• High blood pressure returned

    Asked by Tsolorzano on Sunday, April 28, 2013

    High blood pressure returned

    My husband just had his 6th chemo treatment, they took his blood pressure several times a day and it was 200. He had problem before he was diagnosed with cancer, hb pressure disappeared for several months until this wk. as anyone experienced this?

    3 Answers from the Community

    • SueRae1's Avatar

      I too had high BP before cancer, but it was under control and I was slowly being weaned from my meds. Chemo drugs do not help BP, I've been having this issue on and off (some times mostly on) since I started my initial treatment for Kidney Cancer in 2009. I've been seeing a cardiologist since Jan 2011. I do not know what drugs you DH is on but when they started me on carbo, gemzar and avasitain to treat both my cancers, my BP rocketed after about 4 months.

      I would recommend that you speak to your DH oncology team about a referral to a cardiologist who can review the meds he is taking - My BP is coming down, as I'm on an different cocktail, but for a few months my cardiologist was unhappy, but decided that 150/90 was the best we could do (the worst was 190/105) and that it was an acceptable short term risk

      over 3 years ago
    • Peroll's Avatar

      My chemo has both raised and lowered my blood pressure at various times during treatment. This is actually normal and once you understand how some of the chemo drugs work quite understandable. In my case the oddest thing was when I got dehydrated they did what is called a "postural" blood pressyure test, taking the BP first laying down, then sitting and lastly standing. all one right after the other. At that point mine were something like 190/150, 120/80 and 90/50 in the three positions showing that my body was not adjusting the blood pressure as it is supposed to. Again this was partially caused by the chemo and partially by dehydration also caused by chemo.

      The blood pressure bears watching closely as do signs of dehydration that is common with chemo and can be very dangerous. Is his Oncologist aware of the problem? Do you have a way to check the BP at home to see if it comes down after chemo? It might be a good idea to know what is happening a day or two after chemo so the Drs can adjust all of the meds to get thning back in balance. During chemo balancing of any and all medical conditions can be a problem so it is best to keep a close watch on it. More data is better. Good Luck

      over 3 years ago
    • PAMMOB509's Avatar

      Sorry! I was having issues with my bp from some of the meds that were giving to me

      over 3 years ago

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