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Posted by: DBD | 2003/03/18

FATIGUE - CONFUSION - SUDDEN HYPERTENSION & FLASH HEADACHES

Concernned about sudden phenomena - Hypertension for 12 days - 140/110 average & 160/115 yesterday. it's Higher lying down. Using zetamax & not subsiding. Slept 3 solid days (Twice in 2 weeks) Walking zombie. cannot focus on simple things and tasks.
Fall asleep behind desk at work. Sensitive skull from time to time and flash headaches occuring in the left tempral region. painkillers not effective. Sugar level normal no history.

Medical history: progressive allergies, chemical sensitivity -gasses -perfumes -household chemicals. sensitivity most foods.
excercise induced ashmatic. Been controlled extremely well. resparity clear. No sinusses.

I need to get to the bottom of this. Checkups indicate normality. No cortizone been used for 14 months. No other medication either except for the once off use of Flusin on a week - 2 week basis regarding hayfever.(Usage +1year - only one that works)
Food have been the same for the last 2 -3 years & no change of dietry habits.
I've stopped coffee intake. non smoker. non alcholic user. (never)

Age 37, height 1.85, weight 105kg, active rugby referee as an excercise method 10/12 months for the last 5 years.

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DBD, the best would be to see a specialist physician and have it sorted out. It sounds like you might have a tumour of the adrenal glands called a phaeochromocytoma and the sooner you have it checked, the better. Good luck.

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