Pulse Rate Drops Then Bp Rises

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Asked by Nancy

Pulse Rate Drops Then Bp Rises

My normal BP is tracking around 110/70 with pulse around 65 but sometimes I get this anomaly where my pulse drops to 55-60, which is followed by a BP spike at or 125/80 to 135/85 or so. When the pulse spikes, the HR goes up to around 75 - things normalize back to normal range but it takes a few hours for things to reset.

When this has happened I have been sitting at my computer working.

I don't think I would know this but about 2 weeks ago I stopped my Avalide 150/12.5 [with dr permission because she knows how well i monitored before going off - but then I was only doing once a day-and BP was getting way too low] -- and I am now taking BP like every 2 hours or so. This could have been happening all along but who would know?

I see her in a few weeks. Does this sound like a problem that should accelerate a trip or is this in the range of normal?

Answer

Hi Nancy,

You may want to read through this interview with Dr. Mark Houston - http://www.healthcentral.com/heart-disease/c/45112/103401/questions

He touched on fluctuating blood pressure and the connection between blood pressure and heart rate. It is normal for blood pressure to fluctuate through out the day.

All the best,

Lisa Nelson RD

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