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Old 10-24-2005, 05:29 PM   #1
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Blood pressure spikes caused by GERD?

My second firsttime post in the same day! Has anyone else suffered from higher blood pressure spikes coinciding with bad acid reflux attacks?

I am a borderline high blood pressure sufferer (usually 130/90), but when I get a really bad acid reflux attack I've seen my bp jump to anywhere from 140/99 to 180/97, etc.) Although these reading usually drop down with rest, and lots of water to cool down the acid reflux, I was wondering if there are any other high bp and Gerd sufferers out there too!

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Old 10-26-2005, 06:59 AM   #2
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Re: Blood pressure spikes caused by GERD?

I have high BP too...take 2 meds for this, then developed the reflux...also have a lower back problem..was in a lot of pain...taking anti-inflammatory meds and also a beta-blocker...my BP all of a sudden kept spiking...it was making me crazy..I kept going to the docs...3 times in one week...they thought I was nuts.

Finally, I have a stess test, echocardiagram, wore a montior for 24 hours and a sonogram...my heart is in very good condition. I started obessing with taking my BP...anytime it was high (I could feel it) it made me that more anxious and went higher...I starting waking up at night with jump out of bed shortness of breath anxiety attacks...one time I even called an ambulance and went to the hospital...I had palpitations and high BP, feelng dizzy and like I was going to pass out..they did a chest x-ray, blood work,had me on a heart montior, sent me home saying anxiety.

Now that my BP meds are working, I've changed my diet...(I also have IBS...very bad attacks...my BP would soar...I would almost pass out from these attacks...I have them under control with diet) and use the ACV (apple cider vinegar) for the reflux my life is much more tolerable...I see a chiropractor for my back...that pain is better too...I think I was in way too much pain...and stressed from taking care of a newborn and the reflux just adds to it.

My personal opinion is that any pain can cause BP to spike and that anxiety plays a part too...most times I'm my own worst enemy.
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