Sudden high bp and hot flashes!
I'm 51 and am peri-menopausal. I haven't had a period since last October. About 3 months ago, I started with really bad hot flashes (several per hour incl through the night) and my blood pressure went through the roof. Up to this point I was always in the 110/60 bp range - now I have readings as high as 160/110. My doc immediately prescribed bp tablets (even though I told him I felt it was hormone related), but I hate the way they make me feel. I much prefer natural rather than chemical solutions to problems.
I get anxious over nothing and have heart palpitations and insomnia.
Given the regular menopause symptoms and the sudden high blood pressure, I started to research hormones and high bp and found this site. I'm wondering if it's progesterone deficiency?