yes. It got scary last week when if felt as if I was skipping beats as well. I don't have insurance and did not want to incur a bill from the ER. I didn't have any other symptoms of heart attack or would have gone regardless of the cost. Someone said it could be a sign of peri-menopause, since I am around that age for it to start.
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The only thing I notice is a pounding heart....I feel like my chest is thumping. I never felt this before when my BP was normal. Now it is quite noticeable at times and when I take my BP when I feel it, it's always quite elevated.
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Thanks for sharing! I never really thought about the symptoms and signs that I should be aware of in regards to my HBP. I also have perfect BP 120/89 on meds. when I exercise, but my goal now is to lose enough weight that I can get off the medication entirely I hope this is possible.
I also suffer from high BP, but with medication it is well within normal limits (sometimes). Its interesting how we all have different symptoms when we are high. I always have two telltale signs that never fail......I get a mild headache at the back of my head and also (not at the same time necessarily) I cannot get to sleep at night. Many a night I have been awake to hear the birds signing in the morning and the light slowly creeping in behind the blinds.
I get so very very angry when I toss and turn all night, but often will not get up to measure my BP because sometimes it raises my concern for example 180/95 is a concern, usually it doesnt go higher than this. As a retired health professional I know that the systolic and diastolic are both important, however the one that concerns me the most when it is high is the DIASTOLIC.
Since I have started swimming nearly every day my BP has been perfect. Im still not sure whether it is really the swimming or the fact that I am averaging a loss of about 500g a week. I guess the medication is successful when you also help it along. All in all Im happy, so far so good and hopefully I can get off the BP medication (one day)
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I have all of the symptoms mentioned by the others (pounding heart, palpitations, lightheadedness, tinnitus, even a tight feeling in my chest). My b-blocker does help to lower my BP but does not always alleviate these symptoms. :-(
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My BP is always higher at Dr. office, but I do not feel any different.
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It Hard to say what works for one does not work for all. My doctor told me last month mine was too high. He said "That is why it is called the silent killer". Also, lots of people know when they are in A-fib. I CAN NEVER TELL. Guess it depends on the individual and how attuned you are to your body.
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Although all of the articles I've read say there are no symptoms with high blood pressure, If I'm late taking my XR beta blocker, I get pounding in my ears and a little light headed when I stand up. My bp usually remains w/i range, though.
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