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My boyfriend has very very high blood pressure... doctors are perplexed

If anyone is experiencing STAGE 3. Hypertension / crisis mode please give me some advice. My boyfriends blood pressure was 246/ 145 ... the doctors say he should be dead but he has been experiencing this for a long time. What can he do ? He takes meds. He has been in and out of hospitals. I want to help him but i dont know how anymore. Is there a place he can go ? He has seen specialists. Any advice. He is 53 years young. And in decent shape. 

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  • shannon66434

    Hello Shannon, first of all, perhaps you might get more replies if you post in Hypertension instead.

    I thought my blood pressure was bad enough the other day,  it went to 230/120.  I saw various doctors & have now had Amlodipine added to the Bisoprolol & Bendroflumethiazide that I was already taking.

    I had an Echocardiogram done a week before this episode but thus far, no on can find the result!  My ECGs were apparently ok.

    Who has your boyfriend actually seen about this?  He obviously needs to see a different specialist.

    What meds does he take?

  • shannon66434

    Some meds will elevate blood pressure. Cymbalta elevated mine and 

    I had to take blood pressure meds that controlled it.  Wish I could offer more I do send my best wishes. Food allergies? Keep track of all intake of food, drinks, meds. Gosh, what a struggle!! 

  • shannon66434

    I have my own BP Machine and yes.. I have had levels as high as you stated.  Was 235/100 at surgery, but on coming home 30 mins later and using my own machine - it stated 165/80 - some machines cant read properly lol.. I always use a wrist one(Amazon) and never had a problem with it.  If you guy has a Headache(continuous) sweating, pain of some sorts in the chest area, feeling sick or dizzy - then I would seek medical treatment.  A Headache is my biggest sign that BP is going sky high. blessingsxx

    • mollymoos

      That's right.

      Sometimes, doctors make people to worry by giving big advice too.

      What I recommend is, "We need to forgot our health/business issues and give rest to our mind and body".

      And then take medicine.

  • shannon66434

    I think he should see an endocrinologist as many things affect blood pressure, thyroid, pituary gland , adrenaline gland. They need to rule out a pheocromocytoma, which I had when my blood pressure went bananas . It’s rare but , who knows. Also is he anxious about anything? Overweight or drinking heavily? You have to be honest about it all. Does he suffer with palpitations? Keep a diary and of his blood pressure. Insist you are referred to a specialist endocrinologist. I go to the one at Churchill hospital, Oxford. There are many over the country including Birmingham , where my favourite specialist went , good luck

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