I would hesitate to use prednisone as a long term therapy for this. Prednisone has many side effects that can contribute to health issues in the future, including osteoporosis.
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Yes, cardiologist did exam, Treadmill Stress Test and Echocardiogram. I have 1st degree A/V block and "leaky" valves which are normal for my age. The spike in BP is not, though and the cardiologist is referring back to PCP for management. I'm concerned about the next step. I'm concerned about BP meds due to "normal" BP when not exercising. Just trying to be knowledgeable before getting on the "merry-go-round" of recommendations. I want to keep exercising and don't need a "train wreck".
I agree. However, a spike from 130/76, resting to 207/125 during exercise is a little disconcerting. Especially when a past treadmill stress test (10 years ago) did not have this spike. I wouldn't be as concerned if I didn't have chest discomfort (also feels like my heart is flipping over in my chest at times unrelated to exercise) as well as extreme fatigue. If all this is normal, I guess I should save my worry and money.
I am your age and results of a treadmill stress test revealed similar results as yours (although higher on systolic). Cardiologist referred back to PCP for plan which is next week. I'm an RN, however, not with cardiology expertise, and want to be knowledgeable about possible treatments. My blood pressure is high normal when not exercising.I exercise 5-7 hours a week at moderate to high intensity. Any words of wisdom from your experiences with this?