Hi LF - Welcome to our group.
First things first. If your resting blood pressure is 170/100 then you have high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association (http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HighBloodPressure/AboutHighBloodPressure/Understanding-Blood-Pressure-Readings_UCM_301764_Article.jsp)
Before anything else you should address this situation. I am not a doctor, and am unfamiliar with the symptoms of high blood pressure, but you should address it. When your blood pressure is under control it will be easier to identify and address remaining symptoms.
Just one man's opinion.
Not a doctor, but I was a Paramedic... MS or not, sustained high blood pressures, especially resting pressures such as you have documented are going to cause damage to almost every end-organ/body system. Lungs, heart, kidneys, eyes are all at risk. You must find an MD, even if it is a clinic, to have a workup.
it is strange though that your BP is so transient without any meds being taken. You definitely need to find a clinic or primary physician of some sort, like the others have stated.
Thank you for your opinion and information. It is welcomed and appreciated.
As I stated I am without a PCP but I will double my efforts and radius of potential Clinics/Dr.s. I live in a town of about 60K so I will have to try Vancouver which is 45 miles away. The general consensus is I must find out what or why it is fluctuating so much before the other symptoms are addressed.
So, thank you again,
Barb aka lostfuzzy1