Re: High Blood pressure only during period
This was very similar to what started me on the bp spike rollercoaster. I would get spikes at various times of the month usually mid cycle. I would feel increased anxiety too during this time, not sure if seeing the high numbers caused the spikes or vice versa. Anyway, I too went to my doctor and explained the correlation to my cycle and they just don't seem to get it or acknowledge it in anyway. The only answer I received from my doc was that my body was reacting to my hormonal changes during the month and that the best thing to do was to put me on a low dose bc pill to "stabilize" my hormones. I will say this it worked, I don't have the same level of bp spiking anymore or the huge anxiety fluctuations. I hated going back on the pill though since my husband had a vascetomy and it seemed stupid but it was that or bp meds or anti-depressants/anxiety meds. I am a firm believer that hormones play a huge role in bp, I too had high bp spikes at my first and only daughter ( I was 22 at the time and it quickly came down so the docs weren't concerned).
I don't know why there isn't any concrete info about this because women are talking about it a lot but nothing backs it up.....
Hang in there, you are doing great.
Last edited by Ms_T; 01-20-2011 at 10:46 AM.