hi, ive been seeing my blood pressure raise last night. its usually good somewhere aroundd 134/70 but last night i felt a little nerves so took it , it was 157/88 as the night went on it reached 179/90, not sure if its because i was anxiety after the first reading and i took it every hour up to 1 am. this morning its running 168/86 pulse 60
not sure why its high should i go to dr, is that really bad? a little scared
It is not unusual, over the course of a day, to have fluctuations in your blood pressure. It is also not uncommon to have your blood pressure rise when you are worried or anxious. I think that is what is going on with you. You were feeling anxious, your blood pressure was elevated and that made you more anxious. Therefore, your blood pressure went even higher. The reading of 95/55 is nothing to worry about. Low blood pressure is generally only worrisome when you are symptomatic- such as lightheaded, dizzy, etc. Continue with your appointment for your echo and discuss your concerns about your blood pressure with your cardiologist when he/she reviews your echo with him. Good luck.
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