by akemt (4961 Posts), Mon Nov 03, 2003 12:50 am
Here's my two cents...
Fluctuating bp tends to happen in the beginning from my experience. I think it's called "Labile?" That is not to say that it doesn't do damage. My BP for the first ?4-6 weeks after I was diagnosed would range anywhere from normal to almost 160/100 but never stayed high. Actually, it was always fluctuating, the range simply changed the farther along I got...instead of fluctuating from 110/70 to 160/100 it would range more from 140/85-160/110 and then the range just kept gradually shrinking. These are complete bedrest bp's too. My doctor had me taking 3-4 a day. Morning noon-ish and night, plus one upright bp (just sit up and take it then lay back down and take it again 5 minutes later to see how it changed, etc) though I was comfortable with this care (atleast mostly) I now would have done upright bp's. THough my bp wasn't at all consistant and was fluctuating when I was originally diagnosed, I already had oligo. So anyway, yes, I think you would still be considered hypertensive. And, I recorded all of my blood pressures, not just the high ones. That way we could better see how it was changing.
DH Britton (27)
Emma Margaret (03/02/03) 37 weeks from PIH & oligo