I'm a 46 year old in the midst of menopause (FSH= 106) and have experienced my first ever bouts of high blood pressure. My BP was always consistent at about 100/60. I run an average of 30-40 miles per week. I've been having random "high blood pressure days" with no seeming rhyme or reason, and the Dr's can't figure out why. I went on a low dose of BP medicine (Losartan) which left my systolic BP too low and made me feel even worse. Has anyone else out there who is going through menopause experienced that when they get stressed out, their BP spikes very high now? Mine has been as high as 178/108. I've always been high-strung and easily stressed, but it's never resulted in high BP until now.View Thread
Thank you for the suggestion, Anon_6061. I had another huge surge this week, possibly as a direct result trying a different BP medication that my cardiologist recommended. I'm afraid to try anything new at this point. My BP goes back to normal between the spikes. It's terrifying when it spikes. The only blood tests that have come back abnormal are a slightly elevated parathyroid level (but calcium is normal at 10.0) and my renin level is elevated. I have an appointment with a nephrologist this week. Everything has gotten so messed up since menopause hit. Good luck to you!!View Thread
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