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Re: Hypertensive crises, update Lorraine

Posted by Elizabeth on September 17, 2001, at 10:04:15

In reply to Re: Hypertensive crises, update Elizabeth, posted by Lorraine on September 17, 2001, at 9:24:46

> Yes, residual effects, stiff neck lasted about 5 days. My blood pressure was around 128/87 druing those five days. Before the episode my BP was 105/67 (MAO influenced low BP) and before taking MAOs it was 124/72. Now it has returned to 106/71.

So your BP *was* elevated above baseline for you during the five days. Okay. People with low baseline BP can experience symptoms of HT at BP levels that wouldn't be noticeable for most people.

> > Calcium channel blockers, like nifedipine, lower your BP by dilating blood vessels. Sometimes this can cause your body to try to compensate by raising your pulse.
> Well, I guess this happened. My pulse during the episode was 59 and it rose to 73 after I took the antidote, but 73 is not high.

That's right. I'm surprised your pulse runs low along with the low BP and the MAOI, though.

> [re: crick in neck] It is funny. I used to get cricks in my neck fairly frequently and I used to get migraines also. Now that we are talking about vascular things, I just wonder if they might have been related.

What did you use for the migraines?

> > When I showed up at an ER (or at the MIT Medical Center) with high blood pressure, I got seen at once. (MIT Medical didn't actually help me in any way, but they did monitor my BP -- they didn't just tell me to sit in the waiting room.) I think it's worth it to get a portable BP monitor (they'll fit in a reasonable-sized purse or handbag) so you can check it if you start getting symptoms.
> I'm glad they were attentive anyway.

Are you kidding? Small consolation for me. Should have sued the bastards. (I did mention the pulmonary hemorrhage that resulted, didn't I?)

> You know, I do remember you telling me to be careful re amphetamines and MAOs. It's awfully generous of you not to mention that.

? I'm confused.

> I'm glad your meds continue to function.

I think I'm the one who's functioning (sort of). My meds are just *working*! :-)





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