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Old 07-08-2005, 07:31 AM   #4
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Re: Think I may put myself back on BP meds

Could it be a mild hot flash? If this were the menopause board, I'd say you had a middle of the night mild hot flash. I haven't read any of the posters there talking about raised blood pressure during a hot flash, but it seems reasonable that the blood pressure would increase during one of those events.

Are you taking any HRT, or going on or off HRT?

I think your blood pressure readings stayed high because you were anxious about having high blood pressure. The bottom numbers were good, the systolic fluctuates more and is more apt to indicate anxiety and stress.