I'd get an ambulance if that is way out of your normal range. Some of us run real low and that huge of an upward shift might indicate something is going on. But it's true that bp does not necessarily indicate a stroke.
Try to take deep breaths, Moparmom. Your BP is not at stroke level. Do you suffer high BP on a normal basis? Deep breathing, put your feet up and relax. Do you have any pains in your eyes, head or chest?? Your legs??
Try not to worry too much, it'll make it higher, yes it's higher than what the suggested 'healthy' is but it's not very high, I have high BP(controlled now apart from when I have AD) but used to regularly have it run at 150+/110+, that was when I was a chef working 90+ hours a week. I now have to deal with Autonomic Disreflexia(AD).... Where my body struggles to regulate my BP because I'm Quadriplegic... You're very very unlikely to have a stroke from those readings. Try to fing something that helps you relax, even taking in deep breaths and letting it out slowly will drop the Systolic reading 😊
My pain was super intense a few weeks ago and I went to the er. My pressure was 220/110. The gave me blood pressure med and it went down to normal is a few hours. I know it's scary. Hang in there and try to stay on top of the physical pain. Also, my meds for ra 4ais3 blood pressure.
OK, so sorry it took me so very long to post back. I was sent to the er to have it brought down because I was about to pass out from it being as high as it was. My bp normally runs 60/50 so that was a high jump in bp for me and it really concerned the doctor and I am on a bp med but not for bp problem. It's for a heart defect. They were able to bring it down. It was up because I am coming down with something couppled by my pain and the stress and lack of sleep. Hubby came and got me and picked up my car and I drove home and crashed for the first time in week's.
Amanda, the whole time the ambulance was transporting me to the hospital I was singing just be held in my head and out loud, lol the ambulance attended started to sing it with me to, so that helped alot! Lol! I love our ambulance crew! I am feeling better and at home and pain level is way down now that I have my pain meds filled that I had been out of for over a week and a half.
Also it depends when they took your blood pressure. If they took it right after you just sat down. It could be high momentarily. They recommend now letting the person sit for three minutes and then take their blood pressure.