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Does being on your menstrual cycle increase your blood pressure? I have being doing well and this is my first cycle since being on blood pressure medicine and it is a higher than it has been. I have not had any dizziness or anything

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replied May 24th, 2011
Womens Conditions Answer A23364
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Any stress can cause fluctuations in the blood pressure and other hormone controlled mechanisms. The periods could be taken as stress on your body and blood pressure can show elevations. Observe the pattern change and monitor blood pressure at regular intervals. Report the changes to your treating doctor/gynecologist. Go ahead with further management as indicated. Be regular with your medications.
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