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Hello all, I am in the 8th month of my recovery from a crash that left me in Stage 3C. When I was recovering for the first 6 months I had low blood pressure ranging from 115/70 to 90/50. After the 6th month of recovery, it’s switched to high blood pressure ranging from 130/80 to 150/80. I didn’t exercise during my recovery because I couldn’t. I’m feeling a lot better now in terms of fatigue but I’m wondering whether the high BP will revert back to normal or if I fucked myself by not working out for 8 months. I wouldn’t say that my adrenal fatigue is completely gone but these are my symptoms: chronic inflammation of various parts that comes and goes, fast heart rate, muscle aches.
I’m only 19 years old so this has been giving me major anxiety. So what I’m wondering is if this is a normal step in the recovery process or I have something like peripheral artery disease or atherosclerosis.
Details: I’m 19, used to be extremely fit before AF, put on a few pounds but still not heavily overweight. Has this happened to anyone? Please let me know!
Your blood pressure isn’t going to shoot up in such a short period of time just because you’re not working out. It takes years of a poor diet and lack of exercise to affect your blood pressure in that way.
However, there are other factors that can affect blood pressure. The level of your hormone aldosterone will affect blood pressure. If your HPA axis has been significantly depleted, then low aldosterone can lead to low blood pressure. As you recover and your endocrine system comes back online, you might see your blood pressure coming back up.
Other factors that can lead to high BP include chronic stress, and caffeinated drinks. If you’re partying a lot, that might increase your BP too. Also if you’re particularly anxious about something.
I hope that helps! Obviously, see a doctor if your high BP is starting to concern you or if you start to see other related symptoms.
Do you find yourself constantly fatigued, and struggling to get out of bed in the mornings? Do you feel unable to cope with stressful situations? If so, you might be suffering from Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome.
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