For the past 5 or 6 weeks I've been working on getting my BP down and it has been a major success well, it was...but for some reason over the last week my numbers have shot up.
My weekly averages were as follows:
Duration Left Arm Right Arm Week Avg.
5 weeks ago: 133/93 137/92 135/92.5
4 weeks ago: 133/92 134/91 134/91
3 weeks ago: 129/89 129/86.5 129/88
2 weeks ago: 128/86 130/83 129/84.5
1 week ago: 122/80 118/74 120/77
last week: 131/92 135/88 133/90
As you can see there was a progressive drop all the way thru to optimal numbers and then last week my numbers went high which has left me dismayed
Since Sunday my BP readings on my left arm in particular have been really high..I've had:
I'm showing these results because for the last 2days I've been waking up with a headache and then can't get back to sleep so I thought I'd check to see what my BP was doing and have been alarmed by these numbers (I'm often awake in the middle of the night and previously when I've checked my BP at these times I'll get abnormally low numbers for me like 110/6x so these numbers are even more horrifying)
My left arm, daytime number has been 'high normal' or bordeline like 134/87 or 12x/90..That has increased greatly from what I have been getting recently also. I ask about my left arm because my right arm numbers are considerably lower..with a diastolic of between 80-85 and systolic in the 120's.
I've been experiencing chest pains on my left side for the past 6days.when I lean at an angle over 30degrees I'm getting a shooting pain up from my lower abdomen that hits where I feel my heart is. I immediately sit upright again and generally feel freaked out. If you guys remember, I've got an atrocious doctor who I don't trust and am already getting quite anxious at the thought I might have to go see him about these new happenings. I'm not sure if they are linked or if one is a by-product of the other... (i'm very nervous now and thinking and overthinking this issue throughout the day and then having it compounded when I see my next set of sky high left arm numbers)
Generally I am relaxed until the BP numbers give me that first readout (which was 149/101 and 142/97 the last 2days) and then I get worried and do not relax sufficiently to probably get optimal readouts for the rest of the readings. I feel I am stuck in a loop again..one which I hoped I'd avoided for good when I saw my numbers go right down to optimal range only 8days ago..
I'm here, a bit lost and asking for peoples thoughts and advice on this. I'm not on any meds although my quack doc tried to dump me on them almost immediately I'm 27 overweight but trying hard to lose. Have begun walking about 25miles a week (I stopped over the last 8days) and have been eating a healthy diet. All thoughts are welcomed. I'm perplexed and am worried I'm going to regress and lose the confidence I've worked hard on gaining over my general state of health over this last month or so.
What is going on and what should I do? Also what's with the left - right arm discrepency?
Thanks for your time.