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I've always had a bit of a high blood pressure, even at age 20. A few years ago I had a very strange episode and my bp was really high....but I'm wondering if a big gluten reaction could have been behind it. I don't ever seem able to get my bp down to a nice low level, even with meds. Right now I'm taking a diuretic for the bp and it mostly helps somewhat, but I'm just wondering if celiac disease can cause higher bp readings?

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I was always getting very high BP readings at the Drs. office. My Dr. suggested that I get a BP monitor that I could use at home . I did and ya know, my at home readings are consistantly in the normal range. As soon as I go in to the office--high again. That said, I am on BP meds. but the pattern continues. It would be interesting to know if others have a BP issue and if they think it might be related to celiac disease. From what I've read, low BP is associated with it.

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I have fought high bp for several years. I was taking two bp meds ( one a diuretic) to keep it down. We suspect our daughter has celiac and she went gluten free, with some complaints. After several months I said I would go gluten free with her for moral support. To my surprise I lost nine pounds of water weight in one week of gluten-free eating. All the edema in my face is gone, no headaches and I take one bp med every other day instead of two each day. I dont think I have celiac but gluten-free did lower my bp about 20-25 points top and bottom.

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Wow, that's impressive, giraffelover. I've had very normal blood pressure readings until recently. Now they run borderline high: 130-140/80-90. It's weird, but as the anemia worsens so does the blood pressure. I've never heard of any connection between the two, but who knows. Fluid retention could certainly cause hypertension as well as weight gain, both of which I have.

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Well, I don't know if all this is connected, but when I had this weird incident 2 weeks ago, I got suddenly very dizzy, almost vertigo, very nauseated, and this lasted for 4 or 5 hours. During that time I tested my bp and it was way up over what it usually is. I still don't know what was going on, but since I had really been on a gluten orgy that day and the day prior, and had very little non-gluten food, I have come to believe it was a huge reaction to the gluten....in fact, that is what started me off on this information seeking odyssey.

But back to bp....I, too, am one whose bp virtually always goes up in the doctor's office, no matter how relaxed I think I am (I actually don't go to the dr, very much at all). A few years ago I took Verapamil for the bp, but it didn't do very much. I'm now taking 1 diuretic a day and I guess it brings it down to a more acceptable level most of the time.

My celiac diagnosed mom had LOW bp for many years, but in more recent years it has gone the opposite way and now she has to take Verapamil for high bp. Go figure...

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My blood pressure went very high before my dx... I am still taking Atenolol for it... I also bought a home monitor and YEP blood pressure more normal at home, elevated at the Dr.s office. They call it "white coat syndrome" LOL!

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