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Does illness give you high BP?
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Does illness give you high BP?

My normal BP is 90/60-100/70.  However, I've been at around 150/90 for three days in a row.  It all started from a root canal retreatment that my dentist insisted me to sit through after I almost pass out on his chair when receiving anaesthesia shot.  I've been feeling heart palpitation (pulse ~115/min), headache, dizziness, weakness, and occassional fainting spells since then.  Also, I was on Medrol 24mg/day for the past 4 days.  Not sure if it contributes to this.  Overall, I'm feeling very crappy.  My doctor says that I need to get the dental problem solved first and my BP/pulse will be back to normal.  I've been in many illness before and through many stressful situations, never had any issue w/ blood pressure.  Does anyone have similar experience?  How long does it typically take to be back to normal?  How do you deal w/ the headaches and shaky feelings that come with it?
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I'm 36 y/o healthy female, 5'4", 117 lbs.
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Yes, anytime your body is fighting an infection or injury you will see an increase in BP. Also, remember that an increase in BP is the proper response to pain and discomfort as well as the anxiety of being injured or ill.

Jon
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Thank you! That makes me feel much better.  
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