I am 65. Have the flu 3rd day.
Taking ramipril 5 mg for HBP.
Taking Cumadin 10 mg and Multak (Denedrone) for AF (currently in normal sinus).
Today my BP is high 95-100 / 160-170 , normaly was controlled 85/135.
Can the flu cause it?
I have a very similar case - never had HBP, got a cold/flu after trying to battle it with herbal immune system boosters and vitamin C for a week. All through these last 7 days I was experiencing bodily symptoms as if I was highly anxious though there were no reasons to feel so. Last night the feeling of my heart had moved from my chest into my throat became extremely uncomfortable and it just hit me that this might be a HBP (I also had a headache for the last 4 days).
Jumped on the car and drove to the nearest pharmacy and used their BP machine - 140/100 !!! I bought a BP meter and have been monitoring my BP - 125 - 140 / 87 - 100.
Nothing alarming but rather unusual! Doctors don't seem to acknowledge any connection. I'll be seeing my doctor as soon as my flu symptoms subside. I have the hunch that my HBP will be gone by that time.