My Blood Pressure Is 150/100 In The Morning I Have Bad Headaches Sick And Someimes Tingly Arms

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Asked by irmgard

My Blood Pressure Is 150/100 In The Morning I Have Bad Headaches Sick And Someimes Tingly Arms

This has been diagnosed yrs ago but recently worse, I am living better life no stress but have other medical probs. i have been going hot n cold, sweating, freezing, really bad heads sometimes sick and tingling in arms. i was given tabs but went to 45/30 when i woke up. now i cant get the tablets am wondering i this is dangerous. also i sometimes cant stop peeing and sometimes rarely go on at all..yet i dont drink much in day. wondering what to do, also have lump on right side of neck..when went dr they didn't do anything and the hospital said i was wasting their time, i had pains in chest but was right side and still get them on/off? i hope you can help i am at my wits end.

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Hello irmgard,

It seems like you have several medication problems here. Sorry to hear you are not feeling well.

First about your blood pressure. While not increadibly high (you pressure should be 120/80 or less), you should try to lower it. Several ways to do that without medication are the following: 1) stop smoking if you smoke, 2) lose some weight - even a modest weight loss can help with blood pressure, 3) exercise at least 4 times a week for 40 minutes (MAKE SURE YOU TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR FIRST TO SEE IF YOU ARE HEALTHY ENOUGH FOR EXERCISE).

Even with these lifestyle modifications, your pressure may be too high. There are many, many different kinds of blood pressure pills. So if you had a bad reaction to one of them, I'm certain that you and your doctor can find one that will lower your pressure and not have the same side effects.

About your other medical issues. Complicated and multiple ones you are experiencing are a bit out of the scope of this forum. I highly suggest you make an appointment with your primary care doctor to discuss your symptoms. You should not be the least bit afraid to bring them up with him or her. If you are, you should find another physician whom you feel comfortable with!! Friends and loved ones are excellent resources to find good doctors, so ASK!

To your health,

Neil MD