My blood pressure has been extremely high for about a week. My cardiologist did a mild change in my meds which should help bring it down (I lost 5 lbs in 4 days). My question is, has anyone ever experienced HBP and left arm pain at the same time? I had back surgery a few months ago and recently gained 15 lbs on top of my already overweight body. Could the extra weight cause the arm pain and pressure to rise? I'm very afraid of having a heart attack. BP reading today: 154/113 and 152/111.