Just wanted to see if anyone has any insight on my situation, or has encountered the same thing.
I am a 24 year old female, 5'7" about 125 lbs. I was diagnosed with benign hypertension when I was about 16, probably 110 lbs. Recently (within the last year) my blood pressure seems to be getting higher and I taking a toll on my body. My average BP runs about 160/110... highest probably 190/120, but lowest it ever gets is 130/95... if I am lucky. My heart rate never drops under 100 bpm, average is about 140. I do see a cardiologist. Who insists on putting me on bp meds which seem to have no effect. I have had my kidneys tested, thyroid, an extensive amount of blood work, nothing seems to point to a cause. I was diagnosed with a mitral valve prolapse when I was probably 12, but as I got older they said they couldn't hear a prolapse anymore. I have been on a multitude of bp meds, started with HCTZ, verapamil, metoprolol, amitryptiline (spelling could be way off), norvasc, and more, the list is so long I can't remember all. I am currently on a high dose of carvedilol, which just wipes me out. I find that beta blockers bring down my heart rate but almost increase my bp. I do have the congenital disease, pectus excavatum, which is rare for girls, and does cause me shortness of breath and quick fatigue with any sort of physical activity ( even walking up the stairs). Im high school I was an avid soccer player, and cross country runner, until I started passing out. Which is when I was diagnosed. I also get horrible nose bleeds about 3 times a week, my doctor suggested I try sleeping sitting up, which is really difficult haha. I am desperately looking for any suggestions or insight on this. Thanks,