I’ve been searching all over the internet for answers and can’t seem to find any!
Today is my 9th day of keto. I feel great overall. I’m clear headed, hitting my macros, and have lost 9 lbs.
My problem is, I’ve noticed that my blood pressure is elevated. I take blood pressure medication daily because of a heart condition, but the medication is for heart function as I’ve never had high blood pressure. My heart rate is normal 65-78 bpm resting (for the first time in 8 years), but this blood pressure is worrying me.
Normal pressure - 119-120 over 75-80
Blood pressure without meds the past week - 147-150 over 91-100
Blood pressure with meds the past week - 130ish over 85-90ish
I was worried (as I already have a health condition) so I went to the ER on Monday, and they checked my blood, did an ekg, and did an x-ray. EVERYTHING was perfectly normal. They said that it was most likely my diet, that it might need time for my body to get used to it, but that everything else was fine. (I have all the numbers from calcium, potassium, hematocrit, hemoglobin. etc. And I checked it. It’s all within the normal ranges. The only thing I did not see on the tests was a test for magnesium (unless it is called something else that I wouldn’t know.)
Anybody else experience a spike in their blood pressure when first starting keto? How did you remedy it, and how long did it take? This worries the hell out of me.