I am a female, aged 58 with a long history of sinus problems -. Including several periods of years with multiple sinus infections and several sinus surgeries in my 40's. My weight also has yo -yo'd 75 pounds at least 3 times in the last 30 years. I am currently going through an improvement period where I am seeing a personal trainer twice a week for the last 18 months, and a nutritionist for the last 6. As a result, I have lost 35 pounds and 10 inches in my waist, with another 35 (at least ) to go. Bottom line is that i feel better than I have in years, as I enter into semi-retirement. I had a comprehensive physical two months ago and my physician congratulated me on my excellent blood pressure, attributed to the exercise and better health.
Earlier this week, I went to see a cardiologist re a plaque buildup in my arteries that showed up in a scan from the physical (despite cholesterol levels of 167 for the last 15 years), and was surprised by a pressure reading just over 140/90. He prescribed 5 mg of Crestor, which I began immediately. Another fact is that lately I had been having what I thought were seasonal allergies, for which I was taking occasional Clarinex.
Further, I kept getting similar high readings for 2 more days at home, but then realized I had a sinus infection, and saw my GP today. Same story- my pressure was 142/91. She confirmed the sinusitis, and prescribed an antibiotic. I am concerned about those high pressure readings,which aren't usual for me since I began my regular diet/exercise regimen. Could the infection be affecting it? I am also in a high stress job, and having sleeping problems lately. I assume that may also be a factor. This situation should ease a bit in 3 weeks when I begin my transition to retirement by reducing my workdays to 60 %.View Thread