For years I have searched these sites to find a clue as to why I suffer from Hypertension and Bradycardia simultaneously. As the years go by, I have not read a thread that matches my issues so I figured it was time to see if someone could shed some light. [br>[br>About myself: Male - 6'0'' - 185lbs Blood Pressure: 153/101 (average based on 100 readings) Pulse Rate: 45-50 bpm (normal reading, does not fluctuate other than exercise) Diet: I eat healthy, low salt intake, drink plenty off water, little to no caffeine and always read nutrition labels. Lifestyle: I don't use recreational drugs, limited stress, no depression, walk almost everyday (no running due to losing weight rapidly. I can get down to 160lbs quick.) Medications: clonazepam 1mg once nightly; propranolol hcl 10mg twice daily (6 months) [br>[br>I am a former Marine and have been diagnosed with PTSD. I go to the VA but have a hard time getting proper care. I have some social phobia due to moderate to severe facial flushing randomly. I am in good shape, hardly have any fat, sleep pretty well with the clonazepam, without clonazepam I never sleep through the night. About 9 months back, I had an X-Ray of my heart and the results stated it was larger than normal. Even after I was told my results, I have not been given a follow up appt. [br>[br>I am really getting nervous about my peculiar condition. I was told a long time ago that it may pass but that has not proven true. I feel like my 20's were taken from me by always watching what I ate and often due to meds, never really partied like my friends did. I have a 6 year old and a child on the way and really want to be around for them as long as I can be. In order to do that, I need to find out the root of my condition.
Another thing, I have had the Hypertension and Bradycardia since I was 21. Long before I started any medication. I started meds around 26 years old due to my wife worrying about my health (she is an RN). When I researched my health before the age of 21, there seems to be a distinct time frame at 20 years old when I was having "normal" BP and heart rate readings. [br>Thank you for reading and I am willing to answer any question you may have.View Thread