Has anyone else here experienced sporadic high blood pressure along with feeling like you are going to pass out especially when standing?
This past week has been tough for me, on Tuesday I thought I was going to pass out while doing dishes after dinner. I stopped what I was doing, sat on the floor and looked around to make sure I wouldn't hit anything if I did pass out. I then called for my hubby and told him I felt like I was going to pass out. I sat there for like 10 minutes and then was able to get up. After the incident, hubby went to the drug store and bought a high blood pressure monitor. We took my B.P. and it was 155/106. (I've been monitoring it and recording it everyday this week so far).
I have had occasional spells of this "feeling faint" while standing over the past few months. This week has been really bad though .... so finally after Tuesdays incident I called the doctor Wednesday and went to see him Wednesday evening. My B.P. was high when I saw him too that night plus I took along that paper which has my recordings of my B.P. so that he could see them. Some of my readings are: (141/108), (138/101), (136/105), (159/104), (129/91), (123/90), (139/106).
What is weird to me is why I get this feeling like I am going to faint if my blood pressure is high?? I thought people normally get the "faint" feeling when their B.P. drops too low. I thought maybe when I stand, my B.P. was dropping and then I would feel faint, but then because I was scared because I thought I was gonna pass out, that maybe my B.P. was rising because of that (me being scared that I was going to pass out). So, tonight when I was feeling faint again from standing, I took my B.P. standing up .... right when I was feeling faint and it was 139/106.
My doctor sent me for Blood-Work this past Friday, he is testing for like 10 different things. I just have not gotten the results back yet. Also, this coming Wednesday, he is sending me to have a "Captopril Renal Scan". He said sometimes something in the kidneys can cause high blood pressure. I forget what all he said about it, he did explain it, but it was a lot to try to remember LOL. He said they see that (the kidney problem) in younger females sometimes who have high B.P. Also, I am not over-weight (I weigh 135 pounds and I am almost 5'6" tall).
Sorry for the long post, I just wanted to try to fit in as much info. in case any of you have experienced what I am experiencing now. If anyone else has experienced this ..... please let me know. I have searched the web like everyday this week, and have not found anything about "feeling faint" along with high B.P. So, I have NO idea what is going on with me