Blood Pressure spike & Fever
I am experiencing a curious sequence of events since early morning of 22.03.19.
I woke up from sleep with feeling of uneasiness early morning at about 03:30 am. Drinking water and passing urine did not change the uneasiness. I also felt mild pain in left elbow and general weakness.
Checked blood pressure and found it high 155/107. Past history was up to 130 / 90 only and never had any issue with BP. Took 20 mg Telma (medicine being used by wife for high BP). After about 3 hours, BP reduced to 132/94.
However, full day BP remained on higher side range 148-155 / 100-105. It came down only in the night at 10:30 pm to 126/92. No medicines were taken during the day. only BP was monitored every 2 hours.
Next day 23.03.19, BP remained normal 125-132 / 86-92. But developed fever in the night 100.5*F.
On 24.03.19, BP came on lower side 108-118 / 76-84. Fever continued in the range of 99.0-100.2.
Today morning no fever 98.4*F. BP is 118/83.
Now I do not know whether to consult a Cardiologist (doubting Heart Attack on 22nd March) or a General Physician (doubting viral attack).
I am 63 years old, retired, walk everyday for 45 minutes to 60 minutes and also play Badminton for one hour everyday. Not diabetic, do not smoke or drink alcohol. In good health except once or twice fever in a year.
Please share if any of circle member had similar experience.
Also request experts in the circle to throw some light on what may have happened to me in last 3 days.
It seems, just do what you are doing is right and not required any medicine as it is not too high, based on my experience. My BP also went high 170/100. The reason was I was travelling and food was outside and not restricted salt and Mirchi. I contacted casually an Ayur physician and advised that you follow your old routine and will come to normal. Now after few days of restricted diet and 40 minutes brisk walk of 4-kms, I am fine. My age just below your age.