My blood pressure has always been very good, One of the synptoms that brought me in the hospital was very high blood pressure. I was on blood pressure meds while in the hospital.Approx 4 weeks on the meds i stopped the pills and my blood pressure slowley went back to normal. I had GBS,10/13/07.
When I first got hit with CIDP, so suddenly that for the first 6 weeks I was dx with GBS, my blood pressure was all over the place. While at Mayo I was finally put on Lopressor to lower it. But once I got home & my blood pressure was actually low, my GP took me off of it. It has been normal for over five years now, I was only on Lopressor for about 2-3 months.
My husband has been on Atenenol for about 17 years now for PVCs, or irregular hearbeat. He is now 56 & we both wonder if he really needs it. But since he has no side effects from it, & it is the only med he is on, he just stays on it. I think the GBS probably caused your high blood pressure to begin with, & as it lowers, you probably will get off of Atenenol in time.
I did not have high blood pressure and when I got
GBS it weny sky high I was on 5 blood pressure pills a day
I am now on 1 pill a day and a very low dose Good Luck to the family and I am sorry that an 8 year old has to go thurough this. Take Care
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My BP is high already but soars beginning about half way through the infusion (weekly) and stays elevated for about 48-60 hours post infusion. I have never been all that concerned about it because I am infusing 400ml of fluid which is increasing my overall fluid volume.
My lack of concern stems from the fact that for the first 18 months of CIDP I was on Plasmapheresis and had allot of low blood pressure episodes; the way the nurses always “fixed me up” was to push a 1000ml bolus of saline and that usually did the trick. I say usually because I remember a few times when they pushed 1500ml or even 2000ml. Anyway, that always increased my blood pressure so I have always figured that the IVIG infusion is adding fluid volume and therefore increasing blood pressure.
Of course, that’s just my rationalization 😀
It seems blood pressure is one of those “growing” pains – as in older. My blood pressure was noted to be “dangerously” high at arthroscopic knee surgery about four years ago. Medication has it under control and while in hospital with GBS last year there was no noticable change, other than when I didn’t get the meds. GBS is so variable I’d not want to say it doesn’t cause high blood pressure, but it may not have been noticed before.