Originally Posted by BS513
... On day 11 my BP spiked to 129/90 and stayed up for about 4 hours. ... Any ideas as to why?
Blood Pressure, which can be influenced by many things, fluctuates all day and all night, beginning relatively lower in the early hours and increases as the day goes on.
For an example of how much blood pressure changes throughout the day, I posted a thread within this High & Low Blood Pressure topic titled:
My 24 Hour Blood Pressure Averages for 2003 compared with 2008
The link is:
The main cause of higher blood pressure relates to metabolic problems, IMHO. That is why most blood pressure medications try to block or inhibit excess hormones produced by our metabolic systems.
The main causes of metabolic problems are:
- Unbalanced or unhealthy diet.
- Irritants, stimulants, pollens or pollutants inside or outside one's home.
could it be the Lisinopril?
Ace Inhibitors, like Lisinopril, try to inhibit an enzyme, that can cause excessive hormones, that can cause higher blood pressure and/or erratic heart beats.
It's possible, but highly unlikely, that an Ace Inhibitor would cause higher blood pressure, IMHO.
Best of luck and health to you!