I never had high blood pressure until a year (almost to the day) after my heart attack. It all of a sudden starting shooting way up, as in 196/107. We got it under control with medications. And now? It's dropping when I stand up. I get the whole dizziness, feeling like I'm going to black out where everything goes dark, loss of balance, and intense but short lived headache. And at the same time, my heart rate is increasing. I've fallen twice. So, now we're lowering one of my blood pressure medications to see if it works. If not, I have to see my cardiologist which takes about 3 months to get into. (I could see one of the other cardio's in the practice, but I prefer mine.) The thing is, my blood pressure is still going pretty high when I'm stressed - as in difficult child stress - on the medications I'm currently on. I'm really getting tired of having symptoms that prompt an "I don't know" (why it's happening) answer. Is it too much to ask, if I can't have a normal body, to at least have normal symptoms? Ok. Whine over.