Jun 29, 2009
My normal blood pressure is around 90-100/80. I am tall with a slender build and slightly underweight. I smoke but rarely drink alcohol. I don't do regular exercise but am fairly active in my lifestyle. In 2007 I was diagnosed with an enlarged heart, an arrhythmia and a murmur, which was found prior to a routine surgery. In May, 2009, I became slightly light-headed, had vision difficulties and a headache with some nausea. I went to the hospital and my blood pressure was 148/93. I was admitted to the hospital and given an injection to lower my blood pressure. This past weekend, I once again did not feel well all of a sudden and realized that my calves and feet were very swollen. I was not dehydrated. I had my blood pressure checked and it was 138/70 with a heart rate of 120. After a couple of hours I had it checked again and it had lowered to 120/70 with a heart rate of 110. About an hour later I checked again and it was 118/70.
I am going to check it throughout the next few weeks and then take this tracker to my doctor.
The swelling of the feet and legs is concerning me as it's very unusual for me and very uncomfortable.
I also had some tightness in the chest when the pressure was higher.