I am an otherwise healthy 32 year old male. About a year ago, all of a sudden I started having problems with dizziness and nausea. While at the doctor's office, we also discovered that I had high BP (150's). After numerous tests and medications, the only thing we really know is that blood pressure medication alleviates the symptoms. However there's a downside as too much bp medication makes me lightheaded. Anyway, I've been trying to treat this by finding the optimum level of bp medication to take to alleviate the original symptoms without also having side effects. I've been somewhat successful at this, but would still like to get at the root cause of the problem, so that don't have to rely on medication to feel better, and thus try to bring down bp through lifestyle changes.
My specific question is: does anyone out there know of this specific issue; i.e. dizziness/nausea that is alleviated by blood pressure medication?
other notes about my symptoms: no spinning sensation, no hearing loss, movement in a particular direction does not cause problems, just movement in general. dizziness does not come in "attacks" it is persistent.
tests that have come back negative: MRI of head, ENG test, chest x-ray, EKG, echocardiogram, cardiac stress test, blood work (only issue there was high cholesterol).
I should also note that my doctors have ruled out things that are life-threatening, i.e. tumor, MS, etc. For that I am grateful, but I still haven't been myself for a while.
Any ideas/suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
The dizziness and nausea can be simply because the BP is too high. That being said, my mom's BP shot up all of a sudden with dizziness and nausea. It turned out she had developed sleep apnea, which can contribute greatly to raised blood pressure. After getting a CPAP to sleep with at night, her BP dropped to normal and she got off the ACE inhibitor. If you snore, sleep with your mouth open, wake up gasping for breath, have really bad allergies, feel tired when you wake up in the morning, consider getting tested for sleep apnea
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