Sorry about the long OP, but I do have some questions that cannot be answered without the following information:
I am a Wt/male 50+ with a family history of diabetes No history of hypertension.
Feb 18 (Sunday) 6:pm develop a nosebleed for no apparent reason.
Feb 19 (Monday) 7:am develop another nosebleed, this one takes 30 minutes to stop.
Feb 20 (Tuesday) No bleeding all day and evening.
Feb 21 (Wednesday) 6: am a nosebleed, takes about forty minutes to stop. I go to a local immediate medical care place. My BP is taken 165/90. After 30 minutes of rest my pressure comes down to 130/80.
Feb 22 (Thursday) No bleeding all day and evening.
Feb 23 (Friday) Driving into work( one hour each way) another bleed begins. A nurse at work packs my nose and I begin to drive home. As I am driving the bleeding appears to be getting worse, a large clot is forming in the back of my throat forcing me to gag and to make matters worse my contacts are beginning to cloud over. I wipe my eyes as they begin to tear and I see that that tears are “pink”. I finally reach the emergency room. My blood pressure is 194/114. The doctor packs my nose and gives me some hypertension medication . After 30 minutes my blood pressure comes down 130/80. While at the ER the doctor has some blood drawn and a urine specimen. The tests show that I have a 400 blood sugar. Before I leave the ER, the Dr. puts me on high blood pressure and diabetic medication. I see my family doctor that afternoon and he requests that I take a battery of blood tests on Monday, Feb. 26.
Feb 24 (Saturday) I remove the packing and there is no bleeding all day and evening.
Feb 25 (Sunday) 11:pm another bleed which is difficult to stop, and I again go to the emergency room. My BP is 165/90. After 20 minutes goes down to 120/75.
Feb 26 (Monday) Blood tests taken no bleeding all day and evening.
Feb 27 (Tuesday) 2:am another light bleed, stopped quickly. 11:30 am another bleed 30 minutes to stop.
Feb 28 (Wednesday) Go to ENT clinic. Doctor cauterizes blood vessel in nostril causing the bleeding. No bleeding that day.
Mar 1 (Thursday) Blood tests from previous Monday show blood sugar of 225. Blood pressure is 120/80. No bleeding all day and evening.
Mar 2 (Friday) No bleeding as of 10:am ET.
Note: I am not trying to second guess the doctors, but I have several questions that I can’t seem to get answers to.
If my blood pressure was checked directly after a traumatic incident (nosebleed) and was found to be high, but my “normal” pressure is low, do I really have a blood pressure condition that I will have to take medication for the rest of my life?
Can a traumatic experience ( severe nosebleed) increase your blood pressure to abnormal limits, making it appear that an individual has high blood sugar. As can be seen on the timetable above, each blood sugar was taken within hours of a traumatic experience (which I understand can raise your blood sugar to abnormal levels).
I feel like I have a chicken and egg question here. Did the hypertension and diabetes really exist before the nosebleeds or did the nosebeeds produce a temporary rise in BP and blood sugar? How can I find out for sure which came first? Over the past ten days and after consuming several glasses of fruit juice and whole fruit before each test I have used three test strips for sugar in the urine and they were all negative for sugar. Over the past several months I have noticed that when my urine dries, it becomes very sticky.