Re: symptoms or not?
Kidney workup is a good idea. My symptoms include anxiety prior to taking BP, flushing, pounding pulse, some dizzyness, etc. Almost always I have an internal feeling that it is elevated. You stated earlier that your friend's BP stays normal even during spot checks. Everyones BP rises occasionally. Doctors are careful not to overmedicate their patients. Elevated BP allows us to react to stressful situations - in some cases saving our lives. The fact is, we have to have BP that rises in certain situations - otherwise we wouldn't be able to perform. The problem occurs when BP takes longer to return to normal or doesn't return at all. Again, exercise has done much to alleviate stress and anxiety. Taking my own BP in a controlled setting is mandatory - otherwise it will be wildly out of control. DK