Greetings--I just read your post with great interest. I've been suffering for 6 months w/ daily blood pressure spikes that ABSOLUTELY HAVE SYMPTOMS! Weakness, debillitating fatigue, shakiness, brain fog, mood change to apathy/ambivalence, pounding heart, red flushed face, feel like I got suddenly hammered with A BAD FLU for like 2-3 hours, then when the b/p drops I'm fine again (except exhausted from the "episode"). The only thing that helps is if I elevate my feet really high (higher than my heart). I have seen 19 "specialists" and no one has a clue yet. I have researched and found some interesting info on Mast Cell disorders and also Dysautonomia; may be one or both of these. Orthostatic HypERtension (blood pressure elevating/spiking when standing too long or in my case bending over) can be a symptom of Autonomic System disfunctions. But these are still just theories as no specialists have confirmed them yet. Seeing a POTS expert on Friday and a Hemotologist this week to rule out or confirm Mast cell issues. I am very interested in what you have discovered since posting your message--please let me know as a lot of your symptoms sound very similar to mine. I wish you well; I have a pretty good incling as to how bad you have felt, may still be feeling. I hope you have found help. Please post a response or you may contact me directly at MmeMozart@aol.com . Hang in there and I really hope to hear from you. Take care, tammiView Thread
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