High BP with GBS

February 23, 2011 at 1:16 am

[QUOTE=Ray]Hi Harry-that is indeed interesting. Before my first GBS my BP was bumping up towards ‘high normal’ and when I got sick it it skyrocketed to near 200/105
or so. Then I had BP meds which brought it down and then after recovery the meds were stopped and the BP was normal…like 120/80. Also my heart rate went lower too…in the sixties. Same thing this time with the BP—it is running around 120–130 over 70 to 80 but the heartbeat is still a bit high. Last time it took awhile to drop.


Harryb and Ray,

I also had problems with high blood pressure when my GBS started in June of 2007. At times, it would go as high as 180/105. I have never had trouble with high blood pressure my entire life (it always ran about 100/60). I was put on BP meds when in the hospital receiving IVIG and then was taken off of them when BP started dropping too low 3 months afterwards.

I’m really sorry Ray that you have had to go through GBS twice! I don’t ever want to go through that hell again… I never have figured out what triggered my GBS episode in the first place. Like a lot of people on this forum, I panic when I get the sniffles!

Glad to see you’re on the mend. Good Luck and hope everything works out ok.