I am a 60-year-old woman suffering from a condition that can be described as shortness of breath associated with high blood pressure (it goes as high as 180+/120 systolic/diastolic). This problem has started about three months ago and it continues with no improvement. The shortness of breath starts when I am standing or walking and I get tired quickly. To my knowledge, I have never suffered from shortness of breath or blood pressure before.
It is striking to me that all examinations about heart and lungs as well as test such as ECG, echocardiogram, blood test (complete, thromboses, fats, diabetes), spirometry, X-ray lungs, ultrasound (abdominal, thyroid), EGD of stomach, etc, all give normal results. Doctors do not find an apparent cause and relate my condition to emotional/stress. They prescribed some medication such as (Faverin 100mg and Sedoxil) which did not have any results except for making me feel sleepy all day long. In the last three days I started medication against high blood pressure.
Additional observations: I have observed that blood pressure is high when I get shortness of breath, I get tired quickly unless I walk very slowly. I also feel better in fresh places and I cannot stand in a hot or sunny place.
I wonder if you could help me with a second opinion and some advice to follow. Thank you!
Medications: Co-Diovan 160/12.5 mg