Does anyone have any tips or pearls for decreasing early morning blood pressure spikes. I am well controlled for most of the day, but often wake up with a mild headache and significant systolic hypertension. My doctors keep changing the medication timing without effect. Maybe rolling out of bed and taking a walk before I start my day makes sense.
It is said that HT is a symptomless disease, but my diagnosis came after several episodes of waking up between 3AM and 6AM with a bad headache and pounding heart. After a few of these, my husband, a GP, decided to take my BP during such an episode. It was really high - usually around 210/100. After secondary causes had been eliminated and readings of 150/90 and above throughout the day, I was started on perindopril erbumine 4mg. I take this once a day before bedtime. I have never had an episode since, so the timing must be good, but my BP still isn't optimal. At 47, I refuse to go on any more chronic meds. If anything, I want to get off the one I'm on through diet, exercise and relaxation techniques.
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