Re: Huge difference in BP between arms
Hi there everyone and thanks for the responses...
I think a little clarification might be needed...
My arms have been different sizes for years now (my Dr ignoring me when I tell him something is up with my arms, ect, until Friday)
This is one reason I use a wrist style BP monitor... and I have always checked the BP in both arms (wrists) at least once a day at the same time along with my regular readings... I have had variations (this is normal for everyone) but rarely more than 5-9 points of difference.
My poor Dr and Cardio have me as a problem child... I have nerve damage in both arms causing weakness and loss of sensation, have a severe ankle injury (injured it 9 years ago and after 19 surgeries they are finally going to amputate soon) so balance and gait are hard to determine, Bells Palsey on the left side of my face, occular migraines, ringing ears and chronic dizzyness (probably from periodic sinus rythm tachycardia of 130-160bpm) so they don't know when to tell me to go to the ER... stroke symptoms are hard for me to determine because I always have them... lol. That and my BP fluctuates wildly... it can change more than 50 points in 10 minutes for no reason. (Being tested for various conditions that can cause this)
My left arm and hand do not go cold or blue at any time and the pulse seems to be the same between the two wrsits... it is probably just lymphedema.
Fam- The Dr did not check my pulse anywhere but my wrists, but hopefully it will not be a long wait for the testing that is supposed to be scheduled. Thanks for reminding me on what to look out for... no tearing pains or anything like that (and I obviously made it through the night... lol) so I am probably going to be fine.
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Last edited by penybobeny; 07-29-2007 at 12:12 AM.
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