a connection between your sudden sleepiness and a blood pressure spike.


All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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