With the sleep machine, my blood pressure stays around 105 or so normally. It was about 120-130 prior to using the machine. Might do you some good to have the test anyway. Check out sleep apnea on the web before you check with your doctor. I have to say that I feel much better when I use the machine.
However, I still have the spikes and rapid heart beat at times; my primary (left him and returned) told me he feels I have pheochromocytoma because I have a tumor on both adrenal glands which can cause the spikes. The rapid heart beat and elevated blood pressure can come at any time.
I wish you well...somewhere there is a doctor who can help you with your situation. I am going to ask to be sent to a large medical facility like Mayo or a place of that caliber.View Thread
Earlier this year I had been in the hospital for the same thing, and no one could put a name to it except anxiety and depression which upset me because I am neither. Seven doctors later I still had no answer.
After much research, I asked my doctor to do a sleep test for sleep apnea. Of course, she resisted at first; then she decided to do this. And I have sleep apnea!!! I went to a sleep specialist who verified that this can cause the spiking blood pressure.
My machine will be ready on Tuesday, and I am looking forward to not having to worry about the spiking pressure/rapid pulse any longer.
My blood pressure spiked between midnight and 2 am and I went to the hospital 4 times in 2 months. Eight doctors ran various tests and could not find the cause. From my research, I learned that sleep apnea can cause this. Also a deviated septum can cause sleep apnea, and I have both. I am waiting to do the second test on sleep apnea. Also the new endocrinologist is again checking my endocrine glands which can also cause this.
Be your own advocate...check out the internet and go on reliable sites like Mayo Clinic, etc. I may not be correct in my findings, but at least I am finding more to check than any other doctor has done.View Thread
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