One of the first signs the doctors saw that I had something wrong with me was my blood pressure reading 165/98 or so, in the doctor's office. I was put on blood pressure meds, which made me feel so much worse, as the side effects were increasing my existing neural symptoms of dizziness, headache, fog, tinnitus. I gave the meds six weeks before I stopped taking them, and bought a blood pressure monitor. Using this I noticed that my blood pressure fluctuates from 110/80 when lying down, to around 170/110 when I've been upright. My heart rate varies from 73 laying down, to 133 upright - this is not with any kind of exertion, just pottering around. I showed my GP the results, and she wired me up with their 24 hour ambulant blood pressure monitor to check my findings. I took the gadget and my activity diary for the day back to her last Wednesday. I am going to see her on Tuesday, and while it will be the first test they've done that will show that there is something wrong with me, I'm dreading the probability that she'll want me to go on blood pressure lowering medication again, because I think what's happening is that my brain is chronically short of blood, and the raise in pressure is my body trying to keep the brain fed in difficult circumstances. Does that make sense to you? Have you any words of advice for me? Am I right about what's going on?