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Sep 24, 2018 6:18 PM

Hi guy's,

I have hypertension which was completely under control. My last BP check was good, well within the limits.

The last 2 days I've been having terrible headaches, not quite migraines, just ongoing headaches with neck pain at the base of my neck. I checked my BP and it's high again.

I've lost weight, don't use salt my cooking, I do not smoke or drink and I've been walking more (when fibromyalgia allows). Has anyone got any tips how I can try to keep on top of this? As you probably know my dad had surgery for bladder cancer this weekend which was hugely successful, I don't feel stressed but it may be a physical reaction to it all?

Any advice would be appreciated.

Hayley 🌹

Sep 26, 2018 1:46 AM

It could be stress or pain. Also beware of hidden sodium in lunch meat, condiments, soda, canned items, baked goods ect. You might try a food journal.
I am glad to hear that your dad's surgery went well.

Sep 26, 2018 2:34 AM

Thank you LMB. It's unbelievable how much salt are in everyday foods, I was shocked when I first started watching my salt intake.

I hope you're having a good day.

Love Hayley x

Sep 27, 2018 5:27 AM

Haley, LMB is right about the stress or pain. Both cause mine too go high, and I'm really a low-BP person. But the neck is causing me headaches too, that climb up and over the top of my head sometimes, and can be excruciating like a migraine. My doc dx it as Cervicogenic headaches. When my body goes up and I think it's stress I do relaxation and deep breathing and gentle slow stretches (similar to yoga possibly). It helps. Keeping my pain under control helps too. Only with low BP I have to be careful it doesn't drop too low and me pass out. Lol I'm complicated as the docs say! 🙂❤🙏🌼

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