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Thanks ladies. I’m really hoping that isn’t the case, but I’m definitely going to mention it to my doctor so we can at least rule it out if that isn’t the issue. This is just so frustrating.

I ended up back in the ER right after I posted this the other night cause my bp was 215/122. The doctor at the hospital told me to increase my dosage of Labetalol to double what I was taking. They also did blood tests to make sure there was no organ damage and everything came back good. It seems to be responding better to the higher dose of Labetalol but it still isn’t keeping it down between doses. I have an appointment with a cardiologist on Monday so hopefully I’ll figure out what the problem is exactly then.

Thanks again for all of your help. 🙂

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Hopefully the Doctor will know about FMD so many lack knowledge. You may want to print out information from Mayo that tells about FMD. As someone who has had blood pressure as high as what you mention it is important that rule everything out as to the cause. I have had silent strokes due to it. Not wanting to scare but stress how important it is to find the cause so it can be treated. In my case after a year of having more and more bp pills added I was sent to a kidney specialist who ordered an renal angiogram that is when they found the FMD. I wish you the best .